About Lady Gaga
Personal Information Originally called Stefania Gabriella Germanotta, Lady GaGa was born to an Italian family in March 1986, in New York. When she was a little girl, she would sing along on her mini plastic tape recorder to Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper hits. By age 4, Lady Gaga had taught herself to play the piano by ear. She penned her first song when she was a teenager and started playing open mic nights at New York\'s Bitter End at just the age of 14. By the age of 17, Gaga had been one of a few kids in the world to get early admission to Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. When Lady Gaga would get twirled in the air in daddy\'s arms to the sounds of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, no one had expected that she would one day become a heart-throbbing persona. Influenced by flamboyant glam rockers such as David Bowie and Queen as well as \'80s dance-pop such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, she began working for Interscope Records at the age of 20. She served Interscope Records as a songwriter, penning songs for pop acts such as the Pussycat Dolls. Since she was among those who could stick around one thing, her talent pushed her to earn the right to reach for the sky. At the tender age of 4, Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, learned how to play the piano by ear. By age 14, she cultivated her talent to perform in front of audiences in New York City venues. Three years later, the music prodigy gained early admission into the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. By the time she turned 20, Lady Gaga had developed a successful career penning songs for artists such as the Pussycat Dolls. And now, at age 22, this left-of-center electropop queen has infiltrated the New York City club scene with her infectious single, \'Just Dance.\' Lady Gaga will be performing on the results show of \'So You Think You Can Dance\' on July 31 at 9 PM ET on FOX.