Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York. She was granted early admission to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts—she was one of only 20 students in the world to receive the honor of early acceptance. While there, she studied music and worked on her songwriting skills. She later withdrew from school to find creative inspiration.
To make ends meet, she took three jobs, including a stint as a gogo dancer, while she honed her performance-art act. Her debut album, The Fame, was a huge success, and the single “Poker Face” topped charts in almost every category, in almost every country. She is a huge international superstar
From a young age Lady Gaga was enrolled in a private Catholic school. That’s where the bullying began. Lady Gaga said she was bullied mercilessly, but she credits that bullying, for better and for worse, with her drive to overcome. “Bullying really stays with you your whole life. And it really, really never goes away. And I know you’re using words like ‘superstar’ and ‘most-Googled’ and ‘billions of YouTube [views].’ But I was never the winner. I was always the loser. And that still stays with me. And do I want to stick it to anybody? No. I just wanna make music.”
Lady Gaga has been named Associated Press Entertainer of the Year, and Billboards’ Woman of the year. She is a Golden Globe 2016 winner for the Best Actress in a Limited Series.
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