Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, popularly known as Lady Gaga is a New York based pop star born in 28th March 1986. She is a versatile celebrity known for her outrageous live performances, fashion and empowering messages as well as enjoying remarkable titles such as fashion designer, singer, actress, songwriter, philanthropist and businesswoman among others.
Lady Gaga Net Worth - $295 Million
Birth Name - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Date of birth - March 28, 1986
Zodiac Sign - Aries
Birth Place - Manhattan, New York
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 1″
Profession - Record producer, Film Score Composer, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Film director, Social activist, Fashion designer, Actor, Model, Music artist, Songwriter, Businessperson
The singer’s artistic skills becamepractical back in her high school days where she took part in several play competitions. Thanks to New York University’s School of Arts where she studied in before dropping out and concentrating on her musical career.
August 2008 was a breakthrough for Gaga as she released her first album entitled “The Fame”. Spawning two hits, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”, the gravely acclaimed album was a commercial success since its composite songs were among the then worldwide chart-topping singles. The album itself won the Best Dance Album after its Nomination and more than 12 million copies have been sold internationally since its debut.
“The Fame Monster”, her second album containing hit singles like “Telephone”, “Alejandro” and “Bad Romance” was later released, courtesy ofsuccess of its predecessor. A year later, Gaga became the first artist in the world to have 3 singles cross the 4 million mark in the history of digital sales. “Bad Romance” alone reached top two hits in Australia, US and New Zealand; topped the billboards in 18 nations and won the Best Short Form Music Video as well as Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in the Grammy Awards.
Eventually, “Born This Way” was the star’s sophomore album that went viral worldwide. Gaga herself described it as “about something that keeps us awake at night and makes us afraid”. She says it is “something much deeper than a lipstick, wig or a fucking meat dress”. The first week of its release earned the hit maker a sale of up to 1.1 million copies in US and later Gaga joined the list of 100 celebrities with $ 90 million earnings.
As of 2011, the top pop star had sold around 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide and up to now, she has won MTV Awards 13 times and Grammy Awards 5 times. Forbes named her among the most powerful women in the world (ranked at 7th position). She is also recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. These impressive stats are enough to disclose the $ 295 million as the singer’s estimated net worth in 2015.
Despite these “big figures” in the name of Lady Gaga, the Born This Way singer has been a target of accusative critics especially from religious leaders globally. Catholics, for example attacked her for alleged blasphemy use in her vocals and videos. However, the celeb’s billions of viral views online in the international arena can be attributed to the controversy surrounding her character hence making her more popular and possibly the reason behind the higher net worth.
Continually trying new images and musical ideas, Gaga’s performance style has been subject of scrutiny from critics but the veteran artist confesses that she is constantly creating her image and sound to “liberate” herself and she has been doing so since her childhood. Internationally, it is not a surprise for music fans to recognize her overwhelming expression, ‘80s rock evocative chest belts, animalistic vocal ticks and instinctive vocal phrasing.