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Lady Gaga Biography

Birth Name:
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Singer, songwriter

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, The Fame, 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
  • Recorded an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett, called Cheek to Cheek, in 2014
  • Founded the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on the wellness of young people

Awards

  • 2020Grammy-Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: winner
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Music: winner
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Song: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated

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