The music closely bonds with our routine life. Why the people love to produce and listen to music? Music can heal our soul. Music is more than a couple of notes, it has power to change people and bring positive message. It is also the reason that I choose this topic.. Someone believes that the music industry is dying because of promoting passive listening. However, I do not believe the music is standardized. In my following essay, I try to analyze Lady Gaga, who contributes a lot and she is popular across the globe, the reasons of being famous. I divide the essay into four parts. Firstly, I will give you a brief idea of Lady Gaga. Secondly, I will go deep into the image, music style and lyrics of her. Thirdly, the trend of her will be discussed. At last, I am going to show you the reason that I do not think the popular music are standardized and promote passive listening.
Background of Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s birth name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986). She first came to prominence in America in 2008, her first debuted album, “ The fame”. Her vocal abilities widely drew the world’s attention. Next year, she had a music tour (The Monster Ball tour 2009-2011) over the world. It became one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. Everyone thought she was lucky to have her success. However, it was not true. Her family was tradition; they let Gaga to sing opera. No one believes that she would perform well in Pop music industry. Until now, she is still an inspiriting singer to influence the little monsters (her fans) through her fashion style, live performance, music videos and songs.
Popularity of Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is an irrepressible shining star that has 40 million twitter followers and 58 million Facebook fans. They follow her as a complete adoration, named Lady Gaga as “ Monster mother”. They believe Gaga can guide them when life gets hard. Undoubtedly, Gaga is a music sensation. In 2008, she was the first recording artist had four number one hits in one album. Beside, she is a diva who can boost her products and shows greatly. In the recent music tour, the monster ball, the total gross was USD $168 millions. According to 2013 Forbes’ List, she ranks number 2 in Top 100 Celebrities and number 45 in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Woman. Her reputation was all over the world, even Queen Elizabeth had invited her to perform in the entertaining gala in 2010.
Factors for Gaga success
I. Music style
We are difficult to define the music genre of Lady Gaga. She has a wide vocal range; from Bb2 to C6 with the longest note of 20 seconds. It reflects that Gaga is a talented singer with bravo singing techniques. Her vocal let her to engage in more than one genre, including opera, balladry, dance/pop, A capella and jazz.
She reinvents the music style, different from others. She is a creative innovator with instinctive voice. Since she sang opera at her past, therefore, her vocal combines with the...