Nina Agdal is best known for working as a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model starting from the year 2012 and recognized for her work with brands like Victoria’s Secret, Billabong, and Macy’s.
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Born: March 26, 1992, 26 years and 3 months, Hillerød, Denmark
Sun Sign Aries
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Green / Grey
Height 5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm
Measurements 34-23.5-34.5 in or 82-60-90 cm
Bra Size 32B
Siblings – Emil Brohus (Brother)
Agdal has been signed to these listed modeling agencies –
Elite Model Management – New York
Model Management – Hamburg
Elite Model Management – Amsterdam
Elite Model Management – Barcelona
Elite Model Management – Los Angeles
Elite Model Management – Miami
Elite Model Management – Stockholm
Elite Model Management – Copenhagen
Nina had done advertisements for designers and brands like Billabong, Body Central, Calzedonia, Cover Style, Delia’s, Ellos, Fredericks of Hollywood, Garage, Gosh, JC Penney, L*Space, Maaji Swimwear, Macy’s, Mimic, Naf Naf, Nelly, New Yorker, Playlife, Petite by Aagaard, Victoria’s Secret PINK.
Nina was discovered while on a street in her home town.
Having no modeling experience, she entered the Elite Model Look competition.
She did not win, but did then sign with Elite Models Copenhagen and continued school until she was 18.
After graduation, she moved to the United States, after which her modeling career blossomed.
She has modeled for Billabong, Victoria’s Secret, Adore Me, Bebe Stores and Calzedonia.
She has also been in fashion editorials for Vogue Mexico, Elle, Cosmopolitan and CR fashion book by Carine Roitfeld.
In 2012, she made her first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and was subsequently named the issue’s “Rookie of the Year”.
She also appeared on the cover of Maxim magazine for its March Issue in 2017.
In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Chrissy Teigen and Lily Aldridge. which she regards as the “highlight” of her modeling career.
She appeared in a 2013 Super Bowl television commercial for Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s, following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Padma Lakshmi, Paris Hilton, and fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Kate Upton.
Nina first appeared in the 2015 comedy film Entourage in a cameo role.
First TV Show
The only television shows she has made into are the fashion shows or the TV documentaries of the making of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit in 2012, and 2013.
Apart from above mentioned, she had been presented on “Late Show With David Letterman” in 2013 in episode 87 of season 20, “Today” in the episode dated February 12, 2013.
When she was interviewed for the workout schedule and how she stays fit, Nina revealed that she does a workout for half an hour, which is actually an intense form of cardio workout followed by weightlifting. She also likes to go to the gym for three or four days a week. As a model, Nina needs to have toned legs. Walking is the best remedy to get that. And most of the models including Agdal do that. She tries to walk as much as possible in daily life also. For instance, she tries to go by stairs instead of lift, if it is a short distance.
She always keeps a Workout DVD, which comes handy when she is on tour for fashion weeks or photoshoots. Nina, with the help of that exercise videos (from DVD), performs some sort of moves in her hotel room only. This assists her to maintain the fitness levels when on tour.
Also, she eats five small meals a day to keep the metabolism up. She does indulge into splurges like all of us. But, she is able to control herself. She has a lot of control on herself. Instead of munching on full large burgers, sandwiches, or other junk food, she just takes a part of it to satisfy her greed. Nuts, Luna bars, or some fruit can always be found in her bag.
Nina Agdal Favorite Things
Hobbies: Music, Modeling
Songs: Start Me Up (by The Rolling Stones)
“I actually love spinning for relaxation and to keep my body healthy, but besides that, I love exploring new restaurants. I love being outdoors. I love just spending time in the sun and hanging out with my friends.”
Nina Agdal Facts
She was raised in Hillerød, Denmark.
She made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2012. Nina was named issue’s “Rookie of the Year”.
The model has done adverts for Frederick’s of Hollywood, Billabong (clothing), Macy’s, and Victoria’s Secret.
Nina has appeared in the 2013 version of Super Bowl television commercial on Carl’s Jr. / Hardee’s, just like Kim Kardashian, Padma Lakshmi, Paris Hilton, and Kate Upton.
She has graced the magazine cover of Esquire magazine – Mexico edition in April 2013.
She was the cover model of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in 2014.
Nina doesn’t like to dance much.
She dated British singer Max George from 2013 to February 2014.
She dated model and realtor Reid Heidenry in 2014.
In 2017 she began dating Christie Brinkley’s son Jack Brinkley-Cook two months after splitting from Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she dated for a year.
She and reality television star Kim Kardashian have both appeared in nationwide Carl’s Jr. commercials during the Super Bowl.
In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to producer Dr. Luke’s label Kemosabe Records. Her breakthrough came in early 2009 after appearing on American rapper Flo Rida’s number-one single “Right Round”.
Genre Dance, electronic, hip hop, pop
Labels RCA Records, Kemosabe Records
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Brand Endorsements Casio watches’ Baby-G line (2010)
Years active: 2005–present
Labels: Kemosabe Records, RCA Records, Associated acts, Flo Rida Pitbull
Age: 31 years and 4 months
Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Measurements 36-28-37 in or 91.5-71-94 cm
Bra size 34B
Nick Name: K-Money, Ke-Dollarsign-Ha
Sun Sign: Pisces
Kesha has attended Franklin High School and also Brentwood High School. She dropped out of school after she turned 17 at the request of Dr. Luke and Max Martin, as they wanted Kesha to concentrate on the music career. She later earned her GED.
Father – She doesn’t know, who her father is.
Mother – Patricia Rose “Pebe” Sebert (Singer, songwriter)
Siblings – Lagan (Older Brother)
She has Polish and Hungarian ancestry.
Her natural hair color is “Light Brown.”
But, she dyes her hair blonde or with other colors.
Eye Color: Blue
Kesha’s music and image propelled her to immediate success, with her debut album Animal premiering at the top of the charts in several countries. She achieved 3 more number-one singles, “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R” as a solo artist, and “Timber” as a featured artist. At the same time, she continued to write songs for other artists, becoming respected as a songwriter. Warrior, her second studio album, was released in 2012, and spawned her eighth consecutive top-ten single “Die Young”. “Tik Tok”, at one point, was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 16.5 million units internationally.
Since 2013, Kesha has been in legal dispute with her former producer Dr. Luke, in which a series of lawsuits (known collectively as Kesha v. Dr. Luke) were exchanged between the two parties. Kesha accused him of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and employment discrimination against her, while Dr. Luke claims breach of contract and defamation by Kesha. During this period, the singer only managed to release one single. She returned to music in 2017 with the release of her third studio album, Rainbow, and its lead single “Praying”; both of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.
Kesha has received several awards and nominations, including her win for MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act in 2010. As of November 2013, she has reportedly sold over 59 million records in the United States and 76 million records worldwide.
Kesha was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Patricia Rose “Pebe” Sebert, is a singer-songwriter who co-wrote the 1978 single “Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You” with Hugh Moffatt for Joe Sun, made popular by country music artist Dolly Parton on her 1980 album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. Pebe, a single mother, struggled financially while supporting herself, Kesha, and Kesha’s older brother Lagan; they relied on welfare payments and food stamps to get by. When Kesha was an infant, Pebe would often have to look after her onstage while performing. Kesha says she has no knowledge of her father’s identity, though she has jokingly speculated that he may be Mick Jagger. However, a man named Bob Chamberlain who called himself her father approached Star magazine in 2011 with pictures and letters, claiming them as proof that they had been in regular contact as father and daughter before she turned 19. Her mother is of German and Hungarian (from Szentes) descent. One of Kesha’s great-grandfathers was Polish.
Pebe moved the family to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1991 after securing a new publishing deal for her songwriting. Pebe frequently brought Kesha and her brothers along to recording studios and encouraged Kesha to sing when she noticed Kesha’s vocal talent.Kesha attended Franklin High School and Brentwood High School, but claimed that she did not fit in, explaining that her unconventional style (such as homemade purple velvet pants and purple hair) did not endear her to other students. She played the trumpet and later the saxophone in the marching band in school, and described herself in an interview with NPR as being a diligent student. After attaining a near-perfect score on her SATs, she was accepted to Barnard College at Columbia University, but instead chose to drop out before graduation to pursue her music career.
