Earlier this month, Lady Gaga was leading the Forbes list of the top-earning women in music for 2011 and now the eccentric artist just won the AP Entertainer of the Year. Little wonder why, right?
A lot of people have difficulties figuring out what Lady Gaga is all about. Why she dresses the way she does, why she chooses to be so unique, to say the least. But all in all, despite negative feedback, Lady Gaga is on everybody’s lips, her videos, her songs, her statements and outfits make it across the world and add to her popularity. She’s the living proof even bad advertising is beneficial.
The Mother Monster has been named Entertainer of the Year by members of the Associated Press for her “influence on entertainment and culture in 2011. With 134 ballots submitted by U.S. news organizations members of the AP, editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballots for the person who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2011. And, to be fair, it would have been shocking not have Lady Gaga win it.
This is what the artist said: “I am humbled and honored… My deepest gratitude to the broadcasters and journalists who’ve supported me over the years, and in turn, are now supporting the loves of my life: my fans”.
Now, Lady Gaga wasn’t the only one to be nominated or to stand a chance winning AP’s honor. Taylor Swift, Charlie Sheen, Steve Jobs, Adele and the cast of Harry Potter were also among those receiving votes from broadcasters.
With the album “Born This Way”, the Monster Queen sold 1.1 million copies alone in the first week after the release and altogether she outsold the next 42 albums on the Billboard chart combined. In October, five months later after the release worldwide sales for the album surpassed 8 million copies.
Paul Pronovost, editor of the Cape Cod Times, says Lady Gaga is “Madonna 4.0”. He adds: “Transcendent performers like Lady Gaga come around as often as Halley’s Comet. She has that rare gift of sophisticated self-promotion, so outlandish at times you just can’t look away”.