Lady GaGa On Career Thus Far: ‘I’ve Sold 27 Million Albums. I’m Very Proud”

Published: Friday 14th Mar 2014 by David

Is Lady GaGa threatened by the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce or Katy Perry?



Well, when pushed to address the negative press belabouring new album ‘ARTPOP’, the ‘So Happy I Could Die’ belter sought out to remind attendees of her ‘SXSWKeynote speech of the 27 million albums that make her one of the highest selling artists of all time.

Revealing that she believes she is held to an ‘insane standard’, GaGa’s time at the event also saw her question the origins behind her supposed rivalry with the aforementioned Perry, and slams the music industry’s forgetful nature.

Her words below…

On new album ‘ARTPOP‘:

“I’m sorry I didn’t sell a million records the first week. I have before. I’ve sold 27 million albums. I’m very proud of what we did. I’ve sold as much as everybody else sells. I’m held to such an insane standard; it’s almost like everybody forgets where the music business is now.”

On Katy Perry:

“I don’t know what the f*ck-all I have to do with Katy Perry. Our music is so completely different. I couldn’t be more different, really. I really don’t fit in pop music in a way, but I came through it and I’d like to think I changed it in some way so you can feel like you don’t have to fit into a mold.”

On holding onto success:

“I never liked having my skirt measured for me at school or told how to do things or the rules to play by. And as you become more successful they start to push the rule book closer and closer to you. ‘Now you’re here, so how are you going to maintain it?’ “The truest way for us to maintain the music industry is to put all of the power back into the hands of the artists. If we are not telling our artists to be creative, what are we? What are we doing? Why is it a prison, and why are we allowing it to be a prison?”


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  1. Revolution March 14, 2014

    Shes so pretentious. Its like shes trying to convince herself shes not now classed as a novelty act. Sad times Gaga.

  2. Revolution March 14, 2014

    How can you say you don’t fit in pop music when you make the same generic mess as everyone else. Shes always trying to convince herself shes some god given authentic art and shes just about as safe and her gimmicks are predictable and boring!

  3. Antonio March 14, 2014

    I can see where she’s coming from, however I do believe she and her team are slightly embarrassed about the low sales of ARTPOP. Yeah she may have sold over 25 million albums in 5 yrs but that amount doesn’t matter if she can’t keep selling that high, that’s P!nk is the only true global pop start other than Adele. P!nk took 4 yrs off and came back with a album that scored 3 consecutive Top 10s on the Hot 100 including the 2nd biggest song of 2013 with Just Give Me a Reason and sold 6 million copies WW and headlined a world tour that grossed $175 million WW… Sorry to say, but Gaga will never have that type of career longevity if she doesn’t remain true and consistent with herself. Yeah P!nk’s music is generic at times, however it’s HER unique style and sound and that’s why P!nk has remained relevant for 15 yrs without truly falling off. Gaga is only in her 6th yr in the industry and is already falling off… Hopefully she continues to push ARTPOP or just move onto the next era

  4. gio88 March 14, 2014

    I’m just sad for her….

  5. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014

    Gaga has already slayed. She is WAYYY more talented than Katy will ever be btw.

  6. KING B March 14, 2014

    JEEZ i love u gaga but that damn Arrogance!!! humble down u flopped s*** happens you don’t have to give up but you don’t have to be arrogant either

  7. bash March 14, 2014


  8. kaytcat March 14, 2014

    she comes out as cocky there is nothin worse that being cocky when you flopped just get your s*** together and come harder next time Rihanna flopped after her biggest era(rated r)Beyonce flopped after her biggest era (even tho it’s more an underperformance than flopping cuz let be real 4 didn’t flloped as hard as artpop) you never saw them going on rants after the industry and the media they got their s*** together and came back harder. because like it or not as a mainstream artist the media has the key to your relevancy

  9. Braveheart in stores now March 14, 2014

    She’s getting on my nerves with this victim mentality

  10. Braveheart in stores now March 14, 2014

    The fact that Katy sings better than Mariah these days

  11. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014

    But the media wasn’t dragging Beyonce and Rihanna like this in their flop/under-performing eras. Everybody is on Gaga’s case.

