Lady Gaga Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. She studied at Collaborative Arts Project 21, through New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, before dropping out to pursue a career in music. After Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where she signed a joint deal with Interscope Records and Akon’s label, KonLive Distribution, in 2007. Gaga rose to prominence the following year with her debut studio album, The Fame, and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. The album was later reissued to include the EP The Fame Monster (2009), which yielded the successful singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”.
Gaga’s five succeeding studio albums all debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Her second full-length album, Born This Way (2011), explored electronic rock and techno-pop and sold more than one million copies in its first week. The title track became the fastest-selling song on the iTunes Store, with over one million downloads in less than a week. Following her EDM-influenced third album, Artpop (2013), and its lead single “Applause”, Gaga released the jazz album Cheek to Cheek (2014) with Tony Bennett, and the soft rock album Joanne (2016). She also ventured into acting, playing leading roles in the miniseries American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016), for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and the critically acclaimed musical drama film A Star Is Born (2018). Her contributions to the latter’s soundtrack, which spawned the chart-topping single “Shallow”, made her the first woman to win an Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award in one year. Gaga returned to her dance-pop roots with her sixth studio album, Chromatica (2020), which yielded the number-one single “Rain on Me”. She followed this with her second collaborative album with Bennett, Love for Sale, and a starring role in the biographical crime film House of Gucci, both in 2021.
Having sold 124 million records as of 2014, Gaga is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and the fourth highest-earning female musician of the 2010s. Her accolades include 12 Grammy Awards, 18 MTV Video Music Awards, 16 Guinness World Records, awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and recognition as Billboard’s Artist of the Year (2010) and Woman of the Year (2015). She has also been included in several Forbes’ power rankings and ranked fourth on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music (2012). Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 and 2019 and placed her on their All-Time 100 Fashion Icons list. Her philanthropy and activism focus on mental health awareness and LGBT rights; in 2012, she founded the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization aiming to empower youth, improve mental health, and prevent bullying. Gaga’s business ventures include Haus Laboratories, a vegan cosmetics brand that launched in 2019.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York City, to an upper middle class Catholic family. Both of her parents have Italian ancestry. Her parents are Cynthia Louise (née Bissett), a philanthropist and business executive, and Internet entrepreneur Joseph Germanotta, and she has a younger sister named Natali. Brought up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Gaga said in an interview that her parents came from lower-class families and worked hard for everything. From age eleven, she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private all-girls Roman Catholic school. Gaga has described her high-school self as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure”. She considered herself a misfit and was mocked for “being either too provocative or too eccentric”.
Gaga began playing the piano at age four when her mother insisted she become “a cultured young woman”. She took piano lessons and practiced through her childhood. The lessons taught her to create music by ear, which she preferred over reading sheet music. Her parents encouraged her to pursue music and enrolled her in Creative Arts Camp. As a teenager, she played at open mic nights. Gaga played the lead roles of Adelaide in the play Guys and Dolls and Philia in the play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Regis High School. She also studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for ten years. Gaga unsuccessfully auditioned for New York shows, though she did appear in a small role as a high-school student in a 2001 episode of The Sopranos titled “The Telltale Moozadell”. She later said of her inclination towards music:
I don’t know exactly where my affinity for music comes from, but it is the thing that comes easiest to me. When I was like three years old, I may have been even younger, my mom always tells this really embarrassing story of me propping myself up and playing the keys like this because I was too young and short to get all the way up there. Just go like this on the low end of the piano … I was really, really good at piano, so my first instincts were to work so hard at practicing piano, and I might not have been a natural dancer, but I am a natural musician. That is the thing that I believe I am the greatest at.
In 2003, at age 17, Gaga gained early admission to Collaborative Arts Project 21, a music school at New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts, and lived in an NYU dorm. She studied music there, and improved her songwriting skills by writing essays on art, religion, social issues and politics, including a thesis on pop artists Spencer Tunick and Damien Hirst. In 2005, she withdrew from school during the second semester of her second year to focus on her music career. That year, she also played an unsuspecting diner customer for MTV’s Boiling Points, a prank reality television show.
In a 2014 interview, Gaga said she had been raped at age 19, for which she later underwent mental and physical therapy. She has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which she attributes to the incident, and credits support from doctors, family and friends with helping her. Gaga later gave additional details about the rape, including that “the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner at my parents’ house because I was vomiting and sick. Because I’d been being abused. I was locked away in a studio for months.”
