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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta(Lady gaga)

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta[a] (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. She studied at Collaborative Arts Project 21, through New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, before dropping out to pursue a career in music. After Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where she signed a joint deal with Interscope Records and Akon’s label, KonLive Distribution, in 2007. Gaga rose to prominence the following year with her debut studio album, The Fame, and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. The album was later reissued to include the EP The Fame Monster (2009), which yielded the successful singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”.

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Side view of a smiling Lady Gaga, as she is looking away from the camera, wearing a navy blue dress decorated with a golden bird.

Gaga at the inauguration of Joe Biden in 2021

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
March 28, 1986 (age 36)
New York City, U.S.
Years active
Born This Way Foundation
Haus Laboratories
Cynthia Germanotta (mother)
Natali Germanotta (sister)

Musical career
Def JamCherrytreeKonLiveStreamlineInterscope
Associated acts
Lady StarlightTony BennettBradley Cooper

Gaga’s five succeeding studio albums all debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Her second full-length album, Born This Way (2011), explored electronic rock and techno-pop and sold more than one million copies in its first week. The title track became the fastest-selling song on the iTunes Store, with over one million downloads in less than a week. Following her EDM-influenced third album, Artpop (2013), and its lead single “Applause”, Gaga released the jazz album Cheek to Cheek (2014) with Tony Bennett, and the soft rock album Joanne (2016). She also ventured into acting, playing leading roles in the miniseries American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016), for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and the critically acclaimed musical drama film A Star Is Born (2018). Her contributions to the latter’s soundtrack, which spawned the chart-topping single “Shallow”, made her the first woman to win an Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award in one year. Gaga returned to her dance-pop roots with her sixth studio album, Chromatica (2020), which yielded the number-one single “Rain on Me”. She followed this with her second collaborative album with Bennett, Love for Sale, and a starring role in the biographical crime film House of Gucci, both in 2021.

Having sold 124 million records as of 2014, Gaga is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and the only female artist to achieve four singles that sold at least 10 million copies globally. Her accolades include 12 Grammy Awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards, 16 Guinness World Records, awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and recognition as Billboard’s Artist of the Year (2010) and Woman of the Year (2015). She has also been included in several Forbes’ power rankings and ranked fourth on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music (2012). Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 and 2019 and placed her on their All-Time 100 Fashion Icons list. Her philanthropy and activism focus on mental health awareness and LGBT rights; in 2012, she founded the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization aiming to empower youth, improve mental health, and prevent bullying. Gaga’s business ventures include Haus Laboratories, a vegan cosmetics brand that launched in 2019.

List of awards and nominations received by Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who has received many awards and nominations. She rose to prominence with the release of her debut album The Fame in 2008. The album won several awards and was nominated for six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. The album and its single “Poker Face” won Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording, respectively, at the 52nd Grammy Awards. It also won International Album at the 2010 Brit Awards. A follow-up EP, titled The Fame Monster, was released in 2009, and included the singles “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”. The music videos of the songs won eight accolades from thirteen nominations at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, making Gaga the most nominated artist in VMA history for a single year and the first woman to receive two nominations for Video of the Year in one single night.[1] In 2011, Gaga was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and won three—Best Pop Vocal Album for The Fame Monster, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for “Bad Romance”.

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awards and nominations

Gaga at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Awards and nominations

Academy Awards
1 wins
3 nominations
American Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Brit Awards
British Academy Film Awards
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
Golden Globe Awards
Grammy Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Primetime Emmy Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards

Born This Way (2011), Gaga’s second studio album, accrued three nominations at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, including her third consecutive nomination for Album of the Year. It also received several Album of the Year nominations at major awards around the world, such as the Juno Award and Hungarian Music Awards, winning the Japan Gold Disc Award. The music video for the title track won two VMAs, including Best Female Video. Her third album, Artpop (2013), was nominated for Top Dance/Electronic Album at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. In other musical ventures, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett, titled Cheek to Cheek (2014), which received the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

In 2015, Gaga released a song “Til It Happens to You”, for the documentary film, The Hunting Ground. The song won a Satellite Award for Best Original Song, and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Song, and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. That year, she became the first artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award for “attaining an iconic status in pop culture”. Gaga received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a nomination at the 20th Satellite Awards for her role in the fifth season of American Horror Story, entitled Hotel. She has received three nominations at the Emmy Awards for her concerts television specials Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, and Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Starring Lady Gaga.

In 2018, Gaga starred as Ally Maine in the musical romance A Star Is Born, which garnered her the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, while nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and a BAFTA Award. She also contributed to the film’s soundtrack, which earned her the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. For its lead single “Shallow”, she received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and four nominations at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, winning for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media—which she also won the following year for “I’ll Never Love Again” along with a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. As a result, Gaga became the first woman in history to win an Academy Award, Grammy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award in one single year.[2] Chromatica (2020), Gaga’s sixth studio album, yielded the single “Rain on Me” which secured her second Best Pop Duo/Group Performance win at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (and becoming the first all-female collaboration in history to win that award), bringing her total Grammy wins to twelve. At the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, she was honored with the inaugural Tricon Award recognizing artists accomplished in different areas of the entertainment industry, and won four more awards, making her the third biggest winner in VMAs’ history, with eighteen awards.[3]

In addition to music awards, Gaga has earned several accolades for her philanthropic efforts, fourteen Guinness World Records, and received a National Arts Awards’ Young Artist Award, which honors individuals who have shown accomplishments and leadership early in their career. She also won the Fashion Icon award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2011 and the Jane Ortner Artist Award from the Grammy Museum in 2016. Recognized by Billboard as the Greatest Pop Star in 2009, with honorable mention in 2010 and 2011, and Woman of the Year in 2015, she has also been included in several Forbes’ power rankings, was ranked fourth on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music (2012), and was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 and 2019.

Main articles: Lady Gaga discography and List of songs recorded by Lady Gaga
Solo studio albums

🔸The Fame (2008) (reissued in 2009 as The Fame Monster)
🔸Born This Way (2011)
🔸Artpop (2013)
🔸Joanne (2016)
🔸Chromatica (2020)
Collaborative studio albums

🔸Cheek to Cheek (with Tony Bennett) (2014)
🔸Love for Sale (with Tony Bennett) (2021)

Main article: Lady Gaga videography
🔸Machete Kills (2013)
🔸Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
🔸Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)
🔸A Star Is Born (2018)
🔸House of Gucci (2021)

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