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News |  24 Apr 2015 17:15 |  By IANS

Lady Gaga to be honoured with Contemporary Icon Award

MUMBAI: Lady Gaga will be honoured with the Contemporary Icon Award, which is given to an artist "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".

The 'Born This Way' singer is set to receive the first ever Contemporary Icon Award at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event, which will take place on 19 June at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.

Hall Of Fame President and CEO Linda Moran says the Grammy winning singer inspired the award, reports

"It could be said that this honour was created with Lady Gaga in mind. She has enjoyed monumental popularity on the charts, on radio, TV and the Internet, not to mention the continuous press coverage she has generated," Moran said in a statement.

In addition to singing, Gaga wrote some of her most iconic hits, including ‘Poker Face, 'Just Dance' and 'Applause'.