Lady Gaga’s unprecedented success continued Friday, as the triple-Platinum pop diva set yet another record, packing more than 20,000 of her loyal fans — a.k.a. “monsters” — into New York City’s famed Rockefeller Plaza for a live performance on The Today Show Friday.
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Gaga used the special occasion to debut a new song called “You And I,” a single off her next album. Gaga said the song was written about the “most important person” she ever met. (We’re thinking its Luc Carl, her on-again boyfriend we saw her with at a baseball game earlier in the week.)
Even the rain couldn’t slow the 24-year-old Telephone singer, as she defiantly lashed out at the skies after they opened up, sprinkling during her performance of the song “Teeth.”
“Let it rain. Let it pour. You can’t stop us,” she said. “Thank you, New York. I love you. Thank you for changing my life and making my dreams come true.”
When asked by NBC’s Meredith Vieira if she’s absorbed her success yet, Gaga responded, “No, I haven’t, but I love and cherish my friends so much.
“I just want to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the television and radio people and the underground clubs and the gay community for supporting me the past three years, and all the records you guys bought,” she said. “I love you and I just cherish you forever.”
Fans from Ireland to South Africa arrived as early as Wednesday night to secure a spot for the free concert on Friday.