The Fame

~ Release group by Lady Gaga

Annotation

For releases of The Fame Monster that do not include The Fame, see the separate EP.

Annotation last modified on 2022-03-21 16:17 UTC.

Wikipedia

The Fame is the debut studio album by American singer Lady Gaga. It was 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, synth-pop, and dance-pop record 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, 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 175 non-consecutive weeks, the most time on top in history. The Fame became the fifth best-selling album of 2009, and has sold over 4.9 million copies in the United States as of January 2019. Combined with The Fame Monster, the album had sold over 18 million copies worldwide as of August 2019.

The first two singles off the album, "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 Annual 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 and 2022, Rolling Stone named The Fame as one of the "100 Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time". As of 2022, it is the 12th biggest album of all time on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

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Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The FameLady GagaCD12
  • CA2008-08-19
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Universal Music Canada0251766489602517664890
The FameLady GagaCD13
  • AU2008-09-06
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1781425602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • XE2008-09
  • DE2008-12-02
  • GB2008-12
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)179 296-4602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD13
  • RO2008-10-01
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517903098602517903098
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • AR2008-10-28
  • CL2008-10-28
  • UY2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • HK2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • HU2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • RO2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • TH2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)179 296-4602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD14
  • US2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-02602517891388
The FameLady GagaCD14
  • US2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-02, B0011805-02IN02602517891388
The FameLady GagaDigital Media15
  • XW2008-10-28
Interscope Records00602517913820
The FameLady GagaCD13
  • IT2008-10-31
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)06025178142570602517814257
The FameLady GagaslotMusic18
  • US2008-11-04
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)80-56-07562, SDCM-14827-A57619659055530
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • NZ2008-11-24
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaDigital Media15Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)00602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517814257602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602527131634602527131634
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517814257602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517814257602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)060251791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Universal Music Russia4605026699764605026699762
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Universal Music Taiwan0602517913974, 179 139-74718622311843
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517814257602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517814257602517814257
The FameLady Gaga2×12" Vinyl7 + 7
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-01602517854772
The FameLady Gaga2×12" Vinyl7 + 7
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-01602517854772
The FameLady Gaga2×12" Vinyl7 + 7
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-01602517854772
The FameLady GagaCD16
  • IE2009-01-09
  • GB2009-01-12
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791747602517917477
The FameLady GagaEnhanced CD22
  • IE2009-01-09
  • GB2009-01-12
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791747602517917477
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • BR2009-03-31
Cherrytree Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-01600753213346
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • BR2009-03-31
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)60251791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD17
  • JP2009-05-20
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)UICS-91054988005560186
The FameLady GagaCD19
  • DE2009-06-26
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)602527114705602527114705
The Fame (limited deluxe edition)Lady GagaCD + DVD17 + 5
  • JP2009-07-22
Interscope Records, Cherrytree Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)UIBX-1219, UICS-9104, UICX-1219, UICX-12914988005569622
The Fame (iTunes digital 2009 US)Lady GagaDigital Media15
  • US2009-08-04
Interscope Records
The Fame (Pur Edition)Lady GagaCD15
  • DE2009-08-21
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)06007532133460600753213346
The Fame Monster (clean deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media8 + 16
Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)00602527252766
The Fame Monster (limited edition)Lady Gaga2×CD8 + 17
  • JP2009-11-18
Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Cherrytree Records, Konlive DistributionUICS-9113, UICS-9113/4, UICS-91144988005584106
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
  • GB2009-11-18
  • DE2009-11-20
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602527252766602527252766
The Fame Monster (UK Deluxe)Lady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
  • GB2009-11-18
Polydor Associated Labels2725844, 2726600602527266015
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
  • XE2009-11-20
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602527252964, 0602527256573, 0602527258447602527252964
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
  • IE2009-11-20
  • GB2009-11-23
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)2726601602527266015
The Fame Monster (clean deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media8 + 14
Interscope Records00602508223495