In addition to taking songwriting classes, Kesha was also taught how to write songs by Pebe, and they would often write together when she returned home from high school. Kesha began recording demos which Pebe would give to people she knew. Kesha was also in a band with Lagan. Kesha and Pebe co-wrote the song “Stephen” together when Kesha was 16, Kesha then tracked down David Gamson, a producer that she admired, from Scritti Politti who agreed to produce the song. She dropped out of school at 17, after being convinced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin to return to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, and earned her GED after. Around this time, Pebe answered an ad by reality series The Simple Life, looking for an “eccentric” family to host Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The episode aired in 2005. Luke and Martin had received one of Kesha’s demos from Samantha Cox, senior director of writer/publisher relations at Broadcast Music Incorporated, and were impressed. Two of the demos were described in a cover story for Billboard, the first “a gorgeously sung, self-penned country ballad” and the second “a gobsmackingly awful trip-hop track” where Kesha raps ad lib for a minute when she runs out of lyrics near the end. Dr. Luke stated in an interview for the story that it was the latter track that caught his attention, saying “when you’re listening to 100 CDs, that kind of bravado and chutzpah stand out.”
2005–2009: Career beginnings
In 2005, at 18, Kesha was signed to Dr. Luke’s label, Kemosabe Entertainment, and his music publishing company, Prescription Songs. Kemosabe Records is owned by Sony Music Entertainment and is located in Los Angeles, California. Sony Music Entertainment partnered with Dr. Luke to create Kemosabe Records. Some artists that have signed with Kemosabe Records are Juicy J, Rock City, Zara Larsson, Lil Bibby, Becky G and many others. Kesha later sang background vocals for Paris Hilton’s single, “Nothing in This World”. Dr. Luke became preoccupied with other incoming projects, having enjoyed success writing and producing for pop star Kelly Clarkson’s album, Breakaway. Kesha then signed with David Sonenberg’s management company, DAS Communications Inc., in 2006, hardly interacting with Dr. Luke after that. DAS was tasked with obtaining a major label record deal for Kesha in a year’s time in exchange for 20 percent of her music income, with her having the option of ending the relationship if they failed. She worked with several writers and producers while at the company and ended up co-writing Australian pop group The Veronicas’ single, “This Love” with producer Toby Gad. While furthering her career in studio, Kesha earned her living as a waitress. While struggling to get by, she began stylizing her name as Ke$ha, explaining the dollar sign as an ironic gesture.
Kesha appeared in the video for her friend Katy Perry’s single “I Kissed a Girl”, and sang background vocals for the Dr. Luke-produced song, “Lace and Leather” by Britney Spears in 2008. DAS soon attracted the attention of songwriter and A&R Kara DioGuardi, who wanted to sign Kesha to Warner Bros. Records. The deal fell through due to her existing contract with Dr. Luke’s label. In September, she terminated her contract with DAS, reuniting with Dr. Luke. Kesha gained exposure in the mainstream media in early 2009 after appearing on rapper Flo Rida’s number one single, “Right Round”. The collaboration happened by accident; she had walked into a recording session for the song with Flo Rida and Dr. Luke. Flo Rida wanted a female voice for the song; Dr. Luke then suggested Kesha for the part. Flo Rida liked the end result so much that they did two more tracks. However, she is not credited for her feature on the United States release of “Right Round” and did not collect any money for the part. She also refused to appear in the video, explaining to men’s magazine Esquire that she wanted to make a name for herself on her own terms.
2009–2011: Breakthrough and Animal
After failing to negotiate with Lava Records and Atlantic Records in 2009, Kesha signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records through Dr. Luke’s imprint. Having spent the previous six years working on material for her debut album, she began putting finishing touches to the album with Luke and Max Martin. For the album, she wrote 200 songs. The album was executive produced by Luke, who produced the majority of the songs with Martin, and producers Benny Blanco and Ammo. The album is primarily of the electropop genre with beats and synths, marking a shift in sound for Luke from his signature pop-rock productions. Animal debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 when it was released in January 2010. It was certified platinum in the United States and had sold two million albums worldwide by September. The lead single of the album, “Tik Tok”, broke the record in the United States for the highest single week sales, selling 610,000 digital downloads, the highest ever by a female artist since tracking began in 2003. It spent nine weeks at number one and became the longest running number one by a female artist on her debut single since Debby Boone and “You Light Up My Life” in 1977. As of 2015, “Tik Tok” has sold about 15 million copies, becoming the second best-selling single in the digital history – being the most sold single in history by a female solo artist. Subsequent singles from the album, “Blah Blah Blah”, “Your Love Is My Drug” and “Take It Off” achieved similar commercial success each reaching the top ten in Canada, Australia, and the United States. Kesha was also featured on two top ten singles by musician Taio Cruz and electro-pop duo 3OH!3.
Kesha’s deliberately unpolished aesthetic and juvenile stage persona, which she described as her own personality “times ten”, quickly made her a deeply polarizing figure. Some of her critics found her output to be unsophisticated, while others felt that she was manufactured and lacked credibility. Kesha’s former managers from DAS Communications Inc. filed a lawsuit later that month, seeking $14 million from Kesha and $12 million from Luke for commissions on her RCA Records deal, alleging that she had extended the deadline for them to get her a major record label contract and squeezed them out of her career under pressure from Dr. Luke. Kesha launched her own lawsuit in October, citing the California-exclusive Talent Agencies Act and asking the California Labor Commissioner to declare her contract with DAS void because it had acted as an unlicensed talent agent while procuring work for her in California, where only licensed agents can do so. The case was settled in 2012 before the release of her second album. Kesha held a benefit concert on June 16, 2010, where all proceeds went to aid victims of the May 2010 Tennessee floods from her hometown Nashville. She raised close to $70,000 from the event. She was a supporting act on the summer North American leg of Rihanna’s Last Girl on Earth Tour and was awarded Best New Act at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards. In November 2010, Animal was re-released with a companion extended play, Cannibal. The lead single taken from Cannibal, “We R Who We R” debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. With two number ones and four top ten hits, Kesha was named Hot 100 Artist of 2010 by Billboard, with “Tik Tok” topping the year-end chart. The follow-up single from Cannibal, “Blow” charted in the top ten on the Hot 100. As of June 2011, she has accumulated almost 21 million digital single downloads in the United States alone. In February 2011, Kesha embarked on her first headlining world tour, Get Sleazy. The tour was expanded with a summer leg due to the first leg selling out and spanned three continents. Kesha also co-wrote the song “Till the World Ends” for American popstar Britney Spears and she was featured on the remix of the song along with rapper Nicki Minaj. After meeting Kesha at the 2010 Grammy Awards and guesting at a number of her concerts, rock singer Alice Cooper asked her to write lyrics for and vocally perform as a devil character for their duet track, “What Baby Wants”, on Cooper’s album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare.
Kesha was named rights group Humane Society of the United States’s first global ambassador for animal rights, for which she is expected to bring attention to such practices as cosmetics testing on animals and shark finning. Kesha received the Wyler Award presented by The Humane Society as a celebrity or public figure who increases awareness of animal issues via the media. She received the award March 23, 2013, at The 2013 Genesis Awards Benefit Gala. She also appeared alongside rock singer Iggy Pop in a campaign for PETA, protesting the clubbing of baby seals in Canada and later wrote on behalf of the organization to fast food chain McDonald’s over the conditions of their slaughterhouses.
2012–2013: Warrior and other projects
Kesha’s second studio album, Warrior was released on November 30, 2012. She began writing for the album while on her own headlining tour in 2011. The album featured productions from her main collaborators Dr. Luke and Max Martin, as well as a song by Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of the alternative band The Flaming Lips. Coyne had reached out to Kesha for a collaboration after hearing that she was a fan of the band. Besides working on Kesha’s album, they recorded the song “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)” for the band’s album, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. To coincide with the release of the album, Kesha released an illustrated autobiography, My Crazy Beautiful Life through Touchstone Books in November 2012. The first single taken from Warrior was “Die Young”. The song debuted at number thirteen on Billboard Hot 100 and eventually peaked at number 2. The song also charted across Europe and the English-speaking world and reached the top ten in Canada, Australia, and Belgium. “C’Mon”, the album’s second single, underperformed commercially; only peaking at 27 on Billboard Hot 100 and ending her string of top ten hits on the chart. Despite this, “C’Mon” continued Kesha’s streak of top ten hits (with nine) on the Mainstream Top 40 Pop Songs chart graphed by Billboard. In March 2013, Kesha announced the Warrior Tour, which would support the album. The North American leg was co-headlined with rapper Pitbull. Kesha’s third single from Warrior, “Crazy Kids”, was released in April 2013 and also under-performed, peaking at number 40 on the Hot 100, number 19 on Mainstream Top 40, yet did achieve massive success in South Korea and Belgium peaking at numbers 2, and 5 in those countries respectively. A TV series documentary, Kesha: My Crazy Beautiful Life began airing on MTV in April 2013.
