Lady Gaga is a singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist.
Lady Gaga began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007. During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.
Lady Gaga came to prominence as a recording artist following the release of her debut album, The Fame, which was a critical and commercial success that topped charts around the world and included the international number-one singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. After embarking on the The Fame Ball Tour, Lady Gaga followed the album with The Fame Monster, which spawned the worldwide hit singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”. The Fame Monster’s success allowed her to embark on the eighteen-month long Monster Ball Tour, which later became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time. Lady Gaga’s most recent album, Born This Way, topped the charts of most major markets and generated more international chart-topping singles, including “Born This Way”, “Judas”, and “The Edge of Glory”.
Influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Queen, Lady Gaga is recognized for her flamboyant, diverse and outré contributions to the music industry through her fashion, performances and music videos. As of October 2011, Lady Gaga has sold an estimated 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the best selling worldwide.
Lady Gaga’s achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. Lady Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine’s Artists of the Year (scoring the definitive title in 2010), ranked fourth in VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine and was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
How Lady Gaga Made Her Money – Music
Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million
Government Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Birthday: March 28, 1986
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