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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 - Lady Gaga stops at an off license in London to pick up some cans of Kronenbourg beer before heading to the recording studio. at Camden - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th November 2015
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga seen leaving a London Recording Studio after 12 hours inside with producer and songwriter Mark Ronson. Lady Gaga wears a black leotard with a blue fur coat. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th November 2015
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga spends her third straight day at a recording studio in Kings Cross, making some new music with Mark Ronson. The pair finally finished at 6.30am, when a tired looking Gaga emerged with a female companion, holding a top hat and a guitar. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th November 2015
Lady GaGa - Lady Gaga stocks up on supplies at an off licence in Camden, before heading to a recording studio. Gaga bought among other things, four cans of Kronenbourg 1664 beer. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th November 2015
Check out the best-dressed of BFA 2015 arrivals.
One of the UK's most important nights of the year in the fashion industry took place yesterday (November 23rd 2015), honouring the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella Mccartney and FKA Twigs. The 2015 British Fashion Awards also brought some of the best outfits we've seen all year to its red carpet.
McCartney proved why she won Brand of the Year, posing in a simple classic black dress alongside an equally monochrome suited up Liv Tyler. Presenting her award were 'Absolutely Fabulous' stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley - or should we say, Edina and Patsy.
Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney rocked up in simple black
The actor has been receiving messages of support on social media, including one from former ‘Spin City’ co-star Heather Locklear.
After his emotional appearance on ‘The Today Show’ Tuesday morning, Charlie Sheen has received messages of support from friends and members of the public after confirming he is HIV-positive. On the program the actor spoke for the first time about his diagnosis and said he now has a responsibility ‘to help a lot of other people’ living with the condition.
Charlie Sheen has received messages of support following his ‘Today Show’ appearance.
During the interview, host Matt Lauer showed Sheen the messages of support he had already received on social media since the sit-down began. 'I'm gonna ride this wave of support and if there was one guy on this planet to contract this that's gonna deliver a cure it's me,’ Sheen said after viewing the messages.
Continue reading: Charlie Sheen Receives Messages Of Support After HIV Confirmation
From epilepsy to cancer - these stars are battling with their health.
Pamela Anderson has revealed to her fans that she is finally cured of Hepatitis C, something that she contracted back in 2002 allegedly from her former husband Tommy Lee. She's well-known as being a total health freak with her vegan, all-fresh lifestyle - so it's huge news to hear her health has gone up another level.
Pamela Anderson is finally cured of Hepatitis C
The model and actress revealed the news on Instagram, alongside a prayer that it be made more widely available to other sufferers. Anderson isn't the only celebrity who's spent a lot of her life with a chronic illness, however, and there's still plenty of famous faces who are living with health issues.
Perry's Prismatic world tour constituted the bulk of her earnings, which were just under $88 million in the 12-month period measured.
Katy Perry has edged out her fierce rival Taylor Swift to be named as the highest-earning female musician of 2015, with estimated income of $88 million in a 12-month period, according to the annual article by Forbes.
Perry’s Prismatic world tour accounted for the substantial part of her earnings, as she took approximately $1.3 million on every stop on the massive haul. Sponsorship deals tied in with the tour also added to this number, with deals with cosmetics brand Covergirl and fashion accessories company Claire’s as well as her fragrances released in conjunction with Coty.
Katy Perry earned $88 million between June 2014-June 2015, making her the highest-earning woman in music
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music
Anyone else get nightmares after Episode 3 of Hotel?
'American Horror Story' has returned with yet more blood and supernatural horrors than ever before with 'Season 5: Hotel'. If you thought 'Freak Show' was as bizarre as it could go, you'd be wrong. And episode three 'Mommy' takes it up yet another spine-chilling notch.
Chloe Sevigny has the creepiest greeting so far in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
So what's happened so far? Well episode one 'Checking In' saw Hotel Cortez play host to some particularly creepy, bloodthirsty forces, with the wretched, ill-fated guests being killed by flesh-eating ghost kids, raped to death by the Addiction Demon and slashed to ribbons by vampires during an orgy. Plus, Hypodermic Sally (Sarah Paulson) has fallen to her death at the hands of Donovan's (Matt Bomer) protective mother, hotel manager Iris (Kathy Bates). Naturally, events have caught the attention of Detective John Lowe (Wes Bentley).
Gaga spoke to Billboard about the Born This Way Foundation and her admiration for Sir Elton John.
Lady GaGa has spoken about the creation of her Born This Way foundation in a new interview, saying that she wants to reach out and help young people who are suffering from depression and anxiety as she did when she was a teenager.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, set up the non-profit organisation back in 2012 with the help of her mother Cynthia. The 29 year old appears on the front cover of the new issue of Billboard alongside Sir Elton John, and in the feature interview she opened up about her struggles with depression.
Lady Gaga reveals she suffers from anxiety and depression
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Opens Up About Anxiety And Depression
The pop singer plays the Countess in the fifth series of 'AHS', which made its premiere at the weekend.
Lady GaGa has spoken about her excitement at launching her acting career, after the new series of the FX fright-fest favourite ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ began at the weekend. The pop star plays the role of the Countess, and says that the role has given her a great deal of energy and excitement.
“It’s been so fun,” she told the Associated Press at the premiere of the latest series on Saturday (October 3rd) in Los Angeles. “Everybody on this cast has been really open and available to me in a very honest way, so I’m able to be myself in a way I feel like I haven’t been in a really long time, so they are just making me feel so alive.”
Lady Gaga is a cast regular on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Waxes Lyrical About Her 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Role
Gaga makes her small screen acting debut on the FX horror-drama.
Lady GaGa joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel’ on Saturday (October 2nd) for the series' premiere at the Regal Theatre in Los Angeles. Gaga makes her small screen acting debut in the FX horror series’, playing the mysterious Countess Elizabeth who is set to make a big splash this season.
Lady Gaga at the premiere of ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’.
Dressed in a stunning, low cut, scarlet gown, Gaga was accompanied by her fiancé Taylor Kinney and the couple weren’t afraid to show some affection on the red carpet. The singer wore her blonde hair in long, loose curls, while sporting red lipstick to match her striking gown.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Leads The Cast At 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Premiere
Last year Taylor Swift received the honour.
Lady GaGa will receive 2015’s Billboard Woman of the Year award at this year’s Women in Music ceremony, it has been announced. Gaga succeeds last year’s honouree Taylor Swift for the award, which celebrates the achievements of female artists.
Lady Gaga has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.
For the first time in the award’s history they will be broadcast live by the Lifetime channel, as part of a new three year deal. The awards will take place on December 11th at the Cipriani Midtown in New York and air on Lifetime, December 18th.
Continue reading: Billboard Names Lady Gaga Its 'Woman Of The Year'
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28th March, 1986
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