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Lady Gaga
Born: March 28, 1986 in New York, Ne
Active: 2000s, 2010s Major
Styles: Pop, Dance-Pop
Instrument: Producer Representative
Albums: "The Fame", "The Fame Monster", "Born This Way"

UPC Type Title
602537524891 (i) CD Applause
4988005794604 (i) CD Art Pop
4988005794581 (i) CD Art Pop
602537543045 CD Artpop
602537520695 CD Artpop
602527319810 CD Bad Romance (the Remixes)
602527267548 (i) Vinyl Bad Romance
602527641256 CD Born This Way
602527641249 CD Born This Way
602527877310 CD Born This Way: Collection
602527870007 CD Born This Way-the Remix
4988005650542 (i) CD Born This Way
602527641263 Vinyl Born This Way (2LP)
602527664019 (i) Vinyl Born This Way
602517988811 CD Cherrytree Sessions (EP)
823564900315 CD Document
602517891388 CD Fame
602517664890 (i) CD Fame
602517854772 Vinyl Fame
602517913974 (i) CD Fame (Int'L Version)
602527210360 CD Fame Monster
602527291567 CD Fame Monster
602527465357 (i) CD Fame Monster Ultimate Fan Pac (Large)
602527266015 (i) CD Fame Monster: Deluxe Edition
602527281353 Vinyl Fame Monster
4988005743657 (i) CD Fame/Remix
602517759251 CD Just Dance
823880033636 (i) DVD Just Dance
602517717411 Vinyl Just Dance
602527088877 Vinyl Lovegame the Remixes
823564634128 CD Lowdown
602527869988 DVD Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden
602527873565 (i) DVD Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden
602527869964 Blu-Ray Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden
602527873558 (i) Blu-Ray Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden
602527121192 (i) Vinyl Paparazzi
602527217918 Vinyl Paparazzi-the Remixes
602517965393 CD Poker Face Remixes
602517965379 Vinyl Poker Face Remixes
823564535999 DVD Pro-Rata
602527462943 CD Remix
602527382807 (i) CD Remix
602527471020 Vinyl Remix
4988005638786 (i) CD Singles (Box Set)
602527361512 CD Telephone (the Remixes)
602527833095 (i) Vinyl You & I

Biography: Glamorously gaudy, a self-made post-modern diva stitched together from elements of Madonna, David Bowie, and Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga was the first true millennial superstar. Mastering the constant connection of the internet era, Gaga generated countless mini-sensations through her style, her videos, and her music, cultivating a devoted audience she dubbed "Little Monsters." But it wasn't just a cult that turned her 2008 manifesto The Fame into a self-fulfilling prophecy: Gaga crossed over into the mainstream, ushering out one pop epoch and kick-starting a new one, quickly making such turn-of-the-century stars as Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears seem old-fashioned, quite a trick for any artist to pull off, but especially impressive for an artist who specialized in repurposing the past -- particularly the '80s -- for present use, creating sustainable pop for a digital world.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given her flair for grand gestures, Lady Gaga has deep roots in drama. Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, the future Gaga played piano as a child and pursued musical theater in high school, regularly auditioning for New York-based television shows, notably landing a background role for a 2001 episode of The Sopranos. At the age of 17 she enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in their Collaborative Arts Project 21. As she studied, she continued to eke her way into show biz, winding up with an appearance on MTV's short-lived post-Punk'd reality show Boiling Points in 2005. Not long afterward, she left school so she could concentrate on her music, fronting a band called SGBand, which released two EPs prior to splitting. Germanotta then teamed with producer Rob Fusari, a collaboration that produced not only her stage name Lady Gaga, but recordings that led to her signing with Def Jam in the fall of 2006. Her association with Def Jam was short-lived: the label dropped her early in 2007. Gaga rebounded by working with performance artist Lady Starlight, the two developing the Lady Gaga & the Starlight Revue, a tongue-in-cheek neo-burlesque act that gained positive press and proved to be her last stop before signing with Interscope later in 2007. While at Interscope she created a bond with Akon, who convinced Interscope head Jimmy Iovine to have her co-sign with his Kon Live imprint, and then Gaga began working with producer/songwriter RedOne, a union that led to the songs that would bring her fame: "Just Dance," "LoveGame," and "Poker Face." These songs formed the foundation of The Fame, the debut album that appeared in August 2008.

Initially, Lady Gaga had greater success in Europe, thanks in large part to the "Just Dance" single, which earned club play in the U.S. and chart placement in other territories. Gaga's march toward the top of the American chart was slow but "Just Dance" reached the peak position in January 2009, followed swiftly by "Poker Face," the single that firmly pushed her into the mainstream, its popularity growing so large it often functioned as a punch line on TV in addition to winning a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi" also appeared as singles before Gaga released The Fame Monster in time for the holiday season of 2009. The mini-LP, available separately and as a package with The Fame, contained the single "Bad Romance" whose popularity soon rivaled "Poker Face" and helped kickstart a stellar year for Gaga in 2010. That year, the hit singles "Bad Romance," "Alejandro," and the Beyonc

duet "Telephone," along with the successful Monster Ball Tour, put Lady Gaga front and center with the public as she worked on her sophomore album, announcing the May release of Born This Way on New Year's Day 2011. The steady march to its summer unveiling was preceded by the release of three singles --"Born This Way," "Judas," and "The Edge of Glory"-- all leading up to the highly anticipated Born This Way. Arriving to mixed reviews, the album was a hit but didn't quite live up to its high expectations, yet it produced more genuine hits with "Marry the Night." A full remix of the album, naturally called Born This Way: The Remix, appeared at the end of the year, as did a holiday television special called A Very Gaga Thanksgiving and an accompanying EP, A Very Gaga Holiday.

Gaga continued to promote Born This Way throughout 2012, appearing at various star-studded events and television programs while continuing her international tour. The tour came to a halt in February of 2013, when she announced that she had hip surgery to repair a labral tear. As she was healing, she worked on her third album, Artpop. Preceded by the singles "Applause" and "Do What U Want," the latter a duet with R. Kelly, Artpop was released in early November 2013. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi