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Who is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?

 Who is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? The music world knows her by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American recording artist. She began performing in the rock music scene of New York City’s Lower East Side in 2003 and enrolled at New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts. She soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. During her early time at Interscope, she worked as a songwriter for fellow label artists and captured the attention of Akon, who recognized her vocal abilities, and signed her to his own label, Kon Live Distribution.Released on August 19, 2008, her debut album, The Fame, reached number one in the UK, Canada, Austria, Germany and Ireland, and reached the top-ten in numerous countries worldwide; in the United States, it peaked at two on the Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard‘s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Its first two singles, “Just Dancehttp://www.youtube.com/v/2Abk1jAONjw?fs=1&hl=en_US and “Poker Facehttp://www.youtube.com/v/bESGLojNYSo?fs=1&hl=en_US co-written and co-produced with RedOne, became international number-one hits, topping the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States as well as the charts of other countries. The album later earned a total of six Grammy Award nominations and won awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording. In early 2009 she embarked on her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour. By the fourth quarter of the year, she had released her second studio album The Fame Monster, with the global chart-topping lead single “Bad Romance“,http://www.youtube.com/v/qrO4YZeyl0I?fs=1&hl=en_US as well as having embarked on her second headlining tour of the year, The Monster Ball Tour.
Lady Gaga is inspired by glam rock artists such as David Bowie and Queen, as well as pop musicians such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. She has also stated fashion is a source of inspiration for her songwriting and performances. Gaga was ranked the 73rd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. As of May 2010, Gaga has sold over 15 million albums and over 40 million singles worldwide. In May 2010, Time magazine included Gaga in its annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In June 2010, Forbes listed Gaga fourth on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential celebrities in the world; she is also ranked as the second most powerful musician in the world.

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Life and career

1986–2004: Early life

Stefani Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, the eldest child of Joseph Germanotta, an Italian American internet entrepreneur, and Cynthia Bissett. She learned to play piano from the age of four, went on to write her first piano ballad at 13 and began performing at open mike nights by age 14. At the age of 11, Germanotta attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private Roman Catholic school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, but has stressed that she does not come from a wealthy background, saying that her parents “both came from lower-class families, so we’ve worked for everything — my mother worked eight to eight out of the house, in telecommunications, and so did my father.” An avid thespian in high school musicals, Germanotta portrayed lead roles as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She described her academic life in high school as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure” as she told in an interview, “I used to get made fun of for being either too provocative or too eccentric, so I started to tone it down. I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.” Acquaintances dispute that she did not fit in school. “She had a core group of friends; she was a good student. She liked boys a lot, but singing was No. 1,” recalled a former high school classmate. Referring to her “expressive, free spirit”, Gaga told Elle magazine “I’m left-handed!”
At age 17, Germanotta gained early admission to the New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts on August 23, 2003 and lived in a NYU dorm on 11th Street. There she studied music and improved her songwriting skills by composing essays and analytical papers focusing on topics such as art, religion, social issues and politics. Germanotta felt that she was more creative than some of her classmates. “Once you learn how to think about art, you can teach yourself,” she said. By the second semester of her sophomore year, she withdrew from the school to focus on her musical career. Her father agreed to pay her rent for a year, on the condition that she re-enroll for Tisch if she was unsuccessful. “I left my entire family, got the cheapest apartment I could find, and ate shit until somebody would listen,” she said.

2005–07: Career beginnings

Germanotta had initially signed with Def Jam Recordings at the age of 19, although she was dropped by the label after only three months. Shortly after, her former management company introduced her to songwriter and producer RedOne, whom they also managed. The first song she produced with RedOne was “Boys Boys Boys”http://www.youtube.com/v/5qTw1kkFvlU?fs=1&hl=en_US, a mash-up inspired by Mötley Crüe‘s “Girls, Girls, Girls” and AC/DC‘s “T.N.T.” She moved into an apartment on the Lower East Side and recorded a couple of songs with hip-hop singer Grandmaster Melle Mel for an audio book accompanying the children’s book The Portal in the Park by Cricket Casey. She also started the Stefani Germanotta Band with some friends from NYU. They recorded an EP of their ballads at a studio underneath a liquor store in New Jersey, becoming a local fixture at the downtown Lower East Side club scene. She began experimenting with drugs soon after, while performing at neo-burlesque shows. Her father did not understand the reason behind her drug intake and could not look at her for several months.Music producer Rob Fusari, who helped her write some of her earlier songs, compared her vocal style to that of Freddie Mercury. Fusari helped create the moniker Gaga, after the Queen song “Radio Ga Ga“.http://www.youtube.com/v/LncAQR47eZo?fs=1&hl=en_US Germanotta was in the process of trying to come up with a stage name when she received a text message from Fusari that read “Lady Gaga.” He explained,