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga2×CD8 + 14
  • US2009-11-23
Cherrytree Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Interscope RecordsB001353572, B0013535-72602527210360
The Fame Monster (iTunes 2009 Deluxe)Lady GagaDigital Media24
  • US2009-11-23
Interscope Records
The Fame Monster (collector's edition art book)Lady Gaga2×CD8 + 14
  • US2009-12-15
Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0013461-72602527195544
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)2725276602527252766
The Fame (limited edition USB drive)Lady GagaUSB Flash Drive28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602527035529602527035529
The Fame Monster (FNAC version)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media8 + 17
Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)00602527286594
The Fame Monster (virgin version)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media8 + 17
Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)00602527286617
The Fame Monster (deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media8 + 16
Interscope Records, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)00602527266015
The Fame Monster (edizione limitata)Lady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)06025272527660602527430386
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602527252766602527252766
The Fame Monster (deluxe) (clean version)Lady GagaDigital Media22
Universal Music Group (has logo with just “Universal Music Group”)
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • FR2010-09-20
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)600753297902600753297902
The FameLady Gaga2×12" Vinyl + CD7 + 7 + 14
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)06025278520030602527852003
The FameLady GagaCD17
  • JP2013-11-06
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)UICS-91414988005794680
The Fame Monster (explicit deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media9 + 15
Interscope Records602508204739
The Fame Monster (clean deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media9 + 15
Interscope Records602508222108
The Fame Monster (Mastered for iTunes, deluxe version)Lady GagaDigital Media24
  • US2014-08-05
Interscope Records602537628261
The FameLady GagaDigital Media15
  • XW2014-08-05
Interscope Records602537621590
The Fame Monster (deluxe version)Lady GagaDigital Media24
  • XW2014-08-05
Interscope Records602537628261
The Fame Monster (explicit deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media8 + 15
Interscope Records00602508223051
The Fame (24bit/44.1kHz)Lady GagaDigital Media15
  • JP2017-02-03
Interscope Records00602557434545
The Fame Monster (Deluxe Edition, 24bit/44.1kHz)レディー・ガガDigital Media24
  • JP2017-02-03
Interscope Records602557434590
The Fameレディー・ガガCD17
  • JP2017-07-12
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)UICO-97364988031232095
The Fame Monster (clean)Lady Gaga2×CD8 + 16
  • BR2017-11-17
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)60252725276602527252766
The Fame Monster (deluxe edition)Lady Gaga2×Digital Media9 + 15
Interscope Records
The Fame (10th anniversary limited edition USB)Lady GagaUSB Flash Drive34
  • US2018-12-14
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0029106-28602577001437
The Fame (blue)Lady Gaga2×12" Vinyl7 + 7
  • CA2019-10-11
  • US2019-10-11
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-01602517854772
The Fame (blue)Lady Gaga2×12" Vinyl7 + 7
  • XE2019-10-11
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)00602577629150602577629150
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga3×12" Vinyl8 + 7 + 7
  • US2020-08-07
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises)B0031682-01602508673641
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)60251791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)60251791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD12Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0251766489602517664890
Promotion
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • AR2008-10-28
  • CL2008-10-28
  • UY2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD-R12
Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation), Universal Music France[none]
The FameLady GagaCD0
The FameLady GagaCD13
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517814257602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD-R12
Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)[none]
Lady GagaLady GagaCD-R12
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records[none]
The FameLady GagaCD-R16
  • GB2009-01-19
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive Distribution, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)GAGA3[none]
Bootleg
The FameLady GagaCD13
Chen Lin990305602517814257
The Fame (special edition)Lady GagaDigital Media23
  • -2009
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)
Withdrawn
The FameLady GagaDigital Media16
  • GB2009-01-11
Interscope Records00602517917477

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Vincent Herbert
Martin Kierszenbaum
remixes:The Remix
associated singles/EPs:Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
Just Dance by Lady Gaga featuring Colby O’Donis
LoveGame
Paparazzi
Poker Face
included in:The Fame / The Remix
part of:Grammy Award: Best Dance/Electronic Album nominees (number: 2010 winner) (order: 6)
Grammy Award: Album of the Year nominees (number: 2010) (order: 68)
Rolling Stone: 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time: pub_2022-07-01 (number: 95) (order: 95)
supporting tours:The Fame Ball Tour
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/11126 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/Lady-gaga/The-fame [info]
reviews:http://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/jan/09/lady-gaga-the-fame [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/f6bd [info]
other databases:http://www.maniadb.com/album/207379 [info]
https://musicmoz.org/Bands_and_Artists/L/Lady_Gaga/Discography/Fame_,_The/ [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/lady_gaga/the_fame/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/209285/ [info]
https://www.offiziellecharts.de/album-details-91494 [info]
https://www.whosampled.com/album/Lady-Gaga/The-Fame/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001327294 [info]
Wikidata:Q131182 [info]