Recipient of numerous awards including six Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Brit Award, 13 MTV Video Music Award and several Guinness World Records, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, famously known as Lady Gaga is one of most influential people in the world. She is involved in numerous philanthropist activities and LGBT rights and boasts of a big fan following. Here are some interesting facts on her:
- She is the first artist to win Songwriters Hall of Fame’s “Contemporary Icon Award” in 2015 in the first year of the awards introduction. She was also named
“Woman of the Year” in 2015 by Billboard magazine.
- Based on her record sales and social media buzz in 2011, Rolling Stones named her the “Queen of Pop”. The same year she was the most followed person on twitter, according to Guinness World Records.
- She learned to play piano at the age of 4. She stared to perform open mic nights at the early age of 14. She attended the same school with Paris Hilton.
- She revealed in 2014 that she was raped at the age of 19 and due to that she suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder. She underwent mental and physical therapy and states that doctors, family and friends helped her to recover.
- She is a natural brunette but dyed her hair blond later in her career as she was repeatedly mistaken for Amy Winehouse by interviewers.
- Her Monster Ball Tour grossed $227.4 million starting in 2009 and ending in 2011. It became the highest Grossing Concert tour for a debut artist who just made headlines.
- She was hired by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Company in 2007 to write songs for famous artists such as Britney Spears, Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls and New Kids on the Block.
- She started dating music producer Rob Fusari in 2006 which lasted till January 2007. She was later involved romantically with a heavy metal drummer. Later she was engaged to Taylor Kinney from Feb 2015 to July 2016.
- “The Germ” was one of her nicknames during her high school time. She was considered a misfit and often mocked.
- Her trademark features are various coloured Wigs, no-pants fashion and high heels. She is often found killing someone in her videos usually her boyfriend.