Lady Gaga at Staples Center: The numbers behind the music
Lady Gaga -- real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta -- has, over the course of a few scant years, scaled to pop heights not witnessed since the glory days of Madonna (and we're not just talking about those 10-inch Alexander McQueen heels). Not a week goes by that she's not in the news for something or other. Her Lollapalooza turn this past weekend confirmed her stature, as if there were any doubt, as America's new Queen of Pop.
Gaga commences the first of a two-night stint at Staples Center in downtown L.A. on Wednesday night; Times pop critic Ann Powers will be there to review the show. In the meantime, the graphic below provides a few details that Gaga's so-called "little monsters" might enjoy. For a more nuanced look at Gaga, read Powers' fascinating conversation with the artist.
-- Randall Roberts
(Chart compiled by Todd Martens and Gerrick D. Kennedy)