Lady GaGa

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  • Dolce & Gabbana - Butterfly
  • Gucci - 2841
  • Jeremy Scott - Linda Farrow
  • Marc Jacobs - Mask
  • Ray-Ban - 3016
  • Ray-Ban - Wayfarer
  • Tom Ford - Alexandra FT 0118
  • Versace - 676

Biography

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germonotta, a.k.a. Lady GaGa, got her nickname from music producer Rob Fusari, who believed that her vocal style was similar to that of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. He dubbed her "GaGa" after the band's 1984 song, Radio Ga Ga, and she later chose to use that as part of her official stage name.

Lady GaGa was born March 28th, 1985 in Yonkers, New York and attended a private Catholic school. She began playing piano at the age of four and was writing piano music by the time she was 13. The following year she began performing for open mic nights around New York City. She began attending the Tisch School of Arts at New York University at age 17, but eventually withdrew to focus on her career. In 2004, she was performing around the city and working as a songwriter at Interscope Records. It was there that she developed the industry contacts to get her first big break.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to finish her first album, The Fame, which debuted in late October. The album received critical acclaim and the first three singles from the album, Just Dance, Poker Face, and LoveGame all became number one billboard hits. At the same time her album was released, Lady GaGa began touring as an opening act with New Kids on The Block to help them promote the release of their new album. She then began a tour of her own, The Fame Ball Tour, in the first quarter of 2009. In late 2009, she was supposed to begin touring with rapper Kanye West, but after his intoxicated rampage at the MTV Video Music Awards, that was canceled. Instead, began touring solo in November 2009.

Lady GaGa's single, Just Dance, was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2009 Grammys. She also received a total of nine nominations for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, winning Best New Artist while her single, Paparazzi, won two awards: Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects. She continues to grow professionally and has used her influence to speak out on the issue of gay rights. She joined in the National Equality March on Washington D.C. on October 11, 2009.

Trivia

  • Went to private school with Nicky and Paris Hilton
  • Always features Great Danes in her music videos
  • Designs many of her own stage outfits
  • Is of Italian decent
  • Performed alongside Madonna in a Saturday Night Live skit


Quotes

  • "I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up. I didn't know somebody, who knew somebody, who knew somebody. If I have any advice to anybody, it's to just do it yourself, and don't waste time trying to get a favor."
  • "I did this the way you are supposed to. I played every club in New York City and I bombed in every club and then killed it in every club and I found myself as an artist. I learned how to survive as an artist, get real, and how to fail and then figure out who I was as singer and performer. And, I worked hard."
  • "I love Dolce & Gabbana. I love Versace. I love the crazy, more eccentric stuff. I can't pay my rent, but I'm f---ing gorgeous."
  • "My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, 'I can see you, because you have no pants on.' So I'll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me."

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