Lady Gaga Most Overrated, Madonna Most Anticipated: ‘Billboard’ Readers Poll

Out with the new and in with the, er, mature? Billboard turned the usual year-end list mania over to its readers via polls that asked them to have their say in such categories as Best Awards Show Performance (the winners: Rihanna and Britney Spears at the Billboard Music Awards), Best Festival Performance (Coldplay at Glastonbury), Hottest Couple (Jay-Z and Beyonce) and Biggest Controversy (Amy Winehouse’s death). But the real eyebrow-raiser is the Most Overrated label being slapped on Lady Gaga.

You really couldn’t miss Mother Monster, who grabbed 30% of the vote and beat runner-up Britney Spears and Justin Bieber for Most Overrated, in the past month. In addition to her A Very Gaga Thanksgiving special, the singer snagged Grammy nominations for Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance, premiered her “Marry The Night” video, appeared on the covers of both Vanity Fair and Elle and performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Gaga was just named the top-earning female musician of the year, after banking a cool $90 million, by Forbes.

Meanwhile, Madonna edged out Nicki Minaj and the reunited No Doubt for Most Anticipated 2012 Album. The Material Girl’s brand new label deal with Interscope, home of Gaga, Eminem and U2, to name a few, was announced this week. And as for that anticipated album, it’s due out in March, and will be preceded by the arrival of both lead single “Gimme All Your Luvin” in late January and Madge’s Super Bowl halftime performance on February 5.

Madonna’s upcoming directorial effort W.E. (in theaters February 3) also earned two Golden Globe nominations yesterday, including one for the multi-talented performer’s ballad “Masterpiece”.

Other Billboard readers poll results included R.E.M. topping the Saddest Breakup list and Jennifer Lopez being awarded Best Comeback.

See all the results of Billboard‘s polls here.

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  • Antonio

    Dont forget Miss Britney Spears! congratulations!

  • Isaac Mitchell

    Taylor Swift is most overated! Kelly Clarkson is most underated!

  • commanderofthedancefloor

    beyonce was the most overated this year!!! she has failed to sell 1 million in the US in 5 months, and not even 2 million world wide with boatloads of promotion. atleast lady gaga actually sold records.

  • JED

    Most overrated? I don’t think so. Start with Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift… and a lot more before you arrive at Lady Gaga.

  • Hector

    HAHAHA, Lazy Caca is the most overrated. Apart from her stupid fans everybody else is sick of her tranny ass!!

    Madonna wins! 42% most anticipated 2012 album!! GOD SAVE THE QUEEN OF POP MADGE!

  • Naomi

    Yeah, Lady Gaga was kind of overrated this year. But she wasn’t the only one. Justin Bieber and Beyonce were too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

    AWESOME!! THIS REMINDS ME WHEN COKE TRIED TO CHANGE THEIR FORMULA AND MAD THE CHEAP GENERIC KNOCKOFF THAT BACKFIRED AND PEOPLE RELIAZED THEN BEEN DUPED! AND DEMAND FOR THE TIME TESTED ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC BACK! SAME GOES FOR LADY COPY CAT AND THE RECORD INDUSTRY THAT TRIED TO DUPLICATE MADONNA! COME AMERICANS ARE NOT STUPID AND NETHER IS THE WORLD THEY NO WHEN THEY BEEN HAD! LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

      ITS LIKE WHY WOULD THEY WANT A CHEAP GENERIC MIMIC IMITATION THAT LEAVES A BAD AFTER TASTE IN YOUR MONTH LIKE A CHEAP GENERIC 99CENT BOTTLE OF BEER WHEN U CAN HAVE THEY REAL THING?

  • g9

    Lady Gaga *is* overrated.

  • http://www.facebook.com Jana

    Its gonna be Madonna next year Baby, and f*ck off gaga you damn copycat, I just couldnt name all copying from Madonna at the moment. Just sooooooo lame you are, starting from videos to music, from behind the stage to cofee book, ohh ypur lame dancing is original thou.
    The Queen is back And MADONNA is totally gonna kick all of your arses next year just wait b*tches!

