Lady Gaga: ”Born This Way’ was inspired by Madonna and Prince’

Singer also talks up German house music and Whitney Houston as influences for her new LP

Lady Gaga has said that Madonna, Prince and German house music were all key influences in the making of her new album ‘Born This Way’.

Speaking to NME TV in an interview which you can see this week, Lady Gaga said: “I was thinking about Madonna, she was a big inspiration and I was thinking about Prince when I was writing. There’s the industrial sound of German house music too. Whitney Houston‘s on there too, especially on ‘Marry The Night’.”

The singer also said she’s almost certainly going to name her new world tour ‘Born This Way Ball: Monster Ball III’ as she did not want to abandon the name ‘Monster Ball’.

You can watch the full interview on NME TV, which is on Sky channel number 382 and FreeSat channel number 516. It will be shown on Saturday (June 11) at 11am (BST) and then again on Tuesday (June 14) at 2pm and Thursday (June 16) at 4pm.


‘Born This Way’ is currently Number One in the UK albums chart and has so far managed to achieve a similar feat in over 28 different countries.