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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
New York, New York, United States
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Lady GaGa Fast Facts:
At 17 she was accepted (early admission) to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied art.
Was signed to the Def Jam record label when she was 19, but was dropped soon after.
Rap star Akon signed her to his label with Interscope records, and by the time she was 20 she had a record deal.
Has written songs for Britney Spears, the Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block and Fergie.
She took her stage name from Queen's song "Radio Ga Ga."
Her debut single, "Just Dance," was released in 2008, followed by her full-length debut album,
, in August of that year. It earned critical acclaim and sold more than a million copies.
Many of her eye-catching outfits are manufactured by stylists and set designers known as the Haus of Gaga.
Cites David Bowie and Donatella Versace as her influences.
Her Grammy-winning hit song "Poker Face" was inspired by her bisexuality. She told Heat magazine that the song, which she performed on an
results show, took all of 10 minutes to write. (She generally composes on piano, aiming first for a chorus.)
Lady GaGa Relationships:
Cynthia Germanotta - Mother
Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John - Godchild
Luc Carl - Ex-significant Other
Natali Germanotta - Sister
Taylor Kinney - Significant Other
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John - Godchild
Joe Germanotta - Father
Ronnie Bissett - Grandmother
Paul Bisset - Grandfather
Lady GaGa Awards:
2010 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Pop Artist - Winner
2009 Grammy: Best Dance Recording - Winner
2010 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Breakout Music Artist - Winner
2010 Grammy: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
2012 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Album of the Year - Winner
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
2010 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
2010 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Album - Winner
2009 Grammy: Best Electronic/Dance Album - Winner
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States
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