Lady GaGa: Artist of 2009

2009 will be remembered for many things but above all else in the music world it’ll be remembered as the year the world went gaga for GaGa. The last 12 months have seen Le GaGa covered in frogs, slathered beneath of barrage of face paint and crooning out from beneath a myriad of masks. Not just responding to the tag of pop star, Lady GaGa claims to be a performance artist and after the last 365 days we’d be inclined to agree. The greatest pretender to Madonna’s living legacy to pop, art and fashion, GaGa deserves all the plaudits for her daring fashion, button-pushing craziness but above all, her on-the-money songwriting.

The UK certainly loves a bit of GaGa though, with her single Bad Romance knocking Joe McXfactor off the top spot this week and album The Fame clambering back up to No.2. Meanwhile, Lady GaGa’s singles Poker Face was named this week as the biggest-selling single of 2009,  beating off the likes of the Black Eyed Peas and Cheryl Cole.

2009: Best Albums

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See ya then, 2009. You’ve thrown up some sage musical selections and have overseen the emergence of many talents throughout a bundle of genres, including La Roux and Lady GaGa in the pop arena who’ve wowed us with their hairstyles as well as their music. 2009 also saw a folk revival, Jay-Z ruling the world and Take That putting on the tour of their lives with The Circus Live. We’ve spent the past few weeks sifting through the albums of the year and have boiled them down to the following top ten, with a few extra recommendations. If you haven’t heard them yet, there’s still time…


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