Stefani Germanotta—better known to the world as Lady Gaga—has taken over the music industry with her powerful vocals, provocative concepts, and whimsical sense of style. First hitting the mainstream scene with her 2008 debut album The Fame, Mother Monster quickly shot to the top of the charts with electro-pop hits such as “Just Dance,” “Paparazzi,” and “Poker Face.” The album and its re-release deluxe edition, The Fame Monster, won her 5 Grammy Awards, including Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Since then, she’s gone on to release 4 more albums, which together have made her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her talent, artistry, passion, and activism earned her a spot on Time’s list of the most influential people of the first decade of the 21st century while VH1 ranked her number 4 of their list of the Greatest Women in Music. Whether she’s flying high on a wire at the Super Bowl, crooning jazz with legend Tony Bennett, or belting out an operatic rendition of the Sound of Music, there’s no knowing what Lady Gaga will do next. Little Monsters clamor to get their hands on concert tickets to find out just what the superstar has up her sleeve.
Lady Gaga began singing and playing the piano at the age of 4 and, by her teenage years, was playing open mic nights around New York City. Though she enrolled at New York University to study musical theater, she dropped out during her sophomore year to pursue music full-time. She began performing in neo-burlesque shows at small downtown clubs, where she met performers who helped mold her onstage persona and unique combination of pop, electronic, and glam rock. By 2007, she had signed a record deal and relocated to Los Angeles to finish writing her album. In August of the next year, The Fame exploded onto airwaves, with hit song “Poker Face” becoming the world’s best-selling single of 2009. Ever since, Lady Gaga has continued to prove her incredible talent in a range of styles. Her second album, Born This Way, featured similar dance-pop styles mixed with heavy metal, disco, and rock and roll, while her fourth album—a collaboration with Tony Bennett—is a collection of soulful jazz standards. And on her most recent album, Joanne, she shows off yet another side with soft rock and country influences heard on songs like “Million Reasons,” “Diamond Heart,” and “Sinner’s Prayer.” While the Joanne World Tour wrapped up in the beginning of 2018, Lady Gaga is sure to be back on the road again before you know it. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets, as her next concert is sure to sell out fast.