Lady Gaga

Celebrity

1986 –

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Who is Lady Gaga?

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, activist, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, philanthropist, and actress. Born and raised in New York City, where she lives, Gaga primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side. By the end of 2007, record executive and producer Vincent Herbert signed her to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. Initially working as a songwriter at Interscope Records, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who also signed her to Kon Live Distribution, his own label under Interscope.

Gaga rose to prominence with her August 2008 debut album, The Fame, which was a critical and commercial success. The record included the international number-one tracks "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". In November 2009, her extended play, The Fame Monster, was released to a similar reception, and produced the hit singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone", and "Alejandro". Its accompanying Monster Ball Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Gaga's second album, Born This Way, was released in May 2011 and topped albums charts in most major markets. It generated chart-topping songs "Born This Way", "Judas", and "The Edge of Glory". Her third album, Artpop, was released in November 2013. Its lead single, "Applause", was released in August 2013, followed by the second single "Do What U Want" that October.

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Born
Mar 28, 1986
New York City
Also known as
  • Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
  • Joanne Stefani Germanotta
  • Mother Monster
  • Germ
  • Loopy
  • Sucra
  • Lady GaGa
  • Stefani Germanotta
  • GaGa
  • Lady of Pop
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Italian American
  • French American
  • Canadian-American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart
  • Tisch School of the Arts
    Music
Employment
  • Interscope Records
  • KonLive Distribution
  • Streamline Records
Lived in
  • Manhattan
  • Yonkers

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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