Thursday, July 14, 2011

50 Entertaining and Interesting Facts about Lady Gaga

Undoubtedly, Lady Gaga is one of the hottest and most popular celebrity singers in the world. She’s one of the most successful singers of the new millennium. How well do you know her?

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1.) Lady Gaga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She was born in New York City, New York.

2.) Lady Gaga’s inspirations as a singer include Madonna, Michael Jackson, the Queen and David Bowie.

3.) This controversial and intriguing pop star is “left-handed”.

4.) She is unique especially when it comes to fashion where she stated fashion as a source of inspiration for her songwriting and performances.

5.) Lady Gaga was ranked the 73rd Artist of the 2000–2010 decade by Billboard.

6.) For the record, as of August 2010, Gaga has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide.

7.) Time magazine included Lady Gaga in its annual Time 100 list of the most influential people and in the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world.

8.) Forbes placed Lady Gaga at number seven on their annual list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women.

9.) She is of Italian-American descent and the eldest child of Joseph Germanotta, internet entrepreneur, and Cynthia (née Bisset).

10.) At a very tender age of 4, she already knew how to play the piano and wrote her first piano ballad at 13.

11.) When she was 14, she began performing at open mike nights.

12.) Ironic it seems, but at the age of 11, she attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Roman Catholic school in Manhattan.

13.) Lady gaga is an avid thespian in high school musicals and portrayed lead roles as Philia in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”.

14.) During her academic life in high school she was "very dedicated, very studious, and much disciplined" and admitted to be "a bit insecure".

15.) This American pop singer was born March 28, 1986 and started performing in the rock music scene of Lower East Side in New York City.

16.) At 17, she enrolled at Tisch School of the Arts New York University and later signed with Streamline Records.

17.) A songwriter herself, her exceptional talent was noticed by another song-writer Akon who recognized her vocal abilities and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.

18.) Lady Gaga’s debut album is “The Fame”. It was released on August 19, 2008 and reached number one in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland.

19.) The Fame’s first two singles, “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States as well as the charts of other countries.

20.) “The Fame” earned 6 Grammy Award nominations and won the awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Electronic Dance Album for "Poker Face".

21.) Lady Gaga’s second album entitled “Born This Way” will be release this year.

22.) Gaga was more creative than some of her classmates and once said "Once you learn how to think about art, you can teach yourself".

23.) She stopped schooling by the second semester of her sophomore year and concentrated on her musical career.

24.) She left her family, rented the cheapest apartment and ate shit until somebody discovered her.

25.) The first song Lady Gaga produced with RedOne was "Boys Boys Boys".

26.) She called her own band “Stefani Germanotta Band” and recorded an EP of ballads.

27.) When Lady Gaga started taking drugs, her father won’t see her for several months.

28.) The moniker “Gaga” was created by Bob Fusari, a music producer, taken from the Queen song “Radio Gaga”.

29.) Lady Gaga is fondly called “Stef” by his family and friends.

30.) Lady Gaga credited Vincent Herbert of Streamline Records as the man who discovered her.

31.) Lady gaga was hired to write songs for Britney Spears and labelmates New Kids on the Block, Pussycat Dolls and Fergie.

32.) The Poker Face was a great success for Lady Gaga. It reached number-one in almost all major music markets in the world, including the United Kingdom and the United States.

33.) In May 2009, she was featured on a semi-nude Gaga wearing only strategically placed plastic bubbles in the cover of the annual "Hot 100" issue of Rolling Stone.

34.) Lady Gaga was nominated for a total of nine awards at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and won the award for "Best New Artist".

35.) Her single "Paparazzi" won two awards for "Best Art Direction" and "Best Special Effects."

36.) She was awarded as Billboard magazine's Rising Star of 2009 award in October.

37.) “Bad Romance” was released as the first single from the album and topped the charts in eighteen countries, while reaching the top-two in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

38.) “Speechless”, a song from The Fame Monster, was performed at The 2009 Royal Variety Performance where She met and sang for Queen Elizabeth II.

39.) She was chosen also by Barbara Walters during Walter’s ABC News special as of one the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2009".

40.) In April 2010, Lady Gaga’s music videos gained over one billion viral views, becoming one of the first artists to reach this milestone.

41.) Lady Gaga signed a deal with Coty, Inc. to create a fragrance. It will be called "Monster" and is scheduled to launch in 2012.

42.) Lady Gaga regarded fashion as a major influence and considers Donatella Versace her muse.

43.) The Haus of gaga is her own creative production team which she handles personally. The team creates many of her clothes, stage props, and hairdos.

44.) Lady Gaga is a natural brunette.

45.) She bleached her hair blonde because she was often mistaken for Amy Winehouse.

46.) She considers John Lennon as her hero. She likes Freddie Mercury of the Queen a lot.

47.) Her favorite philosopher is Rainer Maria Rilke.

48.) After The Fame was released, Lady Gaga revealed that the song "Poker Face" was about her bisexuality.

49.) Lady Gaga is a "fierce advocate" for gays and lesbians.

50.) The University of South Carolina offers a full-time course entitled "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame" with the objective of unraveling "the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga with respect to her music, videos, fashion, and other artistic endeavors"

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