MTV News has named Lady Gaga their Woman of the Year! See their list of Gaga's 2009 highlights below, and click HERE to read the full story and find out exactly why they chose Gaga as the top female of 2009!
2009 Highlights: Gaga's year began with a tour opening for the Pussycat Dolls, who were quick to say they're big fans. ... Began her first headlining tour in March. ... Collaborated with Wale, and gained even more hip-hop cred when she teamed up with Kanye West, Common and Kid Cudi on a re-take of her "Pokerface." ... Admitted that she's bisexual and paid frequent tribute to her large gay following. ... Got an early co-sign from Madonna, who attended a New York show in May with daughter and Gaga fan Lourdes, and later said she was "very flattered" to be compared with Gaga... Was nominated for nine 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and won three, and also made a memorable performance of "Paparazzi" at the show. ... Underwent a rollercoaster ride about her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, which West unexpectedly announced in June and was finally confirmed months later before being cancelled in the wake of West's interruption of Taylor Swift's VMA speech. . ... Gaga quickly rebounded with her Monster Ball Tour, which kicked off in Montreal in November and continues into January before heading overseas the following month.... Decided to break out The Fame Monster,, which was intended to be a bonus disc on the re-release of The Fame, as a stand-alone disc to save her fans' money. ... Appeared with Beyoncé in B's "Video Phone" clip and duetted with her on "Telephone," a song Gaga originally wrote for Britney Spears (but Spears passed on)... and she'll close out her breakthrough year with a New Year's Eve performance in Miami, and she's likely to make a splash at the 2010 Grammys, where she's nominated for five awards.
Gaga also got a nod from President Obama, who said before she performed at the Human Rights Campaign dinner, "It's a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady Gaga. I've made it!" Gaga later performed for the Queen of England at the Royal Variety Performance in December. ... Was stopped by Chicago police, who had some issues with her short-short pants... Collaborated with "American Idol" star Adam Lambert on a song that ultimately did not make his debut LP. ... Had her style called "fascinating" by top designer Vera Wang. ... And "cried like a baby" when she learned she was the first artist in the 17-year history of Billboard's Pop Songs chart to land four #1 singles ("Poker Face," "LoveGame," "Just Dance" and "Paparazzi") from a debut album.