Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Biography

Lady Gaga (born Joanne Stefani Germanotta, 28.3.1986) 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.

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

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.

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.

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Lady Gaga's New Single 'The Cure' Truly Healed Coachella Goers


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Lady GaGa unveiled a lively new single entitled 'The Cure' over the weekend during her thrilling Coachella Festival 90-minute performance. It was such a welcome surprise that the audience almost forgot that Beyonce was originally meant to be the headliner of the night.

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Some fans may have been disappointed that Beyonce was forced to drop out of the festival line-up because of her unexpected twin pregnancy, but others were even more excited by her replacement: Lady Gaga. The 'Applause' singer even paid tribute to Queen Bey with a rendition of their 2010 collaboration 'Telephone' during her set.

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Lady GaGa performing at Coachella Weekend 1 - Day 2 - Indio, California, United States - Saturday 15th April 2017

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"Let's Party In The Desert!" Lady Gaga Will Replace Beyonce At Coachella


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Lady GaGa has been confirmed as the headliner of this year’s Coachella Festival in April, after Beyonce was forced to pull out due to her pregnancy.

Gaga made the news official on Twitter, early Tuesday morning, posting a pic of the updated line-up poster, along with the caption: “Let’s party in the desert!”.

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Lady GaGa seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

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Lady GaGa seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Lady Gaga "Couldn't Ignore" Super Bowl Body-Shamers


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Lady GaGa has said she “couldn’t ignore” the online body shaming that occurred after her Super Bowl performance last weekend, explaining she needed to take a stand, for herself and for her fans.

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Speaking on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show on Thursday, the ‘Born This Way’ singer said: “I couldn’t ignore that I saw my fans talking about that and that it upset them.

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Lady Gaga Hits Back At The Body-Shamers After Super Bowl Performance


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Lady GaGa has responded to internet body-shamers who took aim at her figure following her half-time performance at Sunday’s Super-Bowl.

After the singer performed in a pair of hot pants and a crop top, some nasty internet observers accused her of looking as if she had stomach ‘flab’ or a ‘pot belly’ in the outfit.

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Lady Gaga Is Finally Hitting The Road With 'Joanne' This Summer


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Lady GaGa has finally announced the dates for her eagerly anticipated Joanne World Tour, following a show-stopping performance at the Super Bowl LI yesterday. She recently performed a series of Dive Bar shows around the US, but international fans are pleased to be told she's taking it to arenas.

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We're hoping to see a lot more of what we saw on Sunday (February 5th 2017) when she hits the road this summer, with her upcoming tour dates spanning the US and Canada, Brazil, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the UK.

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Lady Gaga Has Not Been Asked To Steer Clear Of Politics At The Super Bowl


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Reports have emerged that Lady GaGa has been warned not to make any statements regarding her political affiliations when she performs at the Super Bowl LI halftime show next month, however the National Football League has since denied those claims branding the suggestion as mere 'nonsense'. 

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The idea that the 'Million Reasons' singer will not be allowed to make comments about president-elect Donald Trump or other issues surrounding politics has apparently been falsified, as the NFL deny any kind of gag order on the popstar.

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Lady Gaga Is Busy Rehearsing For The Super Bowl, But What Are Her Plans For The Halftime Show?


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With less than three weeks to go, Lady GaGa’s Super Bowl preparations are in full swing.

The singer has been keeping fans updated on Instagram as she gets ready for the biggest performance of her career, revealing that she’s built a dance floor in her backyard and sharing videos of herself horseback riding.

But according to Page Six, Gaga has some pretty unconventional plans for what’s sure to be a spectacular performance and it’s got the singer’s team “worried.”

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Lady Gaga And Katy Perry Pulled Into Kesha's Legal Battle Against Dr. Luke


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Lady GaGa and Katy Perry have seemingly been dragged into the ongoing legal battle between pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke stemming from her accusations of sexual assault against him.

A text message dated from April 2016 that Kesha sent to Lady Gaga was added to evidence in a court hearing late last year regarding the status of the ongoing case. A judge gave permission for Dr. Luke to share this message with both Lady Gaga and Katy Perry – although the actual contents of the message have been sealed.

E! News reports that it was presented in a hearing on December 26th in New York City when both parties were working out a process of discovery – meaning the records and documents they will agree to exchange with each other.

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From JK Rowling To George Takei: 10 Sassiest Celebrity Tweets Of 2016


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Ever since social media was invented it's been used to, as millenials call it, 'throw shade'. We've all done it, but somehow it's even more equal parts shocking and hilarious when famous people do it - either to each other or to random internet trolls.

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Here are our favourite sassy moments on Twitter of this year:

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Lady Gaga's Comeback: How 2016 Was An Important Year For The Popstar


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In October Lady GaGa released her third album Joanne, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard chart, topping off an already incredible year for the singer.

From winning a Golden Globe to paying a remarkable tribute to David Bowie at the Grammy awards, 2016 saw Gaga cement her place as one of the decade’s most important artists, while she continued to blaze her own trail in the music industry.

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Lady GaGa at The Fashion Awards 2016 held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 5th December 2016

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Lady GaGa

Date of birth

28th March, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.55




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