A perfect representation of glamour and style, our beloved singing queen Lady Gaga sets the stage on fire when performing live. Her star presence demands attention, leaving us mesmerized, hypnotized and in awe.
Did you know that Lady Gaga is her stage name, and she was born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? She attributes her name inspiration to Queen song ‘Radio Ga-Ga’. Discovering her real name and life story peaked our curiosity further.
Here are more interesting biographical facts about the super star:
Lady Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York to Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. She began revealing her talent at an early age, including being well versed in playing the piano at just four years old. Gaga wrote her first piano ballad at thirteen, and her first performance occurred at a New York nightclub when she was fourteen. She was later admitted to New York University’s Tisch School of Arts, but soon dropped out to find creative inspiration. Lady Gaga was barely making ends meet, so she took on three jobs, including becoming a Go-go dancer.
Like many celebrities, Lady Gaga’s road to success was not easy to say the least. In 2005, Def Jam Records signed her, but their partnership was short lived. The singing star never gave up her determination and dream, and started performing in various nightclubs and venues on New York City’s Lower East Side. She collaborated with several rock bands, and even tried her hands in personal fashion grooming.
Just two years later, when she was 20, she began working at Interscope Records as a songwriter for artists such as Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block and The Pussycat Dolls. Akon was impressed by her, and signed her under Interscope’s umbrella, KonLive. In 2007 and 2008, she wrote and recorded her debut album, ‘The Fame’. Lady Gaga received great success in the United States and along with her creative time, ‘Haus of Gaga’ she earned fortune and fame internationally.
Her debut single album, ‘Just Dance’ earned her enough name, money and fame to get nominated for a Grammy. Her breakthrough debut album started giving her an extensive loyal fan base. Although, she didn’t win, Lady Gaga’s very next album ‘Poker Face’ broke all records, and gave her immense success and topped singles charts in every category in several countries worldwide. Since then, she has not looked back, watching her loyal fan base grow exponentially. Recently, she showcased her talent and glamorous personality as a vocalist at Academy Awards telecast in February of this year, paying tribute to Julie Andrews.
Our heartthrob recently got engaged to her beau, Taylor Kinney. Just like her magnificent personality, he certainly chose a bold ring to complement and match her. In fact, her diamond heart-shaped ring has stunned her fans, and left us speechless.
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