Since bursting on to the pop scene in 2008, Lady Gaga has built an incredibly successful career as both a performer and a musician. Best known for her smash hits such as Bad Romance and Poker Face, as well as her Academy Award-winning performance in 2018’s A Star Is Born, Gaga has paved an incredibly successful path for herself, showcasing to the world that she’s more than just a fashionista.
Gaga’s success has allowed her to amass an army of loyal fans worldwide, better known as her ‘Little Monsters’, with many following her around the world to watch her perform. In fact, some have attended her shows so much that the Bad Romance singer actually recognizes many of her fans when she sees them, and has even sung their names while performing. Her success has also allowed her to amass a staggering net worth, estimated to sit at around $320 million, much of which comes from music sales and tour sales.
Lady Gaga Has Become Well Known For Her Wild Performances
With hoards of dedicated fans following her around the world across a string of sold-out shows, it is clear that Lady Gaga certainly knows how to put on an incredible performance.
The Poker Face singer’s capabilities have been formally and globally recognized across the board, with her latest tour, the Chromatica Ball, garnering worldwide attention and countless highly rated reviews.
Critics from The Guardian awarded the highly successful tour 4/5 stars, labeling it as a ‘bombastically hit-stacked show that also creates an intimate human connection’.
In addition to her spectacular shows, Gaga has also won countless awards over the course of her career, for both her musical and on-screen achievements. Some of these awards include the Oscars season award for her role in House of Gucci, twelve Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series and Billboard Music Award for Woman of the Year, among countless others.
One of her most notable performances was her 2009 VMA performance, which garnered much attention from both the media and the public. Later noted as one of her ‘greatest live performances ever’, Gaga took to the stage to perform her hit single Paparazzi.
The eccentric yet powerful performance ended with Gaga staggering across the stage covered in blood, screaming as her dancers hung her up from a rope on stage before the eyes of a very shocked and confused audience.
However, this is not the singer’s only show-stopping performance. Over the course of her career, Gaga has continued to shock both her fans and the world with a series of outlandish performances, leaving many wondering what was she possibly going to do next.
She Came To The 2011 Grammy’s In An Egg
Another notable performance of Gaga’s was her 2011 Grammy performance, where she arrived in what was perceived to be a gigantic ‘egg’. However, the Born This Way singer actually labeled the alien-like capsule as a ‘vessel’.
Speaking to British Vogue in 2021,Gaga explained: « “We would call this an outfit. Everyone calls this the egg, but it’s actually a vessel that was designed by Hussein Chalayan.
Much like her 2009 VMA performance, both the public and onlookers were left baffled as they watched Gaga being carried down the red carpet at the Grammy’s via the vessel.
One fan on Twitter recalls the iconic moment: « My favorite #GRAMMYs moment of all time is when @ladygaga came down the red carpet in an egg before hatching and performing Born This Way. Some people thought it was weird. I thought it was magical. I love Gaga. »
Once again, her artistic idea set the media alight, with her performance garnering swathes of media attention, becoming one of the talked about moments during the 2011 Grammy Awards.
Being Inside The Egg Helped Gaga To ‘Stay Focused’
So why exactly did Gaga decide to turn up in an egg, or more artistically known as vessel, to the 2011 awards show? While the idea may be easily brushed off by many as another one of Gaga’s eccentric ideas, it turns out that there was actually a deeper meaning behind this particular artistic choice.
In an interview dating back to 2011 on KIIS FM, Gaga explained that being inside the egg was a ‘very creative experience’, adding: “It was time for me to really prepare and think about the meaning of the song and get prepared for the performance. I really wanted to be born on stage. The creative vessel was helpful for me to stay focused. We had it backstage so that I was able to really stay in this sort of creative, embryonic incubation.”
Diving further in 2021, Gaga also revisited the iconic look with British Vogue in a YouTube video, explaining: “I was in the egg for three days. To be honest, at award shows, especially during this time, I didn’t like to talk to people. I always felt that it threw me off with my performance so this in a lot of ways is really representative of my devotion to my craft in that I really wanted to be with myself.”