From the Super Bowl to the Inauguration — Here Are Some of Lady Gaga’s Most Iconic Live Performances
Lady Gaga is a Golden Globe, Academy Award, and Grammy Award-winning celebrity, earning praise for songs like “Born This Way,” “Til It Happens to You,” and “Shallow.” She gave several iconic performances, whether it was during her Las Vegas residency or in Washington D.C.
Lady Gaga headlined the Super Bowl LI Halftime show
Hot off of the heels of Joanne’s release, this artist performed at the Pepsi Super Bowl LI Halftime show, prompting some viewers to say it was one of the best performances to date.
In the process, Gaga became the first artist to reference the LGBTQ community during the halftime show, thanks to her song “Born This Way.”
Lady Gaga performed ‘Shallow’ at the Academy Awards with Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper wanted honeycomb lighting for this magical and emotional performance. Of course, that’s what he got. The co-stars of A Star is Born performed “Shallow” live at the Oscars, earning millions of views on its corresponding YouTube video. It even prompted some fans to think these actors were in love.
“People saw love, and guess what, that’s what we wanted you to see,” Lady Gaga said during a Jimmy Kimmel Live interview.
“From a performance perspective, it was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time,” she continued. “Look, I’ve had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for three years touring the world. When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”
Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem At Joe Biden’s Presidental Inauguration
After winning the Presidental race, Lady Gaga was the artist who performed the National Anthem at the Inauguration. Her outfit also sparked conversation among fans, who noticed the symbolism behind her dove-shaped brooch.
Just weeks prior, Lady Gaga performed at Biden’s final rally in Pittsburgh, giving an emotional speech about voting and action. In the process, she called out Former President Donald Trump, “a man who believes his fame gives him the right to grab one of your daughters, or sisters or mothers or wives by any part of their bodies.”
Lady Gaga bringing a fan on stage for ‘ScheiBe’
This artist is known for her huge heart, often interacting with fans during live performances. During one concert, she even invited an attendee onstage to perform the choreography alongside her.
Her ‘Paparazzi’ performance at the 2009 MTV VMAs
Some call it a cultural reset. Lady Gaga performed at the MTV Video Music Awards several times. Her 2009 performance, though, was legendary for being so unique. At the time, audiences had never seen anything like it.
In 2020, the “Paparazzi” singer returned to the VMA stage, mask and all, to play hits off of Chromatica. That includes a live version of “Rain On Me,” which featured pop star Ariana Grande.