Lady Gaga Named Most Influential Artist

April 29, 2010 By:
Lady Gaga Named Most Influential Artist

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga has made an impression on the world. And now she’s being recognized for her impact in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Gaga didn’t snag the number one spot overall, but she was named the #1 Most Influential Artist this year. Also on the list: Conan O’Brien at #2, Taylor Swift at #9, and Simon Cowell at #15.

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The mag says of Gaga, “People forget how young she is. She is barely 24 — much younger than I was when I became famous. It's very tough being where she is right now. People are pulling her in all different directions. It's hard to navigate that. Try to imagine what you were like at her age, if you still can. I can't wait to see how she grows and what she decides her next act will be. She only has two albums out, but already she is inspiring other artists to go further in their own work….She isn't a pop act, she is a performance artist. She herself is the art. She is the sculpture.”

Our own president Barack Obama was named #4 on the Leaders list, with Sarah Palin not far behind him at #9. For the full list, click here!