Lady Gaga

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How new is she really?
Pretty new, for someone who’s had her level of fame, success, and cultural impact. Her first single, “Just Dance,” entered the charts in the summer of 2008, and hit the top in January 2009. That was only two years ago, but it feels a pop lifetime; there’s hardly anything weird at all about “Just Dance,” just Eurostomp and Colby O’Donis (remember him? Us either). She’s packed a lot into two years, jumping from the high-fashion campy dance of The Fame to the more thematically bizarre and fetishistic electro of The Fame Monster; and expectations are...