Lady Gaga (Real Name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) has made quite an impact on the music scene, as well as the music world itself. Her deliberately fantastic choice in videos as well as her zest upon the stage in front of her fans has earned her must deserved respect, too, with a fan base following somewhere in the region of 4.2 million. Now if that isn’t great, then I don’t know what is. Here she is, enjoy.
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Date of Birth
28 March 1986, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
5′ 1″ (1.55 m)
Her hair bow
Platinum blond hair
Her futuristic outfits
She carries a glow-in-the-dark disco stick during performances
Rhythmic hooks and choruses
Always features two Great Danes in her music videos
Refers to all her fans as “Monsters”
Often portrays herself as a rebel in her videos
In her videos, she often ends up killing someone – usually her boyfriend
Various coloured wigs
Wild charismatic dancing
Elaborate sunglasses and high heels
Has three tattoos, one her on wrist, shoulder blade, and lower back.
Is of Italian descent.
Used to be a go-go dancer.
The album’s lead single, “Just Dance”, was released on April 8, 2008 and had reached number one in five countries.
Went to the same school with Paris Hilton.
She has been influenced by Madonna, David Bowie, Judy Garland, Grace Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Freddie Mercury, Björk, Liza Minnelli, Yoko Ono, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson.
At seventeen, she was one of twenty people in the world to have gained early admission to the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Her stage name, Lady GaGa, is a reference to the song “Radio Ga-Ga” by Queen.
Interscope music executive Vincent Herbert hired her in January 2008 as a music writer.
She states that she is “very into fashion” and that it is “everything”.
Her song “Boys, Boys, Boys” was inspired by Mötley Crüe’s hit “Girls, Girls, Girls”.
She learned how to play the piano at the age of four, wrote her first piano ballad at 13, and began performing at open mic nights by the age of 14.
Her parents are Joseph, an Internet entrepreneur, and Cynthia, a telecommunications assistant.
She makes mention of the band, The Killers, in her song “Boys, Boys, Boys”.
On February 20, 2009, she donated tickets and a meet and greet, for any show on her Fame Ball tour, in the US or Canada, to raise money for Odyssey Charter School and elementary schools in Los Angeles affected by budget cuts.
Has a younger sister.
Is a natural brunette.
Attended Sacred Heart School, a private Catholic school in New York City. Her classmates included Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton.
Bleached her hair blonde in light of the fact that she was being mistaken for Amy Winehouse by interviewers while trying to make it big.
Has a contralto vocal range.
Her song “Telephone” was originally written for Britney Spears’s sixth album Circus. However, after it failed to make the album’s final track listing, Gaga recorded the song as a collaboration with ‘Beyonce Knowles’ for her second album, The Fame Monster.
Is a big fan of Britney Spears.
Made the cover of Time magazine’s double issue – The 100 Most Influential People in the World – alongside Bill Clinton and Didier Drogba. In the magazine’s “Artists” category (which she headed), the singer’s tribute was written by Cyndi Lauper. [May 10, 2010]
Is good friends with Deepak Chopra and has stated he is one of the most influential people in her life because of the spiritual guidance he gives her.
In high school, one of her nicknames was “The Germ”.
A staunch supporter of LGBT Rights.
Her sister Natali once dressed as her for Halloween.
Her album “Born This Way” (2011) sold over 1 million copies in the first week. Amazon sold 440,000 copies of the album in its first two days at a price of 99 cents (at a loss of over $3 million). This contributed to the album’s 662,000 digital sales. However, in the second week the album experienced an 84% sales decrease and a 94% digital sales drop. In its third week the album had a 42% sales decrease and, in the fourth week sales of the album decreased by another 33%.
Her second album “Born This Way” (2011) is the seventh album to sell 1 million copies in 1 week. Gaga is the 5th woman to sell 1 million album copies in a week, after Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Norah Jones and Taylor Swift.
Ranked #99 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women”. Ranked #92 in the 2010 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women”.