Lady Gaga Essay

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"You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.”(Lady Gaga) Lady Gaga was born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986 in Yonkers, New York. The name Gaga (excessively and foolishly enthusiastic, ardently fond; infatuated, demented; crazy; dotty, eccentric, dazzled (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gaga)) is a statement on its own and resembles much of her personal world view. She has become one the most successful perfumers in the culture industry, engaging with people from different walks of life on a global scale. Gaga is being categorized under popular culture used by critics to diminish the value of her work. The author will make an attempt to show that not only dominant culture can be written with a capital C but that sometimes popular culture can be written with a capital C as well. Gaga’s debut album (The Fame, 2008) contains various tracks with a deeper and hidden meaning packed in a glamorous shell. Her music videos are mostly short stories and could be seen as just another commercial and meaningless project constructed to generate financial profit. However, most tacks on her debut album carries a significant hidden meaning. One other intriguing track is “Telephone”(The Fame,2008) which is largely about mind control. The video carries out a hidden message of mind control visualized in an unanswered telephone. Gaga doesn’t answer the telephone- which symbolizes her brain- shows that she has been disconnected from reality. This subsequently enables something or someone to create an altered personality.’ The track”Marry the night” is a strong statement on how people sell their soul and how far people want to go to make it in whatever industry. Gaga is a strong example of being part of popular culture and still be able to reach a higher status mainly throughout her lyrics. However, “The cultural field is

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