We know Lady Gaga for being quite daring in her performances and fashion choices. She is known all over the world as an American singer, songwriter and actress.
Gaga has sold over 28 million albums and 100 million singles. She was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes between 2010 and 2013. Likewise, TIME Magazine considers her as one of the world’s most influential people.
In 2015, she became the first artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award. Also, she has won at least 6 Grammys and 13 MTV VMAs.
Lady Gaga’s Bio – Facts About Her Life and Carrer
Gaga has her mum to thank for being who she is. As the story goes, the singer had to start taking piano lessons after her mum insisted that it would hand little Gaga refined taste and manners. She was only 4 and this made her develop an interest in making music. At 13, she wrote her first piano ballad. The following year, she began to perform at open mic nights. When her parents noticed this, they urged her to make music her life career.
This inspired Gaga’s involvement in several activities and learning programs related to the entertainment industry. Eventually, she enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she learned more about music and how to write good songs. This was in 2003. In 2005, Gaga abandoned the study to get on with the real deal; making music.
Before attending the New York Arts’ school, Gaga graduated from a Roman Catholic high school. This shouldn’t surprise you; Gaga was born to a Catholic family. She was born on the 28th day of March 1986 to Joseph Germanotta and Cynthia Louise. Her place of birth was Manhattan, New York and her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She got the Lady Gaga name from ‘Radio Ga Ga’, a song by Queen, a rock band.
Gaga signed to Streamline Records, which is an imprint of Interscope Records. She started out by writing songs for label artists. Akon signed her to his Kon Live Distribution after he noted her vocal abilities. He provided vocal tracks for her debut album, ‘The Fame’ and co-wrote ‘Just Dance’. The album released in 2008 peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. ‘Poker Face’ was another hit single from the album.
Her second album, ‘The Fame Monster’ (2009) produced the hit singles, ‘Bad Romance’, ‘Telephone’, and ‘Alejandro’.
‘Born This Way’ released in 2011 with singles like ‘The Edge of Glory’, ‘Born This Way’, and ‘Judas’. It sold over 1 million copies the week it was released. She also released a fourth album, ‘Artpop’ in 2013. Some successful singles were ‘Applause’ and ‘Do What U Want’. The following year, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta released a jazz album in collaboration with Tony Bennett. The album was titled ‘Cheek to Cheek’.
Joanne (2016) became her fourth album to top the Billboard 200 charts making her the first woman to have 4 US number 1 albums in the 2010s. Selling over 170,000 copies in week 1, it was the highest debut for a female singer in 2016 bested only by Beyonce‘s Lemonade.
Lady Gaga Net Worth, Tour Earnings, Businesses & Endorsement
Gaga makes a lot of money through her albums, tours and endorsements. She made about $155 million between 2011 and 2012. The following are highlights of the incredible amounts of money she earned from her tours;
- The Fame Ball Tour (2009)
This was her first tour which launched her weird style of performing. She made $3.15 million.
- The Monster Ball Tour (November 2009 – May 2011)
This was her second tour. She made $227.4 million.
- Born This Way Tour (April 2012 – February 2013)
The tour was in support of her second studio album, “Born This Way” (2011). It grossed $183.9 million.
- Artrave: The Artpop Ball Tour
This tour stood out among other tours by Mother Monster because of the visuals and cinematic. It grossed over $83 million.
Meanwhile, like most star acts, Lady Gaga banks big from endorsement and licensing deals. She has a fragrance line called Fame. The liquid is black but it becomes invisible when it gets onto the skin. Among her lucrative endorsements deals is the one with Versace.
Being a multi-millionaire, Gaga is no doubt living in the lap of luxury. She owns a jaw-dropping Malibu mansion worth $24 million.
Gaga’s wealth has added much value to her interest in promoting the welfare of others. She established Born This Way Foundation with her mother in 2011. It aims at making people more accepting towards others, especially those who are different. It also helps to provide skills and opportunities that are needed to build a kinder and braver world, to young people.
Beyond this, Gaga was involved in a MAC AIDS Fund campaign where she helped raise $32 million. She has also supported various charities and organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association, Oxfam, and Trevor project.
In all, it is believed that Lady Gaga has an estimated wealth of over $275 million.
Husband or Boyfriend, Is Lady Gaga Married?
It would be out of place to talk about Lady Gaga’s love life without first pointing out that she is bisexual. It has been long this ceased to be news; Gaga is romantically and sexually attracted to both males and females. She is also known for her enduring support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community across the globe.
While one can’t substantiate claims about Gaga having a romantic affair with Tara Savelo, her make-up artist and Angelina Jolie, it is a common knowledge that she once dated the popular record producer, Rob Fusari best known as 8Bit. Gaga also dated Matthew Williams known as “Dada” and Luc Carl before she had her long-term relationship with Taylor Kinney. Dada was once the creative director of Gaga’s behind-the-scenes team and, Carl is a famous nightclub manager.
After dating for several years, Gaga and Taylor got engaged. As fans were waiting for the couple to officially become life partners, it emerged that they have fallen apart. Devastated by the way things ended with Taylor, Gaga found solace in Christian Carino, a talent agent. She is currently engaged to him.
Height, Feet, Tattoos and Plastic Surgery
Though many people love Gaga dearly for the kind of music she makes, there are those who adore her feet. To these guys, Gaga’s feet is one of the most beautiful things they’ve ever seen. Anyway, it is said that her shoe size is 6. She is 5’1″ (1.55 M) tall and her body measurements are 32-26-37 inches.
It has been speculated on several occasions that Lady Gaga went through the knife to advance her looks. Sometime in December 2016, her fans were busy talking about her new face on twitter while those who are not very much enthusiastic about her and her music accused her of getting a nose job.
If you know Gaga too well, you may be wondering why all her tattoos are on the left side of her body. Well, she once disclosed that it’s for her dad’s sake. As he was worried about her getting her entire body inked, she promised him that she wouldn’t ‘desecrate’ the right side of her body. Talking about tattoos, Lady Gaga’s fiance, Christian Carino has her face on his arm.