Few new artists in recent years have made an impact on the pop music scene as quickly as [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist], who won the Best New Artist VMA this September. But her catchy #1 hits and unpredictable performances aren't enough to make her eligible for the new artist category at next year's Grammy Awards.
According to Variety, because her song "Just Dance" was nominated for best dance recording at this year's Grammy Awards, regulations state that the singer can't be placed on the ballot as a new artist this January. She lost the Grammy last year to Daft Punk for their song "Harder Better Faster Stronger."
Recently, Gaga sat down with MTV News to discuss the onslaught of accolades she's received in the last year since breaking out on the scene as a leotard-wearing disco queen with her album The Fame and then elevating her act to avant-garde performance art.
"[I also want something that] isn't this Hollywood kind of future that we imagine all pop stars go to," explained Gaga, whose The Fame Monster rerelease comes out on Monday. "I have to find my own space. I try to reject all of that. I try to stay internal and just focus on myself."