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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.
Lady Gaga stepped in for Keith Urban as a special guest at the Indianapolis 500 race in Indiana on Sunday (29May16) after he injured his back.
The former American Idol judge was supposed to ride in a two-seat IndyCar pace car alongside racing legend Mario Andretti on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, but Gaga suited up instead.
"I have yet to meet her, personally," Andretti told USAToday.com prior to the ride. "She decided to do it, and all of a sudden here we are."
"She's going to distract me quite a bit, actually," he jokingly added. "I hope I can just look ahead while I'm driving."
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Replaces Keith Urban At The Indianapolis 500
Lady Gaga turned heads in Malibu, California over the weekend (21-22May16) after shunning regular transportation in favour of riding her horse to the grocery store.
The Born This Way singer was gifted a white horse by her label executives at Christmas (15), and she decided to take her pet for a ride to the local store, so she could pick up a healthy green smoothie.
Gaga, who was dressed down in a black vest top and matching pants, was accompanied on the store run by a male companion, who wore a stetson cowboy hat as he rode his own steed.
The superstar, who has a stable at her California mansion, was given a big surprise in December (15) when she found the animal, wearing a pink and gold harness and pink bow, at her front door.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Trots To Pick Up A Smoothie
Mark Ronson has sparked excitement that Lady Gaga is working on new music.
The British music producer posted a cryptic snap on Instagram on Sunday (22May16) which shows the flamboyant Grammy Award-winning pop singer and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker in deep concentration in what appears to be a music studio.
Los Angeles-based producer BloodPop (formerly known as Blood Diamonds), who has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber and Grimes, can be seen sitting in the periphery of the photo, which was captioned, "Illusion".
Mark, 40, also posted a snap of Kevin behind a drum kit a few hours earlier, writing simply: "Crash".
Continue reading: Mark Ronson Hints Lady Gaga Is Working On New Music
Lady Gaga and Kesha's mother have defended the singer after her Billboard Music Awards performance was axed.
The Tik Tok hitmaker was initially scheduled to perform at the ceremony on Sunday night (22May), but on Tuesday (17May16) executives at DICk Clark Productions, the company behind the big show in Las Vegas, confirmed in a statement that bosses behind Dr. Luke's record label Kemosabe Records, which Kesha is signed to, rescinded their approval for to appear.
This decision came after it was reported Kesha had planned to address her ongoing legal dispute with her former mentor onstage, following her accusations he assaulted and abused her during their decade-long partnership.
Kesha later took to Instagram to insist she had never intended to speak about the court battle, and now Lady GaGa and the singer's mum Patricia have revealed their disappointment over her performance being axed.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga And Kesha's Mum Defend Singer After Billboard Axe
The singer says she has decided to 'take back her life', after battling depression and eating disorders.
Kesha has hit back at body-shamers on Instagram after she posted a series of topless pictures and was met by negative comments from other users. The singer responded to those who had left the negative comments on her posts by declaring that she had decided to take her life back and reminding them that body shaming ‘makes you look like a dickhead’.
Kesha has hit back at body shamers on Instagram.
On Sunday (May 15th) Kesha shared a series of what appeared to be topless pictures on the social media site. But after receiving negative comments from some users the 29-year-old decided to post an uplifting, positive message.
Continue reading: Kesha Hits Back At Body-Shamers On Instagram
Dionne Warwick is not about to let a denial from Lady Gaga's publicist derail her biopic, insisting the pop superstar will portray Cilla Black in the film.
The Walk on By singer made the casting announcement at a press conference in Cannes, France on Friday (13May16), but the Poker Face singer's representative was quick to shoot down the story, insisting Gaga would not be part of the movie.
Now, Dionne claims the confusion was rooted in the fact that Gaga's music representatives were the ones who sealed the deal and not the pop star's film reps.
At a post-press conference party, the soul legend told The Hollywood Reporter the pop star will portray Cilla in the film, despite news to the contrary.
Continue reading: Dionne Warwick Still Adamant Lady Gaga Will Play Cilla Black
Lady Gaga's publicist has shot down reports suggesting the pop star has been cast as late British singer Cilla Black in a new biopic.
Dionne Warwick sparked the rumours at a Cannes Film Festival press conference on Friday (13May16), while announcing details of her new movie Dionne.
The Walk on By singer revealed the movie will chronicle her battles with her "nemesis" Black, before revealing the cast.
Gaga's name even appeared appeared alongside former Destiny's Child star LaToya Luckett, who will portray Warwick, on a promotional poster unveiled before the media at Cannes.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Won't Be A Part Of Dionne Warwick Biopic
The American pop star is to portray the late English singer Cilla Black, with whom Warwick had a short-lived rivalry in the '60s.
The movie, titled simply Dionne and based on Warwick’s 2010 autobiography ‘My Life, As I See It’, was unveiled on Friday morning (May 13th) at the French festival by the star herself. Former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett will play the lead role, with Gaga portraying the English singer, whom Warwick described as her “nemesis” in the press conference.
Lady Gaga is to play Cilla Black in a movie about Dionne Warwick's life
Continue reading: Lady Gaga To Play Cilla Black In Dionne Warwick Biopic
Lady Gaga has fired back at the writer of a post on a leading Catholic website, who suggested celebrities should not talk about religion while leading a Hollywood lifestyle.
The Born This Way singer was raised Catholic and often shares posts on religion on social media, so she took a new article posted on religious website Catholic-Link personally.
The writer wrote a blog, entitled From Lady GaGa to Steph Curry: 5 Things to Remember When Celebrities Share Their Faith, and discussed the "trend" for famous people "sharing Bible verses, quoting priests, and singing Christian music", while "still leading a typical Hollywood lifestyle void of Christian values such as modesty and purity."
The statement struck a chord with Gaga, who offered up a screen shot of the article on Instagram and wrote a thoughtful reply.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Takes Aim At Catholic Website Bosses
Kesha is reportedly preparing a "statement performance" for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards which will reference her legal battles with producer Dr. Luke.
Sources close to the Tik Tok singer say she is gearing up for a headline performance during the show, which will be broadcast on 22 May (16) from Las Vegas. She is also planning to make direct references to the ongoing legal battle with her former mentor and producer, according to TMZ.com.
The show will be broadcast on ABC, and Dr. Luke, who the singer has accused of sexual and emotional assault, will most probably also be in attendance for one of the music industry's biggest nights.
The news comes days after Kesha was praised for her powerful performance of song Lady GaGa's song Til It Happens To You.The singer fought back tears as she struggled through a powerful rendition of the Oscar-nominated track at The Humane Society of the United States Los Angeles Gala on Saturday (07May16).
Continue reading: Kesha Gearing Up For A 'Big' Performance At The Billboard Awards
Lady GaGa - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolital Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Lady GaGa , Kate Hudson - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
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