How Lady Gaga Measures the Success of 'ARTPOP'

By ROBERT PACE

November 19, 2013

As Lady Gaga's third studio album, ARTPOP, continues to struggle to generate the sales of her previous albums, ET Canada discovers the pop star's interpretation of its success.

Although the "Applause" singer's music is enjoyed around the world, the sales for ARTPOP since its November 6 release have fallen well short of her prior album Born This Way as well as the latest albums of fellow female pop stars Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.

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"Success is judged in how many people's lives are touched by something," said Gaga, who was in Toronto for an intimate meet-and-greet. "So, I won't really know for a while, actually. ... I'll know about two to three years from now what 'ARTPOP' means."

Despite the lackluster launch of her latest album, Gaga has had mountains of prior success, including five Grammy awards. Although she's become one of pop's biggest stars, the 27-year-old New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, says her relationship with her family hasn't changed too much.

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"I actually don't draw any line," she said of her family and personal lives. "...Some people call me Stefani 'cause I grew up knowing them as that and other people call me Gaga, but...there's really no distinction for me.

"I think that because I've always been different, there's maybe been an assumption that I'm doing things to be shocking or to get attention, but it's just the way I am."

Watch the video to hear Gaga open up about her boyfriend Taylor Kinney, and visit ET Canada for more.



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