July 29, 2021

Marie Claire | Lady Gaga: 10 years have passed since the album that changed her life and career

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, after a long way to convince about his overwhelming talent and thanks to the blessing of the singer Akon, he had launched The Fame, his first album, in 2008.

Topics like “Just Dance” Y “Poker Face” They impacted the whole world, to the point that seven months later he ended up publishing The Fame Monster, an EP with nine new songs like “Bad Romance” y “Telephone” (with Beyoncé, who for her part was already shaking her double album I AM… SASHA FIERCE ..).

A new global queen

If she really wanted fame, the American artist had achieved it. By 2010, however, he was already cooking a new material, with new producers, and in an interview with the British The Guardian anticipated that it would be “An anthem for our generation”. In September she could not contain her tears in the MTV Video Music Awards (with a meat dress on) when she received the award for video of the year (for, obviously, “Bad Romance”) and said:

“I promise to give you the best album of the decade, just for you. Born This Way is about what keeps us awake and what scares us ”, she expressed and even sang her refrain:“ I am beautiful in my own way / Because God does not make mistakes / I’m on the right track / I was born this way”.

Lady Gaga’s second album leaked on the internet before its official release, but it was removed from the virtual world quickly. May 23, 2011 was the big day and it came out in their respective editions: standard and special.

14 songs were the total result and the cover art presents the composer with a motorcycle body and her face roaring. Despite having a cover for oblivion, what mattered was the content.

It all starts with “Marry The Night”, 4 minutes and 24 seconds, which has a video of 13:50, where a Gaga admitted to a psychiatric clinic, submerged in a fit of crying, says:

“I am going to make it. I’m going to be a star, do you know why? Because I have nothing to lose ”. This is how the producer told him chau a Hollywood and hello to your beloved New York creating a perfect dance pop song inspired by the late and beloved Whitney Houston, and recreated on her 10th anniversary by Kylie Minogue.

“Born This Way” no doubt congenial with Pride and Diversity Month. Inspired and written after the death of the English fashion designer Alexander McQueen, was the first international single from the album. With extreme Madonna influences (Lady Gaga does not deny it), had the pleasure of presenting her at the Grammy Awards. In short, what he wanted to convey is that we can afford to be born countless times, as many times as necessary, to reach our best version.

Proceeds from this issue are earmarked for charity and its 7-minute, 19-second video clip, deserves to be seen. In addition, it served as inspiration for an episode of the second season of Glee, Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 and even in the MDNA Tour (2012) by the queen of pop herself. Country musician Orville Peck brings a unique version of this classic.

“Judas” It is the song with the least commercial success, compared to the others, but with great visual exploitation without fail. The dancer and actress played Maria Magdalena, who ends up stoned to death for having betrayed Jesus with, precisely, Judas. Its reissue is performed by the New Orleans rapper, Big Freedia, who gives it the freshness it needed.

“You and I” has as a guitarist Brian May (Queen). Absolutely influenced by the British band, Gaga dared to use the “We Will Rock You” sample. This rock song, with country excerpts, was dedicated to her ex-boyfriend Luc Carl: “I wouldn’t have been so successful without him. I’ve never loved anyone like him. That relationship has really marked me. ” Actor and singer Ben Platt was in charge of making the new version more exciting.

“The Edge Of Glory” it was written after the death of the activist’s grandfather. The song has Clarence Clemons as saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen E Street Band), who also left his magic on “Hair” (track number 6 on the album).

Clemons gave her last live performance with Lady Gaga, as passed away on June 18, 2011, but before he died he said: “I am surprised that they pay me for this, I I would have done it for free. She has no limits… it is a day that I will never forget ”. His video is the simplest and most natural of all, he is wearing Versace, with Clarence in the background playing his saxophone, and it moves anyway with a pink New York. The British Years & Years put shine and tenderness on it.

Anniversary reissue

The album deserved a new edition and Born This Way The Thenth Anniversary more than meets: the six versions of songs on the album were performed by members or allies of the LGBTQ + community.

It should be noted that this album is the singer’s first to be celebrated for an anniversary. It should also be remembered that the tour “The Born This Way Ball” (her third tour) brought Gaga for the first, and so far only time to South America.

Lisa Simpson and Lady Gaga in an unforgettable chapter.

Unfortunately in February 2013, the composer had to hip surgery for a tear and canceled the remaining 21 shows of his tour. Despite a failed ending that could have been historic, he left millions of unforgettable moments for his fans around the world.

Lady Gaga ended up having her own chapter in Los Simpson, “Lisa Goes Gaga”, in which teaching is precisely the end of his music: “Being yourself is better than being like anyone else.”

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