'Put on Your Superhero Suit': How Lady Gaga Navigated a Year Unlike Any Other

With soul-reviving dancefloor anthems and an imaginative, merch-mad rollout plan (jockstraps!), Lady Gaga showed the world how to be a pop star in 2020.

9/17/2020 5:46:00 PM

“Freedom for me is when I can go to the darkest part of my heart, visit things that are hard and then leave them behind. Give them to the world, and spin all the pain into a puddle of gold.” - ladygaga on her upcoming “911” video Read the cover story:

With soul-reviving dancefloor anthems and an imaginative, merch-mad rollout plan (jockstraps!), Lady Gaga showed the world how to be a pop star in 2020.

THE BILLBOARD BIZThe Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.CONTINUE TO BILLBOARD BIZ CONTENT Read more: billboard »

More than 58 million Americans have already voted

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are racing toward Nov. 3 with more rallies and concerts on Sunday.

ryanleejohnson ladygaga Queen 911video ladygaga Tricon legend 💅🏼 ladygaga I don’t see it JoanneDeluxe1 ladygaga 911video ladygaga amazibggggg ladygaga imagine waiting four years to see mother monster, but when she finally goes on tour you can’t see her because she’s not coming to la :( ladygaga BUY HOLY ON ITUNES

ladygaga Mother Monster bless me ❤ ladygaga 911video artpopapologist ladygaga 911video ladygaga I already watch it and The music video was MASTERPIECE and the song woww soo great💖 ladygaga She looks and sounds demonic. I also really enjoyed being lectured by a woman who sold her soul for wealth and notoriety.

ladygaga ladygaga Gaga is the queen ladygaga F U Lady Blah Blah ladygaga ......................../´¯/) ....................../¯../ / ..................../..../ / ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\\ ........('(...´(..´......,~/'...') .........\\.................\\/..../ ..........\\............... _.·´ ............\\...........(

ladygaga 911video ladygaga ladygaga why tho ladygaga QUEEN OF POP AVISA BILLBOARD 911video ladygaga Clap if u care ladygaga emPawaAfrica mreazi DONJAZZY sarkodie samini_dagaati DMW_30BG davido mugeezxmugeez Paedeezy r2bees Extrialmusic GroundUpChale stonebwoyb shattawalegh Olamide DBLACKGH kaywa djsliming let's support the youth 😢😢 this my hustle

ladygaga Does anyone think I have potential to be a successful rapper some day? - ladygaga nicki wishes ladygaga 911 is coming for the 1 wbk ladygaga Easy fix. Boycott her white privileged music! ladygaga I'm proud to be me. You should be proud to be you ladygaga That's not poison, Gaga. ladygaga Soooooo black people born in America are white supremacists? Asking for a friend 🤷🏽‍♂️

ladygaga You need mental help ladygaga TheFeralLeft Fascist LyingLiberal AntiAmerica MentallyIll UnhingedLeft HollywoodPedophile HollywoodLiberal ladygaga doing what her masters SocialistDems TheDemocrats tell her to. DemocratsTheEnemyWithin DemocratsAreDomesticTerrorists BlackLiesMatter BLMmarxists

ladygaga Speak for yourself Lady Gag... I'm not a rich white elitist hypocrite. If you feel that way about this country then you should walk the walk and not just run your privileged mouth. Give up your wealth to the oppressed.. ladygaga Will all I can say I did not drink any poison. My mother and father parents were from different countries-were white- but did not approve of my parents marriage. My parents taught me that everyone is equal. But the Africa Lords sold the black People to the white people.

ladygaga Well, there goes another one off my list. I thought she grew up being bullied? Where the fuck is the white supremacy in that? Or was that just another lie? Give me a break. NO LONGER A FAN. ladygaga Maybe in your elitist bubble but not mine. ladygaga ridicule!!! ladygaga I feel sad for the people who hate themselves so much that they want to make everyone else feel bad about themselves too. White guilt is a mental illness.

ladygaga ladygaga lol, stupid putana. ladygaga What are you talking about? This is the greatest country in the world! I don’t know where you grew up, or who raised you but you do not speak for me! My parents raised me to evaluate a person based on his or her character and how they treat others, not their race or religion.

ladygaga You don't like it here, you have the resources to leave. ladygaga Your welcome to leave. GOD Bless America. Damn the dividers. ladygaga You are definitely poison hater. Is that adrenocrome your drinking. Illuminati get off on doing crap in plain veiw. ladygaga You white people make my ass twitch says the white lady

ladygaga CancelLadyGaGa ladygaga THIS IS HOW YOU RESPOND. THIS IS HOW YOU USE YOUR PLATFORM. THIS IS WHAT GOOD PEOPLE DO! Thank you ladygaga ladygaga Did she say that quote with a straight face? Someone give her a movie role, that girl can act. Funniest thing ever 'im in the process of learning...'

ladygaga Silly cow ladygaga 911iscoming ladygaga spanish english hit !!!!!!! must hear next big star !!!!!!! dont miss this!!!!!! ladygaga 911iscoming 🚨🚨 ladygaga 911isComing ladygaga 911iscoming ladygaga So ladygaga wastes her time unlearning something that is a leftist lie. She is so easily duped by the Marxists in BLM.

