Lady Gaga was born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986. Raised in New York City, Gaga explored her interest in acting and music in high school, before enrolling in New York University’s musical theater conservatory.
She dropped out of the program at 19 to focus exclusively on her career, and started the Stefani Germanotta Band in the mid-2000s. After the group disbanded, Gaga worked on a solo effort and adopted her stage name. She was signed to, and then dropped from, Def Jam in 2006, and then scored another record deal with an Interscope imprint the following year, and worked with Sony/ATV as a songwriter for top stars.
Gaga’s first album, “The Fame,” was released in 2008, and spawned the hits “Just Dance,” “PokerFace,” and “Paparazzi.” She went on to win two Grammys in 2009, and put out “The Fame Monster” later the year, delivering more hits like “Bad Romance” and “Telephone,” which led a Best Pop Vocal Album victory at the Grammys.
Gaga toured the world as one of the music industry’s most popular stars before returning with a new album, “Born This Way,” in 2011, featuring the self-titled single, as well as “You and I,” and “The Edge of Glory.” Two years later, Gaga released “ARTPOP,” which became her least successful effort to date. The star was sidelined in 2013 with a major hip injury, and blamed both her career and health woes on her then-management.
In 2014, Gaga released a jazz album with Tony Bennett, which was critically-acclaimed and scored a 2015 Grammy nomination. In addition to music, Gaga has appeared in the movies “Machete Kills” and “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” and launched fragrances and other assorted products. Well-known for her elaborate stage costumes, Gaga is also an outspoken LGBT activist, and formed with her mother the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on youth empowerment.
Gaga has been in a relationship with actor Taylor Kinney since 2011, after they met on the set of her “You & I” music video.
Lady Gaga Pole Dances, Parties With Penises At Bachelorette Party For Catholic School “Bestie” — SEE PHOTOS/VIDEOS
January 25th, 2015PHOTOS
Lady Gaga’s Catholic school days were long behind her when she celebrated former classmate Ari’s bachelorette party with a weekend of drinking, penises, and pole dancing. “We love our girl so much we will be getting her drunk for the next 48 hrs. #catholicschoolgirlsdoitbest,” the pop star posted on Instagram. See photos and videos here!Read more...
December 5th, 2014EXCLUSIVE
Lady Gaga is not pregnant, despite a number of published reports on Friday. Gossip Cop can exclusively report that the rumors are 100 percent false. The Daily Star, for instance, claimed Lady Gaga appeared to be “pregnant with her first child… showing a baby bump as she stepped out in New York” on Thursday night. But the singer’s rep tells Gossip Cop talk of Gaga expecting is “not true.”Read more...
VIDEO: Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Perform “Winter Wonderland” Duet On Christmas In Rockefeller Center
December 2nd, 2014LISTEN
Lady Gaga was raped as a 19-year-old. The singer visited “The Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday and opened up about everything from depression to her relationship with Taylor Kinney to singing with Tony Bennett to her admiration of Taylor Swift. But Gaga’s unexpected revelation about a sexual assault when she was still a struggling artist was the most emotional part of a candid, wide-ranging interview.Read more...
November 28th, 2014VIDEO
Lady Gaga shared a belated Thanksgiving message with fans on Friday, posting an Instagram video from bed with boyfriend Taylor Kinney. “Happy Thanksgiving, Little Monsters!” she says in the clip. “I love you so much, and there’s nothing that I’m more thankful for than having you in my life.”Read more...
October 17th, 2014
Lady Gaga just dropped $24 million on her first home in California.
The pop star’s new Malibu mansion sits on 6 acres of land and comes complete with a pool, gym, wine cellar, custom safe room, a two-lane bowling alley, a bocce ball court, a horse stable, and a whole lot more, including large walk-in closets for all her outfits.Read more...