In July 2013, The Flaming Lips announced that they hoped to release a full-length collaborative album with Kesha, called Lipsha, although it was eventually cancelled in the winter of the same year. Kesha sent a message to a fan expressing how it was out of her control and that she wanted to release the material, even for free, saying that she did not care about the money. On October 7, 2013, Kesha and Pitbull released a collaboration, “Timber”, produced by Luke, which was an international commercial success and became Kesha’s third number-one and her eleventh top 10 single on the Hot 100 chart.
2014–2015: Lawsuit and personal struggles
In January 2014, Kesha checked into rehab for bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder, and began to work on her third studio album. After checking out of rehab she chose to use her birth name in favor of her previous moniker, using a normal “s” instead of the symbol “$”. In her August 2014 Teen Vogue cover interview, Kesha revealed she had recorded 14 new songs while in rehab. In June 2014, Kesha claimed a seat as an expert in ABC’s Rising Star alongside Brad Paisley and Ludacris. In October 2014, Kesha sued producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery, sexual harassment, gender violence, emotional abuse, and violation of California business practices which had occurred over 10 years working together. The lawsuit went on for about a year before Kesha sought a preliminary injunction to release her from Kemosabe Records. On February 19, 2016, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled against this request. On April 6, 2016, Kornreich dismissed the case, saying that even if the allegations of sexual assault are accepted as true, the five-year statute of limitations had run out on the two most specific rape allegations, one occurring in 2005 and the other in 2008.
On November 2, 2014, a new song written by Kesha titled “Lover”, was uploaded to Schpilkas’ SoundCloud, who produced the track alongside Spookey Ruben. The track was later included on Ruben’s album Welsh Rarebits. On June 13, 2015, Kesha headlined LA! Pride 2015 Presented by Christopher Street West in West Hollywood, California. On August 4, 2015, Kesha signed with SESAC Inc. Kesha guest starred in the second season of the U.S. television series Jane the Virgin, which aired on October 12, 2015. The singer played Annabelle, Jane’s hostile neighbor. In December 2015, Kesha revealed that she had formed a country music and classic rock-influenced band called Yeast Infection and performed a live show with the band in Nashville on December 23.
2016–present: Rainbow and touring
Kesha appeared during Zedd’s slot at the 2016 Coachella festival to perform “True Colors”, a track from Zedd’s second studio album. The cameo marked her first high-profile public performance since her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke. A studio version of the collaboration was released as a single on April 29, 2016. Kesha covered Bob Dylan’s song “It Ain’t Me Babe” at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. On June 11, 2016, Kesha performed at Pride in the Street in Pittsburgh, PA. Afterward, Kesha embarked on her third world tour, the Kesha and the Creepies: Fuck the World Tour. The tour commenced on July 23, 2016, in Las Vegas and ended on October 29, 2016, in Maine. The tour included various covers of songs and several rock and country reworks of her own hit singles. During this time, it was revealed that Kesha had recorded 22 songs on her own and had given them to her label.] It was later announced that Kesha is in the process of recording a third studio album.
On July 5, 2017, Kesha announced via her Instagram account that she was releasing a single, titled “Praying”, the following day. The single charted successfully at number 6 in Australia selling over 140,000 copies being certified 2x Platinum. The single reached number 22 and number 11 in the United States and Canada respectively, and subsequently was certified Platinum in both territories. It was released as the lead single from her third studio album, Rainbow, released on August 11, 2017. Rainbow debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States and was the subject of universal acclaim from music critics, with several complimenting the feminist angle and uniqueness of the record as well as Kesha’s vocal performance and ability to interweave different genres of music on the album. Three tracks from Rainbow were released as promotional singles ahead of the album’s release; “Woman”, “Learn to Let Go” and “Hymn”, two of which were released with accompanying music videos. “Learn to Let Go” was later released as the second single from the album in November 2017. The album received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, marking Kesha’s first Grammy nominations along with her Best Pop Solo Performance nod for “Praying”.
Kesha embarked on her fourth headlining tour, The Rainbow Tour. The tour is in support of her third studio album, Rainbow, and is her first solo tour since the Warrior Tour in 2013. The tour has been called Kesha’s liberating tour. The tour started in Birmingham on September 26, 2017, and concludes in Melbourne on April 8, 2018. Tickets for this tour range from $42 to $2,484 on the secondary ticket market.
On December 11, 2017, Kesha announced an upcoming co-headlining tour with American rapper Macklemore titled The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore. This is Kesha’s sixth headlining tour, promoting her album Rainbow, and Macklemore’s fifth headlining tour, promoting his second solo album Gemini (2017). The tour is set to begin in Phoenix on June 6, 2018, and is set the conclude in Tampa on August 5, 2018.
Musical style and image
Kesha wrote or co-wrote every song on her first two albums and considers herself a songwriter primarily, writing for artists including Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. She possesses a “strong, sneering vibrato”, with a distinct yodel-like quality to her voice; she employs actual yodeling on the songs “Tik Tok” and “Cannibal”. Having previously done country, pop rock, and electro, she had a clear idea of the synth-pop sound that she wanted for her debut album. The genre was popular at the time, with many of her peers releasing similar output as well. Both of her albums are of the genre with catchy hooks and synthesized productions often compared to pop singer Dev by music critics, creating misunderstandings among the fans of the two. “Party at a Rich Dude’s House” and “C U Next Tuesday” have 1980s derived backing, while “Stephen” begins with “Kansas-style vocal harmonies”. With the lyrics, “Oh my Nicolas Cage, you’re so old / you’re prehistoric/ you’re like a dinosaur/ D-I-N-O-S-A-you are a dinosaur”, “Dinosaur” follows a verse-chorus formula, and has a “cheerleader-type tune” reminiscent of “Hollaback Girl” (2005) by Gwen Stefani and “Girlfriend” (2007) by Avril Lavigne;[ the song uses the overt symbolism of dinosaurs, carnivory, and other primitive motifs to tell the story of an older man who preys on younger women. According to Kesha, the song is based on true events. While her vocals on Animal were heavily processed with auto-tune, often to produce rapid stuttering or over-pitch corrected vocal effects, leading to questions on vocal talent, she expressed confidence in her abilities, showing some of her vocal talent in the ballads “Animal” and “Hungover” on the album.
Kesha’s second studio album Warrior used considerably less autotune, although it still showed in a number of songs. The album’s piano and guitar-driven ballads such as “Love Into The Light”, “Wonderland” and “Past Lives” display Kesha’s vocal ability. Kesha also uses a trademark talky “white-girl” rapping style with exaggerated discordant phrasing and enunciation. Her vocal technique has led her to be credited as a rapper, a topic she disagreed with until fellow rappers André 3000, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg endorsed her. On the subject, she said: “The first time someone called me a rapper, I started laughing. I was shocked, and thought it was hilarious. It’s crazy and funny to me.” The New York Times said Kesha “threatens to become the most influential female rapper of the day, or at least the most popular. Pretending Kesha isn’t a rapper is no longer feasible.” “Crazy Kids” and “C’Mon” took greater shifts into “party rap”. Most of her lyrics chronicle her relationships and partying; the lighthearted subject matter of the latter and her unfiltered language saw many critics criticizing her for releasing frivolous and crass music. Jonah Weiner of Slate, however, stated that her jarring lyrics allowed her songs to become more memorable. In “Blah Blah Blah” and “Boots & Boys”, she objectifies men to poke fun at how male fronted rock bands and rappers can get away with objectifying women and not vice versa. The title track to her debut, “Animal”, is more aspirational and is intended to inspire people to embrace their individuality. Much more experimental than Animal, her second album, Warrior, contains dubstep elements and explores erotic experiences Kesha encountered with ghosts on the song “Supernatural”. Overall, Kesha said the theme of Warrior is magic.
