Lady Gaga x ladygaga.nation
‘Fan Account of the Month’ (#FAOTM) is a fan-appreciation series on UMUSIC!
At UMUSIC, we acknowledge and value the efforts of fans from around the world. The passion, dedication and love fans have for their favourite artists is something the team at UMUSIC has admired for a long time. For this reason, UMUSIC has decided to feature a fan account every month. This will give our UMUSIC community the opportunity to learn about different fandoms, their hardworking members and more about the artists!
Fan account: A social media account created by a fan dedicated to a particular piece of pop culture. This series will focus on fan accounts dedicated to artists.
Update account: A fan-run social media source for fan accounts. An update account serves as the main source of updates on a specific artist. An update account will gather all media, promotional items, and information on an artist and share the information with other fans. Think of update accounts as a constantly updated Wikipedia for fans. This series will also focus on update accounts, which are simply larger fan accounts.
June’s fan account of the month features a Lady Gaga fan account, @ladygaga.nation, which has been keeping fans updated on all things Lady Gaga since 2019. Based out of Paris, France, meet the account’s administrator, Simon, who’s been a Little Monster since Lady Gaga’s debut! Posting all things Gaga to keep us in the know, including updates and throwbacks, Simon makes sure that you won’t miss a thing.
The team at UMUSIC interviewed Simon about what makes them love Lady Gaga, their favourite Gaga tracks and so much more. Below are a collection of their answers…
Why are you a fan of Lady Gaga?
I think that I felt in love with her work and vision when I heard her songs for the first time. I was very young and already loved her energy, artistry & obviously the messages she conveyed. Gaga is always doing her best to make the world a braver and kinder place for everyone – I’ll always be grateful for this. She’s really helping me everyday to fight for my dreams and never give up. I love her forever and more.
How did it all begin? Can you describe your journey supporting Lady Gaga?
The first time I heard a Lady Gaga song was probably in the car with my parents. Her music was on the radio. I was very young and really loved “Just Dance,” her debut single. Since that day, I knew that Gaga was going to become my idol. And I was right! I bought her first album and listened to it all the time. It was bringing me the dose of happiness I needed, just like all the other albums she released since 2008. In my opinion, she’s the greatest artist of our generation; she’s extremely versatile and so talented in everything she’s doing. She’s also a really kind person who believes in her fans, which is something important. We (Little Monsters) are always grateful to feel the love she’s giving us. We’ll be there to have her back forever.
How would you describe the ‘Little Monsters’ fandom?
Little Monsters, in my opinion, are united, powerful and kind. I don’t know what would I do without being a part of this beautiful family. Our Mother Monster is always here to show us her love and I think it’s the reason why we all feel so united. We’re all sharing our stories with compassion and kindness. We really love each other.
What is your all time favourite Gaga track?
This is the hardest question you could’ve ever asked me. Honestly, it changes a lot but my all time favourites are probably “Always Remember Us This Way,” “Judas,” “Hair,” “G.U.Y.” and “I Wanna Be With You.” A special mention to “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me” – these two songs helped me a lot during the hard times we had during the pandemic and lockdown.
What is your favourite Gaga album?
This is a very hard question too but I think it’s ‘Born This Way.’ Honestly, it can change between ‘Born This Way,’ ‘ARTPOP’ and ‘Chromatica,’ but at the moment, it’s ‘Born This Way’ for sure.
What Lady Gaga music video resonates with you the most?
The stories behind the “911” short film and the “Marry The Night” music video are extremely powerful. These are her best music videos in my opinion.
What moment from Lady Gaga’s career has had the biggest impact on you?
I don’t think there’s a single moment in particular. I think that her whole career, as an evolution, is what had the biggest impact on me and changed my life. She made me proud of who I am today; because of her, i’m believing in my biggest dreams and it’s something that came through all her eras.
If you could go back and attend any Gaga tour, which would it be and why?
I’d definitely attend the ArtRAVE: ARTPOP Ball Tour. This show is my all time favourite. I’m so in love with everything about this beautiful show that shaped my vision of what ARTPOP means. This wasn’t a concert, it was an experience. One of my biggest regrets in life is that I’ll die without having attended this tour.
What about Lady Gaga speaks to you the most?
I think that Gaga and I share the same determination. Her story really helped me to believe in my dreams. Also, the kindness she’s giving to the world is very inspiring. To conclude, a lot of her lyrics means so much to me.
If you’re to meet Lady Gaga one day, what is one thing you would say?
First, I’d probably cry all the tears I have in my body. Then I’d tell her how grateful I am for the kindness, love, power and determination she gave me. I love her forever and more, and that’s probably what I’d tell her too. I want her to know that she changed my life forever.
With the reimagination of the ‘Born This Way’ album, who is one artist you wished to see Gaga collaborate with?
This reimagined album is so amazing and I really love all the tracks that are on it. If I had to choose one artist to reimagine a track from ‘Born This Way,’ I’d definitely say Miley Cyrus. Just imagine her voice on “You And I” or “The Queen” for example…a real dream!
Are there any other Lady Gaga fan accounts you recommend?
Little Monsters accounts are the best! You can find a lot of edits, updates, and throwbacks accounts…I recommend you follow @gagasfave, who is an amazing editor and artist but also a really kind person. But honestly, every Little Monster who’s sharing their love for Gaga is kind, talented and lovely. We’re all sharing the same passion for our idol no matter how many followers or likes we’re generating. I could definitely recommend every Little Monster!
The UMUSIC team would like to thank Simon of @ladygaga.nation and all the Little Monsters out there for their undying love of Lady Gaga. The love and support you bring with everything you do is why we’re so proud of the entire fandom.
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