Lady GaGa Named The Most Influential Artist In The World

Published: Thursday 29th Apr 2010 by Trent

TIME magazine has released its annual list of the most influential people in the world and none other than Lady GaGa has topped the list. The Pop phenomenon ranked higher than Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Elton John and Prince. Check out GaGa’s message to her fans about her own inspirations below {Source}:

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If there is one person in the entertainment industry who deserves that title, it’s GaGa. Over the last 2 years she has positioned herself head and shoulders above the pack with a consistent string of hit singles, creative videos and amazing stage shows. She certainly breathed new life into the game and reminds us all of what true talent is all about. Even some of music’s biggest stars (Janet Jackson, Madonna) have taken notice of GaGa’s impact. In the industry of today, there’s GaGa and then there’s everyone else.

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  1. vanb April 29, 2010

    go gaga go gaga!

    Putting b!tches to shame

  2. Palesa Mogoera April 29, 2010

    yeah! you suck they blood out GAGA…. You rock massively…

  3. LoveIt April 29, 2010

    She is cool but Im not a fan…

  4. Blasian April 29, 2010

    Her Fans Voted there A**’s off!

  5. ROBYN RIHANNA FENTY April 29, 2010

    GO GAGA OR GO HATE

  6. nikarta April 29, 2010

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Symone April 29, 2010

    Love GaGa! I love the fact that not only does her voice sound decent but her shows are so artistic.Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay GaGa!

  8. CONSPIRACY April 29, 2010

    ILLUMINATI NEW WORLD ORDER WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!! SERIOUSLY 2012 THE NEW WORLD ORLDER WILL ARRIVE. OBAMA’S TERM WILL BE UP AND THEY WILL MAKE THEIR MOVE…..JAY Z ,BEYONCE ,P DIDDY, LADY GAGA, PINK, TAYLOR SWIFT, KANYE WEST….WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!

  9. SOOS April 29, 2010

    I love Gaga as an artist and her music is awesome.

    But she is definitley not the most influential people in the world. Maybe she has a lot of influence on younger people, but other people have more influence on the whole society.

    I think most of the people (not the younger ones) even doesn’t know who Lady Gaga is…

  10. matt April 29, 2010

    yessss gaga you know the haters am gonna come in HERDS, they love to hate, the only thing they do with their lives. keep the gaga train rolling and lets hope good ole xtina lays off the copycat look, GO GAGAA!!

  11. The Ish April 29, 2010

    If she is the most influential person in the world than I feel bad for everyone having to become s**** and whores…

    They Hype this woman up so much.

  12. Symone April 29, 2010

    @ Soos, no offense but you obviously don’t know the extent of GaGa’s popularity in the WORLD because she is MASSIVE!

    GaGa’s shows sell out in seconds and when they speak on her influence,they are talking about her artistry………..GaGa is influencing people not only with her music but she is also influencing people that do all types of shows. A good guy friend that happens to be gay told me that when he goes to shows where drag queens perform,that she is a very popular artist that queens imitate.This is a worldwide thing……..

  13. The Ish April 29, 2010

    I swear she hasn’t done anyhting to be most influential person in the world. WHat the F***?

    What has she done but inspired people to be out of the box(WhICH ARTIST HAVE DONE WAY BEFORE HER THAT I DON’T EVEN FEEL LIKE NAMING)

    What about Alicia Keys? She has done so much for the world and people living with A***.

    Hell even Beyonce has done more than this Heffa.

  14. CONSPIRACY April 29, 2010

    IDid yall notice ANYTHING weird last y
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLxwzqhJtGo
    BEYONCE was quote saying Saha Fierce was created back in Crazy in Love…ok let me get the video and tell me what yall think…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZifm-2p15w
    JAY Z was quoted saying in his recent song “On To The Next One” :”Jesus cant save you life starts when the church ends”<===YES HE SAID THAT!!!!
    OPRAH was quoted years back denying Jesus as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGLNbiw1gk

  15. The Ish April 29, 2010

    I see people voted for her…..

    Thats Why she is most influential perosn in the world.

  16. matt April 29, 2010

    LMAO AT THE HATERS, i love it, she obviously hasn’t influenced you because you are a pompous IDIOT!!