Critics praised Warrior for its rock music influences, despite the album being deeply rooted in technopop. Applauding the album’s rock sound, Rolling Stone called the album Kesha’s rock manifesto. Rock icons The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, and Alice Cooper have collaborated with Kesha, endorsing her as a rock singer. Cooper told Billboard, “I immediately looked at her and went, ‘This girl is not a pop diva. She’s a rock singer.’ She would much rather be the female Robert Plant than the next Britney Spears.” The A.V. Club noted that Warrior proved Kesha a capable vocalist and songwriter. The Washington Post said that the album is “pure fun”, acknowledging her prowess for finding good hooks despite her sometimes vapid lyricism
Kesha has been influenced by various genres and artists; Madonna, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Gwen Stefani, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Black Eyed Peas, the Killers, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Janet Jackson, and Beck have all influenced her music. After experimenting with country, pop rock, and electronic music, Kesha stuck with the latter. Thematically, her music generally revolves around escapism, partying, individuality, supernatural moments, rebellion, and grief. Kesha’s musical influences also consist of hip hop, punk rock, crunkcore, glam rock, pop, dance music and classic country. Her country influences of Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash come from her mother’s country songwriting, while her older brother exposed her to hip-hop and punk bands, Fugazi, Dinosaur Jr. and the Beastie Boys. She credits her straightforward story-based lyrics to her love for the honest storytelling style of country music, while the title track from her debut album was created with music of alternative rock bands The Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire in mind. She singled out the Beastie Boys as a major influence, telling Newsweek that she had always wanted to be like them and aspired to make “youthful, irreverent anthems” as well. She called her debut album, Animal, an homage to the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill and credited the creation of the rap driven “Tik Tok” to her love for the Beastie Boys’ rap music. For her first headlining tour, Kesha wanted to emulate the stage theatrics of Iggy Pop. She listed Pop’s The Idiot as well as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC as inspirations for her second studio album, Warrior, intended to feature 1970s rock inspired music. Warrior, to this effect, includes a collaboration with Pop himself.
She draws inspiration from classic films as well. Her stage makeup is characterized by dramatic glitter makeup at her right eye, inspired by A Clockwork Orange. The video for “Your Love Is My Drug” features animated sequences inspired by The Beatles’ film, Yellow Submarine, while the Get Sleazy tour was described as having a “post-apocalyptic Mad Max vibe.”
Kesha is a vegetarian and an “ordained minister”. She also has performed legal commitment ceremonies for both same-sex and heterosexual couples. She talked about her sexual orientation with Seventeen magazine in 2013, “I don’t love just men. I love people. It’s not about a gender.” She made a similar statement to Out magazine in 2010, when she confessed to simply “liking people”: “I wouldn’t say I’m gay or straight. I don’t like labeling things anyway.” She has been involved with LGBT activism as well as animal rights.
On January 3, 2014, Kesha checked into Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a rehab facility in Lemont, Illinois, for eating disorder treatment. Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert confirmed that the eating disorder Kesha was suffering with is bulimia nervosa and that she had been struggling with it since she was signed. She also alleged that Dr. Luke was partly the cause of Kesha’s eating disorder, saying that Luke had allegedly told her to lose weight after he signed her, comparing the shape of her body to a refrigerator. Sebert asserted that this had caused Kesha’s disorder to worsen. Kesha had completed her treatment on March 6, 2014, after spending two months in rehab.
Kesha believes in God, writing for Lenny Letter that she believes that “God is nature and space and energy and the universe. My own interpretation of spirituality isn’t important, because we all have our own. What matters is that I have something greater than me as an individual that helps bring me peace.”
Get Sleazy Tour (2011)
Warrior Tour (2013–2015)
Kesha and the Creepies: Fuck the World Tour (2016–2017)
Rainbow Tour (2017-2018)
North American Tour 2013 (with Pitbull) (2013)
The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore (with Macklemore) (2018)
Main article: Kesha videography
Bravo Supershow (2007)
Victorious (2011) – Ice Cream for Ke$ha
Walt Disney’s Princess Ke$ha (2011)
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
Jem and the Holograms (2015)
A Ghost Story (2017)
Best Known For
Singing songs like “Tik Tok”, “We R Who We R”, “Right Round”.
She released her first album, Animal in 2010 under the label RCA. The album consisted of singles such as “Tik Tok”, “Blah Blah Blah”, “Your Love Is My Drug”, “Take It Off” and many others, giving it a total length of 46:18 minutes.
She debuted with the film Bravo Supershow in 2005 as herself.
She also appeared in the archive footage in Katy Perry: Part of Me in 2012 as herself.
First TV Show
Kesha appeared on the American reality television series The Simple Life as herself in 2005 for her role as Wedding Planner in the third season of episode 15.
She does many things like yoga, cycling, swimming, running to keep herself fit. She does not want to bore herself by executing one exercise daily. This helps her to stay motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic and trains different body parts.
She had done rock climbing too. Kesha considers that she trains herself for a concert or a tour, which makes her as if she is training herself for a marathon.
Kesha Favorite Things
TV Shows – Golden Girls (1985-1992)
Movie – Wayne’s World (1992)
Record Store – Grimey’s in Nashville
Album – Nashville Skyline (By Bob Dylan)
Song – Real Wild Child (By Iggy Pop)
Book – Still Life with Woodpecker (By Tom Robbins)
Author – Tom Robbins
Store – Out of the Closet in California and Florida
Pet – Pig
Celebrity – Zach Galifianakis
Gadget – OB tampons
She styles her name as Ke$ha.
Kesha does not know who her father is.
She was raised by a single mother.
Kesha has suffered from financial problems as a child. Her family, which included her mother and older brother relied on welfare payments, and food stamps (or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to make both ends meet.
She has played saxophone, and trumpet while in the school marching band.
Her older brother and Kesha had also been in a band. They have written together a song, titled “Stephen”. At that time, Kesha was 16 years old.
She has a dog named Bakon.
She is allergic to mangoes.
Nicole Richie is Best Known For Her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, alongside her childhood friend Paris Hilton, which lasted five seasons.
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie shows off her slender body and perfect diving form while vacationing with Jessica Alba in St Barts on April 6, 2013. Richie overcame an eating disorder years ago but her skeletal frame suggests she may be struggling with her body image again. 'Punky Brewster' actress Soleil Moon Frye also lounged in the sun but kept a modest look in a black shirt.
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie in bikini
Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie soak up the sun, sand and water on the beaches of St. Barths
Saturday April 6, 2013. Nicole Richie soak up the sun, sand and water on the beaches of St. Barths.
March 21, 2012: Nicole Richie is seen wearing a bikini at a South Beach hotel pool in Miami Beach, Florida.
March 21, 2012: Nicole Richie is seen wearing a bikini at a South Beach hotel pool in Miami Beach, Florida.
March 21, 2012: Nicole Richie is seen wearing a bikini at a South Beach hotel pool in Miami Beach, Florida.
Nicole Richie Shows Off Her Bikini Body As She Parties Poolside at Her Miami Hotel
Nicole Richie Shows Off Her Bikini Body As She Parties Poolside at Her Miami Hotel
Nicole Richie in bikini
Still slender but looking muscular and very tanned, Nicole Richie swims and frolics on the beach in Malibu with a mystery man and some friends.
23/07/05 LOS ANGELES, CA., USA AFTER GETTING SOME COFFEE, NICOLE RICHIE AND FRIENDS ARRIVE AT THE BEACH WHERE THEY ENJOYED THE AFTERNOON BY THE OCEAN. NICOLE WAS REALLY ENJOYING HERSELF AND FROM SOME ANGLES LOOKED REALLY GOOD BUT FROM OTHERS LOOKED FAR TOO SKINNY! CHECK OUT ALL HET TATTOO'S!
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie in bikini
Nicole Richie TV personality with Paris Hilton
Nick Name: Nikki, Nic, Coleey
Occupation: Actress, TV personality, fashion designer, author, singer, socialite
Years active: 1996–present
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Measurements 34-24-32 in or 86-61-81 cm
Bra size 34A
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Age: 36 years and 9 months
Father – Peter Michael Escovedo (Musician)
Mother – Karen (Executive assistant of Nicole’s aunt Sheil E)
Siblings – Myles Richie (Younger Half-Brother), Sofia Richie (Younger Half-Sister) (Socialite, Model)
Others – Brenda Harvey-Richie (Adoptive Mother), Lionel Richie (Adoptive Father)
In 1999, she graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School. After that, Nicole studied Media and Arts from University of Arizona but dropped out after 2 years.
Nicole is represented by these agencies –
Artist and Brand Management
United Talent Agency
Genre Soul, R&B, Pop, Pop Rock
Pierced right nipple
Ballerina slippers tattoo below right side bikini line
Tiara left hip tattoo
Wings back tattoo
Large cross like design tramp stamp
Richie rose to prominence for her role in the Fox reality television series, The Simple Life, alongside her childhood best friend and fellow socialite Paris Hilton, which lasted five seasons. The Simple Life was a hit for the Fox network, premiering with 13 million viewers. Richie’s personal life attracted significant media attention during The Simple Life’s five-year run, and she was a constant fixture of tabloid journalism before and after her appearance.
