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Lady Gaga in numbers

May 08, 2012

Singer Lady Gaga in concert. —  AFP picSinger Lady Gaga in concert. — AFP picSEOUL, May 8 —  Ahead of the Japan dates on her new Born This Way Ball tour, a teacup used by Lady Gaga on a previous visit to the country fetched 6 million yen (more than RM228,750) in an online auction, it was revealed Sunday. The teacup was one item sold in a Yahoo! Japan auction to raise funds for those affected by the 2011 tsunami.

— 45,000 Korean fans attended the inaugural concert of the pop diva’s Asian tour on Friday, April 27.

— 110 dates over 6 months are scheduled for “The Born this Way Ball”, across Asia, Europe and Australia.

— 5.5 million albums sold in 2011 for “Born this Way”. The work catapulted the singer to dizzying heights of international fame.

— 2 billion views on YouTube for “Born this Way.”

— 20 million “followers” on Twitter (the first to have passed this milestone).

— 50 million “fans”on Facebook (ahead of Michael Jackson... but behind Rihanna).

— 80, 000 members of littlemonsters.com within two months: the social network was launched by Gaga to unite her fans and rely less on Facebook. “Little monsters” (the nickname she’s given to her super fans) are only present on the network by invitation or request.

— 25 million dollars in income 2011.

— 150 awards earned between 2009 and 2012 including American Music Awards, Grammy awards and “iTunes Awards.”

— 10 months — the length of her relationship with Taylor Kinney, an American actor. The couple broke up just before the beginning of the singer’s new tour, with speculation suggesting the singer preferred to devote herself to her career.

 

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