Lady Gaga opens the 2011 MTV VMAs by performing her hit “You and I”. She surprised audiences at the Nokia Theatre as dressing in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone and playing piano for the great song. However, people might feel sleepy during her spoken-word part.
Particularly, Queen guitarist Brian May joined the controversial singer on stage.
This year, she seems to invest time on her performance, instead of crazy outfits like meat dress or the egg.
At the 2010 MTV VMAs, Lady Gaga also made something special after emerging from an egg to play a solid version of “Born this Way”.
Lady Gaga dresses like a man as performing her hit “You and I”
She performs on the stage with her dancers
Lady Gaga is joined by Queen guitarist Brian May on stage
“You and I” is Gaga's latest single, coming off as a cross between Beyonce and Def Leppard
During the red carpet pre-show, Lady Gaga was announced to be the winner of Best Video with a Message for “Born this Way”. “I'm really proud of the 'Born This Way' video, and for it to be nominated is an absolute honor.” she earlier told MTV News.
Lady Gaga poses on the red carpet of the 2011 MTV VMAs
Written by Lady Gaga and Jeppe Laursen and released as the album's lead single on February 11, 2011, the “Born this Way” singer has got positive reviews from critics, who praised the anthemic nature of the song.
It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the 1000th number one single in the charts history. Particularly, the hit is sold over 448,000 digital downloads in the United States, making it the most downloaded song in the first week by a female artist.
She completes her red-carpet look with tone-sur-tone purse and shoes
Lady Gaga also won another Moonman for Best Female Video - “Born this Way”, surpassing Adele - “Rolling In The Deep”, Katy Perry – “Firework”, Beyonce - “Run The World (Girls)” and Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”.
Lady Gaga performs in the “Born this Way” video