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LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga is a theatrical dance-pop performer whose debut single, the international chart-topping hit "Just Dance," established her as an up-and-coming superstar upon its release in 2008. Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, the New York native attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girl Catholic school in Manhattan, before proceeding to study music at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts at age 17. Influenced by flamboyant glam rockers such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury (she would later draw her stage name from the Queen song "Radio Ga-Ga") as well as '80s ...

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Updated August 19, 2013
The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will raise its curtain with a thunderous first act as Lady Gaga will open the show ...
Lady Gaga has released her latest video "Applause" just short of 1 week before her debut performance at the MTV Video ...
Despite best and heroic efforts by fans to report all illegal sites with the leaked single from Gaga’s newest album ...
Lady Gaga's fans have transcended the normal fan-frenzy crowdsource by protecting Gaga's music rather than sharing it. ...
New York, NY (July 25, 2013) - MTV, MTV News’ Sway and fans announced today from the Brooklyn Promenade via its various ...
Serious news for all you Little Monsters out there - Lady Gaga announces the release date for her new album ARTPOP! ...
Terry Richardson uploads Lady Gaga doing her best 'Glam" look on July 1st. Check out the pics. She looks positively ...
Lady Gaga's ARTPOP silence has been broken by German DJ and producer Zedd who describes the LP as "experimental" and ...
The first trailer for Machete Kills has been premiered - giving a brief glimpse of Lady Gaga as "La Chameleón". The ...
Lady Gaga is "doing unbelievable" according to her manager who talked about the pop star's health on Tuesday. ...
Lady Gaga continued to connect with fans via Twitter before and after her hip surgery on Wednesday. As previously ...
Lady Gaga in Twitter tears let fans know that she can no longer walk, no longer perform. Lady Gaga has cancelled her ...
Justin Bieber has overtaken Lady Gaga to become the most followed person on Twitter. At the time of publish, the ...
Lady Gaga is taking her Born This Way Ball Tour to another level providing counselling and mental health advice for all ...
Lady Gaga has been doing her fashion rounds as of late however it seems that sometimes less is more. Last night, Gaga ...
Lady Gaga, no stranger to controversy, had something to say when all the fat haters around the world started commenting ...
Lady Gaga can now add "actress" to her long list of accomplishments. On Thursday (July 26), director Robert Rodriguez ...
Sometimes it's hard to believe that someone as brilliant and out there as Lady Gaga could actually exist in real life. ...
Lady Gaga has announced the first 21 European dates for her latest Born This Way Ball tour this summer 2012. In ...

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Lady Gaga and the automobile meet! We were inspired by Perez Hilton's shot of a Lady Gaga car in Sydney and decided to find more...

Lady Gaga and Tokio Hotel perform at the 2011 MTV Video Music Aid Awards in Japan.

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Full Biography

Lady Gaga is a theatrical dance-pop performer whose debut single, the international chart-topping hit "Just Dance," established her as an up-and-coming superstar upon its release in 2008. Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, the New York native attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girl Catholic school in Manhattan, before proceeding to study music at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts at age 17. Influenced by flamboyant glam rockers such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury (she would later draw her stage name from the Queen song "Radio Ga-Ga") as well as '80s dance-poppers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, she began playing the piano at a young age and started writing original material as a teenager.

In 2007, she began to make a name for herself on the downtown Manhattan club scene with a performance art show billed as Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue (co-featuring Lady Starlight; born Colleen Martin, a DJ and makeup professional), and music industry insiders began to take note. While Lady Gaga was initially signed to Def Jam in 2007, nothing came of that association, and ultimately it was pop-rap superstar Akon who took her under his wing, signing her to his vanity label Kon Live in association with Interscope Records.

In addition to working for Interscope as an in-house songwriter, Lady Gaga began preparing the launch of her solo career. Her debut single, "Just Dance," was released to radio in April 2008, and her full-length album debut, The Fame, followed in August. Featuring fellow Akon affiliate Colby O'Donis, "Just Dance" slowly gathered momentum throughout 2008's latter half. The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in August, at which time it had already become a massive club hit, but it didn't reach number one until January 2009. Internationally, the song proved similarly popular, reaching the Top Ten throughout much of Western Europe and beyond.

In the wake of Lady Gaga's international breakthrough success with "Just Dance," the follow-up single "Poker Face" was an even larger hit, topping singles charts across the board with its combination of pop melodicism and club-worthy production. Two additional tracks -- "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi" -- also cracked the Top Ten, and The Fame was still enjoying a spot on the Billboard Top 40 when its follow-up, The Fame Monster, appeared in November 2009. Although originally planned as a bonus disc (to be packaged alongside The Fame in a deluxe edition of Lady Gaga's debut), The Fame Monster was quickly expanded to eight tracks, thus warranting its own release. Meanwhile, the leadoff single "Bad Romance" became Gaga's fifth consecutive Top Ten single.

Lady Gaga continued to dominate pop culture discourse throughout 2010 with "Alejandro" and the Beyoncé duet "Telephone" turning into international hits while she worked on her sophomore album. Gaga announced the May release of that second album, Born This Way, on New Year's Day 2011. Prior to its unveiling in late May, Lady Gaga released the singles "Born This Way," "Judas," and "The Edge of Glory," all to build anticipation for the actual release of her sophomore effort.

[Source - allmusic-Jason Birchmeier]