Inside Lady Gaga's Surprise Performance In London

by Stephanie Maida · December 9, 2013

    Last night, Lady Gaga and Belvedere Vodka returned to Annabel’s for an intimate performance of songs from the Grammy Award-winning artist’s new album ARTPOP, released in November. In 2011, the music and fashion icon held a similar private performance to launch Born This Way and both Belvedere Vodka and Annabel’s were thrilled to welcome her back.

    To celebrate the launch of the chart-topping ARTPOP album and the third anniversary of Belvedere Vodka’s partnership with (RED), Lady Gaga performed new tracks in front of an intimate crowd at one of London’s most prestigious member’s clubs, Annabel’s. The event supported the (BELVEDERE)RED Special Edition bottle which raises proceeds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financier of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

    [Lady Gaga]

    Lady Gaga performed her ARTPOP, Poker Face, Dope and Do What U Want tracks, three from her new album, for the many VIP guests in attendance including Adele, Sting and Trudie Styler, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emma Watson, Bar Rafaeli, Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Jessie J, Chelsea Davy, Boris Becker, Bryan Ferry, Hayley Atwell, Michael McIntyre, Emile Sande, Tinie Tempah, Christopher Kane, Natalie Massenet, Arizona Muse, Richard E Grant, Philip Treacy, Suki Waterhouse, Sally Greene, Nicky Haslam, Irina Ambromavich, James Blunt, and Sofia Wellesley.

    "I think it is very important to join the fight against Aids and HIV and think it is wonderful that belvedere and Annabel's are supporting and had this event this evening,” said Lady Gaga. “The more we can educate people the more we control the problem. I think it is really wonderful they are involved and think all major corporations should join the fight."

    [Bar Refaeli] [Eddie Redmayne]

    Throughout the evening guests enjoyed Belvedere specialty cocktails and following Lady Gaga’s performance, rising pop star, Charli XCX, entertained guests with a special DJ set that carried on into the early morning hours.

    [Jessie J] [Adele]

    [Emma Watson, Douglas Booth] [Jonathan Rhys Meyers]

    [Trudie Styler, Sting] [Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sande]

    [Images courtesy of Belvedere Vodka]