Singer Lady Gaga is turning 36 years old today!
Stefani Joanna Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The singer and actress has starred in 2018’s “A Star Is Born” and 2021’s “House of Gucci.” However, she first launched her career performing as a teenager, starring in plays and performing at open mic nights.
Lady Gaga: Everything You Need To Know About The Fame Monster!
Lady Gaga studied at the Collaborative Arts Projects 21 through the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. However, she later dropped out to pursue a career in music. She worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing after Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract; however, she was able to sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and Akon’s label KonLive Distribution.
In 2007, she dropped “The Fame,” which became known for her hit songs “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” It was later re-released in 2009 to include her EP “The Fame Monster,” which included hit songs like “Bad Romance” and “Alejandro.”
She released “Born this Way” in 2011, which sold more than one million copies in its first week alone! The titular song also became the fast-selling song on the iTunes store, reaching one-million downloads in less than a week. In 2013, she released “Artpop” and followed it up with 2014’s “Cheek to Cheek” with Tony Bennett. In 2016, she released the soft rock album “Joanne.”
She earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in “American Horror Story: Hotel” from 2015 to 2016, before she starred in the critically acclaimed musical drama “A Star Is Born” in 2018. The film and her chart-topping single “Shallow” made her the first woman to win an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy Award in one year.
In 2020, she returned to her dance-pop roots with “Chromatica” and followed it up with another collaboration with Tony Bennett called “Love for Sale” in 2021. That same year, she starred in “House of Gucci,” which failed to earn her another Academy Award nomination.
Gaga is one of the world’s best-selling musical artists after selling 124 million records as of 2014. She is also the only female artist to achieve four singles that have sold 10 million copies globally. She has won a staggering 12 Grammy Awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards, 16 Guinness World Records, awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and recognition as Billboard’s Artist of the Year in 2010 and Woman of the Year in 2015.
Fans are celebrating her birthday by taking a look back at all of her hit songs throughout the years. Have a listen!
With over 1.5 billion views on YouTube, it’s possible that “Bad Romance” might just be Lady Gaga’s most popular song.
“Gaga inspired me to make music,” one fan shared. “She was once an artist without many listening. And now she’s on top. I believe it will happen for me one day, I’m not stopping when it does!”
“Lady Gaga will always be the queen of weird music videos,” another commented.
“This song never gets old aged like fine wine gets better and better every year,” another wrote.
“Been a little monster for 14-15 years now,” another fan shared. “Every time I listen to her music it’s just like my first time hearing it.”
Clocking in at over seven minutes long, the music video for “Paparazzi” is practically a short film in itself!
“The world wasn’t ready for her… now she is one of the most iconic celebrities,” one fan noted.
“I remember being in 9th grade when paparazzi came out,” one fan shared. “Literally everyone in my school talked about her. This song really changed me when I first heard it on the radio and later watched the MV. Seeing art in its rawest form when you’re young really changes your artistic perspective. The first time I resonated with an artist so deeply and I could not explain why. I really started embracing my unique ideas in my artworks without any hesitation. She literally created an art revolution from 2009!”
“Lady Gaga isn’t just an art,” another wrote. “She’s a whole museum.”
‘Anything Goes’ Featuring Tony Bennett
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” shared a sneak peek of their performance from “One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.” Although Bennett is 95 years old and struggling with Alzheimer’s, many fans couldn’t help but notice that he’s still got it!
“Completely delightful,” one fan wrote. “How much respect and joy Lady Gaga has performing with this living legend is a pleasure to watch.”
“Anyone who enjoyed this needs to watch the 60 minutes piece about this concert,” another shared. “Jaw-droppingly incredible and moving.”
“Crying and smiling and feeling inspired and happy and heartbroken….we are so blessed to have artists like this, bring us all these emotions and joys!” another shared.
Still Not Enough Lady Gaga For You?
It’s not enough for us, either! Click on the video above to listen to over an hour of Lady Gaga’s best songs!