Inspired by glam rock legends like David Bowie as well as dance music divas like Grace Jones and Madonna, Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta) has become a pop icon since the release of her multi-platinum LPs The Fame
and The Fame Monster.
Known for her outrageous outfits and provocative stage performances, Gaga began her journey to greatness as a musical prodigy, studying piano at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts at the age of 17. Since her much-heralded duet with Elton John at the 52nd Grammy Awards, the five-time Grammy-winner has become one of the industry's top-selling artists with a devoted legion of fans (or “
Little Monsters”) who follow her every move via Twitter. She made her silver screen debut in 2013 in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills
and will release her third album, ARTPOP
, later the same year.