Lady Gaga. biography
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York, Lady Gaga composed her first piano ballad at the age of 13, and had made her on-stage debut in a New York club by the age of 14.
The aspiring singer further honed her growing songwriting skills at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before being signed by Def Jam Records in 2005. A month after signing her, however, the label dropped the new star, forcing Gaga to immerse herself in New York City's Lower East Side music scene and make a name for herself.
At the age of 20, Gaga started working for Interscope Records as a songwriter for its most cherished artists such as New Kids on the Block and Britney Spears. She finally got her big break when R&B singer Akon saw her performing at a burlesque show and offered her a recording deal under his label Kon Live.
Gaga then moved to Los Angeles to complete her debut album The Fame as well as form her creative team Haus of Gaga. In August 2008, the album was released to commercial acclaim and won the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronica Album while its lead single "Just Dance" earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording. The second single "Poker Face" brought Gaga additional popularity, topping the charts worldwide, earning two Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in addition to winning the 52nd Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
The following year, Gaga's next album Fame Monster debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart with its lead single "Bad Romance" climbing to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also featuring the hit singles "Telephone" and "Alejandro," the album went on to receive six Grammy Award nominations and win Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.
In 2011, Gaga's follow-up album Born This Way debuted at the top of the most recognized charts and sold over 1.108 millions copies within its first week. The album's lead singles "Born This Way," "Judas," "You and I," and "The Edge of Glory," all topped the charts worldwide and contributed to Gaga earning Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance ("You and I"), Album of the Year and Best Pop Album in 2012.
Gaga's third album ARTPOP is set to release in November 2013.
Aside from her musical side, Gaga made her acting debut as Girl at Swimming Pool in the TV series The Sopranos (2001). She has since appeared in the sci-fi comedy Men in Black 3 (2012) alongside Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the TV series The Simpsons (2012) and Robert Rodriguez's action flick Machete Kills (2013) with Mel Gibson.
Lady Gaga Boyfriend – Dating History Timeline
2007 - 2008
Gaga and bar owner Luc Carl began dating while she was trying to make it as a music star in New York City. Once she found stardom, there was no room for a third wheel in the form of a boyfriend.
Rumors that Gaga and producer Speedy were a couple began circulation after they were seen locking lips at the MuchMusic Awards in 2009. The relationship was kept hush-hush, so there's no telling if it was true or not.
July 2010 - May 2011
Gaga reunited with her first love Luc Carl in the summer of 2010. They were seen enjoying Christmas vacation together in Nebraska, but Gaga later announced their split in May 2011.
October 2012 - Present
Pop sensation Gaga was linked to Chicago Fire stud-puppy Taylor Kinney after she tweeted "Hey monsters whose watching #chicagofireNBC???!" in early October, adding that she was "Chicago Fire fangirling" for Taylor.
On October 24, Kinney made the relationship official while on the Today show, telling host Kathie Lee Gifford, "I'm a happy guy. I'm a lucky guy." When asked if it weird dating a pop icon, Taylor replied, "I don't know, because I don't have that outside view. It's normal, if you will, in respect."
Despite rumors that the two were splitting up, the couple is still going strong. Reportedly, Taylor plans to whip up some lamb and mashed potatoes for both Gaga and her dog Fozzi on Valentine's Day in 2013.