Whether you’re a Little Monster or not, there’s no denying that Lady Gaga is slaying her career right now. Let’s look at what has been going down in Mother Monster’s life and career over the last 12 months.
February 8, 2015
Lady Gaga started the year off by collecting her 6th Grammy Award. This time, she won it for Best Traditional Pop Album for her collaboration with Tony Bennett titled “Cheek to Cheek.” The pop/jazz diversion proved Gaga isn’t just a theatrical pop star — she’s got the chops and talent to back it up!
February 16, 2015
It’s not just the professional life that has Gaga on cloud 9. On February 16 last year, she announced that she and actor boyfriend Taylor Kinney were engaged! Aww, how sweet!
February 22, 2015
Hot off the heels of her Grammy win, Lady Gaga returned to the stage to tribute Hollywood icon Julie Andrews at the 2015 Academy Awards. What started off as a beautiful rendition of a “Sound of Music” medley ended in a show-stopping, iconic performance that lit up the internet for days thereafter. Fans rank this moment in her all-time top five TV performances of her career. Even Julie Andrews was blown away! Watch the performance and subsequent standing ovation again below.
February 25, 2015
Rounding out her incredible month of February last year, Lady Gaga announced that she would be a part of the fifth season of the beloved Ryan Murphy series American Horror Story: Hotel. She’s not just a pop star! She’s not just a jazz musician! She’s also an actor!
June 18, 2015
In June it was announced that Lady Gaga would receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The award honors an artist “who has attained an iconic status in pop culture.” Lady Gaga later accepted the award and performed the song “What’s Up” while inductee Linda Perry performed Gaga’s 2009 hit “Bad Romance.” Check out Gaga’s performance and her acceptance speech below.
September 17, 2015
In September, Lady Gaga released a music video and song called “Til It Happens to You,” which appeared as an original song on the movie “The Hunting Ground.” It was her first release of new music since 2013’s “Artpop,” which fans loved but wasn’t a critical hit. This song, co-written with Diane Warren, was regarded as powerful and a welcome return to the music world. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.
December 1, 2015
In December, Lady Gaga hit another incredible milestone in her music career. Her 2008 smash hit “Poker Face” was certified Diamond by the RIAA, meaning the song has been certified 10 times platinum. This was Gaga’s second song to achieve the feat, with “Bad Romance” being certified diamond in 2013.
December 10, 2015
Lady Gaga entered a new world of her career when it was announced that she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” As you might expect, Gaga was beyond excited to even be nominated.
December 11, 2015
Billboard also noticed that Lady Gaga was crushing it in 2015, bestowing her the honor of Billboard Woman of the Year award. Gaga accepted the award from her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, and performed her emotional song “Til It Happens to You” at the event that aired on TV. Click here to check out the emotional performance.
December 14, 2015
Lady Gaga once again proves her live vocal performance ability when she does another tribute, this time for Frank Sinatra. Live from the Sinatra 100 Grammy Concert in Las Vegas, Gaga performed a show-stopping rendition of the classic “New York, New York,” which became a massive social media conversation for days.
January 10, 2016
Lady Gaga kept the momentum going into 2016 by winning a Golden Globe for her part on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” An emotional Gaga claimed that the award was one of the biggest moments of her life.
January 14, 2016
Only a few days removed from her Golden Globe win, Gaga was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “Til It Happens to You.” The song was nominated for Best Original Song from a Movie. Gaga typed out a response to fans after learning the news.
And that doesn’t seem to be the end of Lady Gaga’s big moments. During her Golden Globes press conference, she confirmed that a new album will be released “this year” with no further details about a release date.
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