Even though she was born to an affluent and hardworking family, Lady Gaga was not always the star that she has later on become. Growing up in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, she was an awkward child who just wouldn’t fit in.
Fast-forward to decades later, she’s become an unstoppable world sensation.
Her diverse and flamboyant taste in fashion and in music has driven Lady Gaga to the top of the music industry, and it is definitely what’s keeping her there. The eccentricity that kept her aloof all her childhood years is the same eccentricity that’s keeping her on top of her game.
Today, she is the second highest paid musician in the world, falling closely behind fellow eccentric artist and legendary pop singer Madonna. In 2013, Forbes estimated that Lady Gaga had a net worth of about $80 million, which is expected to have grown exponentially in the past year. And she is not even half of Madonna’s age— she is only 28.
Ever since she rose to fame through her album aptly named The Fame, Lady Gaga has gained millions of fans and supporters from all around the globe. With 43.3 million followers on Twitter, 4.8 million followers on Instagram and over 67 million likes on Facebook, Lady Gaga has proven many times over that just because someone does not fit in at school, doesn’t mean they won’t fit in anywhere else in the world. Even though her schoolmates during her childhood were not really fond of her, millions from all over the world have come to love her. And if the number of her social media followers isn’t enough to attest to that, her record sales definitely will. As of last year, she’s one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with 27 million global album sales and 125 million single sales.
She have five Grammy Awards under her belt, including Best Dance Recording and Best Electronic/Dance Album in 2010, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short For Music Video in 2011. She also bagged 13 MTV Music Video Awards and 11 Guinness World Records.
Lady Gaga was later on named as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes magazine, while Time Magazine has named her one of the most influential people in the world. Her achievement as one of the Artists of the Year on Billboard has since been regular that it has become so predictable— and effortless on her part.
All in all, Lady Gaga had a total of 487 nominations, and she easily won 321 of them. And she is only getting started.
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