  17. X,Y,”and Z” April 29, 2010

    @Trent — You gotta know, this’ll put a smile on Akon’s face! …So, given THIS news, do YOU think Nicki Minaj was right to “bail” on Rihanna? You NOW have to realize, this cover has made Lady Gaga one-of the MOST-sought-after concert-tickets this Summer!
    Trent, this is the cover? And ‘a brother’ made it, that Soccer…er, sorry Football dude? What ’bout that Portuguese dude? In-any-case, I’m glad HE’s on the cover!

    I said it once, I’ll say it again: “Nicky Minaj gave Rihanna the ‘pimp-slap’ heard ’round the world!” And given THIS cover, the ‘smartest-move’, thus-far, of 2010!
    Lady Gaga ain’t no Grace Jones, but hey, as long as, Akon is raking-in-the-dough; and Nicky Minaj is “gettin’ hers” and humiliating Rihanna, in-the-process, IT’S ALL GOOD WITH/BY ME!

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT!!

  18. Deirdre B Pride April 29, 2010

    I agree, but what about Beyonce?

  19. Its Me Again April 29, 2010

    really now…?

  20. Lostones April 29, 2010

    she deserve exactly what she go!

  21. X,Y,”and Z” April 29, 2010

    @Deidre B Pride — …And “so-what about”, Beyonce? …Why does Beyonce have to be included in everything? …We’re on Beyonce-overload over-here! …Deidre, consider THIS magazine cover, a “detoxing/cleansing period!” ‘Papa Knowles’ is on the Grammy board, or something of the sort, so Camp-Carter/Knowles will ALWAYS “get theirs,” ….at-times, to the detriment of others. But THAT, is a “show for a different day,” as they say in ‘Talk-show-TV parlance!’

    I STILL can’t get past it: THIS has made Nicki Minaj look like an absolute genius!
    ….”THEM B****** IS HER SON’S!!” <<–Massive attack..massive attack…massive attack…!!!!

    X,Y,"and Z" — OUT!!

  22. BENJAMIN GRANGER April 29, 2010

    Wow, I’m a fan, but I think that is a bit much though. She hasn’t been out long enough for that kind of award. Gaga over the big “O?!” I’ve never been into those petty Time Magazine “honorary” type of articles anyway.

  23. jackie April 29, 2010

    Didier Drogba you are the proud of Côte d’Ivoire!!!! 😀

  24. Deirdre B Pride April 29, 2010

    @ XYZ, so you can bring somebody in the mix and I can’t? Learn and realize that everyone has their own opinion and somehow every once and awhile they find the nerve to use it. Deal with it or don’t……you need to kick rocks sometimes.

  25. mez April 29, 2010

    XY and Zero cant live without Rihanna clearly LOSER!

  26. Dave April 29, 2010

    I say Christina Aguilera, but to each it’s own.

  27. jess April 29, 2010

    Gaga is the most influential artist in the world? Really? How f****** ridiculous. I don’t dislike her but she does NOT influence other artists or people in continents around the world. Artists walk right past her at industry functions, some have verbally degraded her. Other influencial pop artists in the past were respected by their peers (Prince, MJ, Cyndi Lauper, the list goes on) Gaga can’t say the same. She (much like Madonna) sells s** & shock value instead of real music.

  28. greg April 29, 2010

    All of these lists are b*******. Gaga hasn’t done anything except validate freakish, oversexed loners, losers, & attention whores. What of *REAL* value has she offered the world. Oh I know, videos with nudity, profanity, mass murder, pseudo lesbianism & prison culture. Maybe Gaga can solve world hunger, famine, poverty, and crime with her sporadic dance music beats, ugly gawdy outfits, tranny make-up & duo-colored hair.

    P.S. The objects on her outfit strangely resemble Madonna’s cone bra. Yes Gaga’s the true epitome of originality *sips tea*

  29. X,Y,”and Z” April 29, 2010

    @Diedre B Pride — ‘Come now, no-need for THAT-tone; we kool, no? Let’s, you-and-I, smoke some “Peace-Pipe!” …All I’m saying is let someone-else get HERS, in-this-case, NOT Lady Gaga, but Nicki Minaj! …Nicki Minaj gets a ‘Windfall’ from this cover, not-only Lady Gaga! …But a sister: Nicki Minaj, don’t THAT make YOU proud?

