Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, an actress by profession, and an artist by heart. All you need to know about Lady Gaga and her net worth are here.
Her life before becoming “Lady Gaga”
Lady Gaga is the stage name of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She was born on March 28, 1986 in New York City. Being the daughter of Cynthia Louise and Joseph Germanotta, she has Italian and French Canadian roots. She also has a younger sister, Natali. Lady Gaga’s height in feet is around 5’0″ when she is barefoot. However, her height in feet can vary from 5’7″ to 6’8″ depending upon her choice of footwear. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Gaga was born with the gift of music. She started learning how to play piano at the age of four just by listening. Her parents encouraged her to keep learning and got her enrolled in Creative Arts Camp. Lady Gaga attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan. This school was also attended by many famed personalities including Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. She started studying there at the age of 11. She started doing open mic nights during her teenage years. She also played major roles in two musicals, Guys and Dolls and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She has also learned method acting for ten years at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. After this, she earned admission to the Collaborative Arts Project 21 at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. But like many successful people in the entertainment industry, she also dropped out after the second semester to converge all her skills and talents towards her career in music.
Works and net worth
Lady Gaga is known to be one of the best selling music artists today. She is estimated to have 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of 2016. This has grossed her net worth to $300 million. This is credited to her work as an actress, philanthropist, singer, songwriter and record producer. Her debut album, The Fame, was released in 2008. It produced two hits, Pokerface and Just Dance. Before this, she had already recorded two songs with Grandmaster Melle Mel in 2005 and also had a band called SGBand. In her previous years, she has co-written songs for the iconic singers like Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, New Kids On The Block, and The Pussycat Dolls. Her debut album was a great hit.The Fame won the Best Dance Album at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards while the song Pokerface won Best Dance Recording. Popularity, success and money seemed to follow the singer since then. Gaga had a concert tour across the world for The Fame Ball Tour in 2009. Meanwhile, a reissue of the same album, The Fame Monster was released shortly after. The first single from this album, Bad Romance reached number one in UK and Canada. Its second single was Telephone which was a Grammy-nominated collaboration with music icon Beyoncé. The third single from the album was Alejandro. Although it reached number one in Finland, it was also a topic of controversy among the Catholic community. Gaga went on with her world tours, and the next was The Monster Ball Tour. Born This Way, Artpop, Cheek to Cheek, The Edge of Glory, Marry the Night, are just a few of the popular albums and singles that she released between 2011 and 2014. Another major project in 2014 was an appearance in the crime thriller Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. She didn’t stop and continued to produce great music until today.
Other Facts To Know
She wanted to create a fragrance that would look black in a bottle and clear when sprayed. She successfully launched Lady Gaga Fame in 2012, followed by Eau de Gaga in 2014. She has performed several times on the reality show, American Idol that encourages talented singers. Gaga performed her songs, Poker Face (2009), Bad Romance, Alejandro (2010) and The Edge of Glory at the season finale in 2011. She was also a mentor on the show in the same year. She appeared in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, an album by Rodriguez. Gaga has always wanted to be an actress and this dream of hers was realized when she starred in American Horror Story, a horror series. She has won a Golden Globe Award for this role. Her fourth number one Billboard album, Joanne, was released in 2016.The name and the music were inspired by her aunt. Its single, Million Reasons followed to be number four in the US. She collaborated with Monster Cable Products to launch headphones in 2010 called Heartbeat by Gaga. She is not just an artist but also a philanthropist who has contributed to the aid of victims of 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, HIV and AIDS and much more. She has formed a non-profit organization Born This Way Foundation for youth empowerment. She has funded $1.2 million to this organization herself. Gaga is bisexual and she supports and advocates LGBT rights across the world. A new genus of ferns and its two species are named after her as Gaga, G. Germanotta and G. monstraparva respectively. There are eight wax statues of Lady Gaga at the museum, Madame Tussauds. She is one of the 100 most powerful women in the 2014 list by Forbes magazine.
What is the singer currently working on?
Gaga has a world tour going on for 2017-2018 called Joanne World Tour. She is also working for her organization Born This Way Foundation. Gaga’s Dive Bar and her new album have created a lot of excitement among her fans. Her 2018 concert tickets for tours in Barcelona, Spain and Milan, Italy are already sold out. Gaga is currently receiving great love and appreciation for her songs Million Reasons and The Cure.
Gaga is not just a popular icon who always thinks outside the box, but she is also a beautiful person by heart. She loves her family and her fans immensely. She has set an example that a public figure can be much more than just a controversy. She is not only interested in increasing her net worth, but more importantly, she wants to make positive changes in the society. She is entertaining and charitable at the same time. She was never meant to fit in.