Monday, July 25, 2011

Lady Gaga's Rise To Fame

The music industry is always buzzing in today's world. Teenagers in particular are keeping up to speed with the latest music artists. I'm going to go through Lady Gaga's (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) rise to fame, and where she is today.

Lady Gaga is an American pop singer, and was born and raised in New York city, America. She studied at the "Convent of the Sacred Heart", and briefly studied at "New York University's Tisch School of the Arts", before she decided she would like to do a musical career. She first began to perform in the rock scene of Manhatton's Lower East Side, and by 2007 was signed with "Steamline Records". While she was employed there an artist know as Akon noticed her outstanding vocal capabilities, and signed her on with his label, "Kon Live Distribution".

Lady Gaga is very well known for her flamboyant, crazy outfits. She is inspired by acts and artists such as, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and the Queen. She has sold an estimate of over 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide. Lady Gaga is also known for protesting and campaigning for rights, she is most commonly known for her work in the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) community.

Her album, "The Fame" (2008), was what brought her to prominence and fame. It had no problem topping the charts with her hit songs, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", world - wide hits and a critical success. After she went on her first tour, "The Fame Ball", she released her second album, "The Fame Monster" (2009). The album contained the hit singles, "Bad Romance", "Alejandro" and "Telephone". Due to the success of the album she was able to embark on her "Monster Ball Tour", which later became the highest - grossing concert tours of all time. By this time, Lady Gaga was definitely an international success.

To date, her latest album is "Born This Way" (2011). The album has topped the charts in the most major markets, and more places in the world. This album generated the smash hit songs, "Born This Way", "Judas", "The Edge of Glory" and "Marry the Night".

From performing in bars to performing on stage, Lady Gaga has become one the most highest - grossing artists of all time. She has even been nominated for a few awards at the Brits 2010 and won, best international female solo. She was also nominated for that award in the Brits 2012 but unfortunately did not win.

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