Richie appeared as one of the three mentors on NBC’s Fashion Star. In July 2014, Richie’s reality show Candidly Nicole premiered on VH1 and ran for two seasons. Since 2017, Ritchie has been appearing in her first regular series as Portia in the NBC sitcom, Great News.
Richie was born in Berkeley, California, and has English, Mexican and Creole African-American ancestry. Her biological father, Peter Michael Escovedo, is the brother of Sheila E, and her biological mother is Karen Moss. When she was three years old, her biological parents agreed to let her move in with Lionel Richie because they could not afford to provide for her. “My parents were friends with Lionel,” she told People in 2003. “They trusted that they would be better able to provide for me.” Initially, Lionel Richie became her guardian.
Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey legally adopted Nicole when she was nine. Shortly after, Lionel’s affair with another woman became public knowledge. Lionel and Brenda went through a bitter public split; as a result, they were indulgent to the young Nicole. “Their way of making me happy was to say, ‘yes,’ to everything I wanted, but I don’t think a little girl should have that much freedom,” said Richie in an interview with Vanity Fair. Following the divorce, Lionel remarried and had two more children: Myles (b. 1994) and Sofia (b. 1998).
Richie’s godmother is Nancy Davis, daughter of Marvin Davis and mother of Brandon Davis. Michael Jackson was Richie’s godfather. Quincy Jones said in a People magazine interview that he has “known Nicole Richie since she was a baby. She’s a very smart girl”.
Richie graduated from Montclair College Preparatory School in 1999, then attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, alongside Kourtney Kardashian and Luke Walton, where she studied Arts and Media. She did not have a definitive study plan in Arizona, dropped out after two years, and returned to California.
Career – Television
Main article: The Simple Life
In 2003, Richie and her then–best friend Paris Hilton starred in the reality series The Simple Life, in which they lived for a month with a family in the rural community of Altus, Arkansas. The series premiere debuted on Fox on December 2, 2003, to 13 million viewers, increasing Fox’s reach among viewers 18–49. The series continued for a second and third season.
Fox subsequently canceled the show after a dispute between Hilton and Richie, but it was aired by E! Entertainment Television for its fourth season, drawing nearly one million viewers and was followed by a relatively unsuccessful fifth season. Complications arose during production of the fifth season, with both Richie and Hilton facing major charges for DUI, and at risk of serving jail time. Hilton was sentenced to 23 days in jail, though this was after production of the season had finished. Richie accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to four days in jail, again after production had wrapped. Despite talks of a sixth season, the series finished its run at the end of the moderately unsuccessful fifth season.
In 2005, Richie made her acting debut in the comedic drama Kids in America. Richie has guest starred in television series including Eve, Six Feet Under and American Dreams, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and playing the recurring character Heather Chandler on Chuck. In July 2008, plans were announced to turn Richie’s 2005 novel, The Truth About Diamonds, into a television series.
On January 1, 2010, it was announced that Richie would appear as a guest judge on Project Runway.
In early 2016, Richie auditioned for a role in the NBC sitcom, Great News, created by Tracey Wigfield and produced by Wigfield and Tina Fey, which is set in the world of television news. Although Richie’s audition was not successful, she was later brought in to replace Kimrie Lewis-Davis in the supporting role of Portia, an anchorwoman at the news channel depicted in the series. The show’s producers had initially cast Lewis-Davis as Portia, but decided to go in a different direction with the character after seeing the results of the pilot episode. When speaking about casting Richie in her first scripted series-regular television role, Fey explained: “She’s a really funny person and has an instant likability. Those are instincts you can’t teach. People have it or not. She has good timing without really pushing it.”
Main article: The Truth About Diamonds
In 2005, Richie wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, The Truth About Diamonds, which was released by Bharell Jackson Publishing. The novel is loosely based on her life, but is mostly fictional. It chronicles the life of Chloe Parker, a singer’s adopted daughter who makes her way through all the popular nightclubs and parties in Hollywood while battling a drug addiction. In early January 2006, The Truth About Diamonds peaked at number No. 32 in Hardcover Fiction on The New York Times Best-Seller List.
Richie’s second novel, Priceless, was released on September 28, 2010. It tells the story of a girl who loses everything and then learns about what really matters in life.
Richie has been the face of Bongo Jeans and Jimmy Choo advertising campaigns. In April 2007, Richie announced plans to start a jewelry, accessories, and sunglasses line along with a perfume and style book. In October 2008, she debuted a jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960. The line became available at Kitson’s online boutique. In spring 2010, the line was extended to include apparel and shoes. In 2009, Richie joined maternity store A Pea in the Pod to create the new collection maternity clothes. The line was titled “Nicole” which had pieces that she would wear as an expectant mother. In February 2010, Richie expanded her fashion business with a women’s line called Winter Kate, her daughter’s two middle names. The collection was inspired by timeless prints and shapes, beautiful paisley and florals.
In 2010, she won “Entrepreneur of the Year” for her House of Harlow 1960 brand at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. House of Harlow 1960 was also nominated in the category “Celebrity Fashion Line” at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards. In July 2011, it was reported that Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 line has unveiled a 14-piece handbag collection. The House of Harlow 1960 handbag collection will be available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Shopbop.com. In July 2011, it was announced that Richie would be one of the three mentors in NBC’s new reality show Fashion Star alongside Jessica Simpson. Richie guided aspiring designers who hope to become the next big brand in fashion. She launched a collection for Macy’s Impulse line in September 2012, which was sold in 100 Macy’s stores as well as online. Her first fragrance, Nicole, was also launched in September 2012.
Richie made her musical debut in February 2005 with a live appearance on ABC’s The View playing the piano. Although widely speculated that Richie is working on an album, she denied such rumors to People. She was quoted as saying, “I do eventually want to record an album, but right now I have a lot on my plate”. In February 2010, Richie was featured on the charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”. “I was four years old in a studio, watching my dad record “We Are the World” and today I get to do it again. Excited to help make a change,” she later said of the experience.
In 2004, she auditioned for the part of Maureen in the popular Broadway hit Rent but did not get the part. In 2008, she was offered the lead role in the musical Chicago as Roxie Hart.
In September 2013, Richie made a cameo appearance in Christina Aguilera’s music video for the song “Let There Be Love”.
In April 2005, reports surfaced that Richie and longtime friend Paris Hilton were no longer speaking. Hilton commented: “It’s no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends. Nicole knows what she did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.” Neither Richie nor Hilton spoke publicly about the cause of the split. They eventually reconciled in October 2006. She dated DJ Adam Goldstein from 2003 to 2005 but broke up after a nine-month engagement.
Richie began dating Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden in December 2006. They have two children, daughter Harlow Winter Kate Richie-Madden (born 2008) and son Sparrow James Midnight Madden (born 2009). In February 2008 the first photos of Harlow were sold to People magazine for $1 million. The couple confirmed their engagement in February 2010,] and married on December 11, 2010. Because of Madden’s commitments to The Voice Australia, Richie re-located to Sydney, Australia with her husband and children in 2012.]
In early 2006, Richie was notably thinner compared to her previous appearance in the first two seasons of The Simple Life. In May she told Vanity Fair, “I know I’m too thin right now, so I wouldn’t want any young girl looking at me and saying, ‘That’s what I want to look like.'” She also said, “I started seeing a nutritionist and a doctor. I was scared that it could be something more serious.” During this time it was reported that she had also sought the help of a psychiatrist and a personal trainer. Later that year, in September, Richie stated “I am not anorexic. I am not bulimic. I do not have an eating disorder.” On October 27, 2006, it was announced that Richie was seeking treatment for “an inability to put on weight”, though it is not treatment for an eating disorder.
In March 2007, Richie was taken to the hospital for dehydration. On March 21, her representatives announced she was diagnosed with hypoglycemia.
In October 2002, Richie was arrested following a brawl in a New York City nightclub. The charges were dropped.
On February 27, 2003, when Richie was arrested in Malibu, California for driving with a revoked license and possession of heroin, she checked herself into a rehabilitation center. In August 2003, she was sentenced to three years’ probation.
On December 11, 2006, Richie was arrested by the California Highway Patrol after she failed a field sobriety test. She was charged with driving under the influence on State Route 134 in the Burbank/Glendale, California area. Several motorists had reported a black Mercedes-Benz G-Class entering the freeway on the exit ramp and traveling in the opposite traffic direction. She admitted to using marijuana and the narcotic Vicodin before the incident. On July 27, 2007, Richie was sentenced to four days in jail at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California. However, she only served about 82 minutes of the sentence and was released at 16:37 PDT on August 23, 2007. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department told People magazine that Richie “was released early due to overcrowding in the jail system. This is standard procedure for nonviolent offenders.” After spending 82 minutes in jail, Richie was “Of course pleasantly surprised to be released so quickly,” said her attorney.
