Lady Gaga

Biography

Lady Gaga (born Joanne Stefani Germanotta, 28.3.1986)
Lady Gaga is an American singer and songwriter. She started working for Interscope Records when she was 20 years old, writing songs for Pussycat Dolls, among others.

Lady Gaga: Net worth
Lady Gaga has earnings of $33 million (Forbes 2014).

Lady Gaga: Childhood
Lady Gaga was born in Yonkers, New York. Her parents are Italian and she attended a private school, the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart. Previous pupils of the school include Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Caroline Kennedy.
She started to learn piano as a young child and wrote her first ballad when she was 13 years old. By 14, she was performing at open mic nights and at 17, she earned early admission as a music student to the Tisch School of Arts at New York University. She is one of only 20 people in the world to have ever done so.
Lady Gaga performed in a number of bands, such as SGBand and Mackin Pulsifer, playing venues on the Lower East Side. She soon decided to break away from rock 'n' roll music, and began performing in burlesque shows.

Lady Gaga: Musical career
Lady Gaga got her name when the producer Rob Fusari compared her vocal style to that of Freddie Mercury and took the nickname from the Queen song 'Radio Gaga'. It was Fusari that helped her to write some of her early hits, including 'Disco Heaven', 'Dirty Ice Cream' and 'Beautiful, Dirty, Rich'.
Lady Gaga was briefly signed to Def Jam but the working relationship was terminated after just a few months. In 2008, she was signed to Interscope Records. She has been contracted to write songs for a number of high profile pop acts, including Britney Spears, New Kids On the Block and Fergie from Black Eyed Peas.
Akon recognized Lady Gaga's vocal talent when she laid down guide vocals for tracks that she had written for one of his acts. Akon introduced her to RedOne, who produced her debut album. The first track that they produced together was a mash-up of AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' and Mötley Crüe's 'Girls, Girls, Girls'.
In 2007, Lady Gaga performed her act Lady Gaga and The Starlight Revue - with performance artist Lady Starlight - at the Lollapalooza festival.
The following year, Gaga moved to Los Angeles and worked on the completion of her debut album, The Fame. She works with a collective of artists, clothes designers, stage designers and sound artists, under the collective name 'Haus of Gaga'.
The first single to be released from The Fame was 'Just Dance', which reached number one in five different countries. This was followed with 'Poker Face', which went one better and reached number one in six countries. Lady Gaga's first concert tour was with the newly-reformed New Kids On The Block.
Despite having secured a record deal with a branch of Interscope Records, there were some company executives who were concerned that her sound and image were too dance-orientated and too racy for the mainstream. Her response was "My name is Lady Gaga, I've been on the music scene for years, and I'm telling you, this is what's next."
She was proved right, as her debut album The Fame has sold over 4 million copies in the USA alone. After touring in support of The Pussycat Dolls, Lady Gaga embarked on her first headline tour, The Fame Ball Tour, which ran from March to September 2009.
Whilst on tour, she also wrote a collection of eight songs, released under the title The Fame Monster. The debut single from this album, 'Bad Romance' was a number one in 18 countries across the globe. She became the first artist to have three singles pass the four million mark in digital sales. She also won the coveted Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Her next single, 'Telephone', featured Beyonce Knowles and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The video for the single, which referenced the movie Kill Bill: Vol. 1 attracted a great deal of attention for its overt sexuality, product placement and outlandish costumes. Her following single, 'Alejandro' attracted negative attention from the Catholic church for its apparently blasphemous content.
As The Fame Monster received such a positive response, Lady Gaga swiftly headed back out on tour, with The Monster Ball Tour, which eventually ran for a year and a half. She also performed at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance in London, where she sang 'Speechless', in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. The following January, she performed at the Grammy Awards, performing a duet with Elton John.
Lady Gaga's third major release, Born This Way saw the light of day in May 2011. She fused a number of different styles on the album and its lead single was the popular 'Born This Way'. A duet between Lady Gaga and Elton John, entitled 'Hello Hello' featured in the film Gnomio & Juliet.
Gaga went on to release 'Judas', 'The Edge of Glory' and 'Hair' before releasing the album. She then released 'You and I' and 'Marry the Night' as singles after the album was in the shops. She also recorded a jazz version of 'the Lady Is A Tramp', with Tony Bennett. She attended the MTV Video Music Awards dressed as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone.
ARTPOP was released universally on 11th November 2013, part of the promotion included the world's first 'Flying Dress', also know as Volantis.
To promote 'ArtPOP', Gaga embarked on her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour. During that time she also made her feature film debut in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills' opposite Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez. She also made a cameo in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'.
Gaga worked with Tony Bennett on a collaborative jazz album called 'Cheek to Cheek', released in 2014.
Lady Gaga has been involved in various charitable endeavours including LGBT rights campaigns and setting up her Born This Way Foundation which aims to help young people with confidence issues.

