Thursday, June 28, 2012

Profile : Lady Gaga

This is the seventh post in the June Edition of the RANDOM Magazine

Hello everyone! :) Sorry it's been so long since our last post and we aren't really posting regularly :/ I've been quite busy.

So today you will learn all about how the unique and talented Lady Gaga became the girl she is today

Full name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Nickname/Stage name: Lady Gaga, Lady G, Gaga, the germinator (in high school)
Age: 26
Birthday: March 28, 1986
Born in: New York, New York, USA
Parents: Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta
Sibling/s: Natali Germanotta
Height: 5'1"
Trade Mark: Unique outfits and blond hair
Known for: Singing and performing

Early life:

Stefani was born on March 28, 1986 in New York to Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta. She has italian and french-canadian roots. She is the older sister of Natali Germanotta a fashion student born on 1992- but this post isn't about her, this is about her uber-talented sister who was/is actually a Roman-catholic ( like me :D). At 11 she attended Convent of the Sacred Heart. She says she was an outcast for being too provocative and eccentric. Even at that early age, she already knew her dream career- being a singer. She learned the piano at 4 and played at open mike nights by the age of 14. Her passion for theater earned her roles in highschool productions like 'Guys and dolls' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum'. 

At the end of her years at Convent of the Sacred Heart, she applied for CAP21 ( musical theater training at Tische School of the Arts). She gained early admission and got a dorm in NYC at 17. This really helped her learn more about the art of music and performing. 

Career Beginnings

She withdrew from CAP21 in her sophomore year at 19 to focus on her music career. She began a band with her friends called Stefani Germanotta Band and played bars and clubs. A talent scout named Fusari contacted her and is even the one who helped her create the name Lady Gaga from the Queen song Radio Gaga. They say that auto-correct changes Radio into Lady in a text he sent to her, and after that she said never to call her Stefani but to call her Lady Gaga.

Fusari and Gaga recorded electric-pop tunes and sent them to music industry bosses. Def jam Recordings agreed to sign her and take a chance on her unique and provocative look but dropped her after 3 months.

She went to bars and burlesque shows and experimented with drugs.

She found her musical niche when she incorporated pop melodies and the glam rock of Queen and David Bowie. She signed with Streamline Records. She struck a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV. As a result she wrote songs for Britney Spears, Fergie, Pussycat Dolls, and New kids on the block. Akon discovered her songwriting and vocal abilities and signed her with his own label Kon Live.

The Fame, Fame Monster, and Born This Way

In 2008 she released her first album The Fame. Since then she has released The Fame Monster and Born This Way. She has wowed us with her unique outfits and has won numerous awards(  5 Grammys and 13 MTV VMAs ). She has sold 23 million albums and 64 million singles sold worldwide. She has even been on numerous magazines and lists( Billboard Artist of the Year, #4 in 100 greatest women in music, Forbes Magazine, one of the most influential in Time Magazine, and #4 in billboards top moneymakers). She just recently toured the world.

Do you love or do you hate Lady Gaga? Are her unique get-ups interesting or disgusting? What is your favorite album or even song of hers? Well, there are tons of questions I can ask you but we don't have the time :)

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed :)
Love, Hannah...<3

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Champagne Star said...

Nice post! I always have thought Lady Gaga was way too gimmicky when she came out, so I never actually listened to any of her music until very recently (I heard Poker Face for the first time a couple of years ago, and I only heard Bad Romance a couple of months ago lol). I think only certain kinds of people can just catch on to Lady Gaga immediately, for the rest of us, it takes some digesting. Now that I've listened to her songs, I love Bad Romance, and I'm ambivalent to Lady Gaga herself, so I don't love or hate her. That's actually how I feel about most artists thought. I'm only in it for the music, not the person behind the music.

bonbon said...

Thanks for this! I totally love Lady Gaga even though she can be so crazy! I just love how unique and confident she is, you know? Makes no apologies and that is AWESOME! Just found your blog and have loved scrolling around and getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

new follower :)

Hannah said...

Champagne Star: Thank you :) I hear you, she is quite different but I do love her music.

Bonbon : Your welcome! Yes, I applaud how couageous and confident she is for having those crazy get ups and being different. Thank you so much, we really appreciate it, I'll be sure to check out your blog :)

Love, Hannah...<3