Richie enrolled in an 18-month anti-drinking driver education program, according to papers filed with the Superior Court of California. On June 22, her probation was extended one year to March 2011 because she missed her anti-drinking driving class. However, Richie’s probation was terminated early on December 29, 2010, after her lawyer presented details to the judge that Richie had completed all terms of her probation.
In November 2007, Richie and Joel Madden created “The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation”. Richie, Joel and Benji Madden along with UNICEF held a fundraiser for the Tap Project in March 2009. They sold 143 water pumps to bring water directly to the villages and raised $100,000. Esprit donated 10% of all the sales on April 2, 2009, at their newly opened 3rd Street Promenade store to The Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation. The Richie-Madden Foundation specially designed “Cup with a Cause” for 7-Eleven. It was a part of their charity-focused coffee campaign in February 2010. During 2010 the Foundation worked together with Beyond Shelter, a non-profit organization devoted to providing shelter for homeless families in Los Angeles.
In May 2008, Richie and Madden shot a UNICEF public-service announcement to generate aid for the cyclone-devastated Myanmar. Richie and Madden have also written blogs on the UNICEF website and encouraged people to help children in need.
Richie has been a board member of the Environmental Media Association for several years and took part in their awareness program in May 2009. Each member “adopted” a school to raise awareness for the program and help students with environmental education. She participated in a charity hand-me-downs auction that started on the website handmedowns.com. The proceeds went directly to The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation to help bring more opportunities to children in the US and abroad.
Nicole published her first work The Truth About Diamonds in 2005 under Harper Entertainment, which is a fictional novel. It consists of 240 pages with a story of a 20 year old lady, who was adopted when she was seven by a musician and his wife (Pretty like Nicole’s own life).
2005 film directed by Josh Stolberg, Kids in America for her role as Kelly Stepford. She had done lead role in the movie. It is inspired from real events.
First TV Show
From 2003 to 2007, she appeared on the American reality television series, The Simple Life as herself. She is the producer of the show as well.
Nicole had taken help from Gwyneth Paltrow‘s personal trainer, Tracy Anderson.
Nicole Richie Facts
At the age of three only, she was allowed to live with Lionel Richie and Brenda Harvey. This is because her parents were financially weak.
Her father was a good friend with Lionel Richie and had also worked with him for a short time.
Nicole went to University of Arizona together with Kourtney Kardashian and Luke Walton.
She has many pets – Honey Child (dog), Chi-Chi-Cheeta (cat), Foxxy Cleopatra (dog), and Gypsy (cat).
She had released her second novel in 2010 with a title “Priceless”.
Nicole and Madden had started an organization “The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation” in November 2007.
Pink is best known for her hit singles and winning at least three Grammy Awards and other accolades.
singer Pink flashes boob at concert in Los Angeles
Pink for Peta magazine
singer Pink for Peta magazine.
singer Pink for Peta magazine
singer Pink for Peta magazine.
Pink singer topless
Pink wowed the crowd at the Grammy Awards when she sang “Glitter in the Air” while suspended in the air, spinning and singing like something out of Cirque de Soleil.
singer Pink hangs from a trapeze during her performance. She started off in a hooded dress and ended it having stripped to a nude bodysuit with just a patch of glitter and some white strips, dunked in a tub of water.
Nick Name: Pink, P!nk, Pinky
Years active: 1995–present
Age: 38 years and 10 months
Sun Sign Virgo
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Grey
Height: 5 ft 4¼ in or 163 cm
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Occupation Singer, songwriter, dancer, model, actress
Musical career origin: Philadelphia
Pink began performing in Philadelphia clubs when she was about 14. She adopted her stagename, “Pink”, around this time. She had that nickname for quite some time by that point, and initially it had been “a mean thing”. She had gotten that name from the character “Mr. Pink” in Quentin Tarantino’s film Reservoir Dogs.
Pink completed her schooling from Kutz Elementary School, Lenape Middle School, and finally from Central Bucks High School West in Pennsylvania.
Father – Jim Moore (Vietnam Veteran)
Mother – Judith (née Kugel) (Nurse)
Siblings – Jason Moore (Brother)
Pink’s management is done by Roger Davies (Australian music producer)
Pink was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995. The label, LaFace Records, only saw potential in Pink, offering her a solo deal. Choice disbanded in 1998. Pink rose as an artist with her debut solo album, Can’t Take Me Home (2000). It was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits: “There You Go” and “Most Girls”. She gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack “Lady Marmalade”, which gave Pink her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Pink took more artistic control and pursued a pop rock direction for her second album, Missundaztood (2001). It sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and yielded three US top-ten singles, “Get the Party Started”, “Don’t Let Me Get Me”, and “Just Like a Pill”.
Pink’s third album, Try This (2003), generated considerably lower sales but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I’m Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), with the latter containing her second US number-one hit, “So What.” Pink concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits So Far (2010), which featured “Fuckin’ Perfect” and her third US number-one single, “Raise Your Glass.” Her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top-ten singles “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, “Try”, and “Just Give Me a Reason”, with the latter becoming her fourth US number-one single. In 2014, Pink recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me. In October 2017, her seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma was released. Its lead single “What About Us” reached number one in Australia.
Recognized for her strong signature vocals and acrobatic performances, Pink has sold over 47 million albums worldwide, including over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award). In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna. VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President’s Award for “her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry.”
Life and career
1979–1998: Early life and career beginnings
Alecia Beth Moore was born on September 8, 1979, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, to nurse Judy and insurance salesman Jim Moore. Her father is Catholic (of Irish and German descent) and her mother is Jewish (of Lithuanian Jewish and German Jewish descent). She has described herself as a “Irish-German-Lithuanian-Jew”. Although a healthy baby at birth, she quickly developed asthma that plagued her through her early years. Pink attended Central Bucks High School West.
When Pink was a toddler, her parents began having marital problems, and before she was 10, her parents had divorced. Pink developed her voice early in life. In high school, Pink joined her first band, Middleground, but it disbanded upon losing a battle of the bands competition. As a teenager, she wrote lyrics as an outlet for her feelings, and her mother commented, “Her initial writings were always very introspective. Some of it was very black, and very deep, almost worrisome.”
Pink has said, “I was extreme. I went through phases from skateboarder, to hip-hopper, to rave child, to lead singer in a band. I did it all, and all at the same time.” At 14, she was convinced to audition to become a member of the all-female group Basic Instinct, and earned a spot in the lineup. Ultimately, the group disbanded without releasing any material. At 16, Pink and two other teenage girls, Stephanie Galligan and Chrissy Conway, formed the R&B group Choice. A copy of their first song, “Key to My Heart”, was sent to LaFace Records in Atlanta, Georgia, where L.A. Reid overheard it and arranged for the group to fly there so he could see them perform. After that, he signed them to a record deal. Since the three girls were under 18 at the time, their parents had to cosign the contract. The group relocated to Atlanta and recorded an album, which was never released, and “Key to My Heart” appeared on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Kazaam. During a Christmas party, Reid gave Pink an ultimatum: go solo or go home. Choice disbanded in 1998.
1999–2002: Can’t Take Me Home and Missundaztood
After Choice disbanded, Pink signed a recording contract with LaFace Records and began working on her debut solo album with producers such as Babyface, Kandi Burruss and Tricky Stewart. Her debut single, “There You Go”, was released in February 2000 and became her first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number seven. Internationally, the song also charted inside the top ten in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In April, Pink’s debut album, Can’t Take Me Home, was released to commercial success. Despite a moderate peak of 26 on the Billboard 200 chart, the album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for two million units shipped in the United States. It also went platinum in the United Kingdom and multi-platinum in Canada and Australia, while selling over four million copies worldwide. Critical reception to the album was mixed. The album’s second single, “Most Girls”, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her first chart-topping single in Australia. “You Make Me Sick” was released as the final single and reached number 33 on the Hot 100.
