Lady Gaga Performs ‘Born This Way’ Tracks For BBC Radio 1’s “Big Weekend”

Becky Bain | May 16, 2011 8:49 am

While we’re patiently waiting til 1 p.m. PST for Lady Gaga’s new single “Hair” to drop on iTunes, we can bask in a few performances of tracks from the rest of her new album, Born This Way. The singer kicked off her set at BBC’s Radio 1 “Big Weekend” by emerging from a coffin with an enormous pregnant belly, which is still somehow less disturbing than hatching from an egg. Watch the three-headed Mama Monster bust out “Born This Way”, “Judas”, and an incredibly moving acoustic version of “The Edge Of Glory”.

Gaga began with “Born This Way”, rising from the dead decked out in leather maternity wear. The bun in the oven was fake, of course, but this reassures us that if Gaga is ever with child, she’ll still know how to work a stage.

“Born This Way”

More impressive than her faux pregnancy strut on “Born This Way” was her gorgeous, stripped down (and sax-less) version of her new single, “The Edge Of Glory”. “I was told not to do this, but I don’t give a shit,” she said before performing the song anyway.

“The Edge Of Glory”


Over the weekend, the pop star wasn’t just thrilling audiences – she was breaking records. Gaga has now surpassed 10 million followers on Twitter, the first Twitter user to do so, beating Justin Bieber and his Beliebers to the punch.

“10MillionMonsters! I’m speechless, we did it! Its an illness how I love you. Leaving London smiling,” she tweeted.

Congrats, Gaga! Time to treat yourself and buy yourself another baffling hat.