Lady Gaga, stage name for Stefani Joanne Angelina, is a recording artist in America. She was born on 28th March 1986 to her parents, Joseph Germanotta and Cynthia, who are of Italian American origin. She developed interest in the music industry at an early age as demonstrated by her interests and ability to play the piano while she was four years of age. At the age of thirteen, she wrote her first piano ballad and at the age of fourteen started performing at open Mike nights. She was sent to a private Roman Catholic school, convent of the sacred heart, at the age of eleven. In high school, she loved maintaining a core group of friends who were mostly boys. Later she joined New York University where she studied music which opened up her song writing skills. She composed analytical papers and essays that focused mainly on social issues, politics, religion and art. Later she withdrew from school to concentrate more on her career.
Her career formally began in July 2005 when she signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings which lasted for less than three months. She produced the first song by the name ‘boys, boys, boys’ and later collaborated with Grandmaster Melle Mel to produce more songs. She went through difficulties at the initial stages of her career in trying to establish herself and search for a stage name. She even indulged in drugs to boost her morale when on stage. She has received several honors among them being Best electronic-dance album in the 52nd Grammy awards. She has being influenced by glam rock artists like Queen and Bowie, and pop music artists like Britney spears and Madonna.