LADY GAGA BORN TO BE FREE - An Unauthorized Biography

LADY GAGA BORN TO BE FREE - An Unauthorized Biography

by Tony Rose, Jake Brown

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Overview

This is the fascinating story of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, from her childhood to her escalation to the top of the music charts as an international phenomenon now known as Lady Gaga. Born on March 28, 1986 in Yonkers, New York, to Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta, Lady Gaga is a pop artist and cultural icon whose antics, onstage and in video, and wild fashions have earned her attention worldwide. Her hits, Bad Romance, Poker Face and Love Game have sold millions of copies.

With never before seen photos and interviews that bring you deep into the heart and soul of this extraordinary talent, destined to rule the world, author Jake Brown, will take you on a journey beginning in Yonkers, New York, crisscrossing throughout the United States and traversing around the world.

Lady Gaga is her generation�s Madonna. Hailed as �the first true millennial superstar� by Billboard, who credited the pop superstar as �an artist who specialized in re-purposing the past�particularly the �80s�for present use, creating sustainable pop for a digital world, Gaga mastered, the constant connection of the internet era, Gaga generated countless mini sensations through her style, her videos, and her music, cultivating a devoted audience.�

Gaga learned to play the piano by the age of 4. At the age of 11, she was accepted to the Juilliard School in Manhattan, but instead attended a private Catholic school in the city. She continued studying music and performing, writing her first piano ballad at the age of 13, and she held her first performance in a New York nightclub at the age of 14.

A few years later, Gaga was granted early admission to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts�she was one of only 20 students in the world to receive the honor of early acceptance. While there, she studied music and worked on her songwriting skills. She later withdrew from school to find creative inspiration. To make ends meet, she took three jobs, including a stint as a go-go dancer, while she honed her performance-art act.

In 2007, at the age of 20, Gaga began to work at Interscope Records as a songwriter for other artists on the label, including Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, and The Pussycat Dolls until being discovered by R&B singer Akon, who signed her to his label under the Interscope umbrella, Kon Live. Through 2007 and 2008, Gaga wrote and recorded her debut album, The Fame. The record has received positive reviews and popular success, and the single "Poker Face" topped charts in almost every category, in almost every country.

I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be; a little gambling is fun when you're with me (I love it)
Russian Roulette is not the sme without a gun; And baby when its love if it's rough it isn't fun, fun.
� Lady Gaga

In authenticating Lady Gaga�s heir apparency as her generation�s Queen of Pop, Vanity Fair reminded its readers that in the mere four years that she has had a recording contract, she had become a global sensation. Influenced by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Queen.

Lady Gaga is recognized for her flamboyant, diverse, and outr� contributions to the music industry through her fashion, performances, and music videos. As of November 2013, she had sold an estimated 24 million albums and 125 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the best-selling worldwide. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards.

LADY GAGA: BORN TO BE FREE�An Unauthorized Biography chapters include: �Gaga from Birth�, �76 Stanton Street�, �F.A.M.E�, �Little Monsters�, �The Fame Monster E.P.�, �Born This Way�, �Gaga Takes Over the World�, �Life as a Fashion Show�, �ARTPOP� and "204 and Beyond".

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150428355
Publisher: Amber Communications Group, Inc.
Publication date: 05/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 166
File size: 309 KB

About the Author

LADY GAGA: BORN TO BE FREE�An Unauthorized Biography was written by Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown who has published thirty books, including other Colossus Books titles: Kanye West Before the Legend: The Rise of Kanye� West and the Chicago Rap and R & B Scene (The Early Years), Prince: In the Studio, Dr. Dre: In the Studio, Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records, 50 Cent: No Holds Barred, Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die, Tupac: In the Studio (authorized by the estate), as well as titles on R. Kelly, Jay-Z, the Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers: In the Studio.

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