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Play Like Lady Gaga

Updated on April 19, 2013

Lady Gaga's first album was released in August of 2008, The Fame, and reached number one in several countries and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 the same year. Two of her singles, Just Dance and Poker Face became number one hits. Her album would later earn a total of six Grammy Award nominations and won for Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording (Poker Face). Her second album, The Fame Monster, came out in late 2009. One single from that album, Bad Romance, became a chart topper.

She was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and began her rise to rock stardom in New York City’s Lower East Side. She was attending the New York University’s Tisch School of Arts at the time but soon signed on with Streamline Records. She began as a song writer for other artists.

Lady Gaga has said that she was inspired by such artists as David Bowie and Queen as well as Madonna and Michael Jackson.

She has sold over 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide to date.

Lady Gaga has been listed and one of the most influential people in the world in Time magazine and Forbes.

Her explosive career has continued to grow following the release of two major albums and critically acclaimed tours.

Lady Gaga on FarmVille
Lady Gaga on FarmVille

Lady Gaga to Debut Song on FarmVille

Lady Gaga will debut a track from her upcoming album Born This Way on the popular social networking game, FarmVille.

Gaga says, “I want to celebrate and share Born This Way with my little monsters in a special way that’s never been done before. Zynga has created a magical place in FarmVille where my fans can come play, and be the first to listen to the album.”

Zynga’s Director of Entertainment and Media, Raquel DiSabatino said, “Lady Gaga is as passionate about her fans as we are about our players. This really was a great meeting of the minds to create an innovative and playful experience for those folks.”

Users can hear one new track per day from May 17th to 19th, 2011, ahead of Born This Way’s release on May 23rd, by completing specially-set tasks.

Talk about an overnight success! Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) was an unknown and struggling artist in New York up until just two years ago.

Since then she has released her debut album, The Fame, in August of 2008, and received six Grammy Award nominations in 2009 of which she won two; one for Best Electronic/Dance Album and one for Best Dance Recording.

In 2009 she released her second album, The Fame Monster and embarked on a tour called the Monster Ball Tour. Her third album, Born this Way is expected to be released in 2011.

She has been nominated for many awards including Artist of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist by the American Music Awards in 2009. she won Billboard Awards Rising Star in 2009 and the BMI Awards in 2010 for Award-Winning Songs for three of her songs (Just Dance, Poker Face and Love Game).

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    • Jo Deslaurier profile image

      Jo Deslaurier 7 years ago

      Fun article!

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      True Blue Tips 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comments Lynda. I can understand your concern about the role she is playing in a lot of young girls lives but she is a good role model of someone who came from nothing, got a really smart team working with her and in less than two years is out selling many long established singers. I guess if I had to choose between her and Lindsay Lohan, I'd pick Lady Gaga. Only in America.

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      lmmartin 7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      I can only quote Bill Maher and say, Lady Gaga and Beyonce are vying to see who gets to be the new Cher. She may be able to sing, but she's a poor model for our girls. Lynda