Lady Gaga to deliver SXSW Music keynote

This Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 photo released by NBC shows Lady Gaga performing during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)
This Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 photo released by NBC shows Lady Gaga performing during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Little Monsters take note. Not only is Lady Gaga going to perform, she will be delivering the 2014 SXSW Music keynote speech.

The keynote conversation, to be led by John Norris of Fuse, takes place on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Austin.

Lady Gaga’s contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst fifteen nominations, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards amongst twenty-six nominations, and the estimated sale of 27 million albums and 130 million singles worldwide. The annual keynote is one of the most highly anticipated events at SXSW, and with this Lady Gaga joins an impressive roster of past keynote speakers including such music legends as Lou Reed, Dave Grohl, and Bruce Springsteen.

Lady Gaga’s keynote will be open to Music and Platinum registrants and Showcasing Artists with wristbands, and follows her prior night’s performance on the Doritos #BoldStage at Austin’s legendary Stubb’s benefitting the Born This Way Foundation.

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