Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle both hail from working class backgrounds.

Lady Gaga has called Susan Boyle "my woman of the year" for achieving "more in this year than most artists will in a lifetime."

She also stated, "This time last year nobody even knew who she was and now she is knocking the world's most established artists off the album and singles charts."

Lady Gaga stated, "Our styles are different. I don't know if we could work together, but never say never. It would be great to work with somebody of that talent."

Good for Gaga and the two have far more in common than you might believe at first glance. Lady Gaga is really Stefani Germanotta, a working class Italian kid from Yonkers New York, just  north of the Bronx. Despite her glam rock image she knows how incredibly difficult it was to break into the big time.

She has a deep understanding of where Susan Boyle, another working class lady, is coming from and the incredible obstacles she overcame to become a star.

Lady Gaga is telling the truth about Susan, fully understanding the amazing voyage she has made as Lady Gaga made the same trip in a different way. The former convent school girl is now the hottest rock act since Madonna, but even she cannot outsell Susan Boyle at the moment.

The fact that she acknowledges that and Susan's extraordinary journey is a feather in her cap.