“Every day, when Stef came to the studio, instead of saying hello, I would start singing ‘Radio Ga Ga’. That was her entrance song. [Lady Gaga] was actually a glitch; I typed ‘Radio Ga Ga’ in a text and it did an autocorrect so somehow ‘Radio’ got changed to ‘Lady’. She texted me back, “That’s it.” After that day, she was Lady Gaga. She’s like, “Don’t ever call me Stefani again.”

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Gaga performing at “The Bazaar” in Atlanta, Georgia.

She was known thereafter as Lady Gaga. The New York Post, however, has reported that this story is incorrect, and that the name resulted from a marketing meeting.
Throughout 2007, Gaga collaborated with performance artist Lady Starlight, who helped create her onstage fashions. The pair began playing gigs at downtown club venues like the Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and the Rockwood Music Hall, with their live performance art piece known as “Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue.” Billed as “The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow”, their act was a low-fi tribute to 1970s variety acts. In August 2007, Gaga and Starlight were invited to play at the American Lollapalooza music festival. The show was critically acclaimed, and their performance received positive reviews. Having initially focused on avant-garde and electronic dance music, Gaga found her musical niche when she began to incorporate pop melodies and the vintage glam rock of David Bowie and Queen into her music.http://www.youtube.com/v/Oz96QaLhfZs?fs=1&hl=en_US

Fusari sent the songs he produced with Gaga to his friend, producer and record executive Vincent Herbert. Herbert was quick to sign her to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, upon its establishment in 2007. She credited Herbert as the man who discovered her, adding “I really feel like we made pop history, and we’re gonna keep going”. Having already served as an apprentice songwriter under an internship at Famous Music Publishing, which was later acquired by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Gaga subsequently struck a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV. As a result, she was hired to write songs for Britney Spears and labelmates New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and the Pussycat Dolls. While Gaga was writing at Interscope, singer-songwriter Akon recognized her vocal abilities when she sang a reference vocal for one of his tracks in studio. He then convinced Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine to form a joint deal by having her also sign with his own label Kon Live Distribution and later called her his “franchise player.” Gaga continued her collaboration with RedOne in the studio for a week on her debut album, spawning the future singles “Just Dancehttp://www.youtube.com/v/2Abk1jAONjw?fs=1&hl=en_US and “Poker Face.”http://www.youtube.com/v/bESGLojNYSo?fs=1&hl=en_US She also joined the roster of Cherrytree Records, an Interscope imprint established by producer and songwriter Martin Kierszenbaum, after co-writing four songs with Kierszenbaum including the single “Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say).”http://www.youtube.com/v/mVEG793G3N4?fs=1&hl=en_US

2008–present: The Fame and The Fame Monster

By 2008, Gaga had relocated to Los Angeles, working closely with her record label to finalize her debut album The Fame. She combined different genres on the album, “from Def Leppard drums and hand claps to metal drums on urban tracks“. The Fame received positive reviews from critics; according to the music review aggregation of Metacritic, it garnered an average score of 71/100. The album peaked at number one in Austria, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland, and the top-five in Australia and the United States. Its lead single “Just Dance“, topped the charts in six countries—Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States—and later received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording. The following single, Poker Face“, was an even greater success, reaching number-one in almost all major music markets in the world, including the United Kingdom and the United States. It won the award for Best Dance Recording at the 52nd Grammy Awards, over nominations for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The Fame was nominated for Album of the Year; it won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album.[ Although her first concert tour happened as an opening act for fellow Interscope pop group, the reformed New Kids on the Block, she ultimately headlined her own concert tour, The Fame Ball Tour, which began on March 2009.

