Lady Gaga crowned AP's Entertainer of the Year
Pop icon Lady Gaga has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Associated Press (AP).
Her triumph was down to 135 ballots that were submitted by the U.S. news agencies that make up the AP's well-respected membership after both national editors and broadcasters were asked which personality had the most influence over culture and entertainment in 2011.
25-year-old Gaga issued a statement on the fantastic result and thanked both her fans and the world's media for their constant support and recognition:
"I am humbled and honored to be named 'Entertainer of The Year' by The Associated Press. My deepest gratitude to the broadcasters and journalists who've supported me over the years, and in turn, are now supporting the loves of my life: my fans. Thank you for believing in 'Born This Way.' May you continue to brave the dreams of Showbiz."
According to Billboard.com, previous winners have included 30 Rock's Tina Fey, actress Betty White and Taylor Swift.
Watch the first part of a very recent interview with the sensational performer below:
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