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

Is This The Worst Lady Gaga Waxwork In The World?


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The world is not short of terrible wax figures of celebrities by any means, but the latest sculpture of Lady GaGa has the internet outraged by its quality - or lack thereof. It is certainly unrecognisable, as well as unflattering and not very well-proportioned either. But at least it's not Madame Tussauds.

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Whatever wax sculptors were trying to achieve with this conception of Lady Gaga in her 2010 MTV VMAs meat dress get-up, they failed miserably. Images have surfaced of the new statue, which stands at a museum in Lima, Peru, with a straggly white wig, an overly angular face and a bad make-up job - not to mention the fact that one arm looks wider than the other, though that could just be the angle of the photo that has gone viral.

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Isla Fisher Recalls Lady Gaga Mistaking Her For Amy Adams


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Being mistaken for a celebrity can't be all bad, but when you are an actress mistaken for a more famous star, it can get pretty awkward. That's what happened to Isla Fisher when she met Lady GaGa, who seemed certain that she was in fact Amy Adams

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41-year-old Isla Fisher has never and will never be Amy Adams, but when she bumped into Lady Gaga at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party, she was determined to pretend that she was the 'Arrival' star after the singer got the two of them mixed up.

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Is Justin Timberlake 2018's Superbowl Halftime Performer?


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It’s one of the biggest performances of an artists’ life: America’s Superbowl halftime show. The set has had some of the most famous names in the world grace its stage including Beyonce, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and last year, Lady GaGa - a show which critics called the best halftime show is Superbowl history.

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Now it seems Pop Prince Justin Timberlake is finalising paperwork for 2018’s show.

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Lady Gaga Thanks Beyonce For Her Thoughtful Gifts As She Recovers


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Everyone needs a friend like Beyonce; luckily for Lady GaGa, she does. While she has been suffering with a bad flare-up of fibromyalgia, Queen Bey has been sending her gifts to help her heal. Nothing outlandish like you'd expect, just the little things that make everyone feel better.

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Lady Gaga is still on her break from touring while she struggles with her chronic pain situation, but she's staying positive with a little help from her best friends. She recently posted on Instagram a shot of herself wearing a cosy hoody from Beyonce's Ivy Park sportswear range with a sweet message.

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Lady Gaga Reignites Feud With Madonna


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Madonna sparked up an interesting feud when she called fellow innovator Lady GaGa’s music "reductive" in 2012. With a relationship previously seeming positive if pictures in the media were anything to go by, it was an insult out-of-the-blue from the Queen of Pop.

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Now Lady Gaga has addressed the fallout in her new Netflix documentary, Five Foot Two, saying she wished the singer would tell her she’s a ‘piece of shit’ to her face instead of just on TV.

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Lady Gaga Rakes In $52 Million So Far For Her Joanne World Tour


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While Lady GaGa may be resting up due to the severe physical pain she is experiencing, the results are in for the takings of the first leg of her Joanne World Tour. It's certainly an impressive total given the interruptions and we can't wait to see what the total is after the rescheduled dates.

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The first North American run, which saw her performing in stadiums across major cities the likes of Vancouver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, New York City, Toronto and Philadelphia, has grossed an enormous $52 million in ticket sales according to Live Nation.

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Lady Gaga Suffering 'Severe Pain' In Hospital As She Cancels Rock In Rio


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Only this week did we learn of Lady GaGa's long struggle with chronic pain, and now she's been rushed to hospital over extreme discomfort that she insists is not down to usual aches and pains that she might get from regular touring. In fact, as of yet it's unclear what's causing her latest health issues.

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The singer was forced to drop out of her performance at Rock In Rio in Brazil today (September 15th 2017) and undergo hospital care after a bout of severe pain has left her unable to perform at the event. She has been hooked up to an IV as doctors work to figure out what the issue is.

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Lady Gaga Details Fibromyalgia Battle In New Documentary


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Lady GaGa is opening up for the first time about the extent of her chronic pain disorder, which she has now confirmed as being fibromyalgia. She speaks about the illness and the problems it causes her in her forthcoming Netflix documentary 'Gaga: Five Foot Two', out later this month. 

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After revealing her struggles with an unspecified 'chronic pain' disorder, for which she was undergoing hospital treatment, on social media last year, the 31-year-old is now taking steps to raise awareness for this still relatively mysterious medical condition characterised by muscle pain and fatigue.

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Lady Gaga Buys Disappointed Monsters Free Pizza After Cancelling Montreal Show


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Lady GaGa proved the special relationship between herself and her Monsters by buying them free pizza, to make up for a cancelled live show in Montreal this week.

Thousands of her loyal fans, dubbed ‘Monsters’ collectively, flocked to the Canadian city to see her perform on her Joanne world tour on Monday night (September 4th). Unfortunately, Gaga informed them shortly beforehand that she was too ill to play that night, having gotten sick with laryngitis while performing in the rain in New York City a few days before.

“To my beautiful fans. I couldn’t be more devastated that I am unable to perform tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. “I sing this entire show live, and pride myself on giving it all, but when I sang in the rain at Citi Field I got sick and have been pushing through.”

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Lady Gaga Documentary Film Set For Netflix


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Lady GaGa is offering her fans a rare glimpse beneath pop personality in a new intimate Netflix documentary film that will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Announced on Thursday (August 24th) via a series of intimate teasers across social media, Gaga: Five Foot Two will make its world premiere at TIFF, which runs from 7th-17th September, which will also see Gaga herself performing at the festival. The documentary will then appear on Netflix on September 22nd.

The film, directed by Chris Moukarbel, centres on the recording of Gaga’s most recent album Joanne, released in 2016, and the build-up to her half-time performance at the Super Bowl back in February.

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Lady GaGa seen performing on the second day of the second weekend of Coachella 2017 - Indio, California, United States - Sunday 23rd April 2017

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Lady GaGa performing at Coachella Weekend 1 - Day 2 - Indio, California, United States - Saturday 15th April 2017

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Lady GaGa seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

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Lady GaGa seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Lady GaGa gets some coffee drinks at Starbucks with a friend - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

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Lady GaGa

Date of birth

28th March, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.55




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