Lady Gaga Measurements Height Weight Bra Size Age
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Queen of Pop, Mother Monster, Little Mermaid, Loopy, Gagaloo, and Rabbit Teeth
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Businesswoman, Activist
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters– 155 cm in meters– 1.55 m in feet & inches– 5’ 1”
Blonde (Natural Colour is Dark Brown)
Music Album: The Fame (2008) TV: The Sopranos (2001)
Awards, Honors & Achievements
2009: • “Rising Star Award” by Billboard Women in Music • “Best International Artist” by Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards • “Best International Music Video” for “Poker Face” by Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards • “Best New Artist” by ESKA Music Awards • “International Female Artist of the Year” by GAFFA Awards (Denmark) • “Most Cumulative Weeks on the UK Singles Chart in One Year” (for Just Dance, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Love Game, Bad Romance) by Guinness World Records • “Most Downloaded Female Act in a Year in the USA” by Guinness World Records • “Breakthrough Solo Artist of the Year” by International Dance Music Awards • “Best Pop Dance Track” by International Dance Music Awards • “Best New Artist” by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Art Direction” by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Video” (Just Dance) by Q Awards • “Best Album” (The Fame) by Virgin Media Music Awards
2010: • “Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist” by American Music Awards • “Video of the Year” (Video Phone) by BET Awards • “Breakthrough Award” (The Monster Ball Tour) by Billboard Touring Awards • “International Female Solo Artist” by Brit Awards • “Best International Album” (The Fame) by Brit Awards • “Best International Artist” by BT Digital Music Awards • “Best International Newcomer” by ECHO Awards • “Best International Female Artist” by ECHO Awards • “Best International/National Song of the Year” (Poker Face) by ECHO Awards • “International Song of the Year” (Bad Romance) by Gaygalan Awards • “Best Electronic/Dance Album” (The Fame) by Grammy Awards • “Best Dance Recording” (Poker Face) by Grammy Awards • “Most Weeks on US Hot Digital Songs Chart” (Poker Face) by Guinness World Records • “Most Product Placement in a Video” (Telephone) by Guinness World Records • “Best Solo Artist” by International Dance Music Awards • “Best Music Video” (Bad Romance) by International Dance Music Awards • “Best New Artist International” by Japan Gold Disc Awards • “Best International Female” by Meteor Music Awards • “Best Female Artist” by MTV Europe Music Awards • “Best Song” (Bad Romance) by MTV Europe Music Awards • “Video of the Year” (Bad Romance) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Female Video” (Bad Romance) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Pop Video” (Bad Romance) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Dance Video” (Bad Romance) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Direction” (Bad Romance) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Editing” (Bad Romance) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Collaboration” (Telephone feat. Beyoncé) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Best Dressed” by NME Awards • “Favorite Breakout Artist” by People’s Choice Awards • “Favorite Pop Artist” by People’s Choice Awards • “Top Female Artist” by RTHK International Pop Poll Awards • “Choice Music: Female Artist” by Teen Choice Awards • “Choice Summer Music Star: Female” by Teen Choice Awards • “Best International Video” by UK Music Video Awards • “Best Collaboration” (Telephone feat. Beyoncé) by Virgin Media Music Awards • “World’s Best Pop/Rock Artist” by World Music Awards • “World’s Best New Artist” by World Music Awards • “Best Selling Artist of America” by World Music Awards • “World’s Best Album of the Year” (The Fame) by World Music Awards • “World’s Best Song of the Year” (Poker Face) by World Music Awards
