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

88th Oscars NOMINESS LUNCHEON

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88th Oscars NOMINESS LUNCHEON

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Lady Gaga Unexpectedly Smashes The National Anthem At The Super Bowl


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The National Anthem at the Super Bowl is occasionally controversial, given that each rendition is other openly loved or heavily criticised by viewers. Lady GaGa performed 'The Star Spangled Banner' this year, and while the popstar has generally divided opinion throughout her career, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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Gaga absolutely nailed her performance as she opened the Super Bowl at Levi's stadium in Santa Clara, California. Flawless, gentle and sincere, it was an astounding delivery from a well acclaimed star who sparkled in a glittery red suit with matching eyeshadow, vivid blue nails and US flag heels. There was something pure about the way she sang it, not overdoing the melisma like her 2011 predecessor Christina Aguilera and almost venturing into operatic territory with those big notes and sending goosebumps over the audience with that ringing last word 'brave'. Say what you like about Lady Gaga, but there's no doing the girl got pipes!

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Beyonce Steals The Show From Coldplay In Super Bowl Halftime Show


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A leather-clad Beyonce eclipsed even the multi-million selling clout of Coldplay at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, as she and Bruno Mars joined the British rockers onstage in Santa Clara.

The 34 year old star briefly had the stage all to herself as she delivered a rendition of brand new single ‘Formation’, released just 24 hours before, with her backing dancers’ costumes seemingly heavily influenced by the armed rights group the Black Panthers, clad in black leather and berets.

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Lady Gaga: Her Most David Bowie-esque Looks [Pictures]


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Lady GaGa is decidedly the best person for the job of paying tribute to the late musical legend David Bowie. As such, she will honour the 'Life On Mars' singer with a dedicatory performance at this year's Grammy awards. And, whether you love or hate her, you can't deny that Gaga has had Bowie written all over pretty much every crazy outfit she's ever worn.

Here's just a few of the most Bowie-esque get-ups the 'Applause' singer has been spotted in over the years:

More: Lady Gaga to pay tribute to Bowie at the Grammys

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Lady Gaga To Channel David Bowie At The 2016 Grammys


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If any star of modern pop culture could pull off the perfect David Bowie tribute, it's got to be Lady GaGa. Indeed, we'll get to see the singer in action as she takes Lady Stardust to the Grammys this February to celebrate the life and career of one of her most obvious idols.

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While she was already booked to perform at the awards show, following Bowie's death on January 10th it was obvious that a new direction needed to be taken for her performance given that her artistry has long drawn parallels with that of the 'Life On Mars' hitmaker.

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Sir Elton John Working On Lady Gaga's New Album


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Sir Elton John has confirmed that he’s working with Lady GaGa on her new album due out later this year, saying that he got involved because he felt her last record Artpop “was not a good album”.

In a new interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio station, the 68 year old British pop icon said that he was having a writing session with Gaga this week, and said that the material he’d heard already reminded him of her early hits. She’s also reported to have hired big names such as Mark Ronson, RedOne and even Giorgio Moroder to produce the new album.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Embarrassed By His Viral Reaction To Lady Gaga At Golden Globes


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Leonardo Dicaprio has expressed embarrassment after the hilarious footage of his reaction as Lady GaGa barged past him at the Golden Globes went viral.

When the pop star, who was awarded for her role in ‘American Horror Story’ with the Best Supporting TV Actress prize at the ceremony on Sunday night (January 10th), went from her table to the stage to collect her trophy, she accidentally bumped into DiCaprio’s elbow which was hanging over his seat as he was speaking to one of his companions.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio's reaction to being barged by Lady Gaga broke the internet

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Do Not Get Between Lady Gaga And Her Golden Globe - Leonardo DiCaprio Learnt The Hard Way


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Leonardo Dicaprio presented one of the funniest moments of the 2016 Golden Globes when he pulled a hilarious face after being surprised by 'American Horror Story' star Lady GaGa. There he was, chortling away at a friend's joke, when he inadvertently made all the GG viewers hoot with laughter.

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Word of advice: never get in Lady Gaga's way. She's a badass vampire murderess after all, or, at least, she is in 'American Horror Story''s latest series 'Hotel' for which she was honoured with an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series at the Golden Globes last night. Dressed in an elegant black velvet gown, her bleach-blonde hair in retro curls, she glided towards the stage to collect her award as DiCaprio rested his elbow on the back of his chair, partially and inadvertently blocking her path. Laughing away at his friend seated beside him, he failed to notice the singer-turned-actress as she barged past him.

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'The Revenant' Sweeps The Golden Globes, As Jennifer Lawrence And Lady Gaga Also Take Home Awards


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The Revenant swept the board at last night’s 73rd annual Golden Globe awards. The historical drama took home the Best Picture and Best Director awards at the star-studded ceremony, while Leonardo Dicaprio was named Best Actor.

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio was named Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

Accepting the award, DiCaprio, who played frontiersman Hugh Glass in the drama, described taking home the gong as ‘an incredible honour’. 'Wow, that meant a lot,’ he continued.

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Lady Gaga And Taylor Kinney Appear In Post-Sex Photo For V Magazine Cover


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Lady GaGa and her fiancé Taylor Kinney have bared all for the cover of V Magazine, sharing an intimate post-sex selfie. The selfie was taken by Kinney after the couple had covered their bodies in paint and had sex on top of a canvas and is one of 16 unique Gaga covers shot for this month’s issue of the mag.

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Lady Gaga Shows Off Her Cleavage In A Low-cut Black Jumpsuit

Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga shows off her cleavage in a low-cut black jumpsuit complimented with a diamond encrusted necklace while attending an event held at The Peninsula Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 5th January 2016

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Lady Gaga Wearing An Ultra Low Cut Black Dress

Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga showing her cleavage wearing an ultra low cut black dress complimented with a diamond crusted necklace at an event held at The Peninsula Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, United States - Tuesday 5th January 2016

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Billboard Women In Music 2015

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Billboard's Woman Of The Year Lady Gaga Calls The Music Industry A 'Boy's Club' During Emotional Speech


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Lady GaGa has called out the music industry as a "a boys club,” during her acceptance speech at Billboard's Women in Music event. Gaga was collecting the award for 'Woman of the Year' at the event in New York City on Friday, where she acknowledged how hard it still is for women in the music industry.

Lady GagaLady Gaga was honoured with Billboard’s Woman Of The Year award on Friday.

Accepting the award Gaga said, "What I really want to say is that it is really hard sometimes for women in music. It's like a f---ing boys club that we just can't get in to,” which caused the room to break out in applause.

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Lady GaGa

Date of birth

28th March, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.55




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