With her album due to be released by the end of next month, Lady Gaga can now promote her latest product in one of sport’s grandest stage: Super Bowl.
Despite the fact that the football world has yet to determine which teams will grace the NRG Stadium in Houston, Lady Gaga took matters in her own hands and took to Twitter and told the world that she will indeed be performing in the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017.
“It’s not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA!” she said in one of her tweets. Gaga also posted a video on her Instagram page with a caption, “Get ready little monsters!! We’re going to the Super Bowl Together”, and hashtagged #halftimeshow, among others.
As for the NFL, reports suggest that their decision to get Gaga was mainly because of the singer’s incredible performance when she sang the National Anthem in last year’s Super Bowl. Gaga, on the other hand expressed her gratitude to the organization for making her dream a reality.
“I’ve always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a major sporting event since I was little, and for it to be the Super Bowl, it is the ultimate,” she said in an interview with NFL.com.
Adele, who was previously rumored to perform at the same event, recently hushed speculations when she finally said that she’s “not doing” the performance.
Known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in real life, Lady Gaga released her first album entitled “The Fame” in 2008 through hit singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. This was followed with an EP, “The Fame Monster” in 2009 and it included songs like “Alejandro”, “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”.
In 2011, her second full length album, “Born This Way” topped the charts in more than 20 countries and sold over one million copies in its first week alone. This was followed by “Artpop” in 2013, and then an acting career in the horror TV series, American Horror Story: Hotel.
Gaga is also an active philanthropist. In 2012, she became a member of Artists Against Fracking, while at the same time, became a beneficiary of the LenonnOno Grant For Peace. Gaga also contributes to the current fight against AIDS and HIV, and active LGBT supporter and the woman behind the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment, self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying and career development, among others. She and Elton John also released a Macy’s exclusive clothing and accessories line called Love Bravery, and 25% of each purchase goes to her Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Despite her appearance and controversial music videos, Lady Gaga is still keeping her success under her. It only goes to show that artists like Gaga shouldn’t be judged outright because of what they wear, implicate and use on their music. What’s important is for them to be respected as part of the society, and not what society wants us to think of them.