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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.
After her Monsters attacked him, she's urging everyone to be kind.
Following his abrupt departure from social media over a string of abusive comments, Lady GaGa has spoken out in defence of Ed Sheeran and urges people to be kinder to artists and make the internet a friendlier place. It's about time the trolling ended.
Lady Gaga live at Coachella
After a stellar Glastonbury set, all Ed Sheeran got was criticism on Twitter. Now he's decided he'd rather not deal with it at all, and has quit the platform and left all his social media responsibilities to someone else on his team. Someone who knows all too well the harshness of Twitter has sent him her full support.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Tells The Internet To Be Nice To Ed Sheeran
Lady Gaga launched her new song 'The Cure' at Coachella 2017.
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.
Lady Gaga performs at Coachella 2017
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.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga's New Single 'The Cure' Truly Healed Coachella Goers
Some internet trolls targeted the singer’s figure after her triumphant half-time performance.
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.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Hits Back At The Body-Shamers After Super Bowl Performance
Her world tour is announced following her Super Bowl LI performance.
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.
Lady Gaga announces her 2017 Joanne world tour
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.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Is Finally Hitting The Road With 'Joanne' This Summer
A hearing on discovery in the sexual assault case introduced new evidence regarding a text message sent by Kesha to Lady Gaga in April 2016.
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.
JK Rowling, Chrissy Teigen and George Takei - we thank you.
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.
Jk Rowling is a comeback queen
Here are our favourite sassy moments on Twitter of this year:
Continue reading: From JK Rowling To George Takei: 10 Sassiest Celebrity Tweets Of 2016
The acting world embraced Gaga this year, while music still remained her number one priority.
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.
Lady Gaga on the red carpet at the 2016 Fashion Awards
Continue reading: Lady Gaga's Comeback: How 2016 Was An Important Year For The Popstar
Lady GaGa has always managed to stay within the public consciousness due to her outlandish aesthetic, fantastical live performances and unusual and queer comments. However, most importantly her previous albums (particularly The Fame Monster and Born This Way) injected a fearless energy of euro-trash dance-floor anthems, which have propelled and maintained her in the realms of superstardom. Her previous album ARTPOP was received lukewarmly and is still incredibly underrated, mainly because as it was a much harsher, trashier and thematically much more confused outing than prior experiments.
Within the time between ARTPOP and Joanne, Gaga has remained a staple within pop culture through different mediums; releasing an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett and touring it, performing a wonderful melody of songs from The Sound of Music at the Oscars in 2015, winning Billboard's Woman of the Year 2015, as well as starring in the hit TV show American Horror Story and winning and Golden Globe for her participation.
Gaga's return to her own music, as anticipated as it may be for her swarms of 'monsters' however is an admirable attempt at regaining a sense of authenticity in an era where authenticity seems to imply artistic evolution. In that regard, Gaga achieves an illusory form of such mainly through how meticulously rendered the album is. In an attempt of a bold rebranding of her now stripped down aesthetic lies confused half-baked concepts and a cacophony of confused and messy songs which are an unusual, and for the most part unsuccessful, hybrid of Americana, Rock, Blues, Folk, Europop, and Country. Joanne is painfully over-produced, which compromises the elemental nature which Gaga is going for, and for someone who still identifies herself to the public as Lady Gaga, Joanne is the result of a failed attempt at sincerity from an artist who has initially revelled in playful liberation and artifice.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga - Joanne Album Review
Lady Gaga says her fans should embrace her musical ''transformation'' on new album 'Joanne' by letting go of her last era of songs.
Lady GaGa has urged her fans to ''let go'' of her last era of music.
The 'Born This Way' hitmaker admits she goes through ''quite a transformation'' with each record and insists her latest disc, fifth studio album 'Joanne', signals the start of a new chapter in her music.
Speaking on 'CBS Sunday Morning', she said: ''I think it is hard for them at times to, you know, change from album to album, 'cause I go through quite a transformation. And that's just the way I am as an artist.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Urges Fans To Embrace Her 'transformation'
After Melania's speech on cyber-bullying last week, Gaga said that her marriage to husband Donald Trump made her stance hypocritical.
46 year old Melania, a Slovenian-American former model who has been married to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for 11 years, has stayed comparatively quiet on the campaign trail amid her husband’s controversial campaign – particularly since her partially-plagiarised speech in July that many pointed out was virtually identical to Michelle Obama’s in 2008.
Date of birth
28th March, 1986
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Go mom! ❤️and go @Mattel and @BTWFoundation in this #KindnessChat https://t.co/4MQ7ZEe15C
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@ObserverOfGaga I love you 🤗
I'm so proud of Haus of Gaga & the entire #SBHalftime team! We're so grateful to be nominated for 6 @TheEmmys the m… https://t.co/x8z02G2DNg
See u at the dive bar next week Monsters! @BudLight #DiveBarTour https://t.co/oYbjd0fYQ0
I love you Yoko you and Sean are so special to me ❤️thank you for changing the world!! All the time!!! https://t.co/BQ9lVUnS0V
The #DiveBarTour was so much fun I had to make one more stop before the #JOANNEWorldTour. See you at a secret locat… https://t.co/2YoYYHzmwi
#JOANNEWorldTour soon… but first... 🍻👀 https://t.co/YVCI7cOqO8
Giving away a special scholarship + tickets to come see me at the #JOANNEWorldTour stop in Vegas too 😊 https://t.co/oJC9rJ8PrU @Staples
.@BTWFoundation, @Staples, @DonorsChoose and I are supporting education nationwide! 📓 ✏️ #StaplesForStudents https://t.co/eUohh4a1Rs
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RT @LGViews: 'Perfect Illusion' has OFFICIALY hit 100 million views on VEVO. Her 13th video to do so and first from #Joanne. 🎉 Congrats @la…
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#ChannelKindness is a platform within @BTWFoundation feat. stories of kindness documented by youth all over the country.🇺🇸🌞🌼#CupsOfKindness
I'm so excited to launch #CupsOfKindness with @Starbucks 2morrow. I'm so grateful 25 cents per cup goes to @BTWFoundation & #ChannelKindess
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