Lady Gaga, who’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, celebrates her 26th birthday on Thursday March 28th.
Lady Gaga was born and raised in New York and as child attended school at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, and later attended some school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Gaga was born to the parents of Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta, in 1986 the first of their two children. Her father was an internet entrepreneur. Her 20-year-old sister, Natali is involved in fashion.
She is mostly of Italian descent with a little French-Canadian influence. She thanks her parents for making her the family-oriented person she is today. “I am a real family girl. When it comes to love and loyalty, I am very old-fashioned. And I am quite down-to-earth for such an eccentric person,” she insists. “I’m quite traditional in the family sense. I’ve always been that way.”
She also thanks her parents who exposed her to musical influences such as, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Elton John, when she was a child. She also credits David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Queen for their influence on her flamboyant and diverse musical personality.
In 2011, Lady Gaga was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the ‘Queen Of Pop.’ She has sold an estimated 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time and her singles some of the best-selling worldwide. She has also founded the ‘Born This Way Foundation’ to combat bullying.