Friday, January 7, 2011

Mega Star:Lady Gaga



First & foremost I'd like to say Happy New Year! This is my first blog posting for 2011 :) So i thought of a cool idea. I should write about some top celebrities. I'm going to call them Mega Stars. First up...Lady Gaga! Love her or hate her you can't deny the fact that she is a Mega Star! So enough about that. Now on to the story.

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Mini Bio

Lady Gaga, (Real Name:Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta)was born in New York City on March 28, 1986

She is of Italian descent.

The eldest child of Joseph Germanotta, an internet entrepreneur, and Cynthia Germanotta

She learned to play piano from the age of four, went on to write her first piano ballad at 13 and began performing at open mike nights by age 14.

At age 17,Gaga gained early admission to the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and lived in a NYU dorm on 11th Street. There she studied music and improved her songwriting skills by composing essays and analytical papers focusing on topics such as art,religion,social issues and politics.

Gaga had initially signed with Def Jam Recordings at the age of 19,although she was dropped by the label after only three months.Shortly after, her former management company introduced her to songwriter and producer RedOne, whom they also managed.The first song she produced with RedOne was "Boys Boys Boys",a mash-up inspired by Mötley Crüe's "Girls, Girls, Girls" and AC/DC's "T.N.T.".

Music producer Rob Fusari,who helped her write some of her earlier songs,compared some of her vocal harmonies to that of Freddie Mercury.Fusari helped create the moniker Gaga,after the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga".Gaga was in the process of trying to come up with a stage name when she received a text message from Fusari that read "Lady Gaga."
He explained,

Every day,when Stef came to the studio,instead of saying hello,I would start singing 'Radio Ga Ga'. That was her entrance song.Lady Gaga was actually a glitch; I typed 'Radio Ga Ga' in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow 'Radio' got changed to 'Lady'. She texted me back, "That's it." After that day, she was Lady Gaga. She’s like, "Don't ever call me Stefani again." She was known thereafter as Lady Gaga!


Philanthropy

Besides her career in music, Gaga has enhanced her repertoire as a philanthropist who has contributed to various charities and humanitarianism works.

Gaga held a concert of The Monster Ball Tour following the 2010 Haiti earthquake and dedicated it to the country’s reconstruction relief fund. This concert, held at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, on January 24, 2010, donated any received revenue to the relief fund while, in addition, all profits from sales of products on Gaga’s official online store on that same day were donated. Gaga announced that an estimated total of $500,000 was collected for the fund.

Gaga also contributes in the fight against HIV and AIDS with the focus upon educating young women about the risks of the disease. In collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, Gaga joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to launch a line of lipstick under their supplementary cosmetic line, Viva Glam. Titled Viva Glam Gaga and Viva Glam Cyndi for each contributor respectively, all net proceeds of the lipstick line were donated to the cosmetic company’s campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS worldwide.

She proclaimed that the October 11, 2009, National Equality March rally on the national mall was "the single most important event of her career." As she exited, she left with an exultant "Bless God and bless the gays," similar to her 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech for Best New Artist a month earlier. At the rally, she performed a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" declaring that "I'm not going to play one of my songs tonight because tonight is not about me, it's about you." She changed the original lyrics of the song to reflect the death of Matthew Shepard, a college student murdered because of his sexuality. In September 2010, she spoke at a rally in favor of repealing the US military's Don't ask, don't tell policy, which prohibits lesbian, gay and bisexual people from serving openly,and released an online video urging her fans to contact their Senators in an effort to get the policy overturned. Editors of The Advocate commented that she had become the "fierce advocate" for gays and lesbians that future president Barack Obama had promised to be during his campaign.

Lady Gaga VMA Award Pictures, Images and Photos

Career Highlights

The Fame was on the Billboard top 40 for 2 years straight.

In the United States the album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Worldwide, the album has sold over 12 million copies.


She has earned 200 nominations & has won 90 of them.

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Singles

"Just Dance"-April 8, 2008

"Poker Face"-September 23, 2008 3.

"Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)"-January 31, 2009

"LoveGame"-March 24, 2009

"Paparazzi"-July 6, 2009

"Bad Romance"-October 26, 2009

"Telephone"-January 26, 2010

"Alejandro"-April 20, 2010



Lady Gaga ♥ Pictures, Images and Photos

Fun Facts

She is left handed

She knows how to play the piano,synthesizer & keytar.

She made 62 mil. from 2009-2010 accorfing to Forbes

Lady GaGa Born This Way Pictures, Images and Photos

Future Projects

Gaga's third album release Born This Way will be released on May 23,2011

Her first single will be released on February 13,2011


Lending her vocal talent elsewhere, Gaga also paired with Elton John to record an original duet for the soundtrack to the forthcoming animated Disney feature film Gnomeo and Juliet. The song, titled "Hello, Hello", is scheduled for release in February 2011.

Fun Stuff

Gaga dress up game

free Gaga tattoo

Her First Single "Just Dance"



Her Last Single "Alejandro"




Lady Gaga's website

Lady Gaga's Street Team


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