  • E

    Madonna is an ice queen. Im surprised all over her over 45 fan base came on the web to vote for her.

  • Xcaliver

    Madonna has always been and always will be overrated. She f’ing stole her entire look from Cyndi Lauper and Marylin Monroe, and also stole vogue from the underground scene. She is also a diva and a horrible person behind the scenes, yuck, puke.

    • People Are Strange

      WHERE did you get that from??? Madonna came BEFORE Cyndi Lauper and that look (faux punk) was all the rage in the early to mid 1980s.

    • Are You Stupid ?

      Madonna was a MEGA STAR before paying tribute to Marilyn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

    To the reply about ur a misinformed delusinal idiot! 1st of Marilyn was not a reocoding artist and already died decades b4…and she was Madonna idol and Madonna paid tribute to her in the material video..BUT MADONNA HAS ALWAYS BEEN HONEST ABOUT HER INSPIRATIONS AND BRINGS SOMETHING NEW TO IT UNLIKE LADY COPY CAT.. MADONNA DID NOT MAKE A WHOLE CAREER OF JUST BLATANTLY RIPPINGOFF HER OFF MOVE 4 MOVE AND THEN TRY TO LIE OR HIDE IT LIKE THEY WAY GAGA DOES AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT GAGA HAS A BAD HABIT OF DOING THIS TO ALOT OF ARTIST JUST IN HER SHORT 4 YR CAREER SHES BEEN ACCUSED OF RIPPINGOFF TONS AND TONS OF PEOPLE BESIDES MADONNA!

  • Jen

    ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, MADONNA IS BACK!!!!!!! Lady Gaga is over!!!!!!

  • Kuka

    Lady Gaga suxs. can’t stand that B***H

  • wefib

    BOO GUY:
    then why was madonna sued so many times for copyright infringment … most recently her song frozen…
    madonna is the queen of copying
    - nothing is original in this world …
    you madonna hags are so hypocritical always saying gaga is copying madonna when the same could be said about ur “idol”
    people need to stop saying madonna is original because shes not

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

      And u sound like the typical misinformed delusinal troll that gaga is well known to have creeps around spending lies and hate! And not facts!! I speak in facts not fairytails like these nieve brats.
      Now to answer ur misguided false statement above
      the lawsuit u mentioned was the 1st and only in madonnas 30 yr career and it was not Madonna who was accused it was the person who wrote the music bars and this case was not in America that was in Belgium were they are known for allowing firverious lawsuits allowed in court. And i to inform u of the actual case that was for only 4 freaking bars that sounded similar in a song that typically have 95 bars.. Madonna never been accused of ripping off and coping someone entire act and careers or entire songs or lyrics or videos or fashion style and image like the way lady gaga has…and only other time Madonna was inadvertently in a situation was with justify my love and that was the guy who coproduced the track with a sample and didnt get promistion 1st.. And the maryln Monroe was a freaking tribute for that video and it was honest and upfront tribute to her now a sneaky little RIPOFF or copy and past and try to act like it was original like gaga does… So u should check ur facts b4 u pen an ignorant mouth! lady copy cat been accused of RIPPINGOFF Madonna and countless artists music style career videos live performances (beth midler in mermaid and wheelchair to name 1 of many others ) and already been sued for plagiarism or accused of it more then anyone in just her short 3 1/2 year old career. Now there a few facts for u and can list the many artists and sites that list all the many things she did but do some research for yourself…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

    this is a great blog with alot of info on her many ripoffs and how her and her TROLLS and people cheated her way up the charts and to fame

    gagacheat.blogspot.com/?m=1

    • People Are Strange

      Get a job, dude – a real one.

  • me

    seriously cant stand both.

