Lady Gaga to receive first Contemporary Icon Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame

Organisation says the singer has "attained an iconic status in pop culture"

Lady Gaga will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The pop star has been selected as a performing songwriter who, according to a statement released by the organisation, “has attained an iconic status in pop culture”. Gaga will receive the honour on June 19.

While the 29-year-old has a hand writing most of her songs, including ‘Poker Face’, ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘Just Dance’, she’s recently been branching out. Her latest album ‘Cheek to Cheek’ with Tony Bennett saw the pair perform all covers, while the singer has recently been focusing on her acting career.

Gaga is to star in Season Five of American Horror Story, the spooky US TV series co-created by Glee‘s Ryan Murphy, and just this week it was revealed that Columbia Pictures executive Lauren Abrahams had earmarked her to provide the voice to iconic animated character Betty Boop in an upcoming movie.

In leaked Sony emails obtained in last year’s cyber attack, Abrahams stated that the film will be an “animated live action hybrid”, although she did confess to be not completely sold on the idea: “Not sure really who it’s for in a big mainstream way”.