Today is my favorite tech-obsessed performance artist's 24th birthday! It's been an unprecedented year for Lady Gaga, who shocked audiences with her performances and over-the-top clothes and makeup while carving out a lucrative spot for herself among some of the tech world's biggest names. While she seems to be having some health issues lately, here's hoping she rests up, stays well, and enjoys her birthday celebration. We spent an hour at Sugar HQ thinking up the perfect cocktail to toast the birthday girl — may I recommend a Vampire Kiss?
Take a look at some of my favorite Gaga stories from the last year — I recommend blasting "Bad Romance" in the background while doing so. I refuse to disclose how many times I listened to it while pulling together this slideshow. Enjoy!