Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".

Lady GagaLady Gaga will receive the Contemporary Icon Award.

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Gaga will be presented with the award at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. The event will be held in Manhattan in the Marriott Marquis Hotel on 19th June. 

The Contemporary Icon Award is new from the Hall and the first ever to be presented. In fact, as the Fame President and CEO Linda Moran revealed, the award was "created with Lady Gaga in mind". 

"She has enjoyed monumental popularity on the charts, on radio, TV and the Internet, not to mention the continuous press coverage she has generated," Moran explained in a statement, as the Economic Times reports. 

The Songwriters Hall of Fame, founded in 1969, has honoured such singers as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Phil Collins and Elton John. This year's Johnny Mercer Award and the Hal David Starlight Award will go to Van Morrison and Fun.'s Nate Ruess, respectively. 

In other Lady Gaga news, the 29-year-old singer will be starring in the upcoming American Horror story series, American Horror Story: Hotel. Although we're still in the dark about her character, AHS creator Ryan Murphy promises she will "shock" viewers, as MTV reports. She will also be working "extensively" with White Collar star Matt Bomer, who is returning to the series after featuring in American Horror Story: Freak Show.

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