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Doing It For The Fame: The Four Eras of Lady Gaga

DOING IT FOR,THE FAME Lady Gaga THE FOUR ERAS OF THE FAME August 19, 2008 THE FAME MONSTER BORN THIS WAY May 23, 2011 ARTPOP November 18, 2009 November 11, 2013 Lady Gaga releases her second studio album, Born This Way, and begins her third era. The controversial album covers The first era in Lady Gaga's career begins when her first album, The Fame, is released. In her songs, performances, and fashion style, she focuses on themes of fame, money, sex and sexual identity. Her look and sound during this time are heavily influenced by 1980s pop music and glam rockers Queen and David Bowie. The Fame Monster EP release marks the second era in Gaga history in which she explores the dark aspects of fame. We see her in dark clothing, lace and elaborate masks. Her 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Although the album has yet to be released, Lady Gaga's performance at the 2013 MTV VMAS and the 2013 iTunes Festival in London gave her little monsters a peek at her new album's concept. ARTPOP will focus on the collaboration of political, sexual, and religious topics, but has one overall message: love and accept yourself and others. She carries this message throughout the era by becoming politically active in the LGBT movement. performance of "Paparazzi" draws on Jesus' crucifixion and comments on our art and pop, and may be the theme for Gaga's next era. culture's obsession with celebrities. Major Symbols And Props: Major Symbols And Props: Major Symbols And Props: Major Symbols And Props: March, 2008 The Disco Stick makes February 13, 2011 At the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga is carried along the red carpet in an egg-like chamber, from which she is "reborn" for her performance. August 19, 2013 Lady Gaga wears a seashell bikini in the video for "Applause," imitating the imagery of The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and symbolizing femininity. November 10, 2009 We first see Gaga wear Alexander McQueen's its first appearance in various New York night clubs before Lady Gaga's career launches into the spotlight. Alien shoes in the video for "Bad Romance," where she embodies vanity as well as other "fame monsters." October 22, 2008 Gaga wears the mirror- mask for the first time in her music video for September 12, 2010 Lady Gaga wears her now-famous meat dress to the MTV Video Music August 28, 2011 Performing as her alter ego, Jo Calderone, Gaga makes a statement about gender equality and gay rights at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. September 9, 2013 Gaga performs her new song "Swine" for the first time at the iTunes Festival in London after encouraging her Twitter followers to wear snouts for the performance. "Poker Face." It symbolizes her function as an artist to reflect culture. Awards, displaying her rejection of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Source:

Doing It For The Fame: The Four Eras of Lady Gaga

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This timeline highlights the four eras of Lady Gaga's career. It features large icons to symbolize each era, plus a description and analysis of other props and symbols that define each of her phases.


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