2011: • “International Pop Artist” by Bambi Awards • “Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary of the Year” (Born This Way) by Billboard Japan Music Awards • “Billboard Japan Digital and Overseas Airplay of the Year” (Born This Way) by Billboard Japan Music Awards • “Top Pop Artist” by Billboard Music Awards • “Top Dance Artist” by Billboard Music Awards • “Top Dance/Electronic Album” (The Fame) by Billboard Music Awards • “Fashion Icon Award” by CFDA Fashion Awards • “Best International Artist” by ESKA Music Awards • “Best Pop Vocal Album” (The Fame Monster) by Grammy Awards • “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” (Bad Romance) by Grammy Awards • “Best Short Form Music Video” (Bad Romance) by Grammy Awards • “Fastest-Selling Single on iTunes” (Born This Way) by Guinness World Records • “Best-Selling Digital Album in the United Kingdom” (The Fame) by Guinness World Records • “Most Searched-For Female on the Internet” by Guinness World Records • “Largest Gathering of Lady Gaga Impersonators” by Guinness World Records • “Most Followers on Twitter” by Guinness World Records • “Best Solo Artist” by International Dance Music Awards • “Best Pop Dance Track” (Alejandro) by International Dance Music Awards • “Big Man of the Year” by Little Kids Rock • “Best Song” (Born This Way) by MTV Europe Music Awards • “Best Video” (Born This Way) by MTV Europe Music Awards • “Wonder Woman Award” by MTV Italian Music Awards • “Best Video with a Message” (Born This Way) by MTV Video Music Awards • “Hottest Woman” by NME Awards • “Hero of the Year” by NME Awards • “Innovative Artist” by O Music Awards • “Must Follow Artist on Twitter” by O Music Awards • “Foreign Song of the Year” (Born This Way) by Rockbjörnen • “The Best Selling English Album” (The Fame Monster) by RTHK International Pop Poll Awards • “Top Female Artist” by RTHK International Pop Poll Awards • “The Record of the Year” (Born This Way) by The Record of the Year
2012: • “Most Performed Songs” (Born This Way) by ASCAP Pop Music Awards • “Most Performed Songs” (The Edge of Glory) by ASCAP Pop Music Awards • “Top Dance Artist” by Billboard Music Awards • “Favourite Artist” by Billboard Music Awards • “Most Influential Style” by Billboard Music Awards • “Top Electronic/Dance Album” by Billboard Music Awards • “International Song of the Year” (Born This Way) by Gaygalan Awards • “Outstanding Music Artist” by GLAAD Media Awards • “Outstanding Documentary” (Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside) by Gracie Awards • “Lennon Ono Grant for Peace Award” by LennonOno Grant for Peace • “Winning Video” (Marry The Night) by MTV Video Play Awards • “Favorite Album of the Year” (Born This Way) by People’s Choice Awards • “Major Tour of the Year” (The Monster Ball Tour) by Pollstar Awards • “Top Female Artist” by RTHK International Pop Poll Awards
2013: • “Most Disappointing” (Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates) by Billboard.com Mid-Year Music Awards • “Award-Winning Songs” (You and I) by BMI Pop Awards • “Woman of the Year” by Glamour Awards • “Fastest-Selling US Digital Album” (Born This Way) by Guinness World Records • “Most Famous Celebrity” by Guinness World Records • “Best Music Video” (Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden) by Japan Gold Disc Awards • “Most Innovative Charity of the Year” (Born This Way Foundation) by NewNowNext Awards • “Celebrity/Fan” (Gaga’s Workshop) by Webby Awards
2014: • “Most Performed Songs” (Applause) by ASCAP Pop Music Awards • “Most Buzzed-About Moment” (Lady Gaga’s paint-vomiting SXSW performance) by Billboard.com Mid-Year Music Awards • “Best Tour” (ArtRave: The Artpop Ball) by Billboard.com Mid-Year Music Awards • “Bronze Winner (Experiential)” (Gagadoll) by Clio Awards • “Best International Album” (Artpop) by Japan Gold Disc Awards • “Best Pop Video” (Applause) by MTV Video Music Awards Japan
2015: • “Making a Difference Award” by ADL Awards • “Best Cover – Fashion and Beauty” (Harper’s Bazaar, March 2014) by American Society of Magazine Editors • “Woman of the Year” by Billboard Women in Music • “Publisher of the Year” (Applause) by BMI Pop Awards • “Award-Winning Songs” (Do What U Want feat. R. Kelly) by BMI Pop Awards • “Humanitarian Award” (Lady Gaga and Cynthia Germanotta) by Columbus Citizens Foundation • “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” (Cheek to Cheek with Tony Bennett) by Grammy Awards • “Most Powerful Popstar” by Guinness World Records • “Best Original Song – Documentary” (Til It Happens to You) by Hollywood Music in Media Awards • “Young Artist Award” by National Arts Awards • “Contemporary Icon Award” by Songwriters Hall of Fame • “50 Artists to Watch” by YouTube Music Awards
2016: • “Gold Lion (Digital Installations & Events)” by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity • “Editor of the Year” by Fashion Los Angeles Awards • “Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film” (American Horror Story: Hotel) by Golden Globe Awards • “Jane Ortner Artist Award” by Jane Ortner Education Award • “Best Look” by MTV Europe Music Awards
