Lady Gaga named Time’s Most Influential Artist
Lady Gaga is getting her own “Glee” episode coming up, she has already toured the world, and has had countless top singles. So what else can she possibly top to her list of accolades? Today Time Magazine has revealed their top 100 influential people who affect the world and among them is Gaga herself. She has been named “Most Influential Artist” of 2010 and we couldn’t agree more.
Cyndi Lauper wrote about Gaga on their website stating the following about the pop star:
“An artist’s job is to take a snapshot — be it through words or sound, lyrics or song — that explains what it’s like to be alive at that time. Lady Gaga’s art captures the period we’re in right now. These days, you go to a club and wonder who all these kids are. They don’t seem to have jobs. How can they afford to be here? Her song “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” explains that scene. It’s about the New York prep-school party kids she grew up with. It’s where she came from. Gaga’s lyrics are incredibly literary. When “Bad Romance” starts, the music grabs your ear immediately. Then she opens with the line “I want your ugly/ I want your disease,” and all of a sudden you’re listening. Most of the stuff on the radio is not very clever, but Gaga presents her ideas in a sophisticated manner. She has an incredible pop sensibility.”
We think Lauper hit it right on the head and are so happy that Gaga is getting the recognition she deserves.