Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in New York City, is an American singer-songwriter and performance artist. Known for her flamboyant costumes, provocative lyrics, and strong vocal talents, Lady Gaga has achieved enormous popular success with songs such as “Just Dance,” “Bad Romance,” and “Born This Way.”
Early Life and Career
Lady Gaga was born into an Italian American family in New York City. She showed an interest in music from an early age and began performing in New York City clubs as a teenager. She attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, an all-girls school in Manhattan, before studying music at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. However, she dropped out of Tisch after two years to manage her own career.
After dropping out of Tisch, Lady Gaga transformed herself from Stefani Germanotta into Lady Gaga. She began performing in a revue called the Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow with performance artist Lady Starlight. In 2007, Lady Gaga was signed by singer Akon and Interscope Records and released her debut album, “The Fame,” in 2008. The album was a commercial success and produced several hit singles, including “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Paparazzi.”
Success: “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster”
Lady Gaga’s debut album, “The Fame,” was well-received critically and commercially. It sold over eight million copies worldwide by the end of 2009 and earned her five Grammy nominations. She won two Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording (“Poker Face”) and Best Electronic/Dance Album (“The Fame”). Lady Gaga became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Pop Songs chart to have four number-one singles from a debut album.
In 2009, Lady Gaga released “The Fame Monster,” an extended play that was originally conceived as a bonus disc. The EP produced another hit single, “Bad Romance,” and received critical acclaim. Lady Gaga continued to achieve commercial success with subsequent albums, including “Born This Way” (2011), “Artpop” (2013), and “Joanne” (2016).
Acting and Activism
In addition to her music career, Lady Gaga has made occasional film appearances. She played a vampiric countess in the fifth season of the television show “American Horror Story: Hotel” (2015-2016) and received a Golden Globe Award for her performance. Lady Gaga also starred in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” and received critical acclaim for her role. She co-wrote and performed several songs for the film, including the hit single “Shallow,” which won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Lady Gaga is known for her activism, particularly in advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. She has been outspoken on issues such as same-sex marriage and has been a featured speaker at LGBTQ+ events. Lady Gaga has also used her platform to raise awareness about sexual assault and has contributed songs to documentaries addressing the issue.
Who is Lady Gaga dating now?
Lady Gaga has been private about her relationships, but she has had several notable romances in the past. Here is a look at her dating history:
- Matthew “Dada” Williams (2008): Gaga dated Williams, a creative director for Haus of Gaga, for a short period before their split. They continued to work together until 2010.
- Lüc Carl (2005-2008): Gaga dated Carl, a bar owner and nightclub promoter, on and off for three years. She has said that their relationship shaped her and inspired her song “You and I.”
- Taylor Kinney (2011-2016): Kinney, an actor on “Chicago Fire,” is Gaga’s longest public relationship. They met on the set of her music video for “You and I” and got engaged in 2015. They called off their engagement in 2016.
- Christian Carino (2017-2019): Gaga dated Carino, a talent agent, and got engaged in 2017. They confirmed their engagement in 2018 but split in 2019.
As of now, Lady Gaga’s current relationship status is unknown.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American singer-songwriter and performance artist known for her flamboyant costumes, provocative lyrics, and strong vocal talents.
When was Lady Gaga’s debut album “The Fame” released?
Lady Gaga’s debut album, “The Fame,” was released in 2008.
When was Lady Gaga’s album “Born This Way” released?
Lady Gaga’s album “Born This Way” was released in 2011.
Which seasons of “American Horror Story” have Lady Gaga appeared in?
Lady Gaga appeared in the fifth season, “American Horror Story: Hotel” (2015-2016), and the sixth season, “American Horror Story: Roanoke” (2016).
Was Lady Gaga in the movie “A Star Is Born”?
Yes, Lady Gaga starred in the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” and received critical acclaim for her performance. She co-wrote and performed several songs for the film, including the hit single “Shallow.”