Best known for her hit songs “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga will arrive in Seoul, June 16, and stage a show at Club Answer, Cheongdam-dong, June 17.
The much-anticipated show will also feature rising K-pop singer A.J. as the opening act and DJ Koo.
Lady Gaga will also have a press conference to promote her first album “The Fame,” which is all about today’s celebrity and fame-obsessed world.
The pop star made her debut last year, with catchy dance songs like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” that shot up the Billboard charts in the United States and charts around the world. “Just Dance” was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards.
Her subsequent singles “Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)” and “Love Game” also climbed up the top ten of the Billboard charts. The music video for “Love Game” was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also directed videos for Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, and The Pussycat Dolls.
Lady Gaga also caught everyone’s attention with her fashion-forward and sometimes, over-the-top style. She handles her own creative production team called Haus of Gaga. With her long blonde hair, oversized sunglasses, huge hair ribbon, and outrageously sexy costumes, Lady Gaga’s trademark look has spawned wannabes everywhere.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Lady Gaga grew up in Manhattan, New York and studied at a private Catholic school and later attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. By age 20, she started writing songs for The Pussycat Dolls and Akon, who suggested she make an album.
Lady Gaga got her stage name after producer Rob Fusari started calling her “Gaga,” taken from Queen’s song “Radio Gaga,” while she was recording her album.
With her sudden rise to fame, Lady Gaga is experiencing “fame” and its pitfalls firsthand.
“I feel that people treat me differently now because I’ve become famous. In the past, people gave me weird looks at the clubs because I was dressed differently and acted differently from other clubbers. Now they look at me just because I’m a celebrity, but really, I’m still the same person,” Lady Gaga said, in an interview with The Korea Times last March. (Korea Times)