The year is 2008.
Britney Spears‘ and co are still twiddling their fingers in delight over the critical and commercial success of her ‘Blackout‘ LP and the Popverse has just been introduced to wide eyed upstart Katy Perry.
Armed with her Pro Girl smash ‘I Kissed A Girl’ and the Pop/Rock forward debut LP ‘One Of The Boys‘, Ms. Perry was undeniably 2008’s breakout sensation.
Well, at least we thought she was….
From the belly of Interscope Records came Lady GaGa. The younger, more avant garde but arguably less original alternative to Gwen Stefani.
Initially finding it difficult to make major impact on domestic ground, the former underground sensation found her first commercial home in both the Canadian and Australian market with her debut single ‘Just Dance’.
Then the rest as they say is history.
In just three years, Ms.’PokerFace’ has acquired an army of international fans who seemingly have enough disposable income to purchase whatever she releases when she releases it.
Surpassing the critical and commercial achievements of artists that she herself was inspired by.
Scoring more Platinum and Gold singles than any artist to have debuted within the last six years.
Picking up where Madonna and Michael Jackson left off to have her music videos as celebrated and anticipated as the albums they are in support of.
As well as this, with over 12 million records sold by her first album ‘The Fame‘, 5 million records to date for ‘Born This Way’ as well as the gargantuan feats achieved by stand alone EP ‘The Fame Monster’, she is one of the fastest selling artists of all time.
Ever eager to know what’s on your mind, we here at That Grape Juice want to know…
Do you Lady GaGa has peaked too quickly?