Don’t lie, you know you’re guilty of getting your groove on to “Just Dance” or “Poker Face” at one time or another.  You may think Lady GaGa is a total wreck, but one thing we can all see is that her music is catchy.  Billboard tends to agree, seeing as she has four songs that have made it to the No. 1 slot, and another one, “Bad Romance”, on its way.

In case you missed her VMA performance, there was music, there was dance, and yes, there was blood.  Stage blood, but nonetheless, it freaked a lot of us out.  So how could this pint-size thespian possibly be appealing to the masses?  Well, she has a history in making music that few know about…

Stephanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta, born in March of 1986 in New York, New York, changed her name to Lady GaGa after one of her inspiration’s (Queen) song “Radio GaGa”.  In fact, GaGa says Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Madonna are just a few inspirations.  Not only because of their music and their style, but because of their attributions to fashion.

“My real fans understand what it is I do,” Gaga says. “But on another level I have fans who just love my music and don’t know I write it and enjoy it shallowly — and that’s OK too. I think art and music should be just as powerful if you drink it shallow as if you drink it deep.”

But before “Just Dance”, GaGa was signed to Def Jam Records, then dropped, then signed to Interscope Records.  After signing with Interscope she began opening for The Pussycat Dolls and New Kids on the Block.

Now Lady GaGa is the “Fame Monster” on her tour, certain to put on a show and keep pumping out the hits.

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