In her spare time, Lady Gaga sings and plays keyboards for a heavy metal band called Mistress Gaga and the Mad Dogz. The group started off as a pair of friends blowing off steam by performing at open mic nights, occasionally inviting various celebrity friends to join them on stage. Sometimes the duo was listed on the marquee as Mistress Gaga, MadDog, and friends. Eventually taking it more seriously and becoming a semi-organized group.
Lady Gaga's previous band was called The Stefani Germanotta Band. Their two EP releases did not chart until after the release of The Fame.
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Underwent successful hip surgery on February 20, 2013.
Famously attended the MTV Video Music Awards 2009 (2009) (TV) with Kermit the Frog.
Got her middle name, Joanne, after her aunt. Her aunt Joanne died of lupus at age 19.
Voted #18 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012 list.
Her father, Joe Germanotta, and Art Smith are co-owners of "Joanne Trattoria", a New York Italian restaurant (January 2012).
Sang "The Lady is a Tramp" with Tony Bennett on his compilation album "Duets II" (2011).
In a 2011 Billboard poll, Gaga was voted as having the Best Fashion for 2011 and was also voted as the Most Overrated artist of 2011. Her song "Born This Way" was voted as the 3rd Favorite Hot 100 No. 1 (16% of all votes), behind "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele (32% of all votes) and "Hold it Against Me" by Britney Spears (31% of all votes). Gaga's album "Born This Way" was also voted as the 3rd Favorite No. 1 album for 2011 (17% of votes), behind "21" by 'Adele' (35% of votes) and "Femme Fatale" by Britney Spears (33% of votes).
(November 14, 2011) Fired her longtime creative director and choreographer, Laurieann Gibson.
Launched "Born This Way Foundation", a non-profit organization to help people, worldwide, develop a new standard of care towards one another (November 13, 2011).
Ranked #99 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women". Ranked #92 in the 2010 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women"
Her second album "Born This Way" (2011) is the seventh album to sell 1 million copies in 1 week. Gaga is the 5th woman to sell 1 million album copies in a week, after Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Norah Jones and Taylor Swift.
Her album "Born This Way" (2011) sold over 1 million copies in the first week. Amazon sold 440,000 copies of the album in its first two days at a price of 99 cents (at a loss of over $3 million). This contributed to the album's 662,000 digital sales, the highest one-week digital total of all time.
Her sister, Natalie Germanotta, once dressed as her for Halloween.
A staunch supporter of LGBT Rights.
In high school, one of her nicknames was "The Germ".
Is good friends with Deepak Chopra and has stated he is one of the most influential people in her life because of the spiritual guidance he gives her.
Made the cover of Time magazine's double issue - The 100 Most Influential People in the World - alongside Bill Clinton and Didier Drogba. In the magazine's "Artists" category (which she headed), the singer's tribute was written by Cyndi Lauper. (May 10, 2010)
Her song "Telephone" was originally written for Britney Spears's sixth album Circus. However, after it failed to make the album's final track listing, Gaga recorded the song as a collaboration with 'Beyonce Knowles' for her second album, The Fame Monster.