With her trademark powerhouse voice and penchant for futuristic pseudo-pop tunes, colorful music clip narratives and cult clothing choices—ranging from hardly-there underpant ensembles to that meat dress—Lady Gaga is undoubtedly the pop culture and music icon of today’s generation.

She’s racked up a cool 15 million album sales, 1.3 billion combined hits online for all her music videos, 16.5 million Twitter followers (putting her at number one in the world)—not to mention other genius social media forays into Tumblr and her own Gagaville game—as well as a recently released book by famed photographer Terry Richardson.

To commemorate the Lady’s DVD release of her Monster Ball show at Madison Square Garden, we celebrate Lady Gaga’s journey from early days to established idol in a video tribute.