Lady Gaga biography 

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Lady Gaga (born March 28, 1986, New York City, New York, U.S.) American singer-songwriter and performance artist, known for her flamboyant costumes, provocative lyrics, and strong vocal talents, who achieved enormous popular success with songs such as “Just Dance,” “Bad Romance,” and “Born This Way.”

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Category: Arts & Culture
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Born:
March 28, 1986, New York CityNew York, U.S. (age 37)
Awards And Honors:
Grammy Award (2022)
Academy Award (2019)
Golden Globe Award (2016)
Grammy Award (2010)
Grammy Award (2009)
Academy Award (2019): Music (Original Song)
Golden Globe Award (2019): Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award (2016): Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Grammy Award (2021): Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Grammy Award (2020): Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Grammy Award (2020): Best Song Written for Visual Media
Grammy Award (2019): Best Pop Solo Performance
Grammy Award (2019): Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Grammy Award (2019): Best Song Written for Visual Media
Grammy Award (2015): Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Grammy Award (2011): Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Grammy Award (2011): Best Pop Vocal Album
Grammy Award (2011): Best Short Form Music Video
Grammy Award (2010): Best Dance Recording
Grammy Award (2010): Best Electronic/Dance Album

Notable Family Members:
daughter of Joseph Germanotta
daughter of Cynthia Bissett
sister of Natali Germanotta

Early life and career

Germanotta was born into an Italian American family in New York City. She learned music at an early age and was performing onstage in New York City clubs by the time she was a teenager. She attended an all-girls school, Convent of the Sacred Heart, in Manhattan before going on to study music at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She studied at Tisch for two years before dropping out to manage her own career.

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After dropping out, she began transforming herself from Germanotta into Lady Gaga, whose style combined glam rock and over-the-top fashion design. In 2007 she and performance artist Lady Starlight formed a revue called the Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow. That same year Lady Gaga, who also wrote songs for other pop artists such as Fergie, the Pussycat Dolls, and Britney Spears, was signed by the singer Akon and Interscope Records and began preparing her debut album, The Fame, which was released in 2008.

Although she modeled herself on such theatrical performers as David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust period, the New York DollsGrace Slick, and Freddie Mercury—her adopted stage name was derived from Queen’s song “Radio Ga Ga”—she created a character that came to occupy a unique space in the music world. Her fashion combined with her up-tempo, synthetic dance music and her edgy, theatrical performance to create stunning sounds and visuals. Indeed, while producing music, Lady Gaga also created her own sexually charged fashions—replete with dazzling wigs and space-age bodysuits—through her creative team Haus of Gaga.

Success: The Fame and The Fame Monster

Her first single, “Just Dance,” became popular in clubs throughout the United States and Europe and eventually landed at number one on the Billboard Pop Songs chart (also called the radio chart). Three other singles off The Fame—“Poker Face,” “LoveGame,” and “Paparazzi”—also reached number one on the radio chart, making Lady Gaga the first artist in the 17-year history of that chart to have four number ones from a debut album. The Fame was well received critically and proved enormously successful commercially, selling more than eight million copies worldwide by the end of 2009. The album also yielded Lady Gaga five Grammy nominations, including for album of the year and song of the year (“Poker Face”); she captured two Grammys—best dance recording (“Poker Face”) and best electronic/dance album (The Fame)—and her opening duet with Sir Elton John was among the most talked-about elements of the 2010 Grammys telecast. In February 2010 she also picked up three Brit Awards (the British equivalent of the Grammys)—for best international female, best album, and breakthrough act.

Her second album, The Fame Monster, was released in November 2009 (it was originally conceived as a bonus disc) and almost instantly produced another hit, “Bad Romance.” Other popular singles from the album followed, including “Telephone” (which featured Beyoncé, as did a nine-minute video produced by Jonas Åkerlund starring the pair and referencing Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill: Vol. 1 [2003]) and “Alejandro.”

