Lady Gaga’s “Most Powerful”

by Daniel Haim

As Lady Gaga prepares to head overseas for the second European leg of the acclaimed Monster Ball Tour, stateside publications continue to praise her incredible achievements, with two new honors this week from Entertainment Weekly and Forbes magazine.

Gaga came in at #2 on Entertainment Weekly’s 50 Most Powerful Entertainers list, featured in the magazine’s latest issue. Since her debut in 2008, Lady Gaga has sold over 5 million albums and 26 million singles in the United States alone and has “revived the waning art of mainstream music videos.”

Meanwhile, Forbes magazine ranked Gaga at #7 on their own 100 Most Powerful Women list, making her the highest-ranking singer and the youngest woman on the annual list. The magazine described Gaga as the “new queen of pop” who “single-handedly reinvigorated pop music and pop culture.”