  • Read and learn

    OK…I am not against Lady Gaga or any other artist trying to meke it out there; but every time I hear ignorant, misinformed and utterly stupid comments like Madonna ripping off anther artist that does it!!!! First a lil history lesson, Mailyn, and all the sex symbols before and after her were objectify as sex kitten at the mercy of men…they only had a mission in life and that was to please and stay silent….an exception to that perhaps we could mention Gene Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West and just few other women that although being femine had a strong personality and had this determination to use men as sex toys that were here on earth to serve women and not the otherr around….but the general idea in the forties and fifties was to have women like Doris Day in the house and like MArilyn in bed….tehn came the sixties and seventies when the feminist movement proclaimed that so to change the powerr balance of between women and men you had to behave more manly and less feminine because femininity was a concept created by men to enslave women in Lucille ball or Jayne Mansfield roles….they burnt bras, panties, didn’t shave or dress more manly….and then comes Madonna, a true artist and marketing genius…she decided to combine both femininity and women empowerment, being sexy and provocative to make men do her bidding…her aggressive sexual image was a revolution for the times and it is still something relevant in today’s social and cultural world…Lady Gaga, unfortunately hasn’t used Madonna”s or other artists imagery or heritage to say something new….she has a lot of talent but she is guided by an industry and marketing departments, another thing that Madonna since the begining decided to change….you could some research and read how other people in the industry ggive kudos to Madonna for doing bussiness like a man….not letting anyone but herself control her career….so please do some research before opening your mouths and confirm the suspicion that you are indeed an stupid lil brat…God save Lady Gaga if her fans are all like the ignorants writing comments like those above!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

      WELL SAID!

    • People Are Strange

      I don’t see any other current artist saying anything new, so why pick on Lady Gaga? Unlike the crop of horribly overrated p.r. creations, the woman can read music and play instruments as well as sing. Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, ad nauseum cannot. As for comparing Madonna and Lady Gaga: That’s apples and oranges. You’re talking about two women from two radically different time periods. Madonna copied other people, too (and I grew up listening to the woman). The problem was those people weren’t well-known or were forgotten when she came along and she became mega-famous, so people today (as always) get their history wrong and think she’s the originator. And, for real, the people who voted for this slop wouldn’t know good, real music if they fell over it.

      • Are You Stupid ?

        Her music is incredibly outdated and generic, artistically she IS en par with those you think are below her !

        What the ! lol

  • martin

    How naive are you? Do you really believe that you are still drinking “Classic Coke”. They gradually change the formula over these years to remain competitive. It is called economy and as you may have learned over these past years: Games are played!

  • anonymous

    How can someone who can play the piano, sing, dance, and write all of their material be overrated? I believe Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney, Justin, etc. fit the phrase “overrated” a bit better.

    • Are You Stupid ?

      Except she cannot dance, nore has she made ONE good song !

      Generic as can be, nevermind that the music is outdated …. it’s just that her fans seem to really be clueless.

  • anonymous

    This is obviously Boo Guy.

    Stop paying so much attention to Gaga if you don’t like her. Case closed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boo-Guy/100002584279420 Boo Guy

      WTF U TALKING ABOUT DUDE?? THIS IS BO GUY WHAT????
      ARE ONLY U NAIVE STANS AND MADONNA BASHERS ARE ALLOWED TO SPEAK AND PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY MADONNA ARTICLE INCLUDIDNG YOUTUBE VIDEOS WERE U BASH HER FOR BEING OLD HAS BEEN? AND WERE THEY BASH OTHER ARTIST AS WELL???? THIS IS WHAT I MEAN BY DELUSINAL MISINFORMED TROLLS THAT DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY TALKING ABOUT SPREADING LIES AND HATE AND THEY BULLY OTHER ARTIST FOR BEING OVER WEIGHT OR OLD OR ANYTHING IN THE BOOK TO PUT UP THEIR DRAG QUEEN ON A PEDESTAL… BUT THEY NEVER SPEAK THE TRUTH AND LOOK AT THE FACTS. THATS WHY PEOPLE ARE FEDUP GAGAS TROLLS ARE GIVING HER AN EVEN MORE BAD NAME THEN SHE ALREADY HAS!

