Who is Lady Gaga?

In recent years, Lady Gaga has burst onto the music and pop culture scene.  She is unique, creative, and a powerhouse performer.  Though she is unlike any other performer on the scene, she has been quick to capture the attention of fans, producers, and music moguls.  Everybody these days seems to be going gaga for Lady Gaga.

Born on March 28, 1986 as Stefanie Germanotta, Lady Gaga was instantly drawn to music and surrounded herself with all things performance related growing up.  She was dramatically different from her peers in high school, and though she reports being insecure at times, she remained a creative and free spirit.  She initially signed with Def Jam Recordings, though she bounced around, collaborating with different artists and producers, eventually collaborating with hip hop artist Akon and signing with his label, Kon Live Distribution.

In 2008, Lady Gaga got her big break with the release of her album, The Fame.  Critics, fans, and musicians alike fell in love with her eclectic style which combined dance, electronica, hip hop, and rock.  Her first single “Just Dance” became an overnight sensation, followed by the even more popular “Poker Face.”  She has followed up with a second album, The Fame Monster, creating hit after hit, with songs like “Bad Romance,” “Telephone,” and “Alejando.”  She has collected numerous awards at both the Grammy’s and the MTV Video Music Awards and was named as one of the “10 Most Fascinating People of 2009” by Barbara Walters.  She graces the pages of countless pop culture magazines, often for her over the top and unexpected fashion choices.  Now a household name, there is no denying Lady Gaga is a star.

So what makes Lady Gaga so popular, so irresistible, and so unforgettable?  Why is it that everyone from the corporate CEO, to the young teenager, to the involved mom can be seen grooving on the dance floor and shouting out the latest Gaga lyrics?  Our money is on the fact that she is one of a kind.  She is her own person, and she marches to the beat of her own drummer.  You never know what to expect from her, and yet her every move seems to keep us all surprised, curious and wanting more.  She is a hit with all ages, types, and styles, and we have a feeling Lady Gaga isn’t going anywhere soon.