Lady Gaga Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Lady Gaga, was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, in Yonkers, New York, on March 28, 1986. Her father, Joseph, was an internet entrepreneur and her mother, Cynthia, worked in telecommunications. Stefani has a sister that is six years younger than she. Stefani grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her family was well-off and sent her to a catholic girl’s school called, the Convent of the Sacred Heart. At age four Stefani began taking piano lessons and wrote her first song shortly after that. It was called “Dollar Bills” which was inspired by Pink Floyd’s song, “Money”. Lester states in his book that, “The young Stefani Germanotta would take every opportunity to engage passers-by with her musical and theatrical routines”. ‘As it says on www.ladygaga.com’, “The precious child would dance around the table at fancy Upper West Side restaurants using the breadsticks as a baton. And she would innocently greet a new babysitter in nothing but her birthday suit”(11). Lady Gaga even in her childhood wanted to be different. She wanted to represent herself and stand out in the crowd. Stefani started singing at Greenwich Village clubs on open-mic night and had to be chaperoned by her mother since she was only 13. Around this time she started getting into fashion and making some remarkable fashion …show more content…
Douglas Wolk, wrote an article in Time Magazine, titled “Monsters Inc.” Wolk states, “When “Judas” came to them, they were ready. Lady Gaga’s latest music video premiered on May 5, and within hours, her fans [….] were responding in droves”(58). Wolk talks about internet postings made by fans to social networking sites. “Nicolina Asaro, a twenty-year-old accounting student from Staten Island, N.Y., retro-engineered Gaga’s “Judas” makeup, including her filigreed Egyptian eyeliner design, and posted a tutorial on YouTube.” This and other examples as I will post are excellent examples of how Gaga inspires her fans. Wolk goes on, “A fifteen-year-old from Finland who goes by the name Minzana uploaded an intricate pencil drawing of Gaga holding her “Judas” lipstick gun, which quickly made the rounds of many Gaga fan sites. Ten-year-old Timmy DeMott shot a video of himself singing “Judas” using his family’s kitchen as a stage and a banana as a microphone. Lady Gaga linked to DeMott’s video on Twitter (“What a banana cutie!”).And when Gaga tweets, people pay attention. She has nearly 9.9 million followers—more than anyone else, including Justin Bieber and President Obama. Her Twitter bio is two words long: ‘mother monster’” (58). Lady Gaga has an unconditional devotion to her music and performances but she has the most devotion to her fans, her “little

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