    • Are You Stupid ?

      And, serial plagiarisers get their ass kicked ! Simple

  • B

    …You’re probably the person who went along and spammed Billboard just so you can act like that. That’s exactly why I don’t pay attention or take Billboard seriously. The proper results will never be found at Billboard. Do you know why? Because 90% of the voters probably went and spammed their vote for two weeks straight.

  • ICYNDICEY

    Uhhh…Katy Perry writes her stuff as well and sings, plays guitar and she can also dance. PLUS…she’s a hell of a lot easier on the eyes than that horse head troll, GaGa

  • Mark

    You’re overrating whom?

  • shelly

    hello all. LADY GAGA CAN SING , PLAY THE PIANO. SHE GIVES TO CHARIETY. AND THE BEST ENTERTAINER EVER. WE ALL HAVE RESPECT FOR MADONNA. GLAD SHE IS COMING BACK BUT I LOVE MY MOTHER MONSTER. PAWS UP.

  • Deborah

    MADONNA IS GOD, LADY GAGA IS CACA

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/110507996978242488651/posts Celtaur

    I love the conversation here. It’s all so obviously true. Gagbag is a sad, desperate ripoff product of an assembly line machine, while Madonna is the Authentic Divine Queen.

  • Xadax

    Delusional Monsters = Overrated Gaga.

  • Truth Teller

    When it comes to one being overrated, the title this year belongs to Adele. If anything Gaga has been underrated musically. Now if the title was overexposed than I can understand though, I am someone who actually likes to see artists working hard for their coins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dkfarmer21 Dustin

    AS IF!

    Gaga is not overrated. She treats her fans like real people and uses her celebrity to bring awareness to political issues. She doesn’t lip sync, she dances, and writes her own songs. She could also sing the pants off any pop starlet out there today- except for maybe Mariah.

    Whether you like her or not- she’s definitely not someone to call overrated. Do some of you even know who Taylor Swift is?

    • Are You Stupid ?

      She is generic. Most of her fanbase don’t even know music, nor where she “gets” her styles etc from.

      Clueless and from yesteryear

  • truth of the matter

    IN REPLY TO JON! YA EXACTLY WELL SAID :) AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT SHE’S *THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTIST WORLDWIDE* WHEN SHE RELEASES SOMETHING ITS A HIT INTERNATIONALLY IT GOES UP THE CHARTS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND NUMBER 1 ON THE WORLD CHARTS WHERE SHES HAS MORE *NUMBERS 1S THEN ANY ARTIST IN HISTORY*

    EVEN HER ALBUM CONFESSION ON A DANCE FLOOR AND HUNG UP BOTH *BROKE THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS FRO GOING NUMBER 1 IN MOST COUNTRIES WITH OVER 45*

    SHE ALSO LISTED AS *THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE RECORDING IN THE WORLD OF ALL TIME* AND *THE HIGHEST SELLING FOR ALBUMS* AND *HIGHEST SINGLES WORLDWIDE OF ALL TIME*
    ALSO *SHES BEEN THE MOST BOOTLEGGED PIRATED ARTIST OF ALL TIME* ANOTHER RECORD SHE IS KNOW FOR SO ITS EVEN MORE AMAZING WHEN U THINK HOW MANY MORE RECORD SHE WOULD OF SOLD IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE PIRACY AND BOOTLEGS IN THE 80S!

    AND HER LAST 3 TOUR BROKE RECORD AFTER RECORDS…AND THAT’S JUST TO NAME A FEW OF THE RECENT RECORDS SHE MADE IN HER GROUND BREAKING CAREER!

  • truth of the matter

    LOL IF THAT IS NOT THE BEST JOKE IVE HEARD CUZ IF ANYONE IS DOMINATING THE WORLD RIGHT NOW ITS ADELE RHIANNA AND KATY NOT LADY COPY CAT!

    SHES FLOPPING BIG TIME AND SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SO SICK AND UNINTERESTED IN HER.AFTER ONLY LESS THEN 4 YEARS NOT 30. LIKE MADONNA WHO PEOPLE STILL ARE INTERESTED IN!

