Lady Gaga (American pop singer)

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Legal name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfəniː dʒɜrməˈnɒtə/ STE-fə-nee jur-mə-NOT; born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, she initially performed in theatre, appearing in high school plays and briefly studying at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a short-lived rock band, participating in the Lower East Side's avant garde performance art circuit, and being quickly dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, singer Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution.

She rose to prominence with her debut album The Fame (2008), 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 similar reception and included the songs "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. Her third album Artpop, released in 2013, topped the U.S. charts and included the successful singles "Applause" and "Do What U Want", though critics noted its commercial underperformance compared to her previous efforts.

Gaga is noted for her flamboyant and diverse contributions to the music industry via her fashion, live performances, and music videos. With global album and single sales of 27 million and 125 million, respectively, as of June 2014, she is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. She regularly appears on Billboard's Artists of the Year lists and Forbes' power and earnings rankings, and was named one of the world's most influential people by Time in 2010. Outside of her music, she is noted for her philanthropic endeavors and activism for LGBT rights.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 The Fame Lady Gaga 4.2 13
2009 The Fame Monster Lady Gaga 4.7 14
2011 Born This Way Lady Gaga 4.55 10
2013 ARTPOP Lady Gaga 5 8

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 The Singles Compilation Lady Gaga 5 1
2010 Female Intuition Compilation Lady Gaga 1 1

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 The Remix Compilation Remix Lady Gaga 4.5 10

Album + Remix + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 Born This Way: The Remix Remix Compilation Lady Gaga 5 3

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Just Dance Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis 5 7
2008 Poker Face Lady Gaga 4.65 5
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 10
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 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

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2014 Do What U Want Remix Lady Gaga feat. Christina Aguilera 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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 Rating Releases
2011 A Very Gaga Holiday Live Lady Gaga 5 1

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