The cover of the annual "Hot 100" issue of Rolling Stone in May 2009 featured a semi-nude Gaga wearing only strategically placed plastic bubbles. In the issue she discussed that while she was beginning her career in the New York club scene, she was romantically involved with a heavy metal drummer. She described their relationship and break-up, saying of it, "I was his Sandy, and he was my Danny [of Grease], and I just broke.” He later became an inspiration behind some of the songs on The Fame. She was nominated for a total of nine awards at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, winning the award for “Best New Artist”, while her single “Paparazzihttp://www.youtube.com/v/d2smz_1L2_0?fs=1&hl=en_US won two awards for “Best Art Direction” and “Best Special Effects.” In October, Gaga received Billboard magazine’s Rising Star of 2009 award. She attended the Human Rights Campaign‘s “National Dinner” the same month, before marching in the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. Gaga released The Fame Monster, a collection of eight songs that dealt with the darker side of fame as experienced by her over the course of 2008–2009, while travelling around the world and are expressed through a monster metaphor. Her second concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour, was announced in support of The Fame Monster and began in November 2009. “Bad Romancehttp://www.youtube.com/v/qrO4YZeyl0I?fs=1&hl=en_US was released as the first single from the album and topped the charts in eighteen countries, while reaching the top-two in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.”Speechless“, a song from The Fame Monster, was performed at The 2009 Royal Variety Performance where Gaga met and sang for Queen Elizabeth II.http://www.youtube.com/v/hT8lp-U7hFk?fs=1&hl=en_US

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Gaga performing on The Monster Ball Tour 2010

Gaga was chosen as of one the “10 Most Fascinating People of 2009″ by Barbara Walters during Walters’ annual ABC News special.http://www.youtube.com/v/uDS0GCQ9cTs?fs=1&hl=en_US When interviewed by the journalist, the singer went to dismiss the claim that she is intersex as an urban legend, responding to a question on this issue by stating: “At first it was very strange and everyone sorta said, ‘That’s really quite a story!’ But in a sense, I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.” In January 2010, she was named chief creative officer for a line of imaging products for Polaroid, stating that she will create fashion, technology and photography products. The second single from The Fame Monster, “Telephone“,http://www.youtube.com/v/EVBsypHzF3U?fs=1&hl=en_US which features R&B singer Beyoncé, became her fourth UK number-one single. In March, Rob Fusari sued Gaga’s production company Mermaid Music LLC, claiming that he was entitled to a 20% share of its earnings. Gaga’s lawyer Charles Ortner described the agreement with Fusari as “unlawful” and declined to comment. In April, it was reported that her music videos gained over one billion viral views, becoming one of the first artists to reach this milestone. Later that month, Gaga was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year. In May, in an interview with The Times, Gaga hinted at having Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly referred to as lupus, which is a connective tissue disease. In an interview with Larry King, Gaga confirmed that she does not have lupus but the results were borderline positive.
By March 2010, in an interview with MTV United Kingdom, Gaga stated that she had begun work on her new studio album and already finished writing the core theme of it. Three months later, in an interview with Rolling Stone, she stated that her third studio album was finished but will not be released until 2011. She said: “It came so quickly. I’ve been working on it for months, and I feel very strongly that it’s finished right now. Some artists take years. I don’t. I write music every day.” She also stated that she’s planning to announce the new album’s title at midnight on New Year’s Eve by tattooing it to her body.

Musical style and influences

Gaga has been influenced by glam rock artists such as David Bowie and Queen, as well as pop music artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Michael Jackson.  The Queen song “Radio Ga Ga” inspired her stage name, “Lady Gaga”.= She commented: “I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen had a hit called ‘Radio Gaga’. That’s why I love the name [...] Freddie was unique – one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music.” Madonna told Rolling Stone that she sees “[her]self in Lady Gaga.” In response to the comparisons between herself and Madonna, Gaga stated: “I don’t want to sound presumptuous, but I’ve made it my goal to revolutionise pop music. The last revolution was launched by Madonna 25 years ago.” Actress and singer Grace Jones was also cited as an inspiration, along with Blondie singer Debbie Harry.

