Career Evolution Episode 3: Lady Gaga

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Career Evolution Episode 3: Lady Gaga

Known For Her Bizarre Sense Of Fashion, Performance And Music Videos, Lady Gaga Is An International Pop Star. But How Did She Rise To The Top? I'm Taryn Brooks And This Is The Evolution Of Lady

English: Lady Gaga performing
 Lady Gaga performing "LoveGame" on The Monster Ball Tour, UK (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Born As Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta On March 28, 1986, In Yonkers, New York, Lady Gaga Learned To Play The Piano At Age 4.

At Age 11, She Was Accepted To The Juilliard Music Academy In Manhattan, But Attended A Private Catholic School Instead.

Two Years Later, Gaga Wrote Her First Piano Ballad And At 14 Performed For The First Time In A New York Night Club.

She Attended New York University's Tisch School For The Arts To Study Drama, Singing And Composing. She Was One Of 20 Students In The World To Receive The Honor Of Early Acceptance.

During The Second Semester Of Her Sophomore Year, Age 19, Gaga Withdrew From The School And Moved Out Of Her Parents Home To Focus On Creative Expression. She Went On To Work 3 Jobs, Including A Stint As A Go-go Dancer, Honing Her Art In Performance.

After Some Time, She Created Her First Solo
Album "red And Blue" And Formed Her Own
English: Lady Gaga holding a speech at Nationa...
Lady Gaga holding a speech at National Equality March (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Band Known As "sgband" (Stefani Germanotta Band).

In 2007, At The Age Of 20, She Met Music Producer, Rob Fusari. While Composing, She Would Sing Queen's Song "radio Ga-ga" So Rob Started Calling Her "ga-ga."

She Began Working At Interscope Records, Writing Songs For Artists Like Britney Spears, New Kids On The Block, Fergie And The Pussycat Dolls.

It Wasn't Until R&b Singer, Akon, Recognized Her Vocal Abilities When She Sang A Reference Vocal For One Of His Tracks In The Studio That She Was Signed Under Akon's Own Label, "Kon Live," Making Lady Gaga His Franchise Player.

While Trying To Make It Big, She Was Mistaken For Amy Winehouse, So She Dyed Her Hair Blonde And Made Her Very Own Creative Production Team, "Haus Of Gaga."

Through 2007 And 2008 Gaga Recorded And
Debuted Her First Album, "fame," Which Sold Over 12
Cover of "The Fame"
Cover of The Fame
Million Copies And Her Music Career Exploded When Her Song "just Dance" Hit The Radio And Was Nominated For A Grammy Award.

A Year Later, She Was Nominated For 9 Awards At The Mtv Music Video Awards And Won For Best New Artist.

In 2009, She Portrayed A Darker Side Of Herself In Her Album "The Fame Monster." Thr
ee Singles From The Album, "Bad Romance," "Telephone" And "Alejandro" Were Chart Topping Hits.

In 2011, Gaga Went On Her Second Tour Called The "Monster Ball" And Grossed $227 Million Dollars, Making It One Of The Highest Grossing Concert Tours Of All Time.

She Released "Born This Way" And It Was Received More Critically, As It Touched On Topics Like Sexuality, Politics And Religion. Despite This, The Album Sold 1.1 Million Copies In Just A Week In The U.s. And Topped The Charts In 20 Other Countries.

Gaga Is Writing Her Third Album, "Artpop," And Will Debut Acting In Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills.

That Wraps Up The Continuing Evolution Of Lady Gaga.