The World Premiere of Lady Gaga's highly anticipated music video for "Judas" was scheduled to debut In Its entirety May 5th on E! and VEVO. VEVO uploaded the video on youtube on May 3rd.
It was initially rumored that the video would be released on Easter. The song and the video came under heavy criticism by the Catholic church due to its religious iconography.
May 07 HBO: Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball At Madison Square Garden.
The concert event featured Gaga’s show at Madison Square Garden as well as exclusive backstage footage and much more.
May 09 - Edge of Glory Single Released
Lady Gaga has premiered her new song “The Edge of Glory.” The Fernando Garibay-produced track was released on Monday as a part of the countdown to Gaga’s forthcoming album Born This Way, due in stores on May 23rd.
Prior to the release, the singer revealed that the song is about “your last moment on earth, the moment of truth.”
Lady Gaga’s latest single “The Edge of Glory” debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 266,000 copies sold and 20 million audience impressions on the radio. The Fernando Garibay-produced track is Gaga’s second-highest debut on both Hot 100 and Hot Digital Songs – the singer has started higher only with “Born This Way,” which landed atop both charts back in February.
“Edge” also became Lady Gaga’s tenth top 10 hit in the United States in a row. In the chart’s 50-year history, only Mariah Carey has scored more consecutive career-opening top 10 singles.
May 11 - Cannes Film Festival
On Wednesday night, the pop star touched down at the festival to perform a waterfront concert on the Riviera for the French TV show "Le Grand Journal."
Wearing a gold-embellished ensemble, a red hood and a black-and-white hairstyle, Gaga explained the inspiration behind her look to host Michel Denisot. "I was really obsessed with religious imagery and fashion for the 'Judas' video," Gaga said. "I've been wearing very romantic, very biblical arrangements, and I always throw in some punk rock for good measure." [MTV News]
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May 15 Lady Gaga Performs at Radio 1′s Big Weekend
Lady Gaga headlined day 2 of Radio 1′s Big Weekend in Carlisle, UK on Sunday. The singer performed her smash hits hits such as “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro” plus a sneak peak of Americano from the new album.
May 16 Hair Single and Marry the Night Released
Lady Gaga released "Hair" a new promotional single. “Hair” premiered on iTunes as a part of the countdown to Born This Way,
“The song is one of my favorites on the album,” said Gaga. “It’s a really uptempo club record with a Bruce Springsteen vibe to it. I had Clarence Clemons come in from the E Street Band and play saxophone on the record. It has this KISS, Iron Maiden to the melody.”
May 18 Lady Gaga Tops Forbes’ Celebrity 100 List
Lady Gaga has topped Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the richest and the most powerful celebrities in the world. The queen of pop replaces Oprah Winfrey, who has held the title for more than four years.
May 23 Born This Way Album Released
According to sales data published lastTuesday by Billboard magazine, "Born This Way" sold 1.11 million copies during the week ended May 29. It marks the biggest first-week sales total since rapper 50 Cent's "The Massacre" debuted to 1.14 million copies in March 2005. The last album to break the million mark was country starlet Taylor Swift's "Speak Now," which started with 1.01 million copies last November.
Overall digital downloads for "Born This Way" totaled a record-breaking 662,000 copies, Billboard said. The old record of 288,000 downloads was held by Coldplay's 2008 album "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends." Billboard estimated that Amazon downloads accounted for upward of 440,000 downloads of "Born This Way. Amazon held a 2 day .99 promotion
May 26 MTV Special Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside
Lady Gaga opened up about her rise to fame in MTV’s exclusive special titled “Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside.” In the hour-long interview, the singer shared stories about her childhood and family and speaks about her new album.