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As two of the biggest pop stars in the world both return with new singles in one week, join Capital as we compare and contrast the unstoppable pop heavyweights that are... Katy Perry and Lady Gaga!
Katy and Lady Gaga are back with a vengeance this year and each lady has bought along a sure-fire smash hit to kick off their new album campaigns! Katy's 'Roar' and Lady Gaga's 'Applause' couldn't be more different pop songs... but they're both incredibly catchy!
Katy's devoted fans have been following the star loyally for years, some of them even before she signed the record deal that made her famous! And Lady Gaga's Little Monsters are renowned as one of the most hardcore pop fan bases out there... getting tattoos of the 'You & I' singer and following her across the globe!
If there's one thing both Katy and Gaga understand...it's making a big impact on that red carpet! The two pop stars love nothing better than having the cameras snapping their way at an event or premiere...and always make sure their outfits is up to scratch for the occasion!
'Born This Way' singer Lady Gaga bought along her infamous meat dress for a cameo on The Simpsons in the past, being immortalised as one of Springfield's residents, while Katy Perry had her own expansion of The Sims 3 devoted to her and her music.
These two ladies know better than most how to put on an amazing show... and their live tours always come complete with some incredible stage outfits! With the obligatory costume changes throughout their shows, whether Katy's dressed up as a giant fried egg or Gaga's letting out her inner animal... they know how to make the effort! Picture: Splash
'Firework' singer Katy has been on and off with US superstar John Mayer for the past year, but it's clear right now that the pair are closer than ever! On the flip side Gaga has been with Vampire Diaries hunk Taylor Kinney for some time now... with the couple facing regular engagement rumours!
One thing both Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have done in the past is echo legendary pop star Madonna by making a gimmick of their bras! As unusual as it sounds Katy used a cream squirting top while promoting her candy-themed album 'Teenage Dream' while Gaga took things a step further and had an entire pyrotechnics sow coming out of her bra on tour!
When you're as big of a pop star as these two ladies... you need to know how to make an entrance. Fortunately for all you pop fans out there, whether it's bursting out of a giant popcorn box or emerging from an alien-like egg, these stars have got it covered!
2013 has seen both Gaga and Katy having the chance to get on stage with legendary rock band the Rolling Stones to show off their moves opposite Mick Jagger... a career highlight for both of them!
These days you can't call yourself a real pop superstar unless you've lent your name to your own fragrance... and these pop heavyweights are no different!
There's no denying both of these ladies' talents for songwriting and singing.. but they've also got a lot of talent when it comes to performing musical instruments on stage! 'Teenage Dream' star Katy is never seen far away from her acoustic guitar while Lady Gaga loves nothing better than pulling and Elton John and getting on that piano seat when the time calls for it.
A love of the theatrical is basically a prerequisite if you're heading into the pop world, and it's easy to see from some of these ladies' videos that Katy and Gaga have no worries about getting inked up!
When all eyes are on you as much as they are these two pop stars... everything you wear will be noticed! So it's handy that both Gaga and Katy have a strong eye for fashion, from Katy's love of bright patterns and unusual textures to Gaga's love of major designers and eye-catching headwear!
Katy has been changing her hair colour ever since she first burst on to the scene with 'I Kissed A Girl' years ago, and it's a pretty good bet that she may just have tried out every colour out there...and Gaga's no different!
Both stars have a number of tattoos but Lady Gaga's perhaps stand out the most due to all being just on one side of her body! The singer promised her father she would leave the other side completely ink free! Awww!
The 'Love On Top' singer and Gaga teamed up for the unstoppable mega-hit that was 'Telephone' while Katy had just as much success jumping in with Snoop Dogg to record her massive smash 'California Gurls'! We're calling this one a tie!
Fans love a sneak peak at what their favourite stars are up to... so it's handy that both Gaga and Katy often tweet them from the recording studio while laying down their top-secret new songs!
As two of the most exciting performers in the world... you know when you watch either of these two stars you're in for a show and a half! And fans can be forgiven for expecting that, with new albums on the way for each singer, a new tour can't be too far off!
Both stars enjoy giving back to the community of the world in general, whether that's from Katy heading out to support UNICEF across the globe or Gaga launching the Brave Bus to help teens back home in America!
The two stars are also big fans of a good ol' fashioned bit of fancy dress...and why not! Whether it's Katy dressing up on Saturday Night Live or Lady Gaga debuting her male alter ego.... who doesn't love a bit of dress-up?