Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers David Bowie and Queen, Gaga is unlike any other musician performing today, and such singularity has won her numerous accolades, including five Grammy Awards and thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, as well as being listed by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people.