The music industry is always buzzing in today's world. Teenagers in particular are keeping up to speed with the latest music artists. I'm going to go through Lady Gaga's (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) rise to fame, and where she is today.
Lady Gaga is an American pop singer, and was born and raised in New York city, America. She studied at the "Convent of the Sacred Heart", and briefly studied at "New York University's Tisch School of the Arts", before she decided she would like to do a musical career. She first began to perform in the rock scene of Manhatton's Lower East Side, and by 2007 was signed with "Steamline Records". While she was employed there an artist know as Akon noticed her outstanding vocal capabilities, and signed her on with his label, "Kon Live Distribution".
Lady Gaga is very well known for her flamboyant, crazy outfits. She is inspired by acts and artists such as, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the Queen. She has sold an estimate of over 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide. Lady Gaga is also known for protesting and campaigning for rights, she is most commonly known for her work in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) community.
Her album, "The Fame" (2008), was what brought her to prominence and fame. It had no problem topping the charts with her hit songs, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", world - wide hits and a critical success. After she went on her first tour, "The Fame Ball", she released her second album, "The Fame Monster" (2009). The album contained the hit singles, "Bad Romance", "Alejandro" and "Telephone". Due to the success of the album she was able to embark on her "Monster Ball Tour", which later became the highest - grossing concert tours of all time. By this time, Lady Gaga was definitely an international success.
To date, her latest album is "Born This Way" (2011). The album has topped the charts in the most major markets, and more places in the world. This album generated the smash hit songs, "Born This Way", "Judas", "The Edge of Glory" and "Marry the Night".
From performing in bars to performing on stage, Lady Gaga has become one the most highest - grossing artists of all time. She has even been nominated for a few awards at the Brits 2010 and won, best international female solo. She was also nominated for that award in the Brits 2012 but unfortunately did not win.
Another year has passed us by so it's a good time to review the year and see what songs top the sales for the year 2011. As mentioned in our review last year, there are similar reviews. Ours is different in that it shows what people wanted to sing last year and not just what they wanted to listen to. No review can be completely accurate but we feel the following lists give a good review of the best music that came out in 2011 and that karaoke singers were requesting.
Rolling In The Deep - Adele (Many people assume Adele to be a black singer because of the sound of her voice but she's not. What you hear from her are powerful vocals with the feel of emotion behind every note. That is exactly what a good singer wants from a song. The challenge for any singer with 'Rolling In The Deep' is matching the emotion and feeling that Adele puts in her original version. Of course you can get away with not being able to match Adele's vocal quality and still please your audience if you're a six year old girl singing this song with all your heart, as did Alexa Narvaez on YouTube with currently over 13 million views.)
Someone Like You - Adele (Yes, Adele comes in with the top two Pop songs for 2011. 'Someone Like You' speaks of a person coming to terms with the fact that her past lover has moved on. She wishes him the best and sings that she will find 'someone like you', claiming to have come to terms with the status of their break-up but obviously revealing otherwise. Perhaps this song became so popular because most of us have had our hearts broken in the same way that this song relates.)
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & Goonrock (Well I thought LMFAO must be a band, with possibly each letter of this group's name representing one of their members. Man, am I ever out of the loop. LMFAO is an acronym for Laughing My Freaking Ass Off. LMFAO is actually a duo composed of Motown founder's Berry Gordy's youngest son Stefan aka Redfoo and his grandson Skyler aka SkyBlu. The song was one of the most popular dance songs of the year. If it's fun to dance to then it must be fun to sing.)