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Biography of Lady Gaga

Scandals, shock, weird behavior, kitsch, embarrassment and disturbance - that's what characterizes the singer worldwide known as Lady Gaga. Really out of the ordinary, she seems to be restless when it comes to creating new shocking performances and images of herself. Well, for some people she is shocking, whereas others just admire her.

The singer was born in New York in 1986. Her astrological sign is Pisces (hence her extravagance?). Her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

From her early childhood Stefani was fond of music. She enjoyed listening to it, and at some point she started creating her own texts and melodies. She performed her new songs to her parents, and they seemed to like and approve the abilities of their daughter. Stefani was undoubtedly a gifted child, as she learned to play piano on her own.

The family of the future singer consisted of four persons. Stefani has a younger sister, Natali. They have Italian (hence such spelling of their names) and also some French origins. Her father was a musician, although not very popular. Probably it's from her father that Lady Gaga got her talent. However, also her mother enjoyed arts, especially fashion. She approved her daughter's love for extravagant clothing, and sometimes even helped her to choose some extraordinary attires.

It's hard to believe, but Lady Gaga attended a private Catholic school for girls. She participated in most theatrical performances of the school and even played lead roles. In 2001 she also performed a small role in the TV series "The Sopranos".

After the school, Lady Gaga studied at musical theater conservatory. After two years Stefani left the school though, as she wanted to start her music career. In NY she founded her own band, and they started to perform in several city bars. The style of their music was mixed.

Stefani's first music producer was Rob Fusari. Presumably, it was Rob who created the name "Lady Gaga", and Stefani accepted it straight away, as somehow it perfectly corresponded to her image.

At some point, Lady Gaga met Lady Starlight, and they started to perform together in NY bars. Starlight helped Stefani to create her scenic image.

Of course, Stefani is grateful to all music professionals she has met in her early life, but she is especially thankful to Vincent Herbert. Herbert was the first music producer who helped her record her first important album at Streamline Records.

In 2008 Stefani recorded the album The Fame. Some songs from that album became world hits by the end of next year. Lady Gaga was nominated for Grammy. Soon she started traveling worldwide with her eccentric shows.

When you listen to the music of Lady Gaga, you can hear certain influences of several musicians, but especially Michael Jackson, Madonna and David Bowie.

Lady Gaga has won several Grammys and 8 (!) MTV Video Music Awards out of 13 nominations.

There are different opinions on the music of Lady Gaga, but one thing is certain - these days she is unique.

Biography of Nicki Minaj

Nicki is a bright and successful rap singer having African and Indian origins. Her true full name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born in 1982 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Her astrological sign is Sagittarius.

When Onika was a little child, her family moved to New York. She spent some years with her grand-mother, while her parents were searching for jobs. After a couple of years she joined her family, but that did not make her very happy. Her parents had loads of quarrels. Her father was using drugs and alcohol, and once he even set their house on fire. To protect herself from those negative influences, Onika started to dream about a different life, where she could be loved and admired. She also tried to discipline herself, as her parents didn't care that much about her upbringing.

Minaj dreamed to become an actress, however, she was not successful. She also enjoyed music, and even played clarinet at school. When she was a teenager, she did different jobs, including waitress. She was fired from most of her jobs because of her behavior both towards customers and her colleagues.

The singer recorded her first album named "Pink Friday" in 2010. Some singles from that album topped music charts of that time. The album got a platinum certificate in the US short time after it was released. The title of the album had some reference to Pink Floyd, the classics of the 20th century.

The second album was named "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded", and the singer recorded it in 2012. The album was made in cooperation with several musicians, such as RedOne and Hit-Boy to name just some of them.

The album was again a success, and some of its singles reached the top of American and British charts.

Minaj has been inspired by numerous musicians, basically rappers and R'n'B singers. She has had a successful cooperation with some of them, including Eminem and the pop diva Britney Spears. However, the nasty temper Nicki had in her childhood never disappeared, and she has had scandalous conflicts with other musicians, such as Lil' Kim and Mariah Carey.

Minaj was nominated for dozens of Awards and won over forty of them. She has received the American Music Award four times as favorite rap artist. She also has a few Black Television Entertainment awards, Underground Music Award, Billboard awards and many others.

Nicky Minaj is famous for appearing on the scene in outrageous costumes and fun hairpieces. From time to time she is called "Black Lady Gaga". However Nicki rejects this kind of comparison and says that her favorite designers are Donatella Versace, Alexander McQueen and Christian Louboutin.

As for her personal life, unlike Lady Gaga, Minaj claims she is not bisexual. However she also states she is not dating guys either. She prefers to keep it secret, who is her sweet heart. Hopefully she has one, unless it's music and scene...

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