Lady Gaga Leaves Talent Agency WME for CAA
The ARTPOP singer has signed with CAA, who will represent her in all aspects of her career, according to a Billboard exclusive. The news comes shortly after Gaga made an impassioned speech following her win for Best Actress in a Limited Series at the 2016 Golden Globes, and the shakeup may have something to do with her desire to further explore the film and television world.
She said, in part, “I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer, but music worked out first.” And, well, she’s right: Gaga’s sold more than 146 million singles, over 27 million albums and has won six Grammy awards since the release of her 2008 debut album The Fame.
She’s gone on to set records in touring, as her immensely successful Monster Ball Tour (spanning 2009-2011) became the highest-grossing tour for a first-time headliner, raking in a total of $227.4 million. Her follow-up tour, the Born This Way Ball, was 2012’s sixth-highest grossing tour and her ArtRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball drew over one million fans, despite occurring during what was arguably her least popular era.
Gaga has another album in the works, set for release at some point in 2016, though she’s remained quiet on the details: “I am putting out an album this year. I won’t tell you when!” she said backstage at the Golden Globes.
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