In a heated battle for the Associated Press Entertainer of the Year honor, Lady Gaga edged out late Apple founder Steve Jobs by a mere three votes. That's a narrow margin, for sure, but Gaga prevailed and ultimately notched another award in what is shaping up to be a banner career year for the singer.

The votes were not cast by little monsters, either, or things may have been way more decisive. Instead, 135 ballots were submitted by U.S news organizations that comprise the membership of the AP, according to Breitbart. The fact that news sources selected Gaga for this honor certainly makes it even more prestigious for her.

Editors and broadcasters cast ballots on which people had the most influence and impact on entertainment and culture in 2011. While Jobs, who passed away from cancer in October, has consistently impacted culture and how we process music and other sources of information in relation to technology, 2011 was certainly the year of the Gaga. She issued 'Born This Way,' crusaded for LGBT rights, appeared on every morning and late night talk show and magazine cover known to man, wore all sorts of grand and astonishing couture attire and ultimately refused to be ignored. She was the biggest head-turned in music.

Gaga follows in the footsteps of prior AP Entertainer of the Year winners like Betty White, Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, so she's surely is in good company there. Congrats to the Mother Monster on yet another impressive accolade in 2011!