Gaga’s vocals have drawn frequent comparison to those of Madonna and Gwen Stefani, while the structure of her music is said to echo classic 1980s pop and 1990s Europop. While reviewing her debut album The Fame, The Sunday Times asserted “in combining music, fashion, art and technology, Lady GaGa evokes Madonna, Gwen Stefani circa ‘Hollaback Girl‘, Kylie Minogue 2001 or Grace Jones right now.” Similarly, The Boston Globe critic Sarah Rodman commented that she draws “obvious inspirations from Madonna to Gwen Stefani… in [her] girlish but sturdy pipes and bubbly beats.” Though her lyrics are said to lack intellectual stimulation, “[she] does manage to get you moving and grooving at an almost effortless pace.”Music critic Simon Reynolds wrote that “Everything about Gaga came from electroclash, except the music, which wasn’t particularly 1980s, just ruthlessly catchy noughties pop glazed with Auto-Tune and undergirded with R&B-ish beats.
Gaga has identified fashion as a major influence.She considers Donatella Versace her muse. Gaga has her own creative production team called the Haus of Gaga, which she handles personally. The team creates many of her clothes, stage props, and hairdos. Her love of fashion came from her mother, who she stated was “always very well kept and beautiful.” “When I’m writing music, I’m thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. It’s all about everything altogether—performance art, pop performance art, fashion. For me, it’s everything coming together and being a real story that will bring back the super-fan. I want to bring that back. I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us.” The Global Language Monitor named “Lady Gaga” as the Top Fashion Buzzword with her trademark “no pants” coming in at No. 3. Entertainment Weekly put her outfits on its end of the decade “best-of” list, saying, “Whether it’s a dress made of Muppets or strategically placed bubbles, Gaga’s outré ensembles brought performance art into the mainstream.”

Critical reception of Gaga’s music, fashion sense and persona are mixed. Her status as a role model, trailblazer and fashion icon is by turns affirmed and denied. Gaga’s albums have received mostly positive reviews, with critics pointing out her unique place in pop music, the need for new movements in popular culture, the attention Gaga brings to important social issues, and the inherently subjective nature of her art. Her role as a self-esteem booster for her fans is also lauded, as is her role in breathing life into the fashion industry. Her performances are described as “highly entertaining and innovative”; in particular, the blood-spurting performance of “Paparazzi” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was described as “eye-popping” by MTV. She continued the “blood soaked” theme in The Monster Ball Tour, in which she wears a revealing leather corset and is “attacked” by a performer dressed in black who gnaws on her throat, causing “blood” to spurt down her chest, after which she lies “dying” in a pool of blood. Her performances of that scene in Manchester, England triggered protests from family groups and fans in the aftermath of a local tragedy, in which a taxi driver had murdered 12 people. “What happened in Bradford is very fresh in people’s minds and given all the violence which happened in Cumbria just hours earlier, it was insensitive,” said Lynn Costello of Mothers Against Violence. Chris Rock later defended her flamboyant, provocative behavior. “Well, she’s Lady Gaga,” he said. “She’s not ‘Lady Behave Yourself.’ Do you want great behavior from a person named Gaga? Is this what you were expecting?”
Gaga’s treatment of her fans as “Little Monsters” has inspired additional criticism, due to the highly commercial nature of her music and image. To some, this dichotomy contravenes the concept of outsider culture. Writing for The Guardian, Kitty Empire opined that the dichotomy “…allows the viewer to have a ‘transgressive’ experience without being required to think. At [her performance's] core, though, is the idea that Gaga is at one with the freaks and outcasts. The Monster Ball is where we can all be free. This is arrant nonsense, as the scads of people buying Gaga’s cunningly commercial music are not limited to the niche worlds of drag queens and hip night creatures from which she draws her inspiration. But Gaga seems sincere.”

Public image

A blond woman in a bob-cut, sitting cross-legged on a transparent  platform which is full of bubbles and lit from inside in pink. The woman  is wearing a dress made of transparent bubbles of varying sizes. She is  holding a microphone in her left hand and appears to be smiling.

Gaga wearing a plastic bubble dress while performing on The Fame Ball Tour.

