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Lady Gaga is the first artist in the digital age of recording to have three singles, Bad Romance; Just Dance; and Poker Face reach the 4 million mark in sales. Her single Bad Romance won her a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the video won a Grammy also for Best Short Music Video. In her short career she has amassed tremendous wealth with a new worth of $482,326,700. Her name Lady Gaga is a reference to the rock band Queen’s song Radio GaGa.
Born and raised in New York City’s Lower East Side she began her career in 2003 performing at clubs catering to the rock scene. As her career progressed, she became known for her outlandish costumes that include an outfit constructed of raw meat—including the platform shoes—for the 2010 MTV Awards. Stunning the crowds at the JFK airport, she arrived wearing underwear with a belt constructed of handcuffs and chains, and not to be outdone at a baseball game she, again, is wearing only black underwear and New York Yankee Jersey. Her signature persona is the unexpected, and she never disappoints. She is proud to claim that her fashion influences are Donatella Versace and Armani.
Her first album, The Fame was released in 2008 and reached number one in European countries first. Austria, Germany, England, Canada, and Ireland became her first ardent fans. In the United States the album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart, topping Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Her hit singles Just Dance and Poker Face were on this first tour album. Her second album The Fame Monster produced her first world wide single Bad Romance, which lead to her Monster Ball Tour with the album.
In Lady Gaga’s short five years as a performance artist, she has used her fame to support and raise awareness for many charities and has gotten involved in a wide range of organizations and causes. She has demonstrated support for Alzheimer's Association, Stand Up To Cancer, M·A·C AIDS Fund, and the Lupus Foundation of America. She also participated in Artists for Peace and Justice and Oxfam foundations.
She donated half a million dollars to Haiti relief efforts after the earthquake in 2010 and in Japan in 2011.
On February 29, 2012 Lady Gaga together with her mother took over Harvard University to launch their Born This Way Foundation in front of a crowd that included Oprah Winfrey. The New York natives kicked off their inspirational foundation, hoping to empower the youth of America. The plan is to stop bullying and support LGBT rights among youth. The website of the organization promotes the message "to build a brave new world where humanity is embraced, individuals are empowered, and intolerance is eliminated.