Lady Gaga Is the Undisputed Queen of Remix Albums

Lady Gaga at the MTV VMAs in 2020.
Lady Gaga at the MTV VMAs in 2020. Photo by Courtesy of MTV/ViacomCBS/Shutterstock (10761136bc)

Many pop stars tried and failed to make waves with their remix albums—and then there’s Lady Gaga. She recently rocked our world with Dawn of Chromatica, but did you know this isn’t even her first remix album?

Dawn of Chromatica hit the shelves on September 3rd, over a year after she shared her sixth studio album with the world. The original Chromatica featured contributions from Ariana Grande, Blackpink, and Elton John—all of which were included on the remix album—but she also invited several more people to join in the fun.

Arca hopped on “Rain on Me” remix, while Coucou Chloe helped Gaga come up with a new version of the lead single “Stupid Love”, but that’s just the beginning. Acclaimed alternative artists Rina Sawayama and Charlie XCX were also among Gaga’s contributors on this record.

Releasing a remix album wasn’t Gaga’s way of embracing a new trend since she’s been doing this for quite some time. Her breakout album The Fame from 2008 was followed by The Remix, which went on to become one of the bestselling remix albums of all time. Born This Way was also followed by a remix album, featuring the likes of The Weeknd and Foster the People.