Friday, May 20, 2011

Lady Gaga on Top of Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List

American pop singer Lady Gaga ousted U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey to top this year's Forbes celebrity power list released on Wednesday, 18th may, 2011.

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Short Profile of Lady Gaga….

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta Who was born on March 28, 1986 in New York City, is better better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer-songwriter. She is the eldest child of Italian American Joseph Germanotta who is an internet entrepreneur and Cynthia.
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has been influenced by glam rock artists such as David Bowie and Queen, as well as pop music artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson. The Queen song "Radio Ga Ga" inspired her stage name, "Lady Gaga"
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga had initially signed with Def Jam Recordings at the age of 19, although she was dropped by the label after only three months.

Lady Gaga in "The Fame" Album

Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album “The Fame” in 2008, which was a commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". The album reached number one on the record charts of six countries, accomplished positions within the top-ten worldwide, and topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart while simultaneously peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
Lady Gaga in "The Fame" Album

Lady Gaga's second studio album and third major release Born This Way will be released on May 23, 2011. She was declared the title of the album during her acceptance speech for Video of the Year at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lady Gaga Gets The Award for Video of the Year at The MTV

Story of Lady Gaga on Top of Forbes Celebrity Power List…….

Lady Gaga moved up four positions from last year to claim the top spot in Forbes' annual "The Celebrity 100" 2011 list that measures power by entertainment-related earnings, media visibility and social media popularity.
Lady Gaga on Top of Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List

Forbes not only rated the American singer-songwriter No. 1 and estimating her earnings in the past 12 months as $90 million, but also noting that she has 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers.

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Forbes editor Dorothy Pomerantz said that, "Lady Gaga who beats Oprah this year for the reason of her social media power, can use Twitter and Facebook to work the "little monsters" into a frenzy that leads to record sales and media attention. She's the best example of how celebrities will need to manage their careers in the coming years."

Winfrey, who next week ends "The Oprah Winfrey Show" syndicated TV chat show after 25 years, dropped one place from last year to No. 2 earning an estimated $290 million. 

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 17, was the youngest to make the list and debuted at No. 3, earning $53 million from concerts and sales from his concert movie and documentary "Never Say Never."

Coming in at No. 4 was U2, earning $195 million and Elton John, who earned $100 million.

Forbes said its earnings figures consist of pretax income between May 1, 2010, and May 1, 2011.

Source: Wikipedia,

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