Brandamn wrote:Contrary to what the Little Monsters will have you believe, yes, she is starting to flop. She's by no means a laughing stock right now, but the Gaga-mania that has been around for the past two years is starting to fizzle out. It happens to every major pop star, and only proves that Lady Gaga is fundamentally no different from any of the other it-girls or it-guys of the past decade or two, she just came in a different form, which means she'll "leave" in similar form: She'll be around, but she won't be as "perfect" as people saw her 18 months ago.
The thing people don't realize is that people (fan bases) grow up, their lives change and their priorities change. Most Little Monsters are a bit of a younger generation who are about to start graduating, getting married, having kids, etc. They'll always be fans of Lady Gaga, that's almost for sure. But soon enough Gaga's fan base will slowly start losing that obsessive impulse, and you'll notice this in the charts. It happens with everyone, and it's the exact reason why Madonna reinvents herself with every album. Britney, too.
Having said that, Lady Gaga is also the type that may not be happy to accept that. So it's how she reacts to the dwindling popularity that will play a big role in her future success.
Yes, it happens to everyone, especially when you suddenly become as massive as Gaga has been. I don't understand why you'd put Britney and Madonna in the same sentence though. Madonna has reinveted herself almost with every album release... but Britney? She's been looking the same for the past God knows how many years, saying the same things, singing the same songs and making the same videos. That isn't exactly reinventing yourself.
Gaga has done too much too soon, so yeah, there'll be a point when her ideas won't be too many anymore and she'll have to be able to stand on her own two feet and prove to the world what she's capable of. She has already done it many times, in my opinion, but many people haven't seen that yet and only see her outfits and wigs.
Also, the new album hasn't sold as much as The Fame yet but it's also only been out for 1 month, and it's still top5 everywhere, actually even rising back to the top in some countries (like the UK).