Originally posted by Billboard> Billboard's Woman of the Year has always represented the finest in music, and the anointing of a key influential figure who drove the conversation for that year. No one embodies that more than Lady Gaga in 2015. There is no woman dominating popular culture tastes and its evolution as much as she is today. What a force.
Yes, in ten years when you pull up her discography of maybe six or seven albums, Born This Way will still stand out. Its tracks - debut single, especially - its Grammy nomination, its fashion, even the missteps in this era will be remembered.
No. The BTW era has been a blur. Honestly the only thing I remember about it is Rick Genest.
Let’s pretend Bee’s career was like banking. Everything we’ve watched Bee do over the years has been like a deposit into a bank account. When she has moments where things don’t pan out exactly the way she wants or a certain single doesn’t meet certain expectations, she’s good. All the deposits over the years ensured that if “the check was short this week”, she was still comfortable. Basing a career on singles and chasing cookie cutter radio formulas is like living check to check. You ain’t worth **** but what’s going on right now. There’s nothing memorable. There’s nothing iconic. 18 years of healthy deposits. And now she’s sitting back CHILLING.