    GAGA ONLY WISHED SHE WAS AS GREAT AND TALENTED ARTIST PERFORMER AND SUCCESSFULLY INTERNATIONAL ICON LIKE MADONNA WAS OR IS…THE ONLY THING GAGA HAD GONNA FOR HER IS SHES A FREAK AND YOUNG SO SHE APPEALED TO MISINFORMED NEVI YOUTH AND SHES MORE TRAINED IN SOME AREA LIKE AS PIANIST AND VOCALIST ( WITH ALL DAD’S MONEY TO PAY)
    BUT NOT A BETTER SINGER OR ARTIST AND NOT AS CREATIVE ETHER CONSIDERING SHE COPIED AND PASTE EVEY SINGLE IDEA FROM MADONNA AND OTHER OTHERS AND THEN HIRED PEOPLE LIKE HER CREATIVE DIRECTOR WHO SHE RECENTLY FIRED FOR ADMITTING SHE CLONE HER AS A MADONNA MIMIC..SO THIS CHEAP GENERIC RIPOFF IS NOTHING MORE THEN THAT MANUFACTURED BY HER LABEL

  • http://www.tarotworldtour.wordpress.com John Lett

    It is quite a battle to stay in conversation in the teen market. Working with Nicki Minaj is unfortunate given that that band is based on keeping people of color down and in stereotypical roles (consuming, boyfriends generating income from shady business, etc.). Unfortunately, more lofty ambitions to do not sell, but at least there is “Masterpiece” to show that there is a more dignified core underneath. -”tarotworldtour.wordpress.com”

  • addel

    ah? hahah

  • johnny

    You guys are rude, i think the people who voted in the poll were all haters! Lady gaga is original, Madonna doesn’t wear those outfits and all that. She probable doesn’t evem write a lot of songs. Whatever, I’d say Adele and Katy are overrated. dont pay attention to this poll…

    • Jason

      Actually, Madonna has written most of her songs and melodies. She has kept a written journal over the past 35 years or so, with lyrics, poems, and such.

    • Are You Stupid ?

      “Lady gaga” is not original at all. Anyone who says that has no culture.

    • Jith

      Obviously……….Lady Gaga has to wear something new and dumb every hour to distract ppls attention from her bad singing and dancing.
      I decided how dumb she is when she replied ” it’s the best achivement of my carear” when asked what she think of knocking off the 1000th Billboard no1 with BTW.
      Can a person be more dumb?

  • jonas

    Sad to see so many people fail to understand that Gaga’s originality lies in her power to heal her fans of pain. You can say what you want. But Gaga is deeper than the current pop.

    I really thought Madonna’s “Give me all your luvin’” would be more than it is.
    But it shows Madonna is the Queen of pop…the queen of bubblegum pop that sadly is what dominates the average teenager’s mind.

    And please try to actually watch some interviews with gaga, she is not and never will be the bitch you all think she is.

    • Jason

      Apparently you have never heard such songs as Paradise (Not For Me), Easy Ride, X-static Process, My Secret Garden, Gone, Nobody’s Perfect, Future Lovers, Waiting, and countless others. Madonna has TONS of songs that would never see the light of Top 40 (thank God). If you think she’s just “bubblegum” pop then you are sorely misinformed of Madonna and her art. Oh and everything Gaga is trying to pass of today as “edgy”- Madonna did like 20 years ago.

      • Are You Stupid ?

        “Oh and everything Gaga is trying to pass of today as “edgy”- Madonna did like 20 years ago.”

        Exactly.

        It’s extremely weird that “Lady Gaga’s” fans think all she does is new.

        When it’s the opposite.

    • Are You Stupid ?

      An unoriginal serial plagiariser is a bitch. And her music is generic as can be.

      If she heals, then ok, but howcome are so many of her fans up their own asses, bullies and culturally absolutely clueless ?

      Answer that question to yourself

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