Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina GermanottaBorn March, 28, 1986 in New York, NYParents: Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta

Gained early acceptance to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts at age 17

Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress, philanthropist, humanitarian

"When I'm writing music, I'm thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. It's all about everything altogether—performance art, pop performance art, fashion." -Lady Gaga

Her music and performance style is often scrutinized by critics.

Musical Influences:Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Queen, Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Britney Spears

Best known for her electronic/dance and pop style of music. Started her music career in 2005 but did not really take off until her first hit single, Just Dance, was released in 2008.She covers a wide variety of topics in her songs including, love, sex, identity, religion, money, sexuality, and liberation. The themes she includes in her songwriting make them very controversial.Very well known for her provocative performance art.

Also, considers fashion a major influence. Inspired by Donatella Versace and Alexander McQueen

Grew up Roman Catholic in the Upper West Side of New York City

In addition to her music career, she is a philanthropist and political activist.Contributes to the fight against HIV and AIDS.Launched the Born This Way Foundation which focuses on youth empowerment.Activist for Immigration and LGBT rights.

Other artists of the time period include: Adele, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis.


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