2017: • “Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist” by American Music Awards • “The Honorary Miss Gay America” by Miss Gay America • “International Hit of the Year” (Perfect Illusion) by MTV Millennial Awards • “Top Female Artist” by RTHK International Pop Poll Awards
2018: • “Best Actress” (A Star Is Born) by Dublin Film Critics’ Circle • “Best Original Song – Feature Film” (Shallow) by Hollywood Music in Media Awards • “Best Original Song” (Shallow) by Houston Film Critics Society • “Best Original Song” (Shallow) by Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society • “Best Music Documentary” (Gaga: Five Foot Two) by MTV Movie & TV Awards • “Best Actress” (A Star Is Born) by National Board of Review Awards
2019: • “Best Original Song” (Shallow) by Academy Awards • “Academy Award Honor” (Shallow) by BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards • “Best Film Music” (A Star Is Born) by British Academy Film Awards • “Best Song” (Shallow) by Critics’ Choice Movie Awards • “Best Actress” (A Star Is Born) by Critics’ Choice Movie Awards • “Song of the Year” (Shallow) by Gaygalan Awards • “Mass Appeal Award” by Global Awards • “Best Original Song – Motion Picture” (Shallow) by Golden Globe Awards • “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” (Shallow) by Grammy Awards • “Best Song Written for Visual Media” (Shallow) by Grammy Awards • “Best Pop Solo Performance” (Joanne-Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?) by Grammy Awards • “Song That Left Us Shook” (I’ll Never Love Again) by iHeartRadio Music Awards • “International Duo/Group of the Year” (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) by NRJ Music Awards • “Innovator of the Year – Tech & Innovation” by Shorty Awards • “TV Musical Performance of the Year” (Shallow at the 91st Academy Awards) by Dorian Awards • “First Person to Be Nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song Oscars in One Year” by Guinness World Records
Date of Birth
March 28, 1986 (Friday)
Age (as in 2022)
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York City, United States
Collaborative Arts Project 21 (music school at the New York University)
Bowling, Paying the Piano, Horse-Riding
• Anchor tattoo on her left rib cage • ARTPOP tattoo on her left hand • Cherub tattoo on the back of her head • Cluster of Roses tattoo on her left lower back • David Bowie tattoo on her waist (left side) • Unity of Fire tattoo on her left shoulder • A quote from the book “Letters to a Young Poet” on her left inner arm • Heart tattoo with the word “Dad” written inside it on her left shoulder • “Joanne” tattoo on her forearm • Little Monsters tattoo on her left inner arm • Monster Claw tattoo on her back (left side) • Mother Monster tattoo on her left armpit • Mouse tattoo on her left elbow with her sister Nat’s name written below • Musical Note tattoo on her right forearm • Peace sign tattoo on her left wrist inspired by John Lennon • The word “RIO” written behind her left ear • Rose tattoo on her back • Tokyo Love tattoo on her left shoulder • Treble Clef tattoo on her lower back • Trio Daisies tattoo on her left shoulder back • Trumpet tattoo on her right arm • Unicorn tattoo with “Born This Way” written under it on her left thigh
• In 2010, at the MTV Video Music Awards, she wore a dress, boots, hats, and purse made of raw beef. She wore the dress to protest against the US Army’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. She was criticized for the dress from several animal rights activists. • On August 4, 2011, Rebecca Francescatti, a Chicago-based songwriter, sued Gaga for copying her song “Juda” from her album, “It’s All About You.” She alleged that Gaga “copied and incorporated substantial, original portions of her work.” • She has been criticized for her song “Judas,” in which she is portraying her love for Judas who had betrayed Jesus. • Several people raised eyebrows when she admitted to dancing semi-nude in bars before she was successful. She said, “I was on stage in a thong, with a fringe hanging over my ass thinking it had covered it, lighting hairsprays on fire, go-go dancing to Black Sabbath, and singing songs about oral sex” • In 2010, her ex-boyfriend, producer, and business partner sued her for $30.5 million claiming compensation for creating her star image, framing her style, and giving her the name “Lady Gaga.” They settled out of the court.
