Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist. Born and raised in New York City, she primarily studied at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and briefly attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution.
[The Guardian (blog)] - Lady Gaga's famed meat dress of provoked a very strong reaction from Peta, and in she appeared as her male alter ego Jo Calderone. Lady Gaga meat dress Lady Gaga wearing a dress made of meat. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
[Contactmusic.com] - Also making the top 10: Lady Gaga morphing as male alter-ego Jo Calderone, Beyonce's big pregnancy reveal at last year's (11) event, and Spears' snake charming performance in This year's (12) Mtv VMAs will take place next week (06Sep12).
[The Guardian (blog)] - She cites Lady Gaga's adoption of male alter ego Jo Calderone as a defining moment in bringing drag kings into the mainstream, and estimates there are in Manchester. "Some are performers, some like to cross-dress and can't do it at home," she says.