LOS ANGELES — [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] marked her third performance at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre — just three days after taking on both opening and closing set duties at the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" — as she headlined KIIS-FM's 2011 Jingle Ball on Saturday night.
It was at the Grammy concert earlier in the week that she picked up three nominations: Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year (her third nod in that category). Notice a trend going on here?
MTV News caught up with Mother Monster exclusively backstage at Jingle Ball about what this trifecta of Grammy nods means to her.
"I was just so happy and I feel so blessed," Gaga told us. "And, you know, to be nominated for my album three years in a row for the body of work means more than anything because I'm a songwriter. And to be appreciated as a songwriter and be able to call up my buddies who helped me write this album [Born This Way] and helped me produce this record, and sort of all have our first moment together, it meant a lot to me and it still does. I'm very happy."
But the "Marry the Night" singer, who was flawlessly decked out in her best Audrey Hepburn ensemble on Saturday, had a hard time deciding which nom meant the most to her.
"Well, Album of the Year and Pop [Vocal] Album ... both mean a lot to me," LG said. "I mean, they all three do. I'm 25! Four years ago, I was dancing on the bar, so [I'm] pretty happy to be here."
And there were thousands of fans inside the Nokia Theatre who were happy to have Gaga there too. Being a holiday show and all, Gaga got in the gifting spirit early by giving the crowd a slight glimpse of what her upcoming 2012 tour might look like.
"It's going to have the feeling of it in some ways," Gaga said. "It's hard to explain, it's very different aesthetics. But the vision of the show tonight is sort of a continuation of this junkyard motorcycle gang mixed with a dark Christmas. So it's going to be a great show and I'm excited. We worked really hard on it and I can't wait to see all of the fans tonight."
One thing lacking onstage was Gaga's "Olympic-sized moon" that she joked was just too large to bring out. Little Monsters will just have to wait for her full arena tour next year to see it in all its glory.
Supporting Gaga on the bill at this year's Jingle Ball show were David Guetta, Gym Class Heroes, Flo Rida, Taio Cruz, Sean Paul, Big Time Rush and Karmin.
Are you looking forward to catching Gaga on tour in 2012? Tell us in the comments!