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She's upset religious groups, hatched from an egg live on stage and released a 14 minute music video. Check out what else Lady Gaga got up to in 2011.
As part of the promotion for her single 'Born This Way', Lady Gaga arrived at the Grammy Awards in February inside a giant egg, which was transported by members of the Haus of Gaga. The star later emerged from the shell when she took to the stage to perform the track during the ceremony.
Lady Gaga's year was not without its controversy. In April, she upset religious groups with the video for 'Judas', which featured a host of religious imagery and half-naked dancers. But the 'Born This Way' star was typically bullish in response, telling E! News that she didn't view the video as "a religious statement". Watch the video below.
May saw the release of Lady Gaga's much-anticipated second album 'Born This Way'. Featuring an eye-catching cover which depicted the 24-year-old singer's head superimposed on the front of a motorcycle, the album has gone on to sell over eight millions copies worldwide and spawned the hit singles, 'Marry The Night', 'Judas', 'The Edge Of Glory', 'Born This Way' and 'You And I'.
We were delighted in May when Lady Gaga dropped by Capital FM to discuss her new album 'Born This Way'. During a candid video interview with Rich Clarke, the singer discussed all the must-know details about her new singles and plans for another world tour. Picture: Richard Johnson
Just months after completing her 'Born This Way' tour, Lady Gaga began teasing her next trip on the road, which will begin in 2012. She told Perez Hilton that the reported two-year tour will be "another marathon". She added: "If you're running a marathon and you're about to cross the finish line you don't say, 'Oh once I cross it, it's over."
Lady Gaga shocked viewers in June by performing her song 'Hair' bald during an appearance on The Paul O'Grady Show. The stunt left many fans under the impression that the singer had shaved her hair, but it was later revealed to have been covered up by a skin-tone swimming hat.
As far as gig entrances go, they don't come much better than Lady Gaga's arrival at a concert in Central Park in the summer via zipwire. The singer went on to perform a host of tracks from 'Born This Way', including the lead single and 'You And I'.
Lady Gaga was in typically outrageous spirits during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in October. Not content by wearing a huge fascinator on her head, the 'Marry The Night' star turned up for the interview with a real sheep called Kevin. She went on to perform her then new single 'You And I' in a set designed to look like a barn, to reflect the country style of the track.
In November Lady Gaga released the video for 'Marry The Night', which was her longest to date and the first which the singer had directed herself. In an interview, Lady Gaga said the video was about being rejected by the music industry. "I know how rejection feels in the business. I got signed, I got dropped, I got signed again," she said. Watch the video below.
In November, the 'Born This Way' star gave one of her most revealing interviews ever, during which she admitted that she had an old-fashioned approach to sex. "Maybe sex isn't that big a deal anymore, but I don't have sex without monogamy," Gaga told Vanity Fair. "Maybe that's very old-fashioned. But still, the way men treat women in this society. How is it OK for a guy not to call a girl back after sex?" Picture: Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair. www.vanityfair.com