Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga feels “extremely unaccomplished” as a songwriter despite having a string of hits to her name. Collecting the Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction and Awards gala on Thursday, Gaga said: “I feel that I have a lot of work to do, as personally, I feel extremely unaccomplished as a songwriter.
“As my heroes have done some things that I can only dream of, I feel very in my infancy as a writer, and I think you for just … at this point in my career, I’ve had some ups, I’ve had some downs, I’ve had some in-betweens – that you’ve chosen to honor me for the only thing I know I have, which is my heartbeat, which is that I write songs.”
The 29-year-old star also thanked her close friend and collaborator Tony Bennett as well as Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry, who performed a slowed-down version of her track “Bad Romance” as she took to the stage, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: “I’m so grateful because (Tony is) always looking out for me. And I’m very honored that he was here tonight to present this award to me.
“And I’m very honoured that Linda Perry was here, and I consider them to be true and two huge influences in my life that I hope anyone that’s here that a true dream has been made come true because these artists supported another artist, and I’m very grateful that I’m here.”