Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta popularly known as Lady Gaga imposes her goal to change the world one sequin at a time with her music, sense of style and edge for performing. The 23 year old started when she was a little girl, where she would sing along on her mini plastic tape recorder to Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper hits and get twirled in the air in daddy’s arms to the sounds of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. It’s no wonder that little girl from a good Italian New York family, turned into the exhibitionist, multi-talented singer-songwriter with a flair for theatrics that she is today: Lady GaGa.
“I was always an entertainer. I was a ham as a little girl and I’m a ham today,” says Lady GaGa, 22, who made a name for herself on the Lower East Side club scene with the infectious dance-pop party song “Beautiful Dirty Rich,” and wild, theatrical, and often tongue-in-cheek “shock art” performances where GaGa – who designs and makes many of her stage outfits — would strip down to her hand-crafted hot pants and bikini top, light cans of hairspray on fire, and strike a pose as a disco ball lowered from the ceiling to the orchestral sounds of A Clockwork Orange.
It is inevitable for Lady Gaga to be discovered eventually by Interscope, a subsidiary of MCA Music Inc. that released her debut album, The Fame. In a span of a few months, her album turned gold and is now well on its way to reaching platinum. The pivotal factors that contributed to the success of the record are the top charting singles that became instant hits overnight. Among these songs are “Just Dance”, “Poker Face”, “Love Game”, and her newest single, “Paparazzi”. All of which seated on radio and video charts for multiple weeks in a row.
On The Fame, it’s as if GaGa took two parts dance-pop, one part electro-pop, and one part rock with a splash of disco and burlesque and generously poured it into the figurative martini glasses of the world in an effort to get everyone drunk with her Fame. “The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous,” she explains. “Pop culture is art. It doesn’t make you cool to hate pop culture, so I embraced it and you hear it all over The Fame. But, it’s a sharable fame. I want to invite you all to the party. I want people to feel a part of this lifestyle.”
Lady Gaga performed her hits live at the Araneta on Coliseum for a one time concert in time for her world tour last August 11, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.! Her debut album, The Fame is also available in all record bars nationwide and her songs can be downloaded through cellphone via WAP.