    Cocky? This isn’t even cocky. Cocky is Beyonce talking about snatching wigs. Or Rihanna bragging about her net worth on Twitter.

  12. dark horse March 14, 2014

    So Slay_riah sticking up for VomitGa Lmao she’s desperate to get little monsters on her side lambs going extinct and s***.

  13. Realest March 14, 2014

    Gaga your music is the true definition of pop, you helped usher in ALL THIS GENERIC TRASH EDM music that anyone could make. So how do you not think your music doesn’t fit into the pop scene!? It may not be bubblegum Britney pop- oh but it’s pop honey and nothing out-of-the-ordinary anymore!

  14. nicole March 14, 2014

    Until she can sell a million in a week (without it being 0.99) she will always be a gimmick to me. sorry but not really

  15. kaytcat March 14, 2014

    @slariah But BEYONCE is snathcing wigs so i see no lies

  16. Janice March 14, 2014

    Lmao girl shut up and go drink some vomit you’re trash the GP is over your desperate disgusting ass

  17. Janice March 14, 2014

    Katy Rihanna and Beyonce are actually doing BIG things whats Mariah doing besides flopping and showing off her nasty square shaped body.

  18. kaytcat March 14, 2014

    the media didn’t dragg Beyonce and rihanna becuase they dind’t annouce their album as the best album of the millenium or blame or fired every single member of their teams instead of themselves

  19. Suicide Blonde March 14, 2014

    And they say she doesn’t care about album sales, she is the epitome of someone arrogant, insecure, jealous and evil, and to think that most of you were bashing Madonna in the name of this woman, how wrong y’all were.

  20. Janice March 14, 2014

    Go off KatyCat

  21. Janice March 14, 2014

    Beyonce Katy and Rihanna have never been as desperate as Gaga… people look at Gaga as a huge joke theses days.

  22. Janice March 14, 2014

    @SuicideB she will never compare to Madonna, I know Madonna must laugh at this girls struggle for relevance 6 years into her career.

  23. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014

    I’m not a Gaga fan. Never was, never will be. But she did nothing to deserve this hatred.

  24. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014


    It doesn’t matter if it is true or not… It is still cocky AF.

  25. KING B March 14, 2014

    the thing is everybody flop at some point like Beyonce said ” you never too smart or too strong too lose” Gaga is acting as she being the first one to be dragged beyonce was dragged during the 4 era people were sayin how she was about to get dropped same with rihanna for that matter and even mariah. In life you always gonna get more no’s than yes the only thing to do is to prove the naysayer wrong by coming harder as katycat said instead of bragging on past acomplishement cuz let be hnest gaga has not let her mark in themusic industry yet

  26. RICHIE_RICH March 14, 2014

    Can we say redemption?……..

    You have to humble yourself babe, no shade but shade. The same thing that happen to Beyonce’4 is happening to you with artpop. Or is it the shade you throw at Katy Perry to compete with roar.

  27. life is but a slayage March 14, 2014

    In jay z’ words ” u gonna learn today” *cough* “Chart News ‏@chartnews 12m
    US album sales: @LadyGaga, ARTPOP 675,000.
    Expand ”
    Sippin watermelon

  28. cassie lover March 14, 2014

    No ones checking for Gaga bye.

  29. life is but a slayage March 14, 2014

    @richie rich in her defense even 4 didn’t flopped that hard that some Epic flop right there ahahahahah

  30. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014


    Why are you saying she needs to humble herself? Is Beyonce humble? Don’t be biased and answer that Shitt honestly.

    *Plays Bow Down*

  31. life is but a slayage March 14, 2014

    Rihanna and beyonce are cocky in their songs and social media you don’t see them bragging about their sales on interview you don’t see them calling their album the greatest album of the century and they didn’t brag during their flop era it was a wake up call to UP their game that why flopga should be doing just go on tour and come back harder

  32. Stephy Tha Lambily March 14, 2014

    @Janice, Mariah Carey has already sold 32,000,000+ albums with just one album so..

