Lady Gaga just keeps getting bigger and better. Her career is exploding by the moment, which is why she’s the recipient of the Billboard Rising Star award.
Gaga will be presented with the honor October 2nd at The Billboard Rising Star Award, which rewards artists that have achieved a level of success and proven to have vast potential in the early stages of their career.
Billboard writes of their pick: “Lady GaGa is the undisputed break-out star of the year for many reasons, including the success of her debut album, "The Fame" (Streamline Records), which has spawned four Billboard Hot 100 hit singles like ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Poker Face,’ both which reached No. 1 on the tally. ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Poker Face’ are also the Nos. 2 and 8 best-selling digital songs of all time, with 4.6 million and 4 million downloads, respectively.”
Bill Werde, Editorial Director of Billboard said in a statement, "Lady GaGa is one of those rare examples of a truly unique artist with mass appeal. She has established herself as one of today's top songwriters, and the whole world is waiting to see what her next outrageous but brilliant move or style will be. It is that ongoing anticipation, combined with her success that makes her a rising star."
Billboard will also honor Beyoncé with the coveted Billboard Woman of The Year Award at the event. Hope Kanye doesn’t show up to this one!