Singer Lady Gaga has landed an official position at the White House, with US President Joe Biden appointing the singer as co-chairman of the Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The official statement said Gaga had won 13 Grammy awards, making her “one of the most commercially successful female musicians in history”.
The White House also recalled that the singer has been included in Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s most powerful women, as well as Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In addition, the famous performer is actively involved in charity work and public campaigns. For example, at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Lady Gaga hosted a TV concert in favour of the Solidarity and Response Fund of the World Health Organisation COVID-19. She also actively supported Joe Biden during his election campaign and performed at his inauguration, where she sang the US national anthem.
The other co-chairman of the committee is the producer Bruce Cohen. He won an Oscar for American Beauty and also worked on the films Harvey Milk, Silver Linings Playbook and Big Fish.
The Committee on the Arts and the Humanities was created in 1982. It advises the head of the White House on cultural policy. Its members include renowned artists, scholars and philanthropists who have “demonstrated a commitment to supporting the arts and humanities.” The members of this committee are appointed personally by the President of the United States.