Born as Stefani Germanotta in March 1986, Lady Gaga is known today as one of the greatest artists. Lady Gaga attended school in New York's Convent of the Sacred Heart. She first began writing songs as a teenager and she played on the open mic nights in several clubs at Manhattan. She performed in plenty of musicals and plays while in high school. Stefani joined the Tisch School of Arts in New York University at the age of seventeen.
The Birth of "Lady GaGa"
With the help of her club connections in Lower East Manhattan, Stefani met and then began working with Rob Fusari, a producer in the year 2006. Fusari had been the one who helped her create the stage name of Lady GaGa, being inspired by the classic hit of Queen, "Radio Gaga". The name had been selected because both artists share a flamboyant spirit. Lady Gaga joined forces with Lady Starlight, a performance artist and DJ and the pair soon made a name with various stage projects for which Lady GaGa tickets had been sold out quite quickly in the initial days.
Unlike several counterparts in the club scene of the Lower East Side, Lady GaGa turned to pop as her main inspiration instead of rock. She gets her inspiration from a wide range of influences like Madonna, disco, the variety shows of the 70s and Cyndi Lauper. Akon had discovered Lady GaGa and he soon signed her to his record label after he heard her for the first time. She began work in 2008 on "Haus of GaGa" and her first album called The Fame had been released soon. Just Dance had been her first chart topping track and had been nominated as the Best Dance Recording for the 51st Grammys. Poker Face had been her other number one song. Gaga headlined for her very first tour after she opened for Pussycat Dolls and New Kids on the Block. Her first tour was called The Fame Ball. Even for her first ever tour, Lady GaGa tickets had been very popular among the fans who quickly grabbed every chance to see the artist performing live on stage.
Lady GaGa's success
Def Jam had briefly signed Lady GaGa for a contract. However, no recordings had been made. It was in 2007 that she collaborated with Akon and had been signed up by Interscope as the songwriter. She has also written songs for various other artists during her career. While Akon had Lady GaGa for initial reference vocals, Akon sensed her talent and he helped her with the promotion of her career. It was then that her career as a solo artist first began.
With the help of a creative team called the House of Gaga she headed to the studio for the recording of her first album. The Fame had been Lady GaGa's first album and her first single had been Just Dance which had been released in April 2008 by Interscope. Lady GaGa went on the reunion tour of New Kids on the Block. Just Dance had been featured in the top pop 40 and her first album debuted on the top 20 for the album chart. Both her singles, Poker Face and Just Dance became number one smash hits and made her an instant success among pop fans from around the world. She followed these hits with LoveGame, her next single in the year 2009. RedOne had produced all three of these tracks. The track Paparazzi had been produced by Rob Fusari and was known for its controversial video made by Jonas Akerlund, featuring murder and death.
Lady GaGa is known as much for her unique fashion sense as she is known for her musical talent. Her stage performances as well as public appearances feature her in eye catching, flamboyant dresses and extravagant hair styles. Already known as a pop icon, Lady GaGa has achieved much in her short career. Lady GaGa tickets for her upcoming concert tour in Europe are currently available. Lady GaGa tickets are on sale for all of her tours starting from 5th December, 2010 to 16th April, 2011.