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During 2010 Lady Gaga proved to be one of the most commercially successful artists, with a sold-out concert tour (which had been launched to coincide with the release of The Fame Monster), while she also headlined Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival and played in front of a record 20,000 people at NBC’s Today show. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s most powerful women, and she capped off 2010 by being named Billboard magazine’s artist of the year. After arriving at the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony encased in a giant egg, Lady Gaga went on to claim honours for best pop vocal album (for The Fame Monster) and best female pop vocal performance and best short form video (for “Bad Romance”).

Later albums

Lady Gaga’s third album, Born This Way (2011), found the entertainer reaching back to earlier musical eras for inspiration. As a blonde dance-pop performer with a penchant for provocation, Lady Gaga had often earned comparisons to the singer Madonna, and on the album’s first two singles the similarities were especially pronounced. The title track was a self-empowerment anthem in the style of Madonna’s 1989 single “Express Yourself,” while “Judas” brazenly mixed sexual and religious imagery. Both songs quickly became hits. Other tracks on the album featured guest appearances from guitarist Brian May of Queen and saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

In 2013 Lady Gaga released Artpop. Although the energetic lead single “Applause” extended her string of chart successes, the album was perceived as a commercial disappointment. She came back the following year with Cheek to Cheek, a collection of standards that she recorded with Tony Bennett. The recording topped the Billboard 200 as well as the jazz and traditional jazz album charts, and it earned the Grammy for best traditional pop vocal album. The duo also won that award for their second collaboration, Love for Sale (2021), a tribute album to Cole Porter.

During this time Lady Gaga continued to record solo albums. The relatively understated Joanne (2016) performed poorly until Lady Gaga’s halftime Super Bowl performance in February 2017 brought it favourable attention. For her sixth studio album, Chromatica (2020), Lady Gaga returned to her earlier music, mixing disco and electronic-pop.

Acting and activism

In addition to recording music, Lady Gaga made occasional film appearances, notably in Machete Kills (2013) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). She played a vampiric countess with no regard for life or suffering in the fifth season of the television show American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–16). For her performance in the anthology series, Lady Gaga received a Golden Globe Award. She also appeared in the sixth season, which aired in 2016. Lady Gaga garnered critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for her first lead role, a guileless up-and-coming singer-songwriter in the 2018 remake of the movie A Star Is Born. She cowrote most of that movie’s songs, many of which she performed with costar and director Bradley Cooper. The lead single, “Shallow,” won two Grammy Awards and the Oscar for best original song. In 2021 Lady Gaga appeared in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, which centres on the true story of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, who headed his family’s luxury fashion brand.

Lady Gaga also contributed songs to other films. She notably cowrote and performed “Til It Happens to You” for the documentary The Hunting Ground (2015) and “Hold My Hand” for Top Gun: Maverick (2022). Both tracks received Oscar nominations for best original song.

Lady Gaga cultivated a devoted following, particularly among gay men (she acknowledged her own bisexuality), who became some of her most loyal fans. She became particularly outspoken on gay rights, especially same-sex marriage, and was a featured speaker at the 2009 National Equality March in Washington, D.C. In 2021 Lady Gaga sang the national anthem at the U.S. presidential inauguration of

American Horror Story, American horror anthology television series created by producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for the FX network. The first season premiered in 2011, mixing gore and supernatural scares with the worst impulses of human behavior, historic true crime, elements of American moral panics, and iconic horror-genre tropes.

Origins

American Horror Story (AHS) premiered just two years after the debut of Glee, Murphy and Falchuk’s popular musical sitcom about a high-school glee club. Murphy told Entertainment Weekly magazine in 2011 that, following the launch of Glee, which he described as “squeaky clean, sweet, optimistic, [and] non-cynical,” he and Falchuk wanted to make a darker show that reflected their love of the horror genre.

In a 2012 interview with actress Julia Roberts for Interview magazine, Murphy located the origin of AHS in his childhood obsessions with the horror film Don’t Look Now (1973) and Dark Shadows (1966–71), a gothic television soap opera about the supernatural adventures of a wealthy family in Maine. He told Roberts that his grandmother would make him watch Dark Shadows as punishment when he was as young as age three: “I would sit there and be very afraid, and then the next day I would say, ‘Nana, I want to watch the program again.’ I would call it a program. I would hide behind the chair. I just loved feeling scared.”

