Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 26, 1986 in New York in a family of immigrants from Italy. From an early age she was fascinated by the music, and to four years taught himself to play the piano. As a teenager, she wrote her first song, and in 14 years has played in the New York group Bitter End.
In 2006, Stefani started working with music producer Rob Fyuzari, which wrote several songs that became popular in the clubs downtown. It was he who coined the nickname aspiring singer Lady GaGa (from Radio Ga-Ga, a song Queen) - for grimaces and postures similar to those used by Freddie Mercury.
His first contract Lady Gaga has signed with Def Jam, but lost him in nine months. A year later, it saw a musical functionary Vincent Herbert, and in January 2008 helped her to sign a contract with the label Interscope Records, first as a songwriter. Material written by Lady Gaga, was used by artists such as Fergie, Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears and others.
In 2008, Lady Gaga finishes work on her debut album The Fame. The first single, Just Dance immediately rose to first position in the world charts and became a club hit. By this time, the British press has called it "the new Madonna". Repeat the success of the second single, Poker Face, was released in September.
In 2009, originally conceived as a re-release of The Fame as a double disc out her second album The Fame Monster. On the first single from the album Bad Romance was shot extravagant music video and the song reached the top lines of the charts in Canada, Belgium, Australia and Britain. Telephone composition from this album, recorded a duet with Beyonce topped the list of Billboard Pop Songs, and in March 2010 - UK Singles Chart.
In late 2009, Lady Gaga was officially declared "Queen download": her Poker Face clip on YouTube watched by more than 100 million people.
In December 2009, the singer was honored to speak to Queen Elizabeth II of England, and even won a handshake of the royal family. She became the most discussed person of the world of show business in 2009, but Billboard magazine has put the actress in third place in the list of Top Female Artists.
In January 2010, he received two awards Grammy: Best Dance Recording for the year (Poker Face) and Best Album in the genre Dance / Electronic (The Fame).
Lady Gaga is well-known for his extravagant stage outfits. And she wears them not only during performances, but in everyday life.