In 2003, at age 17, Gaga gained early admission to Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21)—a music school at New York University (NYU)'s Tisch School of the Arts—and lived in a NYU dorm.At NYU, she studied music and improved her songwriting skills by writing essays on art, religion, social issues, and politics, including a thesis on pop artists Spencer Tunick and Damien Hirst.As a result, she was hired to write songs for Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and The Pussycat Dolls.
A." Reid, Gaga was signed to Def Jam in September 2006.
The pair began performing at downtown club venues like the Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and the Rockwood Music Hall.
(born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as experimenting with new images.
Their live performance art piece, known as "Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue" and billed as "The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow", was a tribute to 1970s variety acts.
Having initially focused on avant-garde electronic dance music, Gaga began to incorporate pop melodies and the glam rock style of David Bowie and Queen into her songs.
Gaga began her musical career performing songs at open mic nights and school plays.
She studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to become a professional musician.
Her achievements include several Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.