Lady GaGa


Lady GaGa

Infobox musical artist
Name = Lady GaGa



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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Stefania Gabriella Germanotta
Born = March 1986 (age 22)
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Origin = New York City, New York, United States
Occupation = Singer, songwriter
Genre = Pop, dance-pop, electropop, R&B, hip hop, piano rock
Years_active = 2007 – present
Label = Streamline, Kon Live, Interscope
URL = [http://www.ladygaga.com www.ladygaga.com]

Stefania Gabriella Germanotta (born March, 1986), best known by her stage name Lady GaGa, is an American singer-songwriter and dance-pop/electronica musician signed to Interscope Records.

On April 8, 2008, she released her debut single, "Just Dance", [allmusic|id=11:hcfixzr5ldse~T1|label=Lady Gaga] which went on to reach number one in both Australia and Canada.

Biography

Stefania Gabriella Germanotta (AKA Lady GaGa) was born in March 1986, in New York, to an Italian family. She attended Convent of the Sacred Heart school and, as a little girl, she remembers singing into a plastic tape recorder to the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson. By age 4, Lady Gaga had taught herself to play the piano by ear, and when she was a teenager she penned her first song. When she was just 14, she was playing open mic nights at New York’s Bitter End, and by the age of 17 she had been accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Lady Gaga started working the local Lower East Side club scene, performing then-hits like "Beautiful Dirty Rich" while donning her unique stage outfits. When she was 20 she started working for Interscope Records and was busy writing songs for other musical groups, such as The Pussycat Dolls.

In August 2007 Lady GaGa performed at Lollapalooza.

Career

Lady GaGa recently announced she had submitted songs for Britney Spears' upcoming album "Circus".

Lady GaGa performed "Just Dance" with a DJ and two dancers on Australian morning TV show "Sunrise" on September 26, 2008. There was a "technical hitch" which delayed the singing performance to the backing track, leading to the audible dismay and confusion of the live audience outside the studio where a stage had been erected. The presenters later apologized regarding Lady Gaga's behavior as it is Sunrise Concert policy for "all" performances to be live.

They released an apology/statement:

"The Fame (2008 – present)"

Throughout 2008 Lady Gaga finalised tracks for her debut album "The Fame". While her music ignited the blogosphere, her creative team the "Haus of Gaga", promoted the image of Lady Gaga worldwide via fashion, technology and various media: Lady Gaga's pop persona is styled with blonde geometric bangs and Diamonte encrusted shades, as seen on her album cover. She often wears loose hooded garments with skin-tight pants. Her performances are accompanied by her infamous 'Disco Stick', and more recently a pair of 'iPod sunglasses', which play video content. Her myspace page showcases a weekly web video entitled: "Transmission Gaga-Vision" which highlight performances and appearances made by Lady Gaga.

Building upon the online hype of brand Gaga, Germanotta returned to her club roots, to create a visually fresh showcase of her potential hits. Touring the world throughout the summer with two dancers (Dina and Pepper) and an English DJ (Spacecowboy) in tow, she dances while singing live over remixed versions of her biggest tracks. Lady Gaga promoted her music releases and charted impressively in both Australia and Canada. She also performed two exclusive shows in London as early hype for her eventual UK releases.

Following her American tour supporting New Kids on the Block, Lady Gaga has set her sights upon cracking the UK market with the release of "Just Dance" scheduled for the new year.

In the fall of 2008 "Haus of Gaga" turned their focus upon the USA market and Lady Gaga is due to embark upon a tour with the reformed New Kids on the Block with whom she has collaborated on the song 'Big Girl Now'. To coincide with her newest releases, ABC have commissioned a video promo uniting Gaga's second single 'Beautiful Dirty Rich' with their similarly titled hit show Dirty Sexy Money.

The name "Lady GaGa"

According to an interview conducted by Ron Slomowicz, the stage name Lady GaGa is a reference to the song "Radio Ga-Ga" by Queen. [Ron Slomowicz. [http://dancemusic.about.com/od/artistshomepages/a/LadyGagaInt.htm Lady GaGa Interview] . "About.com". Retrieved on 2008-06-23.]

TV appearances

Though Lady Gaga's career has been short, she has been featured on a large number of TV shows. Her TV debut of her international hit Just Dance at the Miss Universe Pageant instantly became a viral video success gaining over 500,000+ views. After appearing on So You Think You Can Dance she coined her own catch phrase- "Pop Music Will Never Be Low Brow." To date she continues to make various appearances on shows from the US reality hit The Hills to the Australian morning show Sunrise.

"The Hills"

Lady GaGa made a cameo appearance on "The Hills", Season 4 which aired on MTV on September 6, 2008. She met Whitney and Lauren Conrad who fixed her broken zipper prior to a performance. She performed the first 10 seconds of "Love Game."

"Rove"

She was a guest star on "Rove" (which is an Australian weekly television talkshow) on September 28 and performed her single "Just Dance". GaGa talked about her past shows, which included hair spray lit on fire and Black Sabbath, and how her shows are going to be while she is on tour with New Kids on the Block.

"So You Think You Can Dance"

Lady GaGa appeared as a musical guest during the fourth season of "So You Think You Can Dance" on July 31, 2008, performing "Just Dance".

Miss Universe 2008

During the swimsuit competition of Miss Universe 2008, Lady GaGa performed her first single "Just Dance". [http://www.missuniverse.com/mainevent/music.html]

Gossip Girl

Paparazzi and Poker Face have been featured in the second season of Gossip Girl. SO2E01

Discography

Studio albums

* 2008: "The Fame"

References

External links

* [http://www.ladygaga.com Official website]
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* [http://www.purevolume.com/ladygaga/ Purevolume]
* [http://www.Ladygagabr.com Brazilian WebFanSite]
* [http://www.electroqueer.com Electroqueer interview July 2008]
* [http://www.Ladygaga.com.br Official Brazilian WebSite]
* [http://www.ladygaga.com.au Official Australian WebSite]


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