The Fame

~ Release group by Lady Gaga

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The Fame is the debut studio album by American recording artist Lady Gaga, released on August 19, 2008 by Interscope Records. After joining Kon Live Distribution and Cherrytree Records in 2008, Gaga began working on the album with different producers, primarily RedOne, Martin Kierszenbaum, and Rob Fusari. Musically, The Fame is an electropop, synthpop, and dance-pop album that displays influences from 1980s music. Lyrically, it visualizes Gaga's love of fame in general, while also dealing with subjects such as love, sex, money, drugs, and sexual identity. The album was primarily promoted through The Fame Ball Tour and multiple television appearances, and was reissued as a deluxe edition with The Fame Monster on November 18, 2009.

The album received generally favorable reviews from critics, who commended its lyrical content and Gaga's musicianship and vocal ability. It was a commercial success, topping the charts in several countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and Switzerland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, and also topped the Dance/Electronic Albums chart for 107 non-consecutive weeks. The Fame became the fifth best-selling album of 2009, and has sold over 4.79 million copies in the United States as of February 2018. Combined with The Fame Monster, the album had sold over 15 million copies worldwide as of November 2010.

Gaga promoted the album with many television performances, award shows and also in her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour in 2009. The first two singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" gained international success, topping the charts in several countries worldwide including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The subsequent singles "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi" were commercial successes as well, charting within the top-ten of over ten countries worldwide. "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" had a limited single release, while "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" served as a promotional single.

The Fame has won multiple awards since its release. In the United States, the album was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 52nd Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album and the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the single "Poker Face", and also won Best International Album at the 2010 BRIT Awards. In 2013, Rolling Stone named The Fame as one of the "100 Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time".

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Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Fame CD 12 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Universal Music Canada 0251766489 602517664890
The Fame CD 13 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 1781425 602517814257
The Fame CD 15 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 0602517913974 602517913974
The Fame CD 14 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) B0011805-02IN02 602517891388
The Fame CD 14 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) B0011805-02 602517891388
The Fame CD 13 Interscope Records 0602517814257
The Fame CD 15 Interscope Records
The Fame CD 15 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 1791397 602517913974
The Fame CD 15 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 60251791397 602517913974
The Fame 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 7 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) B0011805-01 602517854772
The Fame CD 15 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 0602517929647 0602517929647
The Fame CD 16 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 1791747 602517917477
The Fame Digital Media 16 Interscope Records
The Fame CD 17 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) UICS-9105 4988005560186
The Fame (limited deluxe edition) CD 17 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) UICS-9104 4988005569622
The Fame (iTunes digital 2009 US) Digital Media 15 Interscope Records
The Fame Monster (Limited Edition) 2×CD 8 + 17 Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) UICS-9113 4988005584106
The Fame Monster 2×CD 8 + 17 Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive UICS-9113/4 4988005584106
The Fame Monster 2×CD 8 + 16 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 0602527252766 602527252766
The Fame Monster 2×CD 8 + 16 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 0602527252964 602527252964
The Fame Monster 2×CD 8 + 16 Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 2726601 602527266015
The Fame Monster (clean version) Digital Media 8 Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)
The Fame Monster 2×CD 8 + 14 Cherrytree Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Interscope Records B001353572, B0013535-72 602527210360
The Fame Monster 12" Vinyl 8 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) B0013821-01 602527281353
The Fame Monster (clean version) CD 8 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) B0013872-02 602527291567
The Fame Monster (iTunes 2009 Deluxe) Digital Media 24 Interscope Records
The Fame Monster (explicit version) CD 8 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 2730473 0602527304731
The Fame Monster 2×CD 8 + 16 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 2725276 602527252766
The Fame (limited edition USB drive) CD 28 Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 0602527035529 602527035529
The Fame Monster (edizione limitata) 2×CD 8 + 16 Interscope Records 0602527252766 0602527430386
The Fame Monster (clean version) Digital Media 9 Interscope Records
The Fame Monster (limited edition USB drive) Digital Media 17 Streamline Records (Interscope imprint) 0602527382791 0602527382791
The Fame Monster (Mastered for iTunes, deluxe version) Digital Media 24 Interscope Records 602537628261
The Fame Monster (deluxe version) 2×Digital Media 8 + 16 Interscope Records 602537628261
The Fame (24bit/44.1kHz) Digital Media 15 Interscope Records 602557434545
The Fame Monster (24bit/44.1kHz) Digital Media 9 Interscope Records 602557434583
The Fame Monster (Deluxe Edition, 24bit/44.1kHz) Digital Media 24 Interscope Records 602557434590
The Fame Monster (Re-release, Clean, Limited Edition) 2×CD 8 + 16 Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") 60252725276 602527252766
The Fame Monster (explicit) CD 8 Interscope Records
Bootleg
The Fame (Special Edition) Digital Media 23 [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)

Relationships

artist & repertoire support: Vincent Herbert
Martin Kierszenbaum
associated singles/EPs: Alejandro
Bad Romance
Dance in the Dark
Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
Just Dance by Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis
LoveGame
Paparazzi
Poker Face
Telephone by Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé
included in: The Fame / The Remix
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001327294 [info]
http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001947970 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/11126 [info]
https://www.discogs.com/master/201057 [info]
Wikidata: Q131182 [info]
Q164621 [info]
Wikipedia: en: The Fame [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Lady_GaGa:The_Fame_Monster_(2009) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/ep/lady_gaga/the_fame_monster/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/lady_gaga/the_fame/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/f6bd [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/fbd3 [info]
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/jan/09/lady-gaga-the-fame [info]

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A whole project rather than just a vocalist, Lady GaGa is the determined invention of art school graduate Stefani Germanotta. Blessed with the backing of Akon, a love of synths and 80s pop, and a eye-catching image as well as an obsession with celebrity, her debut album is set to capture the heart of every pop fan as well as establishing the electro-girl revolution that looks set to conquer the close of the decade.

Taking obvious inspiration from Christina Aguilera and name-sharer Gwen Stefani, Lady GaGa lands with the motto that 'pop music will never be low brow' and a sound fuelled by slick productions and urgent beats. Joined by Akon protégée Colby O'Donell, the irresistible Let's Dance has topped charts around the world - but can The Fame live up to such an immediate first hit?

The answer is yes. While the consistent production from the Red One team might not offer up any surprises, it does make you feel like you're listening to a powerful, single filled album. Although the cheeky Boys Boys Boys and awful Uncle John From Jamaica sound-alike Nothing I Can Say might be flirtatious and silly, songs like the strut-tastic Pokerface and expensive Money Honey express her overwhelming desire for celebrity and fortune. The robotic Love Game with its brilliant line ''I want to take a ride on your disco stick'' is brilliant, but utterly cold and leaves us awarding Gaga the yearbook title of 'pop star most likely to kill'. When the mask does slip, it's even more effective, most noticeably in the overwhelmingly heart swelling chorus of Paparrazi.

A Christina Aguilera clone, perhaps, but in these days where we're crying out for our pop stars to have a personality, Gaga's flamboyance and ultimately the catchiness of her songs is sure to cement her place in the list of pop idols.