Lady Gaga: Personal life
Lady Gaga has been noted for her shocking behaviour throughout her career. From her elaborate outfits - that once included a dress made from raw meat - to going clothing-less altogether, she has grabbed headlines in the past few years based on her unique creativity. She caused controversy in the UK with violent theatrics on stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, which came only days after a brutal mass murder in the north of England and she was accused of glorifying bulemia by employing vomit artist Millie Brown to throw up on her during her 2014 SXSW performance.
Gaga has previously dated music producer Rob Fusari who worked with her professionally at the start of her career. She is currently in a relationship with actor and model Taylor Kinney.
After the release of her single 'Poker Face', she revealed that it written in regards to her bisexuality.
Gaga was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus but she claims she is not affected by the symptons.
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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - But Beautiful [Studio Video]

13th October 2014 -

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'But Beautiful' is the tenth and penultimate track from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's duet album, 'Cheek to Cheek', and is seen here as part of a recorded live studio session. The album was released...

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek Album Review

9th October 2014 -

 Review

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2nd October 2014 -

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Tony Bennett will be celebrating hitting the top spot of the US billboard charts this weekend, beating his own record for the oldest living artist to earn a number one album. The 88 year old...

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Scores Number 1 Album With 'Cheek To Cheek'

2nd October 2014 -

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One of the less likely musical match-ups in pop music history has caught the public’s imagination. Pop superstar Lady Gaga’s collaboration album Cheek To Cheek with legendary crooner Tony Bennett has entered the Billboard chart...

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

30th September 2014 -

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While on stage at Jazz at Lincoln Centre, Lady Gaga gave a live performance of her jazz-infused cover of Cher's 1966 single, 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'. The performance came as part of...

Lady Gaga - Anything Goes (Live From Brussels)

30th September 2014 -

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While in Brussels, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett gave a performance of the first single off their September 2014 collaborative album, 'Cheek to Cheek'. The single is a jazz cover of Cole Porter's 'Anything Goes'...

Lady Gaga "Didn't Want To Sing Anymore" Until Tony Bennett "Saved" Her

13th September 2014 -

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Infamously eccentric Lady Gaga and smooth aged crooner Tony Bennett may appear to make unlikely friends, but in recent interviews the two have expressed their great affection for one another and close bond. The pair...

Damien Rice Teams Up With Rick Rubin On His Long-Awaited Third Album [Listen To My Favourite Faded Fantasy]

9th September 2014 -

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Eight years after the release of his acclaimed number one second album '9', Damien Rice is returning with a new record entitled 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' - and from what we've heard, the result looks...

Lady Gaga Shares Week Of Romance With Taylor Kinney On Instagram

7th September 2014 -

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Lady Gaga and her boyfriend of three years Taylor Kinney appear to have taken their relationship to the next level as the pair have been seen glued to each other's side at two events this...

Lady Gaga Jazzes Up New York Fashion Week And Drops A Few Expletives Along The Way

6th September 2014 -

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Word to the wise, do not speak when Lady Gaga is performing. Sure if you're attending a sold out Monster's Ball tour show, she probably wont be able to hear you exchanging a few words...

Lady Gaga - I Can't Give You Anything But Love

26th August 2014 -

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The music studio video for Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet's collaboration, 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love', shows off the strong chemistry between the two singers as they worked on the song. The video...

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

21st August 2014 -

 Movie Review

It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth the wait because the technical advancements make this second triptych...

Win A Pair Of Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones From Beats By Dre

21st August 2014 -

 Review

Welcome all you eagle-eyed freebie spotters to our latest competition where you could win a pair of Beats by Dre headphones designed by Lady Gaga.We have an excellent pair of Heartbeats 2.0 earphones in white...

Six Of The Worst Grammatically Incorrect Song Lyrics

20th August 2014 -

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Everybody loves a good pop song, but sometimes you can’t help but cringe when the lyrics are just bad beyond comprehension. Pop obviously isn't exactly known for its strengths in the lyric department, but...

Lady Gaga - I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Audio)

19th August 2014 -

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The second collaborative single from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, was released on itunes and here is the audio video. The album, Cheek to Cheek, is available for...

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Anything Goes

30th July 2014 -

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Lady Gaga unveils a studio video of her collaborative new single with Tony Bennett entitled 'Anything Goes', taken from their duet single 'Cheek To Cheek' out September 23rd 2014 through Columbia records.

Lady Gaga, R. Kelly, Terry Richardson and the ‘Do What You Want’ Video We Wish We Hadn’t Seen

20th June 2014 -

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Remember that Lady Gaga and R.Kelly video which was supposed to be released last year but never materialised? Well this week we all got a pretty good idea about why the video for ‘Do What...

