Lady Gaga or rather the “Queen of Pop” is a well-known United States of America musician, a songwriter, and an actress. She is known in the whole word for creating out of this world music videos which are termed as provocative, and she is also well known for experimenting with new images. Some of her early work include ‘Poker Face”, “Just Dance” ‘Telephone” “Alejandro” and others.
As of today, Lady Gaga has sold more than 27 million albums and over 146 million singles making her one of the best-selling music artists globally and the sixth best-selling digital singles artists in America. Gaga songs “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance” have made her the first woman to be awarded a Digital Diamond Award certificate and the first and the only artist to have two songs that have over 7 million downloads. With such a profile let’s get to know Lady Gaga net worth in 2018 and also look at a few things you probably don’t know about her.
Biography & Wiki
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is the name given to Lady Gaga by her parents Joseph Germanotta and Cynthia Louise when she was born in 1986. Gaga was brought up in Manhattan together with her younger sister Natali. She went to school at Convent of the Sacred Heart which was a Catholic school before joining Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where she studied method acting for ten years. She then proceeded to Collaborative Arts project 21 which was a music school at New York University where she studied for two years before dropping out to focus on her music career.
On Lady Gaga personal life she has been in a relationship with Taylor Kinney, Luc Carl but currently, she is dating Christian Carino who is a talent agent.
Gaga started off her music career as a member of a band called SGBand where they did several gigs in New York clubs. She left the group when she met a music producer called Rob Furasi whom they recorded and produced songs with through their company Team Lovechild, LLC. She would later be signed to Def Jam and performed at downtown club avenues. Gaga career took another twist when she got a job with Sony/ATV where she was hired to write songs for musicians such as The PussycatDolls, Britney Spears, Fergie, and others.
Lady Gaga breakthrough came in 2008 when she released her music debut album The Fame. The album peaked at number two in Billboard 200 and topped Dance/Electronic Albums chart for 107 weeks. The album commercially performed well as it sold 15 million copies worldwide. Two of its singles that’s “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” topped charts in many countries globally and won many awards. Her second release was a pop album titled The Fame Monster which was released in 2009. The album topped charts in U.S, UK, Germany, Poland, and made it to no.5 on Billboard 200. Some of the hit singles were “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, “Dance in the Dark”, and “Alejandro.”
Lady Gaga second studio album was released in 2011 titled Born This Way, and the album topped the chart in several different countries including Billboard 200. Some of the singles that charted in top ten on Billboard Hot 100 are “Born This Way”, “Judas”, “You and I”, among others. The album sold around 6 million copies worldwide.
To date Gaga has released three other studio albums that’s Artpop which was released in 2013 and sold around 2.5 million copies, her fourth album is titled Cheek to Cheek, and it was released in 2014, and her fifth album is titled Joanne released in 2016.
On Awards and Achievements awarded to Lady Gaga, they are numerous as Lady Gaga has won 233 awards and nominated 501 times. Some of her awards which she has won are 2 American Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 19 BMI Awards, 9 Clio Awards, 1 Golden Globe Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, Contemporary Icon Award, 9 World Music Awards among many others.
Salary, Net Worth & Income
Lady Gaga net worth is estimated to be around $320 million. Lady Gaga net worth fortune has been amassed through the sale of her music where it’s in the report that as of today, she has sold over 27 million albums and over 145 million singles. Another source of Lady Gaga wealth is her music tours that gross millions of dollars. Endorsement deals is also a lucrative business where she works with companies such as Netflix, MAC Cosmetic, Coca-Cola, among others.
7 Facts You Need To Know About Lady Gaga
The rising to mainstream fame for Lady Gaga kicked off in late 2000’s, and since then she has been one of the huge names in the entertainment industry. Her performances and music not forgetting her out of the world videos have placed her among the most talked off musicians, and today I have listed down a few things you probably don’t know about Lady Gaga.
1. Lady Gaga stage name was inspired by Queen’s song “Radio Gaga”.
2. Did you know that the meat dress Lady Gaga wore in 2010 VMAs was weighing 50 pounds?
3. The song “Telephone” wasn’t supposed to be sung by Gaga but by Britney Spears.
4. She has over 20 tattoos all of which are located on the left side of her body
5. At the age of four years, Lady Gaga already knew how to play piano.
6. Do you know the chart-topping “Just Dance” was just written in 10 minutes?
7. She once bought pizza worth $1000 to fans outside a record shop where she was doing some signing.
Lady Gaga worth will definitely read a higher figure in 2019 considering she is still growing her fan base to more millions each year and she commands the little monsters. Can’t wait for her new releases in this 2018.