Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga Is Not Having It With Body Shamers

'I'm proud of my body,' she writes after Super Bowl performance

(Newser) - Whether Lady Gaga made a political statement was one big topic of conversation following her Super Bowl performance . Another? How she looked. "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours... More »

Lady Gaga's Wallet Is the Real Super Bowl Winner

Sales, streaming are up big time

(Newser) - In the two days since she performed at the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga's sales have spiked massively, USA Today reports. Nielsen Music reported that Gaga has sold 125,000 song downloads since the big game, a 960% increase from the day prior to the game, and 23,000 album... More »

Did Lady Gaga Pull a Fast One at the Super Bowl?

Opening with 'This Land Is Your Land' may have been political 'dog whistle'

(Newser) - Despite anticipation that Lady Gaga would make some kind of political statement during the Super Bowl halftime show, the pop star appeared to play nice , a performance of the LGBT-friendly "Born This Way" aside. Even prominent conservatives hailed her "apolitical" show, the Washington Post notes, with tweeted praise... More »

Single Computer Operated Fleet of Drones for Gaga Show

300 drones formed shapes in sky

(Newser) - The opening of Lady Gaga's halftime show at the Super Bowl featured an amazing sight you can expect to see more of in the future: a fleet of 300 drones lighting up the sky and transforming into an American flag. The drones, dubbed the "Shooting Stars," did... More »

Lady Gaga Shines—But Doesn't Shock—at Super Bowl

The pop star avoided any major political statements

(Newser) - Lady Gaga shocked by not shocking during her halftime performance Sunday at Super Bowl LI. The Guardian reports she had no surprise guests (despite a rumor that Beyonce might turn up) or overt political statements—though she did sing "gay anthem" Born This Way, maybe as a dig at... More »

Lady Gaga: 'I Have a Mental Illness'

PTSD, specifically, singer reveals

(Newser) - During a visit to a Harlem shelter for homeless LGBT youth as part of NBC's #ShareKindness campaign, Lady Gaga revealed that she struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder after being raped years ago . "I told the kids today, 'I suffer from PTSD.' I've never told anyone... More »

Corden Finally Figures Out Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Lyrics

Singer appears on 'Carpool Karaoke'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga participated in a fun " Carpool Karaoke " session with James Corden on The Late Late Show Tuesday, during which Corden—and, likely, many of his viewers—was educated on the "Bad Romance" lyrics. "Just talk me through that," Corden asked as he and Gaga... More »

Lady Gaga Is Playing Dive Bars

Singer goes back to her roots in a dramatic way to promote new album

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is choosing the intimacy of dive bars over arenas to showcase songs from her new album, Joanne. She'll appear at a handful of bars beginning this week as a nod to the album's "raw Americana" vibe and her start, Gaga and tour partner Bud Light... More »

NFL Reveals Next Super Bowl Halftime Star

Lady Gaga is back after singing anthem last year

(Newser) - "It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA," Lady Gaga tweeted on Thursday. The NFL and Pepsi confirmed that Lady Gaga will star in the halftime show next Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, the AP reports. Gaga, whose... More »

Lady Gaga on Taylor Kinney: 'Please Root Us On'

There may be a sliver of hope

(Newser) - Maybe there will be a wedding after all: After news broke that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney had called off their engagement , Gaga posted a picture of them on Instagram Tuesday. "Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs,... More »

Lady Gaga's Engagement Is Off

She and Taylor Kinney have broken up, sources say

(Newser) - Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney won't be getting married after all. The couple separated earlier this month after five years together, sources tell TMZ . They got engaged on Valentine's Day last year , but had recently been seen solo and not wearing their engagement rings. They have two French... More »

Lady Gaga Is a Licensed Driver for the First Time

And apparently very happy about it

(Newser) - Lady Gaga has a driver's license for the first time at 30 years old, People reports. The singer has been posting about the experience of getting her license on Instagram, noting in a post on Friday that "after years of driving w an adult present and a learners... More »

Gaga Just Got Banned in China

She interviewed the Dalai Lama on Sunday

(Newser) - You won't be hearing, or likely seeing, Lady Gaga in China anytime soon. After the singer met with the Dalai Lama on Sunday to talk meditation and mental health, the Communist Party's propaganda department ordered her songs banned in China, while state-controlled media were ordered to condemn the... More »

Lady Gaga, Joe Biden Take on Sex Assault

They're holding a rally to raise awareness of sexual assault

(Newser) - Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are bringing their act to Las Vegas for an event raising awareness about sexual assault. The pop star and the vice president will hold a rally at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on April 7, the AP reports. The White House says they'll speak... More »

Lady Gaga's Family Didn't Know About Her Rape Until the Oscars

'I never told them I was a survivor; I was too ashamed'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's performance of her Oscar-nominated song about sexual assault during the Academy Awards on Sunday was a powerful moment for a lot of people. The Los Angeles Times reports two of those people were the singer's own aunt and grandmother, who weren't aware she was a... More »

David Bowie's Son Stunned by Lorde's Tribute to His Dad

'Just ... beautiful'

(Newser) - David Bowie's son didn't exactly rave about Lady Gaga's tribute to his late dad at the Grammys earlier this month, but he had kinder words for Lorde, who performed Bowie's "Life on Mars?" at the Brit Awards in London Wednesday, the Guardian reports. "Finally... More »

David Bowie's Son Not Gaga for Gaga

Duncan Jones apparently didn't enjoy the Grammy tribute to his father

(Newser) - Lady Gaga performed a medley of 10 hits by David Bowie during the Grammys on Monday. But Entertainment Weekly reports the late musician's son may not have been bowled over by the tribute. "'Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.... More »

Gaga Channels Bowie in Cosmic Tribute

She even came with a new Bowie tattoo

(Newser) - Lady Gaga showed up on the Grammys red carpet all Ziggy Stardusted-up in her Marc Jacobs getup and platform heels , ostensibly to get her pumped for her much-talked-about tribute to David Bowie (she even got a giant tattoo of Bowie on her torso over the weekend, per the New York ... More »

Top 6 Highest-Earning Women in Music

So. Much. Moola.

(Newser) - Forbes published its list of the world's highest-paid women in music this week. And once again Sarah McLachlan is nowhere to be found despite what we assume is a lucrative ad deal with Big Tears . No, it appears the real moneymakers are popular world tours and hit singles.... More »

What You Can Learn From Lady Gaga

Passion, writes David Brooks

(Newser) - When Lady Gaga picked up an award from the Americans for the Arts, she gave an acceptance speech in which she recalled her dream as a kid to grow up "to be a constant reminder to the universe of what passion looks like. What it sounds like. What it... More »

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