Contrary to her subsequent outré style, the New York Post described her early look as like “a refugee from Jersey Shore” with “big black hair, heavy eye makeup and tight, revealing clothes.” Gaga is a natural brunette, however she bleached her hair blonde, because she was often mistaken for Amy Winehouse. She often refers to her fans as her ‘little monsters’ and got a tattoo with that inscription as a tribute. She has another six known tattoos, among them a peace symbol, which was inspired by John Lennon whom she stated was her hero, and a curling German script on her left arm which quotes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, her favorite philosopher, commenting that his “philosophy of solitude” spoke to her:

Toward the end of 2008, comparisons were made between the fashions of Lady Gaga and recording artist Christina Aguilera, noting similarities in their styling, hair, and make-up. Aguilera later said she was “completely unaware of [Gaga]” and “didn’t know if it [was] a man or a woman.” Gaga released a statement in which she welcomed the comparisons, due to the attention providing useful publicity, saying, “She’s such a huge star and if anything I should send her flowers, because a lot of people in America didn’t know who I was until that whole thing happened. It really put me on the map in a way.” Comparisons continued into 2010 when Christina released the music video of her single “Not Myself Tonight“. Critics noted similarities between the song and its accompanying music video with Gaga’s video for “Bad Romance”.

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Gaga delivers a speech at the National Equality March, October 11, 2009.

Gaga attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her gay fans and is considered to be a rising gay icon. Early in her career she had difficulty getting radio airplay, and stated, “The turning point for me was the gay community. I’ve got so many gay fans and they’re so loyal to me and they really lifted me up. They’ll always stand by me and I’ll always stand by them. It’s not an easy thing to create a fanbase.” She thanked FlyLife, a Manhattan-based LGBT marketing company with whom her label Interscope works, in the liner notes of her debut studio album, The Fame, saying, “I love you so much. You were the first heartbeat in this project, and your support and brilliance means the world to me. I will always fight for the gay community hand in hand with this incredible team.” One of her first televised performances was in May 2008 at the NewNowNext Awards, an awards show aired by the LGBT television network Logo, where she sang her song “Just Dance”.http://www.youtube.com/v/l-jHNwC3-E8?fs=1&hl=en_US In June of the same year, she performed the song again at the San Francisco Pride event. After The Fame was released, she revealed that the song “Poker Face” was about her bisexuality. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she spoke about how her boyfriends tended to react to her bisexuality, saying “The fact that I’m into women, they’re all intimidated by it. It makes them uncomfortable. They’re like, ‘I don’t need to have a threesome. I’m happy with just you’.” When she appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2009, she praised DeGeneres for being “an inspiration for women and for the gay community”.http://www.youtube.com/v/TFgTP47R4Ic?fs=1&hl=en_US She proclaimed that the October 11, 2009, National Equality March rally on the national mall was “the single most important event of her career.” As she exited, she left with an exultant “Bless God and bless the gays,” similar to her 2009 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech for Best New Artist a month earlier.
Gaga is the most popular living person in terms of social networks. She has more than five million Twitter followers and ten million Facebook fans.

Discography

Lady Gaga is an American recording artist. Her debut studio album The Fame was released by Interscope Records in August 2008. The album has spawned several hit singles, including “Just Dance,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2009. The next single “Poker Face” topped nearly all the charts worldwide, and was nominated for a number of Grammy awards including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and winning Best Dance Recording in 2010.
Along with her hit singles, The Fame itself has earned several awards and nominations; it earned Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, and it won Best Electronic/Dance Album. Gaga herself, along with the music videos released with her singles, have also earned several awards and nominations. In total, Gaga has received eighty-two awards from one hundred and sixty-eight nominations.

