Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Gaga briefly studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to become a professional musician. She eventually signed a joint record deal with Interscope Records and Akon’s label KonLive Distribution in 2007.
In 2008, Gaga released her dance-pop and electropop album The Fame which featured the smash-hits “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. The following year, in 2009, she released an EP titled The Fame Monster which featured the singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro.”
Her second full-length album studio album, Born This Way, was released in 2011, and firmly placed Gaga among the world’s most well-known pop stars.
Gaga is also a successful actress, having won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2016 for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel. She will make her feature-film debut in 2018’s A Star Is Born alongside Bradley Cooper.
Lady Gaga is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as visual experimentation. With over 27 million albums sold, Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists in history.