Who is Lady Gaga?
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, was born on March 28, 1986, in New York City, United States.
She is an American singer, songwriter, and performance artist noted for her grandiose outfits, controversial lyrics, and powerful vocal abilities.
Early life and career of lady gaga
Lady Gaga was born as Germanotta in New York City in an Italian-American family. She started playing the piano at a young age, and by the time she was a teenager, she was performing live on stage in New York City bars. She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls school in Manhattan, before continuing to the Tisch School of Arts at New York University to study music. She spent two years in school at Tisch before leaving to pursue her profession.
After quitting school, she started changing from Germanotta to Lady Gaga, an eccentric fashion designer with glam rock influences. Together with performance artist Lady Starlight, she founded the Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rock show revue in 2007. Akon, the musician, signed Lady Gaga to Interscope Records that same year, and she started working on her debut album, The Fame, which was released in 2008. In addition, Lady Gaga penned songs for other pop artists like Fergie, the Pussycat Dolls, and Britney Spears.
Although she took inspiration from theatrical performers like Freddie Mercury, the New York Dolls, David Bowie throughout his Ziggy Stardust era, and Grace Slick—her adopted stage name was taken from Queen’s song “Radio Ga Ga”—she also developed a persona that came to occupy a distinct place in the music industry. The combination of her attire, her fast-paced, synthetic dance music, produced stunning noises and pictures, and her edgy, dramatic presentation. Through her design studio Haus of Gaga, Lady Gaga produced her se*ually explicit clothing, including sparkling wigs and futuristic bodysuits.
Success: The Fame and The Fame Monster
Her debut hit, “Just Dance,” gained traction in clubs across Europe and the United States before peaking at the top 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs list also called the radio chart. The Fame’s other three singles, “Poker Face,” “Love Game,” and “Paparazzi,” all debuted at the top of the radio chart, becoming Lady Gaga the first performer to have 4 hit records from a debut album in the chart’s 17-year history. The Fame garnered favorable reviews from critics and was a tremendous commercial success, selling over 8 million copies around the world by the end of 2009.
Lady Gaga received five Grammy nominations for the album, including one each for song and album of the year “Poker Face” and the best electronic/dance album “The Fame”. She won two Grammy awards for the best dance recording “Poker Face” and best electronic dance album, and her introductory duet with Sir Elton John was one of the most talked-about moments of the 2010 Grammy telecast. She also won three Brit Awards in February 2010 for the best international female, best album, and debut act. The Brit is the British version of Grammy.
Her second album, The Fame Monster, which seemed to be a bonus CD and was released in November 2009 and almost right away, gave birth to another hit “Bad Romance.” Then “Telephone,” which featured Beyoncé and featured the duo in a 9-minute music video directed by Jonas Akerlund that referred to Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film Kill Bill: Vol. 1, other well-liked songs from the album included “Alejandro” and “Telephone.”
With a sold-out concert which was declared to coincide with the release of The Fame Monster, headlining Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival and performing in front of a record-breaking 20,000 viewers at NBC’s Today, Lady Gaga rose as one of the most successful commercial artists of the year.
She was chosen as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and one of Forbes magazine’s most powerful women. She completed 2010 by being selected Billboard magazine’s artist of the year. It also named her one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Lady Gaga won awards for a best pop vocal album for The Fame Monster, best female pop vocal performance, and best short-form video for “Bad Romance” after entering the 2011 Grammy Awards event inside a huge egg.
Lady Gaga’s Acting & Activism
Lady Gaga also occasionally appeared in movies besides performing music, like Machete Kills 2013 & Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014. American Horror Story: Hotel’s fifth season featured her as a vampire countess with no concern for human life or pain 2015–16. Lady Gaga got Golden Globe recognition for her role in the anthology series.
In the 6th season, aired in 2016, she also made an appearance. In the 2018 adaptation of the film A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga played a guileless up-and-coming pop star who received praise from critics and an Oscar nomination. She collaborated on most of the songs for that film, and she also sang alongside Bradley Cooper in several tracks, the director, and co-star. Two Grammy Awards, as well as the Oscar for the best original track, went to the lead single, “Shallow.” Lady Gaga had an appearance in Ridley Scott’s 2021 film House of Gucci, which is based on the real-life murder of Maurizio Gucci, the president of his family’s upscale clothing company.