The Fame

~ Release group by Lady Gaga

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
The FameLady GagaCD12
  • CA2008-08-19
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint), Universal Music Canada0251766489602517664890
The FameLady GagaCD13
  • AU2008-09-06
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1781425602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517913974602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD14
  • US2008-10-28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-02, B0011805-02IN02602517891388
The FameLady GagaCD13
  • IT2008-10-31
Interscope Records0602517814257
The FameLady GagaCD15
  • DE2008-12-02
Interscope Records
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791397602517913974
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)60251791397602517913974
The Fame (wydanie polskie)Lady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602517929647602517929647
The FameLady Gaga2×12" Vinyl7 + 7
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0011805-01602517854772
The FameLady GagaDigital Media15
Interscope Records0602517913820
The FameLady GagaCD16
  • IE2009-01-09
  • GB2009-01-12
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791747602517917477
The FameLady GagaDigital Media16
  • GB2009-01-11
Interscope Records
The FameLady GagaCD17
  • JP2009-05-20
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)UICS-91054988005560186
The Fame (limited deluxe edition)Lady GagaCD + DVD17 + 5
  • JP2009-07-22
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)UICS-9104, UICX-1219, UICX-12914988005569622
The Fame (iTunes digital 2009 US)Lady GagaDigital Media15
  • US2009-08-04
Interscope Records
The Fame (limited edition USB drive)Lady GagaCD28
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)0602527035529602527035529
The FameLady GagaCD15
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)06007532133460600753213346
The FameLady GagaCD19
Interscope Records602527114705
The FameLady GagaEnhanced CD + Digital Media16 + 6
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)1791747602517917477
The Fame Monster (limited edition)Lady GagaUSB Flash Drive17
  • XE2010-05-03
Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)06025273827910602527382791
The Fame (24bit/44.1kHz)レディー・ガガDigital Media15
  • JP2017-02-03
Interscope Records602557434545
The Fame (10th anniversary limited edition)Lady GagaUSB Flash Drive34
  • US2018-12-14
Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records, Konlive, Streamline Records (Interscope imprint)B0029106-28602577001437
Bootleg
The Fame (Special Edition)Lady GagaDigital Media23
  • -2009
[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:Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
Just Dance by Lady Gaga feat. 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: 52)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/11126 [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:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/lady_gaga/the_fame/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001327294 [info]
Wikidata:Q131182 [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.