ladygaga 911iscoming ladygaga This dress is gorgeous ladygaga I never have... just have been something you specifically did . Must not have been raised well. ladygaga She needs to step down and allow a POC artist to take her place ladygaga 😍 ladygaga i handled it this way ladygaga ladygaga To anyone seeing this, can you reply this An rt would be greattt leggo trend the queen 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing 911isComing

ladygaga Max Martin , Blood Pop , Jack Antonoff , Mark Ronson : 👁👄👁 ladygaga POP A 911🚨🚨 911iscoming ladygaga you better give ger a grammy ladygaga POP A 911 ladygaga 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming 911iscoming

ladygaga POP A 911 🚨🚨🚨 LADY GAGA IS COMING POPA911 POP A 911 🚨🚨🚨 LADY GAGA IS COMING POPA911 POP A 911 🚨🚨🚨 LADY GAGA IS COMING POPA911 POP A 911 🚨🚨🚨 LADY GAGA IS COMING POPA911 ladygaga POP A 911 911iscoming ladygaga HOLY FUCKING FUCK ladygaga Queen 😍💕 ladygaga ladygaga All lives matter!

ladygaga And that's on purrrrr. ladygaga hi! 👋🏻for everyone seeing this can you please rt my pinned it would mean so much to me ❤️❤️ ladygaga Queen behavior As she should! ladygaga 🤩🤩🤩🤩😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 ladygaga beyhive is over ladygaga She’s absolutely right people. ladygaga purr

ladygaga ladygaga Wow Gaga looks AMAZING 😍👀 ladygaga no one moved ladygaga QUEENNNNNNNNNN ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ladygaga The serve! 👑🔥🔥🔥🔥 ladygaga she’s so legendary 😭 ladygaga ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ladygaga SHE IS THE MOMENT ladygaga OH MY GODGA OH MY GODGA 😭💕💘❤️💖😭🤧❤️💕💝💕🤧😭💞❤️😍❤️🥰❤️💖💕😩 SHES STUNNING AIDJSOAAJAJS

gagamonster96 ladygaga queen of pop has arrived 💅🏼 ladygaga AVISA QUE ELA É A PATROA ladygaga Is that a real animal horn ? ladygaga QUEEN ladygaga YAAAAASSS ladygaga When can I pick up a copy ? ladygaga SERVE AFTER SERVE OMFG ladygaga WTF A QUEEN. SO UNEXPECTED ladygaga Where can I get a copy of this?

ladygaga ladygaga LADY GAGA OMFGGGGGGGGGGGG ladygaga Woman of the year wbk ladygaga Come through Gaga will this Chromatica Grammys campaign! ladygaga ladygaga Stream 911 Stream 911 Stream 911 Stream 911 Stream 911 ladygaga YAAAAAAS ladygaga serve it, ancient city style queen ladygaga OMGGGGGGGGGGGG ladygaga Queen of Art

ladygaga 😭😭😭😭😭😍😍😍😍😍❤️ ladygaga 爱了 gagamonster96 ladygaga OMG gagamonster96 ladygaga Stunning gagamonster96 ladygaga 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 ladygaga YES MOTHER gagamonster96 ladygaga Queen ladygaga WHEN I TELL YOU I SCREAMED 😭😭😭😭😭😭 joe815 ladygaga Queen of pop ❤️ ladygaga WAAAAAA ladygaga FKSJFKDSLFJ BITCH THE SERVEEE

ladygaga OMFFFF ladygaga OMFG ladygaga BITXHAJSHSLSNSLSK ARTPOPGR ladygaga beautiful gorl ladygaga A COLLAPSEEEEEE ladygaga MEU DEUSSE ladygaga LEGEEEEEENDARY ladygaga OH MY GAGA DZIKIJOSEPH ladygaga ladygaga Acordou jojo ladygaga This photoshoot screams ARTPOP!!! ladygaga Billboard woman of the year here we go

ladygaga queen babes ladygaga KellyTowerss que opinas?

Artem Chigvintsev stunned after Lady Gaga reacts to Dancing with the Stars routineStrictly star Artem Chigvintsev left stunned after Lady Gaga reacts to his Dancing with the Stars performance with new dance partner Kaitlyn Bristowe

Singer Lady A Is Not Backing Down in Legal Fight With Lady AntebellumSeattle blues singer Lady A, who has been in a legal battle with the country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum after they edited their name without consulting her, is not backing down. She is now suing the Lady A band for “lost sales, diminished brand identity, and diminution in the value of and goodwill associated with the mark” as well as trademark infringement and unfair competition. Allies We know. TheRealLadyA ladya I mean ladyantiblm Drop the suit. Pick a new name. Your poorly researched PR stunt turned intense legal battle is not a good look.

Seattle singer Lady A files countersuit against band formerly known as Lady AntebellumThe battle between the singer known as Lady A and the band Lady A (formerly called Lady Antebellum) appears bound for a courtroom. I hope she wins Good. Hope she wins. Those fools knew what “antebellum” meant when they chose it. When it's time too sue it's time too do that.

Anita 'Lady A' White Sues The Band Lady A Alleging Trademark InfringementAnita White countersues the band Lady A over use of the name. a dormir I Don’t know them

Anita 'Lady A' White Countersues Lady A for Trademark InfringementSeattle blues singer Lady A has filed a trademark infringement countersuit against the group Lady A, escalating the legal battle between the two artists There’d be no confusion here—I’m a country DJ who still calls them “Lady Antebellum.” So....carry on people... 💈If it proves out to the Recoding Company of America to be Plagiarism, then on with it- Good... she deserves the win!

‘Lady A’ Files Trademark Countersuit Against Nashville TrioAnita White, the artist who goes by “Lady A,” filed a countersuit for trademark infringement on Tuesday against the Nashville trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum. Lady Antebellum cha… You go girl! So unfair the way they stole your name! Hope that she gets ALL of her coins. Good! Fuck ladya