Melbourne, (ANI): Radio jock Kyle Sandilands, one of the judges on Aussie version of The X Factor, has claimed that he is solely responsible for launching the career of international pop star, Lady Gaga.
"I was the first person to hit play on a CD of a Lady Gaga song (on radio) anywhere in the world," News.com.au quoted him as telling The Courier-Mail. "It took off here (Australia) and then New Zealand, bled through Asia, into Europe and I think we were on our third or fourth single before America even rebut her first song and put a rap in it and said, 'We'll give it a go'."
Sandilands said he first heard Lady Gaga's hit album The Fame in a 'record guy's car' while in America. "I was like 'who's this?' and he said, 'Some Lady Gaga, Radio Gaga or something', and I was like, 'Every single song on this is like a hit song'; he was like, 'That's what I think but radio's just not interested, it hasn't taken off," he said. “Her album was out for like six months. No one in America was playing it. Australians were the first people to really break her. I was the first person to play her," he added.