Say what you will about Lady Gaga, but she certainly knows how to put on the show! The pop star -- who is busy promoting her new album, Born This Way -- kicked off "Good Morning America's" Summer Concert Series with a performance in Central Park Friday morning. Thousands of Gaga's "Little Monsters" gathered -- some who began camping out for three days before the concert! -- and watched as the "Poker Face" singer ziplined her way to the stage.
After opening the show with "Bad Romance," Gaga sat down for a chat with "GMA's" Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. "I love my fans," Gaga said. "They're my family, for sure. It's an absolute dream to play here in Central Park. I grew up five blocks from here. And just to see this many people here to listen to my music makes me feel so blessed."
The singer went on to perform four more tunes from her new album, including "Born This Way," which she says is about "being yourself and loving who you are and being proud," "Judas," "Hair," and "Edge," which she penned for her grandfather who passed away last September.
Interestingly enough, Lady Gaga -- who Forbes named the most powerful person in entertainment thanks to the $91 million she earned over the past 12 months and her 32 million Facebook fans and 9.5 million Twitter followers -- says she performs simply because she loves music. She's not looking for fame or fortune. (Yeah, right!) When asked what she would be doing if she weren't "Lady Gaga," the artist -- whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta -- responded, "I would still be a singer. I just wouldn't be famous. I don't do it for the money. That'd be miserable if I just gave up because no one bought my music."
Well, that's not something she currently has to worry about. "Born This Way" crashed Amazon's website when it was released Tuesday, and is projected to sell about 1 million copies in its first week!