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.



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Lady Gaga Confirms She And Taylor Kinney Are "Taking A Break"


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Lady GaGa has responded to rumours that she and fiancé Taylor Kinney have called it quits, by confirming that the couple are “taking a break”. Gaga and Kinney have been together for five years and announced their engagement on Valentine’s Day last year.

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Lady Gaga And Taylor Kinney Have Split Up


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Lady GaGa is apparently back on the market. The international popstar has ended her five year relationship with Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney and it has been reported that they spilt earlier this month.

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As yet it is still unknown who ended the engagement; however, the Poker Face singer, 30, was seen in Malibu without her engagement ring last week which would have been her former beau’s 35th birthday.

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China Bans Lady Gaga After Meeting With Dalai Lama


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Lady GaGa has reportedly been banned from China and her music blacklisted, following a meeting with the Dalai Lama at the weekend.

According to The Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based newspaper, the Chinese Foreign Ministry imposed the ban shortly after Gaga had met with the 81 year old Buddhist spiritual leader on Sunday (June 26th) in Indianapolis, shortly before he was due to deliver a keynote speech at the United States Conference of Mayors.

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Kesha Hits Back At Body-Shamers On Instagram


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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’.

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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.

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Lady Gaga To Play Cilla Black In Dionne Warwick Biopic


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Lady GaGa is to portray the late Cilla Black in a new biopic movie about the life of R&B singer Dionne Warwick, it was announced at a press conference this morning at the Cannes Film Festival.

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.

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Lady Gaga Seen Leaving Her New York Hotel Sporting A Nasty Bruise On Her Left Thigh

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Launch Of 'Bravery' By Lady Gaga And Elton John

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Cyndi Lauper Inspired By Lady Gaga To Be Bold


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Cyndi Lauper was inspired by Lady GaGa to wear whatever she ''freaking'' wants to.

The 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' hitmaker disagrees that her outrageous outfits overshadowed her music, but when business-minded people told her she should tone it down in the early 1990s she decided to wear ''plainer'' clothes.

However, when she met with the 'Poker Face' singer in 2009 she ''woke up'' and decided to wear and change the colour of her hair no matter what.

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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus X Machina: Fashion In The Age Of Technology

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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala: Manus X Machina: Fashion In The Age Of Technology

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Met Gala 2016 - 'Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology'

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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Kesha Receives Visibility Award For Support Of LGBT Community


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Kesha has been honoured with the Visibility Award by the The Human Rights Campaign in Nashville. The singer was recognised for her support of the LGBT community and for speaking out against bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

KeshaKesha has received the The Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.

Accepting the award, Kesha referenced her recent struggles which have seen her embroiled in a contract dispute with Sony. Last month a judge denied her request to be freed from her contract with Sony and producer Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of physically, mentally and sexually abusing her. Dr Luke has always denied the allegations.

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Lady Gaga Opens Up About Emotional Oscars Performance


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Lady GaGa’s performance at this year’s Oscar ceremony will go down as one of the most powerful and emotional moments in the award show’s history. For Gaga herself it was a particularly important milestone in her life, as she used her voice to speak out for fellow survivors of sexual violence.

Lady GagaLady Gaga has spoken about her powerful Oscars performance.

Appearing on the 'Elvis Duran and the Morning Show', Gaga opened up about the performance and what it meant to her and the 50 survivors who joined her onstage. "Theres definitely a stigma around this song in addition to there being a stigma around sexual assault," Gaga said.

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Jaime King Inspired By Lady Gaga To Reveal Sexual Abuse In Her Past


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Inspired by Lady GaGa’s emotional performance at The Oscars where she was joined onstage by dozens of sexual assault survivors, actress Jaime King has shared her own story, saying that she too is a survivor of similar abuse.

The 36 year old star took to Twitter and Instagram on Monday (February 29th) to tell her followers of the abuse she suffered, which she says “started at 12 [years old]”.

“Thank you @ladygaga – I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave,” she tweeted, hours after Gaga had performed her Oscar-nominated song ‘Til It Happens To You’, co-written with Diane Warren for the documentary The Hunting Ground aimed at raising awareness of sexual assaults and rape on college campuses.

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Lady Gaga Performs With Sexual Assault Survivors At Oscars


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It was generally agreed that Lady GaGa’s performance of ‘Til It Happens To You’ was the most moving moment of The Oscars, though the song itself failed to win in its category of Best Original Song, as Gaga was joined onstage by dozens of victims of sexual assault.

Vice President Joe Biden had already introduced the star on to the stage with an impassioned speech about ending sexual assault on college campuses in America.

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Lady GaGa

Date of birth

28th March, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.55




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