Lady Gaga’s BiographyThis singer, known as unconventional and outrageous, has conquered the Olympus of show-business at lightning speed. She holds many prestigious rewards, including Grammy, MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards. She was ranked as the most influential woman in the world by The Times newspaper. Net worth: $320 million.
Early YearsStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in New York. Her father - Joseph Germanotta - is an entrepreneur and an ex-musician; her mother’s name is Cynthia Louise. Both her parents are Americans of Italian origin.
In 2000 Lady Gaga started performing on the stage of the Bitter End club. At the same time, she started taking part in musical performances at school. At this age, she also played in Regis Jazz Band.
A year later, Stefani was invited to play with Mackin Pulsifer and SGBand in New York down-town clubs. At the age of 15, she first appeared on stage wearing an ultra-short miniskirt and a bikini. From this moment on, a new, provocative season began in young Stefani’s life.
Music Career StartStefani first used the pseudonym Lady GaGa in 2006. It originated from Freddie Mercury’s song Radio Ga-Ga. She had just begun working with producer Rob Fusari, who started calling her that. In Fusari’s words, Stefani was grimacing as much as the great singer in his video. Together with this producer, she wrote a few songs, which she sang in New York clubs.
In 2008 Lady Gaga signed a new contract with Interscope Records. The show business bigwig - producer Vincent Herbert - helped her with this. The singer worked as a songwriter for the record label. There she started writing songs for Britney Spears. Later, Lady Gaga met the rapper Akon, who liked her demo recordings. As a result, he signed a contract with her and recorded her first album at his own studio, Kon Live Records.
First FameLady Gaga‘s popularity started in 2008 when her first album The Fame came out in Canada. The CD had commercial success; it topped the charts in six countries and was among Top 10 albums according to radio stations’ ratings worldwide. The songs Just Dance and Poker Face earned special recognition.
Her independent tour in North America started in March 2009. Over the next few years, she received five Grammy Awards and twelve Grammy nominations.
At the MTV Video Music Awards in the autumn of 2010, Lady Gaga received eight Awards, setting a record in the ceremony’s history. At the same time, the Guinness Book of World Records awarded her the title of the most-searched woman on the Internet. A month later - once again for the first time in history - the number of her video views on YouTube exceeded one billion.
The next album, Artpop was released two years later in November 2013. The singer had started working on it back in 2012, together with producer Fernando Garibay. In the autumn of 2014 Lady Gaga’s fourth CD – the Cheek to Cheek jazz album - was released. The work on this album had also started in 2012. The release date was planned for January 1, but in the process of recording, the deadlines had to be postponed a few quarters. The album was recorded together with American singer Tony Bennett. At the end of the year, the singers embarked on a joint tour to promote the album.
Big ScreenThe star doesn’t only sing, travel the world, and bask in her glory. She has always enjoyed acting, which is specifically seen in her videos and performances. It is therefore not surprising that Lady Gaga began playing in movies. Her first movie was Robert Rodriguez’s, Machete Kills. However, the movie was a box-office flop, grossing only $15 million, while its budget was $20 million. For her role as the assassin La Chameleon, Lady Gaga was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.
Lady Gaga played the leading role in Bradley Cooper's debut directing project A Star is Born, the remake of the 1937 movie of the same name. The premiere of this musical movie, where Bradley himself plays the leading role, took place in the autumn of 2018, and already at the beginning of 2019 the singer was nominated as the best actress for the Oscar film award.
Lady Gaga’s Personal LifeUntil recently, there wasn’t much information about the singer’s personal life, apart from rumors and gossip. The star met actor Taylor Kinney on the set of the You and I music video in 2011. A few months later they began dating. In 2012 the couple split up for a while but later resumed their affair.
In February 2017 the public learned about Lady Gaga’s affair with her agent Christian Carino; the couple got engaged in the summer of 2017. However, in one of her interviews, the singer stated that due to some health complications and the tight tour schedule, the wedding had been postponed indefinitely.
In 2019, the media said that after the filming of the movie "A Star Was Born", Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga had mutual feelings. Later it became known that the singer for a short time moved to Cooper's mansion, from which his wife, Irina Shayk, moved out. Soon the couple talked about the breakup, and a little later announced that their whole "romance" was a PR film and a hoax.
Lady Gaga NowIn May 2020, Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album "Chromatica" was released. Almost immediately after the release, he took a leading place in the American charts. In the same year, Gaga’s joint single, Ariana Grande, Rain on Me, was released.
Interesting Facts about Lady GagaAt the moment, Lady Gaga is the leading best-selling singer, having sold over 23 million albums and around 60 million singles. She has set the Guinness World Record twice for these achievements.
She was declared the Billboard’s Artist of the Year in 2010. The magazine also ranked her at number 73 among the best artists of the 2000s.