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Lady Gaga lands birthday icon honor

Lady Gaga had an extra special reason to celebrate her birthday on Monday (28Mar11) - she was unveiled as the recipient of a top honor at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards.

The Paparazzi hitmaker and equal rights activist, who turned 25 on Monday, will be presented with the Always Next, Forever Now accolade at Logo TV's annual ceremony on 7 April (11).

The prize is handed to pop culture icons who continually impress fans with their daring style and push boundaries with their talents. Previous honorees include Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.

Lady Gaga's award comes three years after she made her TV debut at the annual show, performing her hit song Just Dance for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-friendly network.

Dave Mace, Logo's Senior Vice President of Original Programming, says, "We knew the moment Lady Gaga made her inaugural television appearance on our first 'NewNowNext Awards' back in 2008, she was destined for big things.

"All throughout her whirlwind rise, she's remained a friend to Logo and we're honored to have her back on the show. Simply put, she rocks our world."

But Lady Gaga will not be able to attend the ceremony in person - she will accept the award via satellite as she continues her Monster Ball tour.

The NewNowNext Awards will air on 11 April (11).

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