Glamorously crazy, a self-made postmodern diva sewn together from elements of Madonna, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga was the first true millennial superstar. Mastering the constant connection of the internet, Gaga generated innumerable mini-sensations through her style, her videos and her music, cultivating a devoted audience called her Little Monsters. But it was not just a cult that transformed her 2008 manifesto The Fame into a self-fulfilling prophecy: Gaga crossed in the usual, called a pop-up and kicked up a new one and quickly made such a lucky century stars like Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears seems old-fashioned, quite a fool for some artist to retire, but especially impressive for an artist who specialized in restoring the past ̵
Perhaps surprisingly given her flair for big movements, Lady Gaga has deep roots in drama. Born Stefani Germanotta March 28, 1986, the future played the Gaga piano as a child and pursued high school music theater, regular auditioning for New York-based television shows, especially landing a backdrop for a 2001 episode of The Sopranos. When she was 17, she enrolled at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in her Collaborative Arts Project 21. While studying, she continued to engage in show biz, still busy with MTV's short-lived postpunk. The reality shows boiling points in 2005 Not long after, she left school so she could concentrate on her music, fronting a band called SGBand, who released two EP's before splitting. Germanotta teamed up with producer Rob Fusari, a collaboration not only producing her stage name Lady Gaga, but recording that led her to sign Def Jam in the fall of 2006.
Her connection to Def Jam was short-lived: the label dropped her early in 2007. Gaga revived by working with performance artist Lady Starlight, the two who developed Lady Gaga and Starlight Revue, a neo-burlesque tongue-in-cheek who got positive pressure and proved to be her last stop before signing up with Interscope later in 2007. While in Interscope, she established a relationship with Akon, who convinced Interscope leader Jimmy Iovine to get his mark with his Kon Live reprint, and Gaga began working with producer / songwriter RedOne, a union that led the songs as would bring her fame: "Just Dance", "LoveGame" and "Poker Face." These songs formed the foundation of The Fame, debut album that appeared in August 2008.
Basically, Lady Gaga had greater success in Europe, largely thanks to the "Just Dance" single, who served club games in the United States and map location in other territories . Gagas March against the top of the American chart was slow, but "Just Dance" reached the top position in January 2009, followed by "Poker Face", the single that hit her in the mainstream, its popularity grew so much it worked often. like a punch line on television in addition to winning a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi" also appeared singles before Gaga released The Fame Monster in time for the 2009 holiday. Mini-LP, available separately and as a package with The Fame, contained the single "Bad Romance" whose popularity soon rivaled " Poker Face "and helped launch a strong year for Gaga in 2010. That year, the singles" Bad Romance "," Alejandro "and Beyoncé duet" Phone "together with the successful Monster Ball Tour put Lady Gaga in front and centered with the audience when she worked on her sophomore album and was released again. : "Born in this way", "Judas" and "Glossy's edge." All of them reached the top ten and Empowerment Anthem "Born This Way" hit number one shortly after the release in February 2011. The accompanying album came to mixed reviews, but eventually it became double platinum status and produced subsequent hits with Top Ten "Du and I "as well as a top 40 record for" Marry the Night. " A full remix of the album, known as Born This Way: The Remix, appeared at the end of the year, as a holiday TV special called A Very Gaga Thanksgiving and an associated EP, A Very Gaga Holiday.
Gaga continued to promote Born This Way through 2012, which is featured on various star events and television shows while continuing her international trip. The trip was stopped in February 2013 when she announced that she needed a hip surgery to repair a labyrinth tear. When she was healed, she worked with her third album, Artpop. Previewed by Top Ten single "Applause" and Top 15 follow-up "Do What U Want" (the latter a duet with R. Kelly), Artpop was released early November 2013. The album explored famous themes of fame, love, and empowerment. It debuted at number one in several countries including the United States
The publication of Artpop coincided with an announcement that Gaga had divorced a company with Troy Carter, her leader for five years. So shortly after she started the ArtRave tour in May 2014, it was revealed that Bobby Campbell, her new leader, had signed them both to Artist Nation, the Arts Management Department of Live Nation Entertainment. That same year, Gaga worked in collaboration with other New Yorker Tony Bennett on an album of jazz standards called Cheek to Cheek, released in September. Cheek to cheek gave a shot to Gaga's career. The album debuted at number one on Billboard's Top 200 and earned the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Albums, its success opened the door to other fun showbiz concerts. First she sang a tribute to The Sound of Music at the 2015 Academy Awards, and a year later she was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar for "To Happen to You", the melody she wrote with Diane Warren for the documentary The Hunting Ground. Gaga was also thrown as a leader in the 2015-2016 season of the American Horror Story, and won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Elizabeth.
She returned with new music in the 2016s Joanne, inspired by her late aunt of the same name. The album was drawn by glamrock, disco and folk music, as well as dance pop. An impressive list of collaborators, including Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, father John Misty, Josh Homme, Florence Welsh, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and Beck. The singles "Perfect Illusion", "John Wayne" and "Million Reasons" debuted the album on top of Billboard 200, but quickly lost the traction on the charts. It was not until February 2017 when the success of her Super Bowl half-time show would put Joanne on the backbreak. In addition to returning The Fame, Born This Way and Artpop to the charts, the moment from her performance came to Joanne on number two and "Million Reasons" at number four on Hot 100. Before joining the Joanne World Tour, she released the stand-alone single "The Cure" and the documentary film Gaga: Five Foot Two, which partly focused on chronic physical disorders that would ultimately lead to cancellation of the last stop on the world round.
In 2018, Gaga came to throw a remake of A Star's birth and was one of the many professional artists on Elton John's shelf cover album, Revamp. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine