Spotted: Lady Gaga Celebrates Success In Los Angeles

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Fresh off her triumphant performance in front of tens of thousands of people in Chicago’s Grant Park at Lollapalooza, Lady Gaga brought her Monster Ball tour to sunny Los Angeles, where she descended on the Staples Center for an energetic, lively show that is typical of the world-beating New Yorker. But Wednesday night’s (August 11) version of the Monster Ball did include one special element, as Gaga was presented with a plaque celebrating her incredible sales figures (she has moved over 13 million albums and 51 million singles — a truly staggering set of accomplishments). Of course, she doesn’t let money get in the way of the Monster Ball message: “Tonight, I want you to free yourselves, forget your insecurities,” she told the crowd, which included celebrity blogger and friend Perez Hilton and fellow pop goddess and admirer Britney Spears.

Gaga wasn’t the only star making it happen, as Justin Bieber thrilled his teenage crowd during a concert in Nashville and Lady Antebellum brought their rootsy country tunes to a show at Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 400 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Adam Lambert, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Shakira and the Jonas Brothers!