Pink won the trophy for Female New Artist of the Year at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards. She was billed as a supporting act on the North American leg of NSYNC’s No Strings Attached Tour throughout the summer of 2000. In 2001, Pink, alongside singers Christina Aguilera and Mýa as well as rapper Lil’ Kim, performed a cover of “Lady Marmalade” for the soundtrack of the film Moulin Rouge!. In the US it became the most successful airplay-only single in history, as well as Pink’s first #1 single. The success of the single was helped by its music video, which was popular on music channels and won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year. The song won Pink’s first Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
Tired of being marketed as another cookie cutter pop act, as well as eager both to be seen as a more serious songwriter and musician and to perform the type of music she wanted to, Pink took her sound in a new direction and sought more artistic or creative control during the recording of her second album, Missundaztood. She recruited Linda Perry, former singer of 4 Non Blondes (one of Pink’s favorite groups in her teenage years). Pink moved into Perry’s Los Angeles home where the pair spent several months writing songs for the album. Perry co-wrote and co-produced the album with Dallas Austin and Scott Storch, and according to VH1’s Driven program, Antonio “LA” Reid of LaFace Records was not initially content with the new music Pink was making. The album, named Missundaztood because of Pink’s belief that people had a wrong image of her, was released in November 2001.
“Get the Party Started” was released as the lead single and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became a worldwide hit, reaching number one in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, and Spain, as well as spending four weeks at the top of the European Hot 100 Singles chart. At the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, its music video won in the categories of Best Female Video and Best Dance Video. The album’s other singles—”Don’t Let Me Get Me”, “Just Like a Pill”, and “Family Portrait”—were also radio and chart successes, with “Just Like a Pill” becoming Pink’s second number-one hit in the United Kingdom. Missundaztood remains Pink’s best-selling record with over 13 million copies sold worldwide. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Missundaztood was the eighth best-selling album of 2002 globally. Pink won a World Music Award for Best Selling American Pop/Rock Female Artist. She was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 45th Grammy Awards. Faith Hill’s 2002 album, Cry, features a song co-written by Pink and Perry. In 2002, Pink headlined a tour of America, Europe and Australia, the Party Tour, as well as becoming a supporting act for Lenny Kravitz’s American tour. Pink was named the Top Female Billboard 200 Artist of 2002.
2003–2007: Try This and I’m Not Dead
In mid-2003, Pink contributed the song “Feel Good Time” to the soundtrack of the film Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, in which she had a cameo appearance as a motocross race ramp owner/promoter. Featuring electronic music artist William Orbit, it became Pink’s first single to miss the top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, although it was a hit in Europe and in Australia. It was later included on non-U.S. editions of Pink’s third album, Try This, which was released on November 11, 2003. Eight of the 13 tracks were co-written with Tim Armstrong of the band Rancid. Linda Perry was featured on the album as a writer and musician. Despite the album reaching the top ten on album charts in the US, in Canada, in the UK, and in Australia, sales were considerably lower than those of Missundaztood. However, it did go platinum in the US. The singles “Trouble” and “God Is a DJ” did not reach the US top 40 but did reach the top ten in other countries, and “Last to Know” was released as a single outside North America. “Trouble” earned Pink the Best Female Rock Vocal Performance category at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, and “Feel Good Time” was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. She toured extensively on the Try This Tour through Europe and Australia, where the album was better received.
During the same period, Pink co-wrote the song “Take A Picture” with Damon Elliott which was released on Mýa’s album Moodring. In 2005, Pink collaborated with Lisa Marie Presley on the track “Shine”, released on Presley’s second album Now What. Pink took a break to write the songs for her fourth album, I’m Not Dead, which she said she titled as such because “It’s about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up even though people would like you to.” Pink worked with producers Max Martin, Billy Mann, Christopher Rojas, Butch Walker, Lukasz Gottwald, and Josh Abraham on the album. The album’s release through LaFace Records in April 2006 was a substantial success throughout the world, particularly in Australia. The album reached the top ten in the US, the top five in the UK, No. 1 in Germany, and was No. 1 in Australia for two non-consecutive weeks.
The album’s lead single, “Stupid Girls”, was Pink’s biggest US hit since 2002 and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Its music video, in which she parodies celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Paris Hilton, won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video. Subsequent singles “Who Knew” and “U + Ur Hand” were substantial hits in Australia and Europe, and they later became top ten singles in the US. in 2007. The non-US singles were “Nobody Knows”, a minor hit in the UK, Australia and Germany; “Dear Mr. President”, an open letter to the US President George W. Bush which featured the Indigo Girls and became a No. 1 hit in Belgium as well as a top five hit in Germany, Australia, and other countries; “Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)”, a UK top 40 and Australian top five entry; and “‘Cuz I Can”. The album has sold over 1.3 million copies in the US, as well as over 700,000 copies in Australia. The album proved very popular in Australia, with six top five singles and a record-breaking 62 weeks in the top 10; so far the album has gone 10 times platinum.
In support of the album, Pink embarked on the world I’m Not Dead Tour, for which ticket sales in Australia were particularly high; she sold approximately 307,000 tickets in Australia, giving her the record for the biggest concert attendance for an arena tour by a female artist. One of the London shows on the tour was taped and released as a DVD, Pink: Live from Wembley Arena, where she sang Linda Perry’s “Whats Up?”. In 2006, Pink was chosen to sing the theme song for NBC Sunday Night Football, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”, which is a take on “I Hate Myself for Lovin’ You” by Joan Jett. She contributed a cover of Rufus’s “Tell Me Something Good” to the soundtrack of the film Happy Feet, and lent her name to PlayStation to promote the PSP, a special pink edition of which was released.
Pink collaborated with several other artists in 2006 and 2007, when she opened for Justin Timberlake on the American leg of his FutureSex/LoveShow Tour. She sang on the Indigo Girls album Despite Our Differences. She was featured on India.Arie’s song “I Am Not My Hair” from the Lifetime Television film Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy. She wrote a song, “I Will”, for Natalia’s third album, Everything and More. “Outside of You”, another song she co-wrote, was recorded by dance-pop singer Hilary Duff and released on her 2007 album Dignity. Pink recorded a song with Annie Lennox and twenty-two other female acts for Lennox’s fourth solo studio album, Songs of Mass Destruction; titled “Sing”, it was written as an anthem for HIV/AIDS, according to Lennox’s website. In December 2007, a special edition Pink Box, which comprises her second to fourth albums and the DVD Live in Europe, was released in Australia. It reached the top twenty on the albums chart and was certified Gold, selling over 35,000 units.
2008–2011: Funhouse and Greatest Hits… So Far!!!
On August 7, 2008, Pink’s single “So What” was leaked online, and radio stations across Australia were quick to give it massive airplay. Less than six hours after the leak, “So What” was voted No.1 on Nova 100 Melbourne and shot to No.1 on the Today Network’s national radio Hot30 Countdown. On August 22, Pink announced a new track, titled “Crystal Ball”. On September 18, 2008, “So What” became her second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Pink was the guest of honor at the 2008 ARIA Music Awards, which were held in Sydney, Australia, in October 2008. There she sang “So What”. On November 3, 2008, Funhouse debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA charts. In Australia it sold over 86,000 units in its first week, and was eventually certified eleven times platinum.
On November 23, 2008, Pink performed “Sober”, the second single from Funhouse, at the American Music Awards. The third single was “Please Don’t Leave Me”, with a video directed by Dave Meyers. In Australia, “Bad Influence” was released as the album’s fourth single as a promotional single for her Funhouse Tour, and “Funhouse” was later released as the fifth single. However, “Bad Influence” was not released as a single in Europe until March 2010, which was after “Funhouse” had been released. In May 2009, Pink released a four-CD box set of her first four albums; this set peaked at No. 7 in the UK Album Chart. In 2009, Pink performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
Pink’s Funhouse Tour started in France on February 24, 2009, and continued through Europe until mid-May, with supporting act Raygun. Pink then performed a series of shows in Australia, all of which sold out. Between May and August 2009, she performed for a total of more than 600,000 Australian fans at 58 shows around the country.
On September 13, 2009, Pink performed “Sober” while doing a trapeze act at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where she was nominated for Best Female Video for “So What”. On January 31, 2010, Pink did another circus act in the form of aerial silks at the 2010 Grammy Awards, this time performing the song “Glitter in the Air”. She received a standing ovation. In 2013, Billboard ranked the performance as the best between 2000 and 2012. Billboard recognized Pink as the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. According to the BBC countdown compiled by PPL, Pink was the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna.
Pink was a soloist in the remake of the 1985 charity single, “We Are the World”. She collaborated on the 2010 Herbie Hancock album, The Imagine Project, in which she sang Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up” with John Legend and contributed vocals to John Lennon’s “Imagine” with Seal, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Konono Nº1, Oumou Sangaré, and others. The last collaboration earned Pink a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. She was featured on a track titled “Won’t Back Down” for Eminem’s 2010 album Recovery; Eminem explained that he included Pink because he “felt like she would smash this record.”
