February 18, 2011 02:44:39 GMT
GaGa appears on the Billboard cover to celebrate her record-breaking single 'Born This Way' on Hot 100 and visits 'Good Morning America' to promote safe sex.
From shocking the world with her meat dress at last year's MTV Video Music Awards to turning people's head with her 'egg-traordinary' Grammy appearance, Lady GaGa now graces the cover of Billboard magazine's latest issue in a horn hat. She has also dropped by "Good Morning America" on February 17, wearing another unusual attire, a latex condom-inspired dress.
The Billboard cover is to celebrate GaGa's record-breaking single "Born This Way". The self-written track, which drew comparison to Madonna's notable singles like "Express Yourself", rockets to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 in its first week of release with around 448,000 downloads. It becomes the chart's 1,000th No. 1 in its 53-year-history. Additionally, it broke Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" record - the single landed at No. 1 last month with 411,000.
Talking about the single, GaGa told the publication, "Harkening back to the early '90s when Madonna, En Vogue, Whitney Houston and TLC were making very empowering music for women and the gay community...the lyrics and the melodies were very poignant and very gospel and very spiritual. I said, 'That's the kind of record I need to make'."
Of her Grammy outfit, she said, "I was thinking about birth. I was thinking about embryos. Even my hair color was a washed out rose color that I had at the Grammys, it was meant to be a hair expression, an after birth." It was then visualized on the stage when she came out of the egg to represent "birthing a race within the race of already existing cultures of humanity -- that bears no prejudice and no judgment."
While the Grammy egg refers to "birthing a new race", GaGa's latex clothes on the "GMA" is a call for safe sex. "Today was a latex condom-inspired outfit because we're here to talk about safe sex. Today I really wanted to be representative of what we women all over the world need to be concerned about, which is the leading cause of death in the world, which is HIV," she said.
She spoke in her capacity as a spokesmodel for cosmetic giant MAC's Viva Glam campaign, which raises funds to fight HIV around the world. "We raised $34 million last year and I want to raise $50 million this year for AIDS to save lives worldwide (sic)," she revealed her goal. "I want to get people started at home at a younger age with their children talking about HIV, talking about AIDS, talking about safe sex."
Beside promoting safe sex, GaGa was also there to support her upcoming studio album "Born This Way" which is coming out across United States on May 23. She wore pointy protrusions on her forehead and cheekbones to reprise her alien-like facial ridges at the Grammy Awards.