Who Are Babymetal? Lady Gaga’s ArtRave Support Band

20th June 2014 -

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Babymetal is a group which could only have hailed from Japan, could only have found success thanks to Youtube and could only have been chosen by Lady Gaga as a support act on her 'ArtRave'...

Unearthed Lady Gaga, R Kelly Video Allegedly Condones Sexual Assault

19th June 2014 -

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A new video clip has surfaced online allegedly containing content from Lady Gaga and R Kelly's scrapped 'Do What U Want' music video. The second single to be released from Gaga's latest album, ARTPOP, 'Do...

Ava Lord Is The Dame To Kill For in The 'Sin City 2' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

12th June 2014 -

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Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for has a brand new trailer, featuring an extensive look at the predominantly black & white art-house, film-noir, super-violent, based-on the-comics-of-Frank-Miller, stylised thriller. It’s Sin City; let’s all...

Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For

12th June 2014 -

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It's all about revenge in Sin City now as the wounded (both physically and mentally) set out on a trail of death and destruction in a bid to make sure justice is served in their...

You're Not "Way Too Annoying," Jennifer Lawrence! But These Celebrities Are

21st May 2014 -

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Jennifer Lawrence recently told Marie Claire magazine that she thinks she is “way too annoying” to be popular forever. “Nobody can stay beloved forever,” she told the glossy mag, adding, “I’m way too annoying because...

Lady Gaga In Yet Another Extreme Photoshopping Incident

14th May 2014 -

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Remember when those untouched Versace images of Lady Gaga cropped up? The Lady’s highly anticipated Spring 2014 Versace campaign turned out to be a bigger hoax than Ray Santilli’s alien autopsy. Everything from her skin...

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

23rd April 2014 -

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What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they hadn’t have changed theirs. Think Stefani Germanotta sounds like a star? What about Caryn Johnson? Things might have been...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

18th April 2014 -

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Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest artists to understand lyrically. 2000 people took part in the poll, which was created by Blinkbox music, a music streaming...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

16th April 2014 -

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Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle of the ongoing Photoshop debate after un-retouched photos from the pop singer's new Versace campaign leaked online. As the new face of...

Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp, Who Knew These Celebrities Were Also Godparents?

10th April 2014 -

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For most of us being asked to be godparent to a friend’s newborn is one of the greatest honours you can be given and it seems celebrities feel the same. We all know the rich...

Has Lady Gaga Lost Her Appeal?

10th April 2014 -

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There’s nobody out there that can argue with us when we say that Lady Gaga aims to be shocking. Since she first burst onto the scene with her debut album The Fame in 2008 she...

Lady Gaga Hobbles In Platform Stilettos Outside 'Letterman'

8th April 2014 -

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Lady Gaga is snapped outside the New York studios for 'The Late Show with David Letterman'. She is wearing ridiculous high black stilettos that cause her to hobble, a little hunched over, as she paces...

Lady Gaga Holds Hands With Bill Murray And David Letterman Outside The 'Letterman' Studios

8th April 2014 -

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Popstar Lady Gaga, actor Bill Murray and chat show host David Letterman confuse awaiting paparazzi as they run towards the studios for their appearance on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in New York. The...

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I am a big fan of Lady Gaga and wish that she get more success in her life. Lady Gaga You are Rock!

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I still can't understand. Is this ugly Lady CaCa a male or a female?

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lady gaga is great love her music as well as her she is beautiful and talented what else could you ask for

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my most dearest lady gaga, I am a mother of 8 ranging in ages 40 thru 26. I have 15 grandkids ranging from 18 thru 2 months. You are my complete hero !!! You surpass micheal ,madonna and you rank up there with who I consider the the greatest performer ever Freddie mercury!!I was adopted as a baby by the most wonderful woman who taught me very early on that everyone is beautiful the was never talk of different races or sexual orientation that was wrong . She taught me that God dosent make mistakes!!! I tragicly lost her to cancer at the tender age of 17 ,she was only 52 , I feel deep in my heart the she came back reincarnated as you!!!!!!!! I dearly love you and cherish everything you do . I hope by some luck someone shows you this little note ,MY name is Colleen Kauska if you do see this even though I know you are way to busy to write but just a single word from you would make me feel completly fulfilled. I,ve been very blessed in my life by knowing great people ,I would truley like to add you to my list of blessings Even if I never get lucky enough to hear from you just know you are a blessing to all people.P.S. I preach your great wisdom to all my babies with all the love and respect I have Thank you !!! eckauska@centurylink.net

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DJ Mike

You have the wrong date for GaGa's birthday in her biography. She's born on the 28th of March!

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so true...

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brown suggar

i love lady Gaga she's jst tha 1 u guys!!!!!!!!!

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