Lady Gaga

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I don’t like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need

Lady Gaga, nymag.com, 28 March 2010

Lady Gaga was born and raised in Manhattan. She initially performed in theatre, appearing in high school plays and attending Drama school before dropping out to pursue her musical ambitions. She began working as a songwriter for Sony Music where her vocal abilities were spotted by Akon, who helped her to sign a joint deal with Interscope records and his own label KonLive Distribution. She has released 5 albums since then, including her 2014 album Cheek to Cheek, a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett. Gaga is one of the best selling musicians of all time, and her flamboyant style has helped her to become a global icon.