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973 and one of several annual major American music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards etc). Gaga has been nominated four times.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 The Fame American Music Awards for Pop/Rock – Favorite Album Nominated
Lady Gaga American Music Awards for Artist of the Year Nominated
American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Nominated
American Music Awards for Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated

ASCAP Awards

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a not-for-profit performance rights organization that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly. Gaga has received two awards.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Just Dance” Ascap Pop Music Award – Most Performed Songs Won
“Paparazzi” Ascap Pop Music Award – Most Performed Songs Won

BET Awards

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. Gaga has been nominated for two awards and has won one award. GaGa is the first white artist to ever win a BET

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Video Phone” (with Beyoncé) Video of the Year Wonhttp://www.youtube.com/v/CGkvXp0vdng?fs=1&hl=en_US
Best Collaboration Nominated

Billboard Awards

In October 2009, Gaga was honoured with Billboards “Rising Star” award at the magazine’s annual Women In Music luncheon.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga Billboard Rising Star Won

Billboard Year End Chart Awards

Billboard Music Award is now dicontinued, since 2007, but winners in many categories have been announced by Billboard both in the press and as part of their year-end issue. In 2009,Billboard gave her 9 out of 9 awards. More than any other artist during 2009 according to Billboard year end Charts.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Hot 100 Artist Won
Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Hot Digital Songs Artist Won
Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Hot Pop Songs Artist Won
Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Top Dance/Electronic Artist Won
Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Canadian Hot 100 Artist Won
Poker Face Billboard Year End Chart Awards for European Hot 100 songs Won
The Fame Billboard Year End Chart Awards for Best Electronic/Dance album Won
Billboard Year End Chart Awards for European Top 100 albums Won

Latin Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Latin Music Awards grew out of the Billboard Music Awards program from Billboard Magazine, an industry publication charting the sales and radio airplay success of musical recordings. Lady Gaga has been nominated two times

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Latin Billboard Music Awards for Crossover Artist of the Year Nominated
Latin Billboard Music Awards for Crossover Artist of the Year, Solo Won

BMI Awards

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. Gaga has been received three awards.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Poker Face” BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs Won
“Just Dance” BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs Won
“Love Game” BMI Pop Awards Award-Winning Songs Wonhttp://www.youtube.com/v/1mB0tP1I-14?fs=1&hl=en_US

The Brit Awards

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry‘s annual pop music awards. Gaga had been nominated and picked up an impressive three awards, more than any other international artist since 2005 when Scissor Sisters won the triad.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 The Fame Best international Album Won
Lady Gaga International Female Solo Artist Won
International Breakthrough Act Won

Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards

The Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards were established in 2002 by Channel [V] Thailand. Gaga has received two awards from three nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Award for Popular International Music Video Won
Lady Gaga Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Award for Popular International Artist Won
Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Award for Popular International New Artist Nominated

Echo Awards

Echo Awards is a German music award granted every year by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie (an association of recording companies). Each year’s winner is determined by the previous year’s sales. Gaga has received four nominations and has won 3 times

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Best International Female Artist Won
Best International Newcomer Won
“Poker Face” Best International/National Hit of the Year Won
The Fame Best International/National Album of the Year Nominated

ESKA Music Awards

The ESKA Awards were established by the Polish radio station ESKA and are held annually in Poland. Gaga has received one award. And it was the first award that Lady Gaga received in her career.[14]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga ESKA Award for Best New Artist Won

GLAAD Media Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards were created in 1990 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.” GaGa has been nominated as Outstanding Music Artist for the 21st GLAAD Media Awards and won.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Outstanding Music Artist Won

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Gaga has been nominated six times, and has won two.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Just Dance” (with Colby O’Donis) Best Dance Recording Nominated
2010 “Poker Face” Song of the Year Nominated
Record of the Year Nominated
Best Dance Recording Won
The Fame Album of the Year Nominated
Best Electronic/Dance Album Won

International Dance Music Awards

The Winter Music Conference was established in 1985. It is a part of the Winter Music Conference, a weeklong electronic music event held annually. Gaga has received three awards from seven nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga International Dance Music Award for Best Break-Through Artist (Solo) Won
“Just Dance” International Dance Music Award for Best Pop Dance Track Won
International Dance Music Award for Best Music Video Nominated
2010 Bad Romance International Dance Music Award for Best Pop Dance Track Nominated
International Dance Music Award for Best Music Video Won
The Fame Monster International Dance Music Award for Best Artist Album Nominated
Lady Gaga International Dance Music Award for Best Artist(Solo) Nominated

