Published by Gremese, the volume tells the life of the artist who has sold over 124 million records
Lady Gaga fans are warned: on January 27, “Applause” will be released in Italy, a biography of the chameleon-like artist, written by Annie Zaleski and published by Gremese Editore. The portrait of the 21st century pop queen, Lady Gaga is titled “Applause” and is written by the award-winning US author and journalist Annie Zaleski. It will be available in Italian bookstores and on digital platforms to celebrate the style and creativity of one of the most controversial artists of our time, a true icon who has made headlines precisely because of her original human and professional evolution.
New Yorker of Italian origins, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta follows a troubled artistic itinerary on a personal and revealing level from a performative point of view. A journey – from her 2008 debut album, The Fame – to the recent Love for sale, in duet with the legendary Tony Bennett – marked by the detailed study of her own image, eccentric and constantly changing. Her multifaceted and passionate talent, she has known how to reinvent herself over the years proving to be much more than a simple pop star and reaching levels of excellence also in the fields of jazz, rock and disco. Her versatility, commitment and willingness to change have also consecrated her as a film actress, chosen as the protagonist for successful films such as “A star is born” (2018) and “House of Gucci” (2021).
With more than 124 million records sold and numerous important awards, including 12 Grammy Awards, 3 Brit Awards and 18 MTV Music Video Awards, the legend Lady Gaga continues to amaze: together with the Haus of Gaga, her team of artists and creative, each of his new ‘creatures’ can be considered as an innovative work of art that anticipates trends with simple and direct messages. She is an activist for the defense of LGBT rights and the fight against violence against women, she is the founder of the Born this way Foundation, a non-profit association that encourages and supports young people.
Annie Zaleski’s narration follows her life and many difficult moments, offering anecdotes and background unknown to the Italian public; the volume is divided into 12 sections, with 170 extraordinary photographic shots, a complete discography and dozens of reference sources. She is an award-winning author and journalist who has collaborated with the biggest overseas music magazines, writing artistic profiles, interviews and reviews.
His byline under articles from Rolling Stone, Npr Music, The Guardian, Salon, Time, Billboard, The A.V. Club, Vulture, Classic Pop, Record Collector, The Los Angeles Times, Stereogum, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Las Vegas Weekly. He contributed liner notes to REM’s 2016 reissue of Out of Time and Game Theory’s 2020 collection Across The Barrier Of Sound: PostScript and wrote Duran Duran’s Rock & Roll Hall essay of Fame in 2022.
Throughout her career she has served as a radio commentator on various music and pop culture topics, appearing on NPR (All Things Considered and regional stations), CBS, Sirius XM Canada and MPR. She was also a speaker in the 2005 film Punk’s Not Dead and a special 2014 TV homage about the band Blondie. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio.