Lady Gaga (American pop singer)

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Legal name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta


Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfən ɜrməˈnɒtə/ STEF-ə-nee jur-mə-NOT; Italian: [dʒermaˈnɔtta]; born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her self-empowering messages, fashion, and live performances. Gaga initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a rock band, participating in the Lower East Side's avant garde performance art circuit, and being dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, recording artist Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her to sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution.

Her debut album The Fame (2008) was a critical and commercial success which produced global chart-topping singles such as "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), was met with a similar reception and released the successful singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone", and "Alejandro". Her second full-length album Born This Way was released in 2011, topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States, where it sold over one million copies in its first week. The album produced number one single "Born This Way". Her third album Artpop, released in 2013, topped the US charts and included the successful singles "Applause" and "Do What U Want". In 2014, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, which became her third consecutive number one in the United States.

With global album and single sales of 28 million and 140 million respectively, as of April 2015, she is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her achievements include 13 Guinness World Records, six Grammy Awards, and a Songwriters Hall of Fame's Contemporary Icon Award—first artist ever to win—for "attaining an iconic status in pop culture." She regularly appears on Billboard‍ '​s Artists of the Year lists and Forbes‍ '​s power and earnings rankings. In 2013, Time listed Gaga as one of the Most Influential People of the Decade. Outside of her music, she is noted for her philanthropic endeavors and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. In 2012, Gaga established the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Fame Lady Gaga 4 14
2009 The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 4.35 16
2011 Born This Way Lady Gaga 4.2 11
2013 ARTPOP Lady Gaga 4 9
2014 Cheek to Cheek Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 5 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Singles Lady Gaga 5 1
2010 Female Intuition Lady Gaga 1

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Remix Lady Gaga 4.5 10
2011 Born This Way: The Remix Lady Gaga 5 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Cheek to Cheek - Live! Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Just Dance Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis 5 8
2008 Poker Face Lady Gaga 5 6
2008 Christmas Tree Lady Gaga feat. Space Cowboy 5 1
2009 Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say) Lady Gaga 5 2
2009 LoveGame Lady Gaga 5 4
2009 Paparazzi Lady Gaga 5 8
2009 Bad Romance Lady Gaga 4.35 11
2009 Boys Boys Boys Lady Gaga 5 1
2010 Telephone Lady Gaga feat. Beyoncé 3.8 6
2010 Alejandro Lady Gaga 3.85 8
2011 Born This Way (The Country Road Version) Lady Gaga 1
2011 Born This Way Lady Gaga 3.75 9
2011 Judas Lady Gaga 5 8
2011 The Edge of Glory Lady Gaga 5 3
2011 3-Way (The Golden Rule) The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga 5 1
2011 Yoü and I Lady Gaga 5 2
2011 Marry the Night Lady Gaga 5 4
2011 LuvUSum CJ Holland & Lady Gaga 1
2013 Applause Lady Gaga 4
2013 Do What U Want Lady Gaga feat. R. Kelly 3
2014 Anything Goes Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 1
2014 I Can't Give You Anything But Love Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 1
2014 Winter Wonderland Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 1

Single + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Poker Face / Speechless / Your Song (live from the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards) Lady Gaga featuring Elton John 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Do What U Want Lady Gaga feat. Christina Aguilera 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Red and Blue EP Stefani Germanotta Band 5 2
2009 The Cherrytree Sessions Lady Gaga 5 2
2009 Hitmixes Lady Gaga 5 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 A Very Gaga Holiday Lady Gaga 5 1
2013 iTunes Festival: London 2013 Lady Gaga 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Gaga Remixes Lady Gaga 1

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