Lady Gaga is a famous American singer, songwriter, and actress. Thanks to her unconventionality, visual experimentation and provocative appearance and performance, she is now well-known in the whole world. Let’s learn more about her life, career and earnings. And also about what made her so special to become an international pop star.
Lady Gaga Early Life
On 28th March 1986, in New York City, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was brought into this world. She was born and raised in a Catholic working family. Both of her parents have Italian ancestry.
Her moniker, Lady Gaga, was inspired by Queen’s song Radio Ga-Ga. She was a performer since she was little. At the age of 4, she has started playing piano, and 10 years later, she had her first performance which was in a nightclub.
She attended the New York University Tisch School of Arts, but she never got her degree. Instead, she wanted to focus on making her music career, and that path wasn’t really easy at first. At the age of 19, she had been raped. She said therapy, and support from doctors, family and friends helped her a lot in that period.
Lady Gaga used to perform paid gigs in clubs of Lower East Side New York, and it all started in 2005. The same year she recorded two songs with hip-hop singer Melle Mel. There she met an artist who helped her mold her onstage persona, and that artist was Lady Starlight.
In 2007, Gaga performed for a show named Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue. At that time, the R’n’B singer Akon discovered her and signed her to his label KonLive.
Lady Gaga wrote songs for some of the famous artists including Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, and New Kids On The Block. Her first solo album The Fame was released in 2008. She even set up her own creative team called the Haus of Gaga. The album featured hit songs like Just Dance, Poker Face, Paparazzi, and LoveGame, which were some of the world’s best-selling singles.
In 2011, Gaga released her second album titled Born This Way, and two years later the third, called Artpop. In 2014 she got a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album thanks to her jazz duet album with Tony Bennett. Her fifth studio album Joanne was successful like her first two albums. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. It is important to mention her Super Bown performance in 2016.
Ever since she was little girl, Lady Gaga dreamed of becoming an actress. The dream became reality when she starred in the fifth season of the American Horror Story: Hotel, where she portrayed The Countess. She got a Golden Globe for that role. She also starred in the sixth season of the same show, as a witch. In 2014 she briefly appeared in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
In 2018, she starred as a struggling singer Ally in A Star Is Born, a remake of the 1937 film of the same name. That role brought her nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress. She also received the National Board of Review and the Critics’ Choice awards for the same role.
Lady Gaga owns a collection of cars including a Lincoln Continental, a Rolls Royce Corniche III, a McLaren MP4-12C, an Audi R8, a Porsche Panamera S, a classic Chevelle SS, and a $65,000 Mercedes Benz GL450.
Lady Gaga’s net worth is estimated at up to $300 million. Most of her earnings come from her music. Some of them are from her acting career, and also from endorsements, including being the face of the Versace and creating two fragrances of her own. It is expected that her incomes will rise since we have so much more to expect from her projects.