    Oh forget it! This is just becoming redundant…

  33. RICHIE_RICH March 14, 2014

    @Life is but a slayage….I know I’m trying to give gaga a lil credit lol. To me 4 wasn’t a flop, just underperforming for Beyonce’

  34. cassie lover March 14, 2014

    lets not act like Mooriahs humble,

  35. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014

    If you put Gaga and Madonna both on the stage with no gimmicks, no 1000 dancers, no stage effects and told them to entertain. We all know Gaga Shitt all over her. Please let’s not.

  36. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014

    I never ever said Mariah is humble. But all the people here talking about Gaga should shut up because most of their faves stay bragging. Btw, Cassie Lover? Seriously? You need several seats just for having that name.

  37. Suicide Blonde March 14, 2014

    Lol, girl, Madonna’s presence alone>>>>that thing.

    Let’s not darling, keep it cute, you don’t want me to go there.

  38. RICHIE_RICH March 14, 2014

    @Slay_riah I actually was throwing shade at my fave,when i said the same thing is happening to her with artpop like Beyonce and 4.

  39. calling all hearts March 14, 2014

    Pray for gaga and mariahs career.

  40. Yazmine March 14, 2014

    Shes a walking talking contradiction. Shes all about the art, yet her first testent to her success was about the album sales. I can’t imagine ANY other pop girl saying something like that in an interview. Not Katy, not Beyonce and not Rihanna. Gaga needs to learn shes becoming less as less likeable if she wants those 27 million albums to mean something 20 years from now and not just be another fad in pop.

  41. SLAY_RIAH March 14, 2014

    Madonna is clearly superior to Gaga but Gaga clearly has more raw talent than Madonna.

  42. OrangeJuiceInstead March 14, 2014

    Well what Gaga has achieved is quite impressive and I won’t take away her success. But for an artist who seemed to have “fame” down to an art, Gaga hasn’t found a way to overcome the death that is irrelevancy.

    This will be Gaga’s 6th year in the Music Induty and she’s struggling to get people interested in her again.

    Its sad because ARTPOP Is actually a decent album, Unfortunately it comes after Born This Way which was the album Gaga jumped the shark on.

    At this point Katy is slaying Gaga, and thats sad but katy has 2 #1 songs and a platinum album. Gaga has neither achievements for her latest effort.

    I say this all the time , Gaga get it the f*** together.

  43. BEYAWNCE March 14, 2014

    Her philosophy makes me want to puke right at her face. Not into pop music? Your music is f****** generic sound. LMAO!

  44. BEYAWNCE March 14, 2014

    I don’t know what the f*ck-all I have to do with Katy HO Perry?

    I agreed with Lady CACA, I mean katy WHO? At least CACA sold 27 Millions. Katy s***** pehhy could never

  45. BEYAWNCE March 14, 2014

    Wait, Lady CACA vomit >>> YAWNCE career

    Rihanna stay CLASSY and ICONIC

    Don’t ever come for Legendary Mariah & Madonna

  46. MC!!! March 14, 2014

    gaga can sing her ass her off but she just needs to go back to the drawing board and reinvent herself she doesnt need to do antics anymore tbh she already has that international fame on her side

  47. LOL March 14, 2014




  48. RICHIE_RICH March 14, 2014

    @lol I mean the same can be said about Riahnna 7 albums in 10 years, and only at 10million.

    “Rihanna stay CLASSY and ICONIC”=Joke of the year

  49. Nessi March 14, 2014

    I bet she can’t sell that many again. How’s Artpop (chartflop) doing sis?

  50. Mark111 March 14, 2014

    But on the MTV Born This Way documentary she said she always wanted to be a pop star. She now playing the inde/art card cause her s*** flopped. And you’re compared to Katy cause YOU “leaked” your song on the same day as her’s. You set youself up for failure. She’s not getting hate, we’re OVER her. #Next

  51. CARMEN March 15, 2014

    GaGa is beyond pretentious and fake. right now, all she is coming across as is desperate, disgusting and arrogant

  52. JOHNVIDAL March 15, 2014

    WoW @slayriah is sounding more reasonable and sane than almost any other user in TGJ. That´s something.

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