by BRIANNA SICILIANO Photo/Video Editor
Pop Icon Lady Gaga released her third full-length album, “Artpop,” on November 11 to the world, and it is nothing short of success.
Stefani Germanotta, better known by her stage name, Lady Gaga, has always had a passion for theater and music. Toward the end of 2007, Germanotta was signed to the label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, by record executive and producer Vincent Herbert.
Initially working as a songwriter, Germonatta’s incredible vocal abilities could not help but capture the attention of Akon, who then signed her to Kon Live Distribution, his label under Interscope.
Germonatta’s debut album, “The Fame,” was a hit, containing two international number-one tracks, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”.
Her second album, “Born This Way,” was released in May 2011 and generated many chart-topping songs, including “Born This Way,” “Judas,” and “The Edge of Glory”.
Unfortunately, Gaga had to cancel her “Born This Way Ball” due to a case of synovitis (sever inflammation of the joints). During her months of healing, Mother Monster wrote tracks for her newly released album, “Artpop”.
Before “Artpop”’s release, Gaga released two hit singles, “Applause” and “Do What U Want”.
Gaga is the most hard-working artist in pop music. Every detail of her craft, from what outfit she wears to the lyrics of her songs, is thoroughly thought out.
“Lady Gaga can make a hit song out of the most tragic events. She was inspired to write ‘The Edge of Glory’ by her late grandfather, revealing the different interpretations her audiences can feel when listening to her music. Gaga is incredible,” says junior Giulietta Flaherty.
“Artpop” contains the perfect blend of art and pop. The pop icon successfully mixed creativity with lyrics and meanings, making this album a tasteful blend of different interpretations. The album includes 15 songs, each with different genius meanings. For example, the song “Do What U Want” can be interpreted in two totally different ways.
“Do What U Want” is a message from Gaga to the world. The media can do whatever they please with Gaga’s body, but she will not take the media’s cruel words and manipulations to heart: “Write what you want, say what you want ‘bout me, if you’re wondering, know that I’m not sorry. Do what you want with my body.”
“Artpop” opens with four tracks of love-sounds. Once you listen to “Aura,” “Venus,” “G.U.Y. (Girl Under You),” and “Sexxx Dreams,” you should be able to read her poker face and figure out the intentions of her songs.
Gaga’s song “Donatella” is an anthem for outcasts, letting these fans understand their right to feel gorgeous.
“My favorite song off of the album has to be ‘Fashion!’ because it teaches us to be comfortable in our own skin and own our own styles. It taught me to not care about what everyone else thinks, be myself, and be fabulous,” says sophomore Toni Rothchild.
Gaga deserves all the applause she receives. Her attitude, music, and personality is incredible. Give Gaga a big hand of applause, and while you are at it, why not check out her new album, “Artpop”?