Lady Gaga: Pop's Glam Queen

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Twenty-First Century Books, May 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, noted, Lady Gaga is an "Overnight sensation who went from a Yonkers [New York] lounge act to, well, a fame monster." The meteoric rise of Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, to the top of the pop charts surprised some. But Gaga spent years working, waiting, and honing her craft in the underground New York music scene, until her singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" launched her to international fame in 2008. She has developed such a large and loyal fan base that in 2011, Forbes magazine ranked her as No. 1 on their annual Celebrity 100 list of top moneymakers.

An outspoken and avid supporter of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) rights, Gaga values inclusiveness: "To me there is nothing more powerful than one song that you can put on in a room anywhere in the world and somebody gets up and dances." From her sudden rise to the top to her musical integrity and social activism, Lady Gaga has the world under her control. And her orders? Just dance!
 

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Contents

Introduction A Night To Remember
4
Chapter One Little Gaga
8
Chapter Two Paying Her Dues
16
Chapter Three Becoming Lady Gaga
24
Chapter Four World Meet Lady Gaga
32
Chapter Five The Fame
46
Chapter Six Monster FollowUp
62
Chapter Seven Kinda Busy
74
Timeline
98
Discography
101
Source Notes
102
Selected Bibliography
106
Further Reading And Websites
107
Index
109
Photo AcknowledgmentsAbout The Author
112
Copyright

Chapter Eight Born This Way And Beyond
86

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Matt Doeden received a BA in journalism from Mankato State University. After graduating, he worked as a sports writer for the Mankato newspaper, and then as an editor with a small children's publisher called Capstone Press. In 2003, he became a freelance writer and editor. He has written and edited hundreds of books on numerous topics including cars, sports, airplanes, geography, science, and math.

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