Seasons

Although each season has its own setting and premise and functions as a mostly self-contained miniseries, there are inter-season connections that begin to emerge in season four. Murphy confirmed in a 2014 interview with Entertainment Weekly that, while each season can stand alone, the plots and characters of the series are intertwined. In 2020 FX renewed AHS through season 13.

The first season (2011), retroactively titled Murder House, takes place in Los Angeles and follows a family who has recently moved into a haunted house. Season two, Asylum (2012–13), set in Massachusetts in 1964, concerns abuses and demonic possessions at an institution for criminals with mental disorders. Season three, Coven (2013–14), takes place in New Orleans and portrays a coven of witches navigating changes to their power structure and external existential threats. The fourth season, Freak Show (2014–15), takes place in Florida in 1952 and focuses on the members of a traveling carnival.

Season five, Hotel (2015–16), also takes place in Los Angeles, in a legendary haunted hotel. The sixth season, Roanoke (2016), is set in 2014–16 in RoanokeVirginia, and concerns events at a haunted farmhouse near the Lost Colony. Season seven, Cult (2017), set in a fictional Michigan suburb in the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election of 2016, depicts an ascendant cult leader who uses fear to gain political power. The eighth season, Apocalypse (2018), is set at an unspecified time in the future amid the desolation of a nuclear winter and follows survivors of the war who battle evil forces for the future of humanity.

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Season nine, 1984 (2019), takes place in 1984 at a California summer camp literally and figuratively haunted by a massacre that occurred at the camp 14 years prior. The 10th season, Double Feature (2021), is told in two parts, the first of which (subtitled Red Tide) takes place in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and involves a struggling writer who gets caught up in a murderous scheme plaguing the town. The second half of the season (subtitled Death Valley) is set in the 1950s and concerns the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration as it attempts to manage an existential conflict with alien life-forms. The 11th season, NYC (2022), set in New York City in the 1980s, follows the city’s LGBTQ+ community as it is beset by both a serial killer and the ravages of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The 12th season, Delicate (2023), takes place in Los Angeles and follows a young actress who struggles to become pregnant and fears a malevolent force is attempting to stymie her plans.

Cast

Although the cast has changed over the course of the show’s run, AHS used repertorial casting techniques to repeatedly return to the same actors, casting them in different roles throughout the series. The recurring cast members of AHS include Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Denis O’Hare, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett, among others. Singer-actress Lady Gaga portrayed the Countess, the owner of the Hotel Cortez in Hotel, and the ancient witch Scáthach in Roanoke. Some actors who have appeared in one or more seasons of AHS have also appeared in Murphy’s other television shows, including Matthew Morrison, who played a camp activities director in 1984 and also starred in Glee, and Cody Fern, who appeared in two AHS seasons and performed in Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018).

Reception

AHS’s early seasons debuted to high ratings, with live-plus-seven-day viewership (a metric that includes both live viewers and those who streamed the episode on official platforms in the week after its first airing) increasing year over year before peaking with the fourth season, Freak Show, which garnered an average of 7.6 million viewers per episode, according to Nielsen ratings. After season four, the series’ viewership has declined over time. Ten years after the series premiered, Double Feature brought in an average of just 1.4 million viewers per episode.

Since its beginning, AHS has garnered mixed reviews. Some critics credited Murphy and Falchuk with pioneering the anthology miniseries format on television as well as proving the staying power of TV horror stories. Others found their signature over-the-top style somewhat hit-or-miss, with too many elements competing for attention, yielding an uneven product. However, many critics praised the flip side of Murphy and Falchuk’s maximalism—that is, their diligent attention to aesthetics, intrigue-laden premises, and high-value production design deeply saturated with color and texture.

Mirroring its viewership trends, the show’s first four seasons received substantial awards recognition that has since fallen off. Some critics attribute this to an increase in competition in the awards categories recognizing limited series, which may itself be a testament to Murphy and Falchuk’s successful invigoration of the form