Hear that? She vows “never to partake in online celebrity shenanigans.” And a review of her record shows she has used her Twitter feed for good, mostly. She tweeted guidance for fans confronting gay rights opponents, and honored the memory of her fashion muse. (Though she hasn’t always been modest about her achievements — she did inform us that her album is “the anthem for our generation”, which is a bold statement even for the world’s biggest pop star.)
But all things considered, we’re stoked for Gaga to ascend to the top spot. After all, if we’re going to elevate pop artists to positions of leadership, we could do a lot worse.