Lady Gaga Net Worth
Lady Gaga is known for her controversial and sometimes bizarre style. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She sold over 27 million records during her career, and her net worth is estimated at $275 million.
Who Is Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in New York City. She attended New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts but left to find creative expression. Her debut album, The Fame, was a huge success, and the single “Poker Face” topped charts in almost every category, in almost every country. Lady Gaga has since earned acclaim for subsequent albums, including a collaboration with Tony Bennett, and her performance on the American Horror Story series, winning a Golden Globe for her role as the Countess.
Lady Gaga Early Life
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York, to Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. Now known as Lady Gaga (the inspiration for her name came from the Queen song “Radio Ga-Ga”), she has become an international pop star.
Gaga learned to play the piano by the age of 4. At the age of 11, she was accepted to the Juilliard School in Manhattan, but instead attended a private Catholic school in the city. She continued studying music and performing, writing her first piano ballad at the age of 13, and she held her first performance in a New York nightclub at the age of 14.
A few years later, Gaga was granted early admission to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts—she was one of only 20 students in the world to receive the honor of early acceptance. While there, she studied music and worked on her songwriting skills. She later withdrew from school to find creative inspiration. To make ends meet, she took three jobs, including a stint as a gogo dancer, while she honed her performance-art act.
Lady Gaga Professional Debut
In 2005, Lady Gaga was briefly signed by Def Jam Records, but was dropped just months later. Being dropped by the label propelled the singer to perform on her own in clubs and venues on New York City’s Lower East Side. There, she collaborated with several rock bands, and began her experimentation with fashion.
In 2007, at the age of 20, Gaga began work at Interscope Records as a songwriter for other artists on the label, including Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block and The Pussycat Dolls. R&B singer Akon discovered Gaga while she was performing a burlesque show that she created, called “Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue.” Impressed, Akon signed the performer to his label under the Interscope umbrella, Kon Live. Through 2007 and 2008, Gaga wrote and recorded her debut album, The Fame. The record received positive reviews and was successful in the United States. With the help of her own creative team, “Haus of Gaga,” the performer also began to make a name for herself internationally.
Lady Gaga Commercial Breakthrough
Lady Gaga’s debut single, “Just Dance,” was released to radio in early 2008, and received both popular and commercial acclaim. The song was then nominated for a Grammy Award (for best dance recording) in 2008. The song lost to Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” but this didn’t keep Gaga from reaching No. 1 on the mainstream pop charts in January 2009. The second single off The Fame, “Poker Face,” earned Gaga even more success. The song topped singles charts in almost every category, and in almost every country. Both songs were produced by Akon’s affiliate RedOne, who co-wrote most of Lady Gaga’s album.
Later in 2008, Lady Gaga opened for the newly reformed New Kids on the Block. She also collaborated with them on the song “Big Girl Now” from the group’s album The Block. The following year, Gaga released an album of eight songs, The Fame Monster, followed by 2011’s Born This Way. In 2013, Lady Gaga released her third studio album, Artpop. The album didn’t resonate as strongly with her audience as her previous works. Among the shake-ups in her inner circle, she and her manager parted ways.
Lady Gaga Personal Life
On Valentine’s Day 2015, Lady Gaga became engaged to Chicago Fire actor Taylor Kinney. After five years together, in July 2016, it was reported that the couple called off their engagement and parted ways.
Lady Gaga Bio Info
Born: 28 March 1986 (age 32 years), Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, New York, United States
Full name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Height: 1.55 m
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Father: Joe Germanotta
Mother: Cynthia Germanotta
Siblings: Natali Germanotta
Lady Gaga Quotes
- Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us. – Lady Gaga
- There is something in the way that we are now, with our cell phones, and people are not looking at each other and not being in the moment with each other, that kids feel isolated. – Lady Gaga
- I actually don’t want a throne at all, because I don’t view myself as a queen; I view myself as one of my fans. – Lady Gaga
- Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside. – Lady Gaga
- I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way. – Lady Gaga
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Music, television, film, activism, anything Mother Monster puts her paws on is sure to leave a lasting impact. With her undeniable talent, and unmatched voice, Lady Gaga is a modern icon.