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This page contains the complete history of the "''Born This Way''" era.
==2011==
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==Recap of [[2010]]==
Gaga's second studio album and third major release ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_This_Way Born This Way]'' was released on May 23, 2011. She announced the title of the album during her acceptance speech for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV_Video_Music_Award_for_Video_of_the_Year Video of the Year] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_MTV_Video_Music_Awards 2010 MTV Video Music Awards].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-88">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-88 [89]]</sup> Described as "a marriage of electronic music with major [...] metal or rock 'n' roll, pop, anthemic style melodies with really sledge-hammering dance beats" and referred to as an album "about what what keeps us up at night and what makes us afraid",<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-89">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-89 [90]]</sup> She stated, "It came so quickly. I've been working on [the album] for months, and I feel very strongly that it's finished right now. Some artists take years. I don't. I write music every day."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-90">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-90 [91]]</sup> Likening ''Born This Way'' to "bad kids going to church" that are "having fun on a high level",<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-BadChurch_91-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-BadChurch-91 [92]]</sup> Gaga characterized her new music as "something so much deeper than a wig or lipstick or a fucking meat dress" and upon hearing it, Akon remarked that she will take music to the "next level."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-92">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-92 [93]]</sup> Its arrival followed the release of its [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_This_Way_%28song%29 eponymous lead single] on February 11, 2011,<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-93">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-93 [94]]</sup> which was performed live for the first time at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/53rd_Grammy_Awards 53rd Grammy Awards] two days after its release. The song debuted atop the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Hot_100 ''Billboard'' Hot 100], becoming the 19th number-one debut and the 1,000th number-one single in the history of the charts.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-94">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-94 [95]]</sup>
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*Lady Gaga recorded most the songs for ''[[Born This Way (album)|Born This Way]]'' on her [[Studio Bus]] and various recording studios around the world while touring with the [[Monster Ball Tour]].
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*Lady Gaga announced the title of the album during her acceptance speech for Video of the Year the [[MTV Music Video Awards|2010 MTV Video Music Awards]].
Two other singles, "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_%28song%29 Judas]"<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-judaschartseurope_95-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-judaschartseurope-95 [96]]</sup> and "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Edge_of_Glory The Edge of Glory]",<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-teogchartseurope_96-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-teogchartseurope-96 [97]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-teogchartsusa_97-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-teogchartsusa-97 [98]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-teogchartsuk_98-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-teogchartsuk-98 [99]]</sup> the former being criticized for its references to Biblical characters [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_Iscariot Judas], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus Jesus Christ] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Magdalene Mary Magdalene],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-judascatholicleaguereaction_99-0">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-judascatholicleaguereaction-99 [100]]</sup> were released before the album, both placing in the top ten of the major musical markets. Upon release, ''Born This Way'' sold 1.108 million copies in its first week in the United States, debuting atop the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_200 ''Billboard'' 200], and topping the charts in more than 10 other countries.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-100">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-100 [101]]</sup> Lending her vocals elsewhere, Gaga paired with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John Elton John] to record an original duet for the animated feature film ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomeo_%26_Juliet Gnomeo & Juliet]''. The song, titled "Hello, Hello", was released on February 11, 2011, without Gaga's vocals. The duet version is only featured in the film.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-101">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-101 [102]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-102">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-102 [103]]</sup> She undertook her job as a fashion columnist for ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_%28American_magazine%29 V]'', where she wrote about her creative process, her studying of the world of pop culture, and her ability to tune into the evolution of pop-culture meme.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-103">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-103 [104]]</sup> In May 2011, Gaga told Australian radio show ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kyle_%26_Jackie_O_Show The Kyle & Jackie O Show]'' that she would be coming to Sydney to perform a one-off concert in July 2011, to promote ''Born This Way'', which occurred at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Town_Hall Sydney Town Hall] on Wednesday 13 July 2011.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-104">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-104 [105]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-105">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga#cite_note-105 [106]]</sup>
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==[[2011]]==
==Related articles==
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#[[Lady Gaga/Early Years|1986-2008: Early Years]]
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{{:2011|transcludesection=BTW}}
#[[Lady Gaga/The Fame|2008-2009: The Fame era]]
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==[[2012]]==
#[[Lady Gaga/The Fame Monster|2009-2010: The Fame Monster era]]
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:''This section is a selective transclusion from the "[[2012]]" page.''
#[[Born This Way (era)|2011: Born This Way era]]
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{{:2012|transcludesection=BTW}}
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==Related to this era==
==References==
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*A list of all the publication released within this period
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*A list of all the acollades received by Gaga within this period
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*A list of recorded interviews within this period
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*[[Fashion/Born This Way|A list of photo shoots made within this period]]
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*A list of performances..
 
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Revision as of 20:33, April 25, 2012

This page contains the complete history of the "Born This Way" era.

Recap of 2010

2011

This section is a selective transclusion from the "2011" page.

2012

This section is a selective transclusion from the "2012" page.

Related to this era

  • A list of all the publication released within this period
  • A list of all the acollades received by Gaga within this period
  • A list of recorded interviews within this period
  • A list of photo shoots made within this period
  • A list of performances..
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