    My-Sister, Diedre; “spread-the-love” is ALL I’m saying: there’s ‘enough for all!’

    I mean, her father, Beyonce’s father is on some “Grammy committee,” or something of the sort, doesn’t THAT, at the very-least, “smell of nepotism”, if not all-out FRAUD?

    So, in the final-analysis, not-only does ‘a brother’: Akon “get-to-eat”, but also Nicky Minaj, because SHE removes Rihanna, who has been a literal: stone in Beyonce’s Louboutin’s, for-sometime, no?

  30. X,Y,”and Z” April 29, 2010

    @Greg – Yes, it-IS ….’Pantomime’, but it tells you what it is. It doesn’t take it’s self too seriously! ….And if we’re in need of …”salvation”, by way of “values”, wholesome or other-wise, then upon the “landscape of popular culture” isn’t where we should place our “all-seeking-gaze,” no?

    I mean, if I want to be entertained, I JUST found Grace Jones’ Le Vie En Rose on youtube. Anything Sly and Robbie had any-to-do with, I’m ALL for!! A Feast for the Eyes; let-THIS, ruminate within “the nostrils of the mind”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYkVtz6ozJE

  31. tracy April 29, 2010

    Did Time Magazine poll all 6,817,900,000 people in the entire world? There are many countries where Gaga is a nobody. Her fame is the equivalent of Britney Spears’ fame before going off the rails. I also doubt Deepak Chopra would be flattered by inspiring her trash bucket existence. It’ll be interesting when the media turns on her, NOT if, when.

  32. Sarah April 29, 2010

    Lady G is talented but she does NOT deserve to be on that list. She has only been out for two short years, and who in the hell has she influenced in such a short time? I don’t anyone who has been influenced by LG, and what she could have possibly influenced.

  33. DIVAZZ April 29, 2010

    SHE IS TRYING SO HAD TO BE MICHAEL JACKSON AND MADONNA.ALSO GRACE JONES AND DAVID BOWIE.SHE IS UNORIGINAL AND GIMMICK.SHE IS ALSO FAKE!!!!!!!! SHE WILL NEVER LAST AS LONG AS MJ=4 DECADES NOR MADONNA=27 YEARS+3 DECADES LONG AND SHE IS STILL RELEVANT NOW,HER GLEE SOUNDTRACK EPISODE ALBUM (THE POWER OF MADONNA) IS # 1 ON BILLBOARD HOT 200 ALBUM CHARTS.EVERY MALE AND FEMALE ARTISTS TODAY IS INSPIRED BY MICHAEL JACKSON AND MADONNA.THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ARTIST EVER IS MICHAEL JACKSON BECAUSE EVERYONE COPIES/WANTS TO BE LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON.LADY GAGA COPIES MICHAEL JACKSON AND MADONNA TO MAKE HER SELF LOOK BIG AND TO BE COMPARED TO THEM.SHE’S VERY SMART BUT SHE WON’T EVER TAKE ANY OF HER INSPIRATIONS CROWN,MICHAEL JACKSON(780 MILLION AND STILL COUNTING) IS STILL THE KING OF POP AND MADONNA THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST EVER(SELLING 200 MILLION AND STILL COUNTING) IS STILL THE QUEEN OF POP.THE MJ AND MADONNA REIGN IS ABOUT TO POUR LOUDER AND LOUDEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.MJ REIGN WILL NEVER LET UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LADY GAGA NEEDS TO GET HER OWN CROWN NOT TRY TO STEAL MADONNA’S.MADONNA IS ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE MOST OF THE TIME,THAT’S WHY SHE’S STAYING ON TOP AND RELEVANT AT 51 YEARS OLD UP UNTIL HER DEMISE.MICHAEL JACKSON WILL NEVER REST IN PEACE BECAUSE HIS MUSIC WILL BE FOREVER.F THESES GIMMICK ARTISTS NOW………………………. NO ORIGINALITY IN THEIR BLOOD NOR THEIR DELUSIONAL FANS EYES.PEOPLE ARE SO UNINFORMED AND BLINDED BY GLITZ AND GLAMOR THAT THEY CAN’T EVEN KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG.THESE SO CALLED GREAT TALENTED ARTISTS TODAY HAVE BRAIN WASHED THEIR YOUNG FANS.TIME WILL TELL IF GAGA STAYS ON TOP FOR EVEN 3 MORE YEARS,RIHANNA STILL HAS THE # 1 SONG IN THE WORLD WITH “RUDE BOY” RIHANNA IS SLOWING COMING BACK TO SNATCH HER COVETED SPOT WITH HER MONSTER HITSSSSS DANCE ALBUM.SHE MAY HAVE 8 # 1 HITS ON THAT ALBUM.

