ollowing the recent release of her new musical romantic drama film A Star is Born, I'm taking a look at American singer and actress Lady Gaga's career history and my favourite Gaga hits.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on 28th March 1986 in New York City, US. Now famously known as Lady Gaga, she began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting school plays. After dropping out of Arts College she went on to pursue her music career. Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2007. The following year she released her electro-pop debut album, The Fame, which included the chart-topping singles Just Dance and Pokerface. The album reached number one in multiple countries including Austria, Canada and the UK. It's first two singles Just Dance and Pokerface also reached number one in these countries.
In February 2011, Lady Gaga released Born This Way, the lead single from her studio album of the same name.
She's won multiple music awards including MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year 2010 and Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal album 2015.
Here are my top three Lady Gaga tracks.
This song was Gaga's debut single back in April 2008. She co-wrote it with American singer Akon. Gaga wrote the song in ten minutes as a happy record. It also has influences of R&B and lyrically speaks about being intoxicated at a club.
From her debut studio album, The Fame, this track was released in September 2008. It topped the charts in 20 countries including the US and the UK. It is the best selling single of the year 2009 worldwide, selling over 9.5 million sales in 2009, making it one of the best selling singles of all time, having sold over 14 million copies. It was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards and won the award for Best Dance Recording.
My third and final top pick is Paparazzi. This song was also on her debut album. Gaga wrote and produced the song with Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, Rob Fusari. The song is about Gaga's struggles with the quest for fame and balancing success and love. It's an uptempo techno-pop and dance-pop song with lyrics describing a stalker following somebody to grab attention and fame.
Her other achievements include several Guinness World Records and her new musical romantic drama film, A Star is Born, which sees Lady Gaga play a struggling vocal artist. She has also contributed to the soundtrack for the film. I'm also looking forward to seeing it, maybe a blog in the making?
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