Lady Gaga before she went Gaga
Published on July 22nd, 2010 | by sylv3rblade3
Born in Yonkers New York on 1986, the pop star we all know as Lady Gaga was still Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Prior to her fame, Germanotta performed at Ultraviolet Live, New York University’s annual talent show. She sung “Captivated,” and, “Electric Kiss” and won third place.
At age of 19, Germanotta began her recording career with Def Jam records but was later dropped after three months. Soon after, she started performing as Lady Gaga in performance art shows on the Manhattan club scene and began to get noticed. In April 2008, Gaga released a single “Just Dance.” The song became a dance club hit before debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in August, and eventually reaching number o.
In January, 2009, she released “Poker Face” and Gaga’s fame train sped forward soon after.
Here’s a video of her performance at Ultraviolet Live: