Dubbed as the 'Queen of Pop' who gained a lot of attention for raising social issues by advocating LGBT rights worldwide and youth empowerment. Not to mention, Lady Gaga contributed to the creation of the song 'Shallow' (2018).
March 28, 1986
New York City, New York, United States
Lady Gaga is a highly successful pop singer recognized for her heavy influence on modern culture. Ranking on the fourth spot in VH1’s Greatest Women in Music, she is known for being a ‘trailblazer for sometimes utilizing controversy to bring attention to various issues.’
Growing up, her hardworking parents sent her to a private school, Convent of the Sacred Heart, and was classmates with Paris Hilton. At 17, she ‘gained early admission to the Collaborative Arts Project 21’, the professional musical theatre training conservatory at New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts. Known for her idiosyncratic style, she once met Barack Obama at a Human Rights Campaign fundraiser. The former US President reckoned feeling intimidated by her and her elaborate 16-inch heels.
Among her many chart-topping hits include ‘Poker Face’ (2008), ‘Bad Romance’ (2009), ‘Telephone’ (2009), and ‘Born This Way’ (2011). She is also recognized for her starring roles in the films ‘A Star is Born’ (2018), ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ (2014), and ‘Machete Kills’ (2013).
Her middle name Joanne was inspired by her aunt’s name who passed away at 19. Meanwhile, her stage name Lady Gaga, coined by her former music producer and ex-boyfriend Rob Fusari, was derived from Queen’s hit single ‘Radio Ga Ga’ (1984). Fusari divulged that he was the first one to call the singer Lady Gaga.
The multi-awarded singer worked as a ‘go-go’ dancer before becoming a musician. In 2020, she made history as the world’s biggest pop star based on Bloomsburg’s Pop Star Power Ranking.