Lady Gaga won’t forget the songs that helped her to become so popular that she may have even been a topic of conversation your grandmother started at last week’s Thanksgiving dinner. And with her new release, “The Fame Monster,” she doesn’t want you to forget the songs from her first album either. The second half of the new album is a re-release of last year’s “The Fame.”
So why should you buy this album?
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“‘The Fame Monster’ is like a work of art,” she says. “I wanted to create something that went above and beyond music. I also attached a lot of importance to the photos on the album cover.”
The photos, taken by Hedi Slimane, illustrate Gaga’s striking fashion sense, which always seems to stand in stark contrast to her simple dance pop songs.
“Anyone can appreciate my music but I only work with certain people,” she says.
As for the fact that Lady Gaga is on your grandparents’ radar and is quickly reaching incon status, she says worldwide fame is exactly what she signed on for.
“I have always known what I was getting myself into and the consequences my actions would have,” she says. “Nowadays, you cannot be an anonymous pop star, unless you are incredibly stupid. If my success keeps going strong, I know exactly where I’m going and I love every minute of it.”
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