The evolution of music has been constant and significant through the ages. Music is not just a medium to connect with others and creating great songs, it is a culture of its own with many genres which represent sub cultures in music. In this paper will explore the genre of dance pop or electro pop as a subculture that also transforms itself into a counter culture with involvement of the unique musician "Lady Gaga" .
History is testimony to the fact that most famous and popular musicians are non conformists who rely on their uniqueness and individuality to create superb music. They are the pioneers of their era and recreate the dominant trends of music. Bach, Debussy, The Beatles, Abba,Michael Jackson, Eminem and many other artists who are accomplished singers and artist have on aspect in common, they are radical in their attempt to create music and this resonated with the masses because not only did they create great music, they constantly challenged the very definition of music and invariably defied the ideals of society. The greatest musicians in history did not just create a new subculture of music they developed it into a counter culture and inadvertently swerved from the mainstream to carve their names in history forever. .
I was performing in New York and my friends started to call me Gaga, they said I was very theatrical and they said, 'You're Gaga'.(Gaga).
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta or 'Lady Gaga' as she would eventually be known was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan and raised in New York. At 19, she dropped out of New York University to pursue a career in music. She adopted her stage name Lady Gaga in 2006 when she was working with music composer Rob Fusari and began her rise to fame with her debut album "The Fame" She then continued to gain popularity with hit singles like "Judas", "Just Dance", "Alejandro", "Telephone", "Bad Romance", "Telephone" etc.