Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and icon.
After working as a songwriter, she skyrocketed to stardom with her debut album The Fame (2008), which featured the chart-topping singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". In a 2009 concert, she explained that "Poker Face" was about having sex with a man while fantasizing about women.
She continues to release hits and is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 124 million records sold.
Of course, her talents go far beyond her incredible music. Lady Gaga has also had an acting career, playing the bi vampire Countess Elizabeth in American Horror Story: Hotel (2015-2016) and moving on to star in the Oscar-nominated film A Star Is Born (2018). In 2019, she won her first academy award for best song with "Shallow" from A Star is Born. In 2021 she portrayed Patrizia Reggiani in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci.
She released her sixth album Chromatica in 2020 and won five awards at the MTV Video Music Awards that same year. On top of her incredible career as a performer, Lady Gaga has started her own non-profit, the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.
She is also very openly bi. In 2010, Lady Gaga famously discussed her bisexuality with Barbara Walters in a 20/20 interview.
Gaga continues to release albums, and her career shows no signs of slowing down.