Japan Gold Disc Award

The Japan Gold Disc Awards are an annual ceremony hosted in Japan. The winner are based by sales provided by The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Gaga has received two nomination and has spawned 2 awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Best New Artist International Won
The three Best New Artist Won

Los 40 Principales Awards

Premios 40 Principales is an awards ceremony hosted annually by the Spanish radio channel Los 40 Principales.Gaga has been nominated once.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” Best International Song in a foreign language Nominated

Meteor Music Awards

The Meteor Music Awards are the national music awards of Ireland, held every year since 2001 and promoted by MCD Productions. Gaga has received one award from two nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Best International Female Won
The Fame Monster Best International Album Nominated

MOBO Awards

The MOBO Awards (an acronym for Music of Black Origin) were established in 1996 by Kanya King. They are held annually in the United Kingdom to recognize artists of any race or nationality performing music of black origin. Gaga has been nominated once.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga MOBO Award for Best International Act Nominated

MP3 Music Awards

The MP3 Music Awards act as a major industry catalyst, creating the conditions to inspire diverse artists / bands and audiences whilst shaping memorable and unforgettable experiences. Gaga has won one award from one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 LoveGame The RCD Award – Radio / Charts / Downloads Won

MTV Awards

Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica

Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica is the Latin American version of the MTV Video Music Awards. They were established in 2002 to celebrate the top music videos of the year in Latin America and the world. Gaga has been nominated four times ad has received two awards.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica: Mejor Artista de Pop Internacional Nominated
Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica: Mejor Artista Nuevo Internacional Won
“Poker Face” Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica: Canción del Año Won
Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica: Mejor Ringtone Nominated

MTV Australia Awards

The MTV Australia Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 2005 by MTV Australia. Gaga has been nominated twice.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga MTV Australia Award for Breakthrough Nominated
“Poker Face” MTV Australia Award for Best Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Brasil

The MTV Video Music Brasil awards (originally Video Music Awards Brasil), more commonly known as VMB, are MTV Brazil‘s annual award ceremony, established in 1995. Lady GaGa has been received one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga International Artist of the Year Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards Italy(TRL video music awards)

The TRL (Total Request Live) video awards are an annual award ceremony hosted in Italy. This ceremony awards the best video, performers, artists of an year. Lady Gaga has been nominated twice.[32]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga TRL video music awards My first Lady award Nominated
TRL video music awards Best Look Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) were established in 1994 by MTV Networks Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe.Gaga has received one award from five nominations.[33][34]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga MTV Europe Music Awards for Best New Act Won
MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Female Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards for Best World Stage Live Performance Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Live Act Nominated
“Poker Face” MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Song Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan are one of the major annual awards hosted in Japan every year and award the best of international and domestic videos and artists. Gaga has received 5 nominations in 2010 and won only Best Dance Video.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Poker Face” Best Female Video Nominated
Best Karaoke Song Nominated
Best Video of the Year Nominated
Best Dance Video Won
Video Phone” (with Beyoncé) Best Collaboration Video Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. Gaga has received three awards from nine nominations. During 2009,Gaga topped the nomination with Beyoncé and topped also the list of the winners among with Green Day and Beyoncé

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist Won
Paparazzi MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Special Effects Won
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography Nominated
MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction Won

 MuchMusic Video Awards

The MuchMusic Video Awards is an annual awards ceremony presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic. Gaga has won one award from four nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Artist Video Won
MuchMusic Video Award for People’s Choice: Favourite International Video Nominated
2010 Telephone MuchMusic Video Award for People’s Choice: Favourite International Video Nominated
MuchMusic Video Award for Best International Artist Video Nominated

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual awards show, that honors the year’s biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by the people. Lady Gaga has been nominated twice.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Female Singer Nominated
“Paparazzi” Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Song Nominated

NME Awards

The NME Awards are an annual music awards show founded by the music magazine NME. Gaga has won two awards from six nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Poker Face” NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler Nominated
Lady Gaga NME Award for Best Solo Artist Nominated
NME for Villain of the Year Nominated
NME Award for Best Dressed Won
NME Award for Worst Dressed Won
The Fame NME Award for Worst Album Nominated

