She’s proven herself as a singer, songwriter, musician, performer, artist, and even a fashion icon. Her presence in the music industry is significant and influential. Angelina Germanotta is a model and actress.
Lady Gaga has been in the music industry for more than a decade and has been killing it every time she steps on stage. Her singles are pivotal in the world of pop and electronic dance hits. One could even argue that Gaga was one of the world’s most successful debut artists in this century.
Germanotta, Joanne Angelina Stephanie was born on March 28th, 1986, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Her parents, Cynthia Lewis or Cindy Bisset and Joseph Germanotta, both have Italian ancestry as well as some French-Canadian connections. Stephanie and Madonna, our ninth cousins once removed, may be traced back to the French farmers who settled in Quebec in the 1600s.
Stephanie grew up as a Catholic and had become very open about her religion and devotion to God both through her lyrics and interviews at just three years old Stephanie learned how to play piano and by five she was proficient and even knew how to create songs.
In 2005, she dropped out of NYU after only three semesters, wanting to pursue music as a career and become a star. After dropping out of school, her father agreed to cover her rent for a few months, but she was on her own after that. She moved from her NYU dorm to an apartment on the Lower East Side, where she performed with her band, the Stephanie Germanotta band, also known as sgb, which she’d started with some friends while she was still in school.
Despite the fact that Lady Starlight had aided her in informing more of who she was, it was Andy Warhol, who was one of her key influences, who ultimately helped her shape the star. Gaga started the House of Gaga, a collective of creative people to help her brand, similar to Warhol’s Factory. The house was a personal creative team that was responsible for creating the majority of the clothing props stage sets and makeup for Gaga’s performances. It’s made up of artists, clothing designers, stage designers, and sound artists. Gaga and Starlight had their own show called Lady Gaga and Starlight revue in 2007, which was a pop burlesque production that pays respect to the idols and music of the 1970s. They also ended up opening for glam rockers known as semi-precious weapons.
Despite the fact that Gaga and Rob were no longer together, he was still concerned about her career. In the spring of 2007, his friend Vincent Herbart signed a deal with Interscope Records. After a phone call, Gaga was in Los Angeles to meet with Jimmy Iovine, the head of Interscope Records, who said let’s try this after listening to a few of Gaga’s songs. Herbert sent gaga to the Lollapalooza music festival that summer, where she performed with starlight.
She also acquired a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which she owes to an internship she had there years ago. After Jody Gerson signed her publishing deal, Gaga began writing music for big performers like Fergie. When asked if it was difficult for her to write music for others but not for herself.
Martin Kirschenbaum, an American songwriter who wrote four songs for the album, stated in a Billboard article from 2009 that “Gaga is very focused and very fast she doesn’t like to sit around and waste time. She sang everything in one take. By 2008, Gaga had signed to Martin’s own record label, Cherrytree Records, which he founded in 2004 and was also under Interscope, and she had moved to Los Angeles to work on finishing her debut album. In the meantime, her love life was on the rocks, and she and Luke would no longer be together on the day that Gaga’s only dance music video was shot, she had finally left him after he doubted that she would make it big and she vowed that she would.
Gaga made appearances at select venues in North America in 2009, and she was the opening act for the Pussycat Dolls’ doll domination tour from March to September of that year. While on tour, she wrote new songs for the fame monster, which was an EP released on November 18th, 2009, and featured eight new songs from her album. Her tracks continued to hit all-time highs and break records. The video for Bad Romance was the most-watched video on YouTube in 2010, and it also won awards for best female pop vocal performance and best short-form music video at the 53rd Grammy Awards, where The Fame Monster won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.
At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, she won eight awards from 13 nominations, including video of the year for Bad Romance, and she wore her infamous meat dress. Born This Way was released in 2011. Artpop was released in 2013 a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled cheek to cheek was released in 2014 and Johanne was released in 2016.
In February of 2015, she was engaged to Taylor Kinney her boyfriend of about four years the couple split in July of the same year with Gaga claiming it was due to her career more recently in October of 2018. She became engaged to Kristen Camerino.
Five-foot-two throughout her career is a Netflix documentary on Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga is an LGBTQ activist who came out as bisexual years ago while still married to Luca Karl. She has also been quite open about her passion of being androgynous, and there was even a point when fans assumed she was a Hummer Aphrodite, which has since been debunked. Gaga not only supports LGBTQ communities, but she also supports other causes.
Gaga collaborated with Mac Cosmetics to create a lipstick to raise funds for the MAC AIDS Fund. While Lady Gaga’s rise to the top has been smooth, she has been open about her PTSD, which stemmed from being raped at the age of 19. She went through extensive therapy to help her heal from the trauma, and in light of this, she has spent a lot of time and dedicated many people. Gaga has been in the music industry for over a decade, working hard every step of the way and inspiring fans to believe in themselves.