  34. Just me April 29, 2010

    Most influencial person in the world?? Seriously?? I dont dislike her alltogether…but this is plain absurd…LMAO!

  35. jammy April 30, 2010

    THis has to be a huge joke! Her message is not reflected in her music videos at all!

  36. LUV-LEE April 30, 2010

    Don’t get it twisted…

    JANET IS THE QUEEN!!!!

  37. That’s How They Get You April 30, 2010

    How silly. I haven’t even thought about Gaga in recent months. Months back I was busy deconstructing her, debating the credibility of her work and her messages, ultimately realizing she was little more than the latest flash in the pan, entirely contrived, shallow commercial artist that momentarily has the bulk of mainstream attention. Now, I don’t even bother deconstructing her or listening to her interviews. I think less and less of her music, because really there’s not much substance there to keep your attention anyway. When I see her in a blog, lately rather than post my opinion and ask people why they take her so seriously, I can barely muster enough interest to read more. And her fashion, which used to shock, now seems painfully attention-whoring and honestly embarassing to watch. I say all this to say I think Time Magazine is way off, way late and way out of touch with this one.

  38. Dev April 30, 2010

    People, people. Getting excited over nothing. I think they forgot to put most influential right now. By the time they do the magazine again it might change

  39. cherie April 30, 2010

    @DIVAZZ

    Y————E———–S!!! PREACH!!!!!!!!!!! TELL THE TRUTH. SPEAK ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THE PEOPLE AT TIME MAGAZINE ARE OUT OF TOUCH IDIOTS & N———-O
    LADY GAGA WILL NEVER BE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS MADONNA, PRINCE, OR MJ. HER FANS ARE PATHETIC INSECURE LOSERS WHO NEED A FAKE ARTIST TO VALIDATE THEIR EXISTENCE. SHE’LL BE BURNED OUT IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.
    SHES’ A HORRIBLE DANCER & A MEDIOCRE SINGER.

  40. wateva April 30, 2010

    @CONSPRIACY

    STOP DOING DRUGS M***********!!

  41. missingbeyonce April 30, 2010

    i love gaga but she didnt do anything pepole like beyonce.alicia.mary done alot to many pepole incloding heleping pepole in africa donate to haiti

  42. vegasgirl April 30, 2010

    I think Time magazine was saying she is influential now, not before , not later but right now. And no matter how you slice or dice it , they are right. She has somehow elbowed her way onto the cover of numerous magazines ( in the US),her music was everywhere. go on You Tube and see how yparodies, etc. there are about GaGa. I know some may not love it but it is what it is. Her impact has been huge over the last year and a half ( I know some are talking about charities,etc. but that is not what Time is talking about, they are talking about CULTURAL IMPACT!)

    She has toured non stop basically since she has been out and it seems her shows have only gotten bigger and more popular. Hell I want to see Gaga live ( she is coming to Vegas this summer). I can’t knock her because she has worked her ASS off to get where she is at ( along with her team and label), so I tip my hat to this chick and say Bravo!

  43. Giovani May 1, 2010

    she deserve exactly what she got!!!!!! GO GaGa F*** the HaTERZ!!

  44. PAIGEEE!! October 18, 2010

    GAGA!! big fan big fan.
    for all you haters out there, you clearly dont know what you missing. believe what you want. if your a hater, well thats your loss.

    Love you gaga! 😀 xx

  45. darlingsapphire July 22, 2013

    What exactly has she influenced to the world. I see her
    as a comic, a funny individual, a scarey individual,
    an individual who is daring to do what is deviate and
    cares little about refined goodness. She reminds me of
    the witch in Snow White movie. She is a money grabber
    no matter what she has to do to get it…..poor soul.
    I see her as cold steel and not at all good looking in
    any shape or form.

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