Lady Gaga, Presidential Inauguration
According to ABC NEWS, another pop star is joining the ranks of those performing at Barack Obama's inauguration celebration tomorrow, Jan. 21.
An inside source told the Associated Press that Lady Gaga is set to perform at Tuesday's private ball for White House staffers, the site reports.
Nothing has been confirmed at this time.
Gaga is currently in the midst of her 'Born This Way Ball' Tour. Pollstar's 2012 Mid Year report ranks the Born This Way Ball as the top grossing tour by any female artist Worldwide this year. About the show, the Hong Kong Daily News wrote "Lady Gaga's Born This Way Ball is effortlessly brilliant in both the visual and musical sense," while Seoul Daily said that with her "splendid and unprecedented stage, she is the absolute queen of pop!" The UK's Daily Telegraph called the Ball "quite spectacular," while affirming that "Lady Gaga occupies pole position as the 21st century's ultimate pop star."
The Born This Way Ball is Lady Gaga's first tour since the release of her album Born This Way (Streamline/Konlive/Interscope), which has sold nearly 6 million copies Worldwide since its release in May 2011. The album is the follow-up to back-to-back Grammy Award-winning albums 2009's The Fame Monster, and 2008's The Fame. Combined, The Fame and The Fame Monster have sold 15 million albums worldwide, while Lady Gaga's hit singles have combined sales of over 90 million worldwide.
Gaga was named Forbes' Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world. With over 2.2 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 53 million 'likes' and is #1 on Twitter with nearly 30 million followers. She has also recently launched hew own Social network just for fans, LittleMonsters.com. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.