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boiMAG.com "I Was Born This Way" Lady Gaga

When it was originally released in 2011, Born This Way shattered records around the world. To date, the album has more than 5.8 billion global streams, 5.2 million physical albums sold, and 31 million digital tracks sold. Born This Way was Lady Gaga’s first #1 album and it debuted at #1 in 25 countries. It was named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and is Certified 4X Platinum in the U.S.

The City of West Hollywood, and its Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath has officially declared May 23rd as “Born This Way Day” and is celebrating with a street painting on Robertson Blvd in tribute to the LGBTQIA+ community and the album. Mayor Horvath also presented a Key to the City to Lady Gaga with a note of thanks: “Thank you for encouraging us to love ourselves and be proud!” Concurrent with the unveiling of the colorful street painting is the kickoff of Pride season in West Hollywood with the annual One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (www. WeHo.org/pride), which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30).

The Haus of Gaga has put together a series of surprises that has been rolling out over this month of June to celebrate 10 years of the album, the community of fans around the world, and of course Lady Gaga herself. The anniversary celebration will include a very special collection of tracks from the album reimagined by prominent artists from the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, as well as various partnerships, products, and merchandise that will be announced shortly. In addition, the Born This Way Foundation is working closely with New York and Youth Pride, sending goods and monetary donations along with notes of kindness to LGBTQIA+ centers across the United States to assist in their Pride celebrations.

It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M Just put your paws up ‘Cause you were Born This Way, Baby

My mama told me when I was young We are all born superstars

She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on In the glass of her boudoir

“There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are”

She said, “’Cause he made you perfect, babe”

“So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far, Listen to me when I say” I’m beautiful in my way ‘Cause God makes no mistakes I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Don’t hide yourself in regret Just love yourself and you’re set I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Oh there ain’t no other way Baby I was born this way, Baby I was born this way

Oh there ain’t no other way, Baby I was born I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Give yourself prudence And love your friends Subway kid, rejoice your truth In the religion of the insecure I must be my self, respect my youth A different lover is not a sin Believe capital H-I-M (Hey hey hey) I love my life I love this record and Mi amore vole fe yah (Love needs faith) I’m beautiful in my way ‘Cause God makes no mistakes

I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way Don’t hide yourself in regret Just love yourself and you’re set I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen

Whether you’re broke or evergreen You’re black, white, beige, chola descent You’re Lebanese, you’re orient Whether life’s disabilities Left you outcast, bullied, or teased Rejoice and love yourself today ‘Cause baby you were born this way

No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track baby, I was born to survive. No matter black, white or beige Chola or orient made, I’m on the right track baby, I was born to be brave.

I’m beautiful in my way ‘Cause God makes no mistakes I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Don’t hide yourself in regret Just love yourself and you’re set I’m on the right track, baby I was born this way

Same D.N.A., But born this way Same D.N.A. But born this way

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