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Lifting the lid on Lady Gaga aka Stefani Germanotta, find out all you ever wanted to know about the eccentric star. After being signed to and quickly dropped from Def Jam Records at age 19, Lady Gaga began performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side. During this time, she was also working at Interscope Records as a songwriter. While at Interscope Records, Akon, after hearing Gaga sing, convinced Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine to sign her to a joint deal with the label and Akon's Kon Live Distribution label. Her debut album The Fame was released in August 2008 and was a huge success that went to number one in four countries. The album's first two singles, "Just Dance" and "Poker Face", have become international number-one hits, and the former was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 51st Grammy Awards. In 2009, after having opened for New Kids on the Block and the Pussycat Dolls, Lady Gaga embarked on her first headlining tour, The Fame Ball Tour, which has had countless rave reviews. Lady Gaga is inspired by glam rockers such as David Bowie and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. She is also inspired by fashion, which she has said is an essential component to her songwriting and performances. To date she has sold over 20 million digital singles and more than four million albums worldwide.
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"Emily Herbert's "Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame " adds to the already familiar growing-up-Catholic-school-girl backstory, new insight into Gaga's artistic vision and business savvy." - "Ms." Magazine Blog "If you're a super fan you have already had an exciting week with the release of the next great American classic "Lady Gaga: Behind The Fame" by Emily Herbert. Yes, after only a few short years of public awareness and on the cusp of her 24th birthday, Lady Gaga born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta already has a tell all biography." - HomoNeurotic.com "I get dozens of galleys and review copies of new books every day as part of my job, but one stood out today...lots of the photos are fun, although a few are a little scary." - "St. Petersburg Times" Arts Blog, "Critics Circle"
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Book Description John Blake Publishing Ltd, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1844549631