The Fame
The Fame
Studio album by Lady Gaga
Released August 19, 2008
Recorded 2006–08
Genre Pop
Length 50:20
Language English
Label Streamline, Kon Live, Cherrytree, Interscope
Producer Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, Lady Gaga, RedOne, Space Cowboy
Lady Gaga chronology
The Fame


The Fame Monster


The Fame is the debut studio album by American singer Lady Gaga. It was released on August 19, 2008 through Interscope Records. After joining Kon Live Distribution and Cherrytree Records in 2008, Gaga began working on the album with different producers, primarily RedOne, Martin Kierszenbaum and Rob Fusari. Musically, The Fame is a synthpop and dance-pop album that has influences of pop music from the 1980s. Lyrically, the album visualizes Gaga's love of fame in general while also dealing with subjects such as love, sex, money, drugs and sexual identity. Promotion was primarily through The Fame Ball Tour and multiple television appearances. The Fame was included as a bonus disc on the deluxe edition of the extended play, The Fame Monster (2009).

The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who commended the album's lyrical content and Gaga's musicianship and vocal ability. The album was a commercial success, topping the charts in different countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, while topping the Dance/Electronic Albums chart for 106 non-consecutive weeks. The Fame became the fifth best-selling album of 2009. It has sold 4.6 million copies in the United States as of March 2015 and is the seventh best-selling digital album in history. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide as of November 2010.

The first two singles from The Fame—"Just Dance" and "Poker Face"—gained international success, topping the charts in several countries worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Subsequent single "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi", were commercial successes as well, charting within the top ten of more than ten countries worldwide. "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" had a limited release, while "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" was a promotional single.

The Fame has won multiple awards since its release. It was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 52nd Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album and the Best Dance Recording for the single "Poker Face". It also won Best International Album at the 2010 BRIT Awards, In 2013, Rolling Stone named The Fame as one of the "100 Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time".

Track listings Edit

  1. Just Dance (featuring Colby O'Donis)
  2. LoveGame
  3. Paparazzi
  4. Poker Face
  5. Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)
  6. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich
  7. The Fame
  8. Money Honey
  9. Starstruck (featuring Space Cowboy and Flo Rida)
  10. Boys Boys Boys
  11. Paper Gangsta
  12. Brown Eyes
  13. I Like It Rough
  14. Summerboy

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