|Capital:||€ 230 million|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
|Source of wealth:||Singer, actress|
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, is one of the best-known US pop stars of modern times. It is very popular around the world and fills the huge concert halls. They are characterized by their eccentric style and their great love for their fans. She recently demonstrated her acting talent and received an Oscar nomination for the lead role in A Star Is Born. The New Yorker is single.
Lady Gaga was born in Manhattan, New York. Her parents have Italian roots. She attended a Catholic girls’ school on the Upper East Side. In high school, she has already performed some major musical roles. At the age of 17 she started studying music at the Tisch School ofthe Arts, a New York university. Here she shaped and trained her talent for songwriting. However, she left the university without a degree in order to fully devote herself to her music career.
Since her parents refused to give her financial support, she had made her living from go-go dancing since she was 18. This was a tough time for Lady Gaga, she started using drugs and broke up with her family.
At the beginning of her career, she appeared particularly in the queer scene in New York. At the age of 19 she was able to get a record deal with Def Jam Records, which was canceled without any releases. From then on she worked with various producers and performed, among others, at the music festival Lollapalooza.
In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles to work on her debut album. The Fame was released in the summer of 2008 and sold 15 million copies. The album reached number one on the charts in six countries. With the hit hits Pokerface and Just dance she secured a place among the most successful pop artists of her time.
The Fame Ball Tour in 2009 was their first tour of their own.
Further internationally successful single releases, such as Bad Romance, which came first in eighteen countries, followed.
In addition to her mostly sold-out tours, which have impressive stage shows and outfits for fans, Lady Gaga is also very productive with regard to her studio albums.
The first album in 2011 was followed by Born This Way. With 8 million pieces sold, it was also a complete success. In 2013 Artpop was released, which was not quite as successful with 2.5 million sales. Even Cheek to Cheek from 2014 and Joanne from 2016 could not build on the success of the first albums. Nevertheless, her growing number shows her right.
Frequent comparisons of the Madonna are no accident. The gaga earned a lot of money with its performances, including shows in Las Vegas, and started out as an actress in 2017.
For the main role in A Star Is Born, from 2018, in which she, together with actor Bradley Cooper, is in front of the camera, she received an Oscar nomination. The soundtrack also received numerous awards, of course sung personally by Lady Gaga. Shallow, the film’s theme song, won several Grammys and the Oscar for Best Movie Song in 2019.
She can also be seen as an actress in the American Horror Story series. She has some of her tours accompanied by the camera and has already published two concert films and a documentary about herself.
Lady Gaga has already won 1 Oscar, 9 Grammys and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. There are also 17 Billboard Music Awards, 8 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 Brit Awards. In 2010 she was on the list of the most influential people in the world.
For her acting performance, she received a Golden Globe for the representation in American Horror Story: Hotel and one for the best film song, with Shallow from the film A Star Is Born.
Music videos of the eccentric pop singer have been clicked on YouTube over a billion times. No one had done this before.
“You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.”
“Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or gender, you have the power to unite us. ”
“Only appreciate the opinions of people you respect. Do not give an opinion about yourself, or anything else, from someone you disrespect. ”
Lady Gaga calls her fans “my little monsters”. She strongly campaigns against bullying. Lady Gaga suffers from the autoimmune disease lupus. Thanks to good medical care, however, this has so far been without symptoms. After the release of her third album, Lady Gaga suffered from depression. She claims to have been raped at the age of 19. Her favorite book is “Letters to a Young Poet” by Reiner Maria Rilke. A quote from this book adorns her arm.