The Fame is the debut studio album by American recording artist Lady Gaga. It was released on August 19, 2008 by Interscope Records. After writing songs for several established acts, Gaga released this album. The main theme of the songs is about how anyone can feel famous like a celebrity.
Musically, the album drew inspiration from ’80s electropop and synthpop while incorporating dance music and clear hooks.
The album went to number-one in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland. In the United States the album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Worldwide, the album has sold over 12 million copies
On December 2, 2009, The Fame was nominated for six Grammy Awards and won Best Dance Recording for “Poker Face”. The album was nominated for Album of the Year, and won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards. On February 16, 2010, it won Best International Album at the 2010 BRIT Awards