Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008). The album earned her six Grammy nominations and two wins as well as a slew of other awards recognition, including a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Award nominations. Gaga is the first artist in history to claim four #1 hits from a debut album ("Just Dance," "Poker Face," "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi").? The first single, "Born This Way", from her third studio album of the same name set a music industry record by becoming the fastest single in history to reach sales of 1,000,000 copies (five days after its February 11th release).
Gaga is well-recognized for her outré sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her five Grammy Awards amongst twelve nominations, two Guinness World Records, the estimated sale of 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide, Billboard's "2010 Artist of the Year", and has been included in Time's annual "The 2010 Time 100" list of the most influential people in the world and Forbes' list of the "The World's Most Powerful Celebrities”.