NRJ Music Awards

The NRJ Music Awards, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1. Gaga has been nominated three times and has received 1 award.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga International Revelation of the Year Won
“Poker Face” International Song of the Year Nominated
The Fame International Album of the Year Nominated

People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards is an awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. Gaga has won 2 out of 2 nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 Lady Gaga Favorite Pop Artist Won
Favorite Breakout Artist Won

Premios Oye

Premios Oye! are presented annually by the Academia Nacional de la Música en México for outstanding achievements in Mexican record industry. Gaga has received three awards from three nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 The Fame Premios Oye for English – Album of the Year Won
Premios Oye for English – Best New Artist Won
“Poker Face” Premios Oye for English – Record of the Year Won

Q Awards

Q Awards were established in 1985 and the UK’s annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. Gaga has received one award from two nominations .

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga Q Awards for Breakthrough Artist Nominated
“Just Dance” Q Awards for Best Video Won

Swiss Music Awards

Swiss Music Awards are the annual music awards of Switzerland. Gaga has received two nominations and has won once .

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 Lady Gaga Swiss Music Award for International Best Newcomer Nominated
“Poker Face” Swiss Music Award for International Best Song Won

Teen Choice Awards

The Teen Choice Awards were established in 1999 to honor the year’s biggest achievements in music, movies, sports and television, being voted by young people aged between 13 and 19. Gaga has won one award from thirteen nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Just Dance” Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Hook Up Won
“Poker Face” Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Single Nominated
The Fame Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Album (Female Artist) Nominated
Lady Gaga Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Female Artist Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Celebrity Dancer Nominated
2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Female Artist Pending
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon—Female Pending
Choice Summer Music Star—Female Pending
“Bad Romance” Choice Music: Single Pending
“Telephone” Choice Music: Hook Up Pending
The Fame Monster Choice Music: Album—Pop Pending
“Alejandro” Choice Summer: Song Pending

The Record of the Year

The Record of the Year is an award voted by the UK public. The award began in 1998, and was televised on ITV before being dropped in 2006 after disagreements over the phone voting element. Since then it has been an online poll, administered through the Record of the Year website. Gaga has been nominated once and has won all of her nominations so far.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” The Record of the Year Won

TMF Awards

The TMF Awards are an annual television awards show broadcast live on TMF . Gaga has won three award from five nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” TMF Award for Best International Video Nominated
The Fame TMF Award for Best Album International Nominated
Lady Gaga TMF Award for Best Female Artist International Won
TMF Award for Best Pop International Won
TMF Award for Best New Artist International Won

UK Music Video Awards

The UK Music Video Awards are organised by two of the key members of the team behind bug http://www.bugvideos.co.uk, the bfi southbank’s highly successful music video strand. Gaga has received one award

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Paparazzi” UK Music Video Awards for Best International Video Won

Urban Music Awards

The Urban Music Awards is a British awards ceremony launched in 2003 to recognize the achievement of urban-based artists, producers, nightclubs, DJ‘s , radio stations, and record labels. Gaga has received one nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “Poker Face” Best Music Video 2009 Nominated

Vh1 “Do Something!” Awards

The Vh1 “Do Something” awards honor every year athetes,Music artist and actors that have potrayed a social issue during the year 2010. Gaga have been received with one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Lady Gaga” Vh1 Do Something! Music artist Nominated

Virgin Media Music Awards

The Virgin Media Music Awards are the annual music awards. The winners are declared on their official site “Virgin Media”. Gaga has received two awards from seven nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2009 “The Fame” Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Album Won
Lady Gaga Virgin Media Music Awards for Shameless Publicity Seeker Won
Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Newcomer Nominated
Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Solo Female Nominated
Virgin Media Music Awards for Twit of the Year Nominated
Virgin Media Music Awards for Hottest Female Nominated
“Just Dance” Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Track Nominated

World Music Awards

The World Music Award is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Gaga has received five awards from five nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2010 “Poker Face” World Music Awards for Best Song of the Year Won
“The Fame” World Music Awards for Best Album of the Year Won
Lady Gaga World Music Awards for Best Pop/Rock Artist Won
World Music Awards for Best New Artist Won
World Music Awards for Best Selling Artist of America Won

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