Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta born March 28, 1986, best known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. The latter part of the name is variably spelled either GaGa or Gaga, both on her websites and by her record label.She has been influenced by glam rockers such as David Bowie and Queen as well as ’80s pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson.
After singer-songwriter and record producer Akon recognised that Gaga also had vocal talent, he signed her to a joint deal with his own label, Kon Live Distribution, and then started to work on her own new material for her debut album. In 2008, Gaga released The Fame, which she explained was “about how anyone can feel famous”. To date, the album spawned the international hit singles “Just Dance” (nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 51st Grammy Awards) and “Poker Face”.