Lady Gaga

Active - 2010 - Present  |   Born - Mar 28, 1986 in New York, NY  |  

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  • At 17 she was accepted (early admission) to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied art.
  • Was signed to the Def Jam record label when she was 19, but was dropped soon after.
  • Rap star Akon signed her to his label with Interscope records, and by the time she was 20 she had a record deal.
  • Has written songs for Britney Spears, the Pussycat Dolls, New Kids on the Block and Fergie.
  • She took her stage name from Queen's song "Radio Ga Ga."
  • Her debut  single, "Just Dance," was released in 2008, followed by her full-length debut album, The Fame, in August of that year. It earned critical acclaim and sold more than a million copies.
  • Many of her eye-catching outfits are manufactured by stylists and set designers known as the Haus of Gaga.
  • Recorded an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett, called Cheek to Cheek, in 2014.
  • Founded the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on the wellness of young people.