Alejandro by Lady Gaga
"Alejandro" is a song by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It is the third single from her third extended play (EP), and second major release The Fame Monster (2009). Co-written and produced by RedOne, it is composed as a mid-tempo Europop song with an uplifting melody, where Gaga sings about bidding farewell to her lovers. It was inspired by Gaga's "Fear of Sex Monster". Critics noted it to be heavily influenced by pop groups like ABBA and Ace of Base, and predominantly gave positive reviews for it. "Alejandro" charted on the UK Singles Chart prior to its official release, and reached the top-five on the Hungarian Singles Chart due to download sales from the album. It also charted in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States—where it became her seventh successive single to reach the top-ten of the Billboard Hot 100. The song also topped the Finnish, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian charts. Gaga performed "Alejandro" on both legs of The Monster Ball Tour, where she portrayed a threesome scene with her dancers. The song was also performed on the ninth season of American Idol on May 5, 2010. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American pop singer-songwriter. She began performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side in 2003 and enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution. Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which was a commercial success and achieved international popularity with the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". The album reached number one on the record charts of six countries, accomplished positions within the top-ten worldwide, and topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart while simultaneously peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.