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    19 Interesting Things Every Fan Should Know About Lady Gaga's Life

    Lady Gaga pretty much does it all.

    1. To start, we all know her as Lady Gaga, but her real name is actually Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

    Lady Gaga on the red carpet

    2. If you ever wondered what inspired her stage name, it was actually Queen's song "Radio Ga Ga."

    Lady Gaga on the red carpet

    3. She's an Aries and celebrates her birthday on March 28.

    Lady Gaga on the red carpet

    4. Gaga is originally an East Coast native, born and bred in New York City.

    Lady Gaga in NYC

    5. She was musically talented from the start, and learned how to play the piano by ear when she was only 4 years old.

    Lady Gaga playing the piano

    6. Before topping the charts, she attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts but ultimately dropped out to follow her music dreams.

    Lady Gaga performing in 2008

    7. Gaga released her first studio album called The Fame in 2008.

    Lady Gaga on the red carpet

    8. The singer didn't stop there and has released four more studio albums, with Chromatica being her most recent one in 2020.

    9. The inspo behind her 2016 album, Joanne? It's Gaga's middle name, which was inspired by her late aunt, who passed away from lupus in 1974.

    10. Remember that Gaga and Beyoncé teamed up for "Telephone"? The song was actually intended for Britney Spears' album Circus.

    Lady Gaga in the "Telephone" music video

    11. Her first major recurring TV role was The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel in 2015.

    Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel

    12. She recently portrayed Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci alongside Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino.

    Lady Gaga in House of Gucci

    13. She's a pop star by day and social media influencer by night with over 50 million followers on Instagram alone.

    14. The story behind Gaga's iconic blonde locks? She is actually naturally brunette but changed up her hair color after being compared to Amy Winehouse.

    15. While Gaga is known for her array of tattoos, she actually got her first one when she was 17. It was a treble clef on her lower back that later was covered up at 22.

    16. She launched a cruelty-free, vegan cosmetics line called Haus Laboratories in September 2019, featuring everything from highlighters to eyeshadow palettes.

    17. Gaga stays true to her Italian roots and can throw it down in the kitchen when it comes to making homemade pasta.

    18. If it happens to be happy hour, you'll likely catch her sipping on some Irish whiskey because she's a big fan of it.

    19. Finally, Gaga is the only woman to have won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe in a single year, thanks to her leading role as Ally Maine in A Star Is Born. What will she do next?!

    Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born