Lady | GaGa: THE GODDESS OF POP MUSIC [`Haus of GaGa` | Thread IV]
Just dance with LADY GAGA [Thread I]
LADY GAGA: "POP MUSIC WILL NEVER BE LOW BROW" `Princess of Pop` [Thread II]
LADY|GAGA: The Famous Monster is caught in a BAD ROMANCE [House Of Gaga III]
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born March 28, 1986, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and performance artist. After being signed to and quickly dropped from Def Jam Records at age 19, she began performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side. During this time, she was also working at Interscope Records as a songwriter for several established acts, including Akon, who, after hearing Gaga sing, convinced Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine to sign her to a joint deal with the label and Akon's Kon Live Distribution label.
19862004: Early life and education
Born on March 28, 1986 in New York City, New York,the eldest child of Joseph and Cynthia (née Bissett) Germanotta, she is of Italian heritage.At age 11, she was set to join Juilliard School in Manhattan,but instead attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Roman Catholic school.Playing piano by ear from the age of 4, she went on to write her first piano ballad at 13 and began performing at open mic nights by age 14.At age 17, she gained early admission to the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. There, she studied music and improved her songwriting skills by composing essays and analytical papers focusing on topics such as art, religion and socio-political order.She later withdrew from the school to focus on her musical career.
20052007: Career beginnings
Germanotta signed with Def Jam Records when she was 19, after record executive L. A. Reid heard her singing down the hallway from his office. However, she claims Reid never met with her, and after three months, she was dropped from the label. She moved out of her parents' house and started performing downtown in the Lower East Side club scene, with bands Mackin Pulsifer and SGBand. Around the same time, she started taking drugs and performing at burlesque shows. Gaga said her father, "just didn't understand it," and that he could not look at her for several months. Music producer Rob Fusari, who helped Gaga write some of her earlier songs, compared her vocal style to that of Freddie Mercury. He nicknamed her Gaga, after the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga." She began to use it as her stage name and was known thereafter as Lady Gaga.
♠Lady Gaga's Official Website
♠Lady Gaga Updates On Live Journal
♠Lady Gaga at Gagadaily
♠Lady Gaga Online.Net
♠Wikipedia - Lady Gaga
♠Official Youtube For Lady Gaga
♠VIDEO PHONE (ft. Beyonce)
♠EH EH (NOTHING ELSE I CAN SAY)
♠BEAUTIFUL DIRTY RICH
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