Relationships & More
• Lüc Carl (Bar Owner; 2005-2011) • Robert Fusari (Music Producer; 2006) • Matthew ‘Dada’ Williams (Creative Director; 2008) • Speedy Gonzales (Model; 2009) • Taylor Kinney (Actor; 2011-2015) • Christian Carino (Talent Agent; 2017-2019) • Dan Horton (Audio Engineer; 2019-Present)
• Taylor Kinney (Fiancé; 2015-2016) • Christian Carino (Fiancé; October 2018 – February 2019)
Father– Joseph Germanotta (Businessman) Mother– Cynthia Germanotta (Philanthropist, Activist, and Businesswoman)
“Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke, “The Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger Salinger
“Ralph” by Ralph Lauren, “Daisy” by Marc Jacobs, “Fame” by Lady Gaga
TV Show Character
Sarah Jessica Parker from “Sex and The City” (portrayed by Carrie Bradshaw)
La Haine (1995)
Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Katy Perry
“Imagine” by John Lennon, “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen, “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin, “TNT” by AC/DC, “Oh! Darling” by The Beatles, “Rebel Rebel” by David Bowie, “Hold On” by Chord Overstreet
“Let’s Dance” by David Bowie
“Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper
Iron Maiden, E Street Band, Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, Judas Priest
Black and Lavender
• Rolls-Royce Corniche III • Ford F-150 SVT Lightning • Mercedes-Benz W123 • Audi R8 • Mercedes-Benz E350 • Classic Ford Mustang • Chevrolet El Camino • Lincoln Continental • Ford Bronco • Chevy Nova SS • Porsche Boxster • Lamborghini Huracán • Rolls-Royce Phantom
Net Worth (approx.)
$300 million (as in 2018)
Musical style and themes
Critics have analyzed and scrutinized Gaga’s musical and performance style, as she has experimented with new ideas and images throughout her career. She says the continual reinvention is “liberating” herself, which she has been drawn to since childhood. Gaga is a contralto, with a range spanning from B♭2 to B5. She has changed her vocal style regularly, and considers Born This Way “much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of”. In summing up her voice, Entertainment Weekly wrote: “There’s an immense emotional intelligence behind the way she uses her voice. Almost never does she overwhelm a song with her vocal ability, recognizing instead that artistry is to be found in nuance rather than lung power.”
Gaga’s songs have been called “depthless” by writer Camille Paglia in The Sunday Times, but according to Evan Sawdey of PopMatters, she “does manage to get you moving and grooving at an almost effortless pace”. Gaga believes that “all good music can be played on a piano and still sound like a hit”. Simon Reynolds wrote in 2010, “Everything about Gaga came from electroclash, except the music, which wasn’t particularly 1980s, just ruthlessly catchy naughties pop glazed with Auto-Tune and undergirded with R&B-ish beats.”
Gaga’s songs have covered a wide variety of concepts; The Fame discusses the lust for stardom, while the follow-up The Fame Monster expresses fame’s dark side through monster metaphors. The Fame is an electropop and dance-pop album that has influences of 1980s pop and 1990s Europop, whereas The Fame Monster displays Gaga’s taste for pastiche, drawing on “Seventies arena glam, perky ABBA disco, and sugary throwbacks like Stacey Q”. Born This Way has lyrics in English, French, German, and Spanish and features themes common to Gaga’s controversial songwriting such as sex, love, religion, money, drugs, identity, liberation, sexuality, freedom, and individualism. The album explores new genres, such as electronic rock and techno.
The themes in Artpop revolve around Gaga’s personal views of fame, love, sex, feminism, self-empowerment, overcoming addiction, and reactions to media scrutiny. Billboard describes Artpop as “coherently channeling R&B, techno, disco and rock music”. With Cheek to Cheek, Gaga dabbled in the jazz genre. Joanne, exploring the genres of country, funk, pop, dance, rock, electronic music and folk, was influenced by her personal life. The A Star Is Born soundtrack contains elements of blues rock, country and bubblegum pop. Billboard says its lyrics are about wanting change, its struggle, love, romance, and bonding, describing the music as “timeless, emotional, gritty and earnest. They sound like songs written by artists who, quite frankly, are supremely messed up but hit to the core of the listener.” On Chromatica, Gaga returned to her dance-pop roots, and discussed her struggles with mental health. Her second album with Tony Bennett, Love for Sale, consists of a tribute to Cole Porter.
Headlining concerts The Fame Ball Tour (2009) The Monster Ball Tour (2009–2011) The Born This Way Ball (2012–2013) ArtRave: The Artpop Ball (2014) Joanne World Tour (2017–2018) Co-headlining concerts Cheek to Cheek Tour (with Tony Bennett) (2014–2015)
Promotional concerts ArtRave (2013) Dive Bar Tour (2016) Residencies Lady Gaga Live at Roseland Ballroom (2014) Lady Gaga Enigma + Jazz & Piano (2018–2022)