Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta: Baby, I Was Born This Way

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Lady Gaga remains famous today due to her striking originality, the themes of her music, and her immensely addictive melodies. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has always been a spunky, nonconformist individual. From her birth till now, almost anyone would describe her as different, or exotic. Born to Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta, she was raised in a modest, American home with her little sister, Natali (Lady 1). Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in New York City, New York (Gaga 2). Living right outside of New York City in the heart of musical prodigy culture, Germanotta was engulfed in exposure to musical genius. Her parents were intelligent internet entrepreneurs, and of course this brilliance rubbed off on her. She began teaching…show more content…
Through this label, Gaga wrote songs for many hit artists like the Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, and Fergie; she also caught the attention of hip-hop singer/songwriter Akon who signed Lady Gaga to his imprint under the same Interscope Records umbrella (Gaga 3). A few months later, she released her debut single “Just Dance” which rose to the top of all major charts like the Billboard Pop 100, Hot 100, and Hot Digital Singles. It was also an international hit, at the top of the charts in more than seven countries (Biography 1). The single was apart of “The Fame” album which included other top tracks like “Poker Face”, “Bad Romance”, and“Paparazzi”, and it sold over 15 million copies worldwide (Biography 1). The album alone earned her six Grammy nominations. However, this is only the first step to Lady Gaga’s success. She is only artist of her time to top 5 million sales in her first two hits and is number one on Twitter with over 9.5 million followers. On May 23, 2011, Gaga released her third studio album, “Born This Way”. The title track “Born This Way” set a music industry record being the first one million sales in just five days. In all, her success encompasses one American Music Award, five Grammys, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, three Teen Choice Awards, two French music awards, and three British music awards (Biography 1). Lady Gaga has also been named in Forbes’ list

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