Lady Gaga Named This Generation’s Queen of Pop by Rolling Stone
Lady Gaga's star power has helped her shatter many records, and now the envelope-pushing diva has earned the title of 'Queen of Pop' from Rolling Stone, beating out the likes of Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and more.
The mag looked at the top solo female artists between 2009 and 2011, measuring 16 singers by digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards and critics' ratings.
In addition to Gaga, Swift and Spears, the short list of vocalists include: Adele, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Pink, Rihanna, Robyn, Shakira and Carrie Underwood.
But while Swift came in at No. 1 for album sales and Rihanna beat out her competitors for video views on YouTube, Gaga was the undisputed winner overall. Thanks to the success of 'Born This Way,' her album and singles sales have squashed those of Cyrus and Clarkson, and with a final score of 1205, Gaga even left Swift, who came in at No. 2 with 881, eating her dust.
Rolling Stone's goal was to crown the current Queen of Pop, so things may change down the line, but for now it looks like Gaga is trailblazing ahead and sitting well above her peers.
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