Lady Gaga Honored With Jane Ortner Artist Award, Rare Performance With John Legend
Lady Gaga was awarded with the Jane Ortner Artist Award at the Grammy Museum’s 2016 Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon on Monday, according to the Daily Mail. The “Poker Face” singer has had quite a busy year, and it appears that there are no limits to her creativity and enthusiasm.
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Lady Gaga arrived in Ron Burkle’s Green Acres home in Beverly Hills wearing a form-fitting black mini-dress with silver embellishments. The American Horror Story actress was joined by John Legend for a special performance during the ceremony.
“Got to listen to this man’s beautiful voice yesterday” – Lady Gaga talking about John Legend on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/EeuSx4nhsi
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Lady Gaga completed her gorgeous look with a pair of black pumps and sheer black tights. The “Bad Romance” singer decided to stun the audience and guests with her platinum blonde locks pulled back into an updo.
It must also be noted that Lady Gaga wasn’t wearing a necklace, as if she wanted the eyes of those in the attendance to be glued to her stunning mini-dress. She did, however, wear a pair of silver dangling earrings.
John Legend arrived at the ceremony in good spirits, as the “All of Me” singer was constantly smiling. Legend was awarded with the Grammy Museum’s first-ever Jane Ortner Artist Award, and looked excited to join Lady Gaga for a special performance.
After Lady Gaga accepted her award with a powerful speech thanking those who had helped her stay enthusiastic about the music industry at the very beginning of her career, the singer announced she was going to perform “a couple of jazz tunes with my buddies,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Lady Gaga started her performance with “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” which was noted for its similarity to Ella Fitzgerald’s style. After finishing the song, Gaga dedicated “Call Me Irresponsible” to executives from her record label who attended the ceremony, thanking them for thinking she is “a good girl.”
Halfway through the performance, Lady Gaga disappeared from the stage, and then she returned on stage with her stockings ripped. As the singer apologized for her look, she explained she ran into “a guy backstage, he was a real animal.”
Lady Gaga finished her Grammy Museum performance singing a song she claimed her friend Tony Bennett had encouraged her to perform during the ceremony. Gaga then presented her rendition of the French “La Vie en Rose,” which was a pure delight to those in attendance. The singer was praised for her ability to masterfully handle both intensity and control while singing.
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After such a powerful performance, as well as her equally powerful performance of “Til It Happens to You” at the Academy Awards ceremony in late February, Lady Gaga fans wonder if the singer has changed her singing style for good.
Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli praised Lady Gaga for her commitment to the music industry and revealed why the Museum chose the “Bad Romance” singer to be this year’s recipient. Santelli said the 30-year-old singer has had an “enormous impact” on other artists as well as fans around the world.
“Her career trajectory, marked by extraordinary talent and creativity, is one of the most inspiring stories in music. We couldn’t be more honored to recognize Lady Gaga with this year’s Jane Ortner Artist Award.”
And it was a busy day for Lady Gaga, as the “Poker Face” singer was later spotted visiting the Epione Dermatology Clinic in Beverly Hills. The singer didn’t change her outfit, as she was photographed entering the office in the same form-fitting black mini-dress.
And it’s not just Lady Gaga who visits Epione, as Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian are considered to be regular guests at the clinic. Kardashian recently published an interview with the clinic’s Dr. Simon Ourian.
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