On July 15, 2010, during a concert in Nurnberg, Germany, Pink was preparing to end her concert with an aerial acrobatic routine when she was pulled offstage and onto a barricade below. Her left-side flywire had been activated before the right-side one had been properly attached to her harness. She was taken to a local hospital where it was determined that she had not been seriously injured. Pink sold a total of 3,000,000 concert tickets on her 2009–10 worldwide tour, according to a statement on behalf of UK tour promoter Marshall Arts.
In the first week of October 2010, Pink released “Raise Your Glass”, the first single from her first compilation album, Greatest Hits So Far. The song celebrates a decade since Pink’s debut in 2000 and is dedicated to her fans who have been supporting her over the years. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Pink’s tenth Top 10 hit, and her third number-one on the chart. She released the compilation album on November 12, 2010, and almost a month later she released the album’s second single, named “Fuckin’ Perfect”. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at number one in Germany.
Pink voiced the character of Gloria in Happy Feet Two, which premiered on November 18, 2011 in the United States. She also sings the movie’s theme song, “Bridge of Light”.
On October 7, 2011, RCA Music Group announced that it would be disbanding Jive Records, along with Arista Records and J Records. With the shutdown, Pink and all other artists previously signed to the labels would release any future material through RCA Records.
2012–2015: The Truth About Love and You+Me
In February 2012, Pink confirmed that she was in the writing process for her next studio album, The Truth About Love. It was preceded with the release of its lead single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, in July. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, while reaching number one in Australia and Hungary, and the top five in Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Released in September, The Truth About Love made its debut atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 281,000, making it her first number-one album in the United States. It also topped the charts in Canada, Australia, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland, and became the world’s sixth best-selling album of 2012 according to the IFPI. The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA for two million copies shipped and has sold over seven million copies worldwide. The Truth About Love received positive response from music critics and was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
“Try” was released as the second single from The Truth About Love in October 2012 and became a worldwide top-ten hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. In February 2013, Pink released the fourth single, “Just Give Me a Reason”, featuring guest vocals by Nate Ruess of fun. It became the most successful single from The Truth About Love, topping the record charts in more than 20 countries worldwide and becoming Pink’s fourth number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. According to the IFPI, the song was the fourth best-selling digital single of 2013 with 9.9 million copies sold worldwide. The song won the Billboard Mid-Year Award for Favorite Hot 100 No.1 Song, and garnered two nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Song of the Year at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Three further singles, “True Love”, “Walk of Shame”, and “Are We All We Are”, was released throughout 2013 to less commercial success. On February 13, 2013, Pink kicked off her sixth tour, known as The Truth About Love Tour, in Phoenix, Arizona. Billboard released a statement on June 14, announcing that Pink held the No. 1 spot on their Hot Tours chart, as the American leg of her Truth About Love Tour grossed over $23.6 million. She still held the title a week later, as the European leg grossed $30.7 million.
In addition to her work for The Truth About Love, Pink appeared on the track “Guns and Roses” on T.I.’s album Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head. The song has been certified Gold by the ARIA for sales of 35,000 digital downloads shipped in Australia. She also wrote two songs, “I Walk Alone” and “Lie to Me”, for Cher’s new album, Closer to the Truth. Pink starred as a sex addict alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo in the 2013 movie Thanks for Sharing. The official trailer was released on June 27 and the movie premièred on September 20, 2013. Her legal name, Alecia Moore, is used for the movie credits. Her role as Dede was heavily praised by critics. rogerebert.com commented on her performance saying “Of all the cast here, the least experienced is the pop singer Pink, yet she does the best acting in the film: natural, a little harsh, a little unstable. Pink, like Macy Gray in her Lee Daniels movie roles, knows instinctively how to behave on camera by just pretending that the camera isn’t there.”
Billboard named Pink Woman of the Year 2013. In December, the magazine also named The Truth About Love Tour the 3rd best selling tour of 2013 with $147.9 million in ticket sales; falling only behind Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. Also in Billboard’s end of year charts, Pink was ranked the 6th top artist of 2013 and she scored her highest charting end-of-year song and album; with Just Give Me a Reason sitting at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Truth About Love placing at number 8 on Billboard 200. In Australia, Pink has had an album placed at number one or two in the ARIA End of Year Albums Chart for six out of the past seven years as The Truth About Love topped the chart for two years in a row. She was the 9th top grossing music artist of 2013, with $20,072,072.32 earned. RCA Records later announced that they have signed Pink for a multi-album deal that will last for years to come. The singer was quoted about the deal saying “I am super-duper excited to continue onwards and upwards with RCA and my team there”.
It was announced in September 2014, that Pink and Dallas Green, lead singer of City and Colour, worked together on a collaborative album, under the band name You+Me. The album, titled Rose Ave., was released on October 14, 2014. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the US Folk Albums chart.
In August 2015, Pink recorded the theme song for the 13th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The song, “Today’s the Day”, was performed during the show’s premiere week in New York City on September 10, 2015.
2016–present: Beautiful Trauma
It was announced in February 2016 that Pink will cover a Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, for the upcoming Netflix original series Beat Bugs. In the same month, it was announced that she had recorded a cover of “White Rabbit” for the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, while in April it was revealed that she contributed the song “Just like Fire” to the soundtrack of the movie. In Australia, it topped the ARIA Charts. The following July, it was announced that Pink had written a song for French-Canadian singer Celine Dion called “Recovering” for inclusion on her upcoming English-language album. Pink provided guest vocals on country singer Kenny Chesney’s single “Setting the World on Fire” which was released on August 1, 2016. On March 10, 2017, Pink teamed up with Stargate and Australian star Sia on the former’s debut single, “Waterfall”.
Pink took a break to write songs for her upcoming seventh album. In June 2017, Pink confirmed that she is making her next studio album. On July 17, 2017, she announced via her official Twitter account that the video shoot for the first single will take place the following week. “What About Us”, the lead single from Pink’s seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, was released on August 10, 2017 and reached number one in Australia. The album was released on October 13, 2017. On August 27, 2017, Pink received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. She also performed a medley of some of her hits, including her new single, “What About Us”, before accepting the award, which was presented to her by Ellen DeGeneres. “What About Us” reached number one on the Adult Pop Songs chart, earning Pink her ninth leader on the chart, breaking her out of a tie with Katy Perry for the solo female artist with the most number-ones in the chart’s history and placing her in second place amongst all acts.
On December 5, 2017, Hip-hop artist Eminem revealed that Pink would be collaborating on the song “Need Me” for his ninth studio album Revival.
Artistry – Influences
Pink has named Madonna and Janis Joplin as her biggest musical influences. In a 2000 interview with MTV, Pink said that during her childhood she used to think that she was Madonna’s daughter, saying: “I’ve always been the type of person that followed Madonna like a lost puppy. I didn’t speak to my mother for a year, because I was sure she adopted me.” She stated, “Madonna has always been an inspiration for me… I was a fan right from the first time I heard ‘Holiday’.” Pink also won her first talent show singing Madonna’s “Oh Father”. Of Janis Joplin, Pink said “She was so inspiring by singing blues music when it wasn’t culturally acceptable for white women, and she wore her heart on her sleeve. She was so witty and charming and intelligent, but she also battled an ugly-duckling syndrome. I would love to play her in a movie.” In a tribute performance on her Try This Tour, Pink called Joplin “a woman who inspired me when everyone else didn’t!”
As a child she admired the leader of 4 Non Blondes, Linda Perry, whom she would later track down and form a close relationship with on her second album. She said: “Literally this woman spoke to me. Being in pain and being on drugs and being misunderstood and, yeah she spoke my language. Without having to say anything, she could sing a note and it was what I was feeling. I used to sit at three or four o’ clock in the morning, tripping on whatever, screaming 4 Non Blondes out the window until the cops were called”. Other influences include Joan Jett, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, and Whitney Houston.
Voice and timbre
Throughout her career, she has received applause from critics for her powerful vocals. Her voice has been described as “raspy”, “husky”, and “distinctive.” James Montgomery of MTV calls her “a deceptively good singer who can out-sing almost anyone”. The Guardian describes her voice as “prodigious”. Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times labelled her as “a powerhouse vocalist”. Pink has also received acclaim for her “raw”, “soulful” voice and her ability to emote. The Inquirer defined her voice as “husky” and “gutsy”, further complimenting her for developing into a “powerfully emotive vocalist”, while comparing her to Janis Joplin. The Star Tribune commends her by writing, “Her slightly raspy, slightly soulful voice made you feel the dysfunction in ‘Family Portrait’, the longing of ‘Who Knew’ and the empowerment in ‘Perfect’.” CNN has said that Pink is known for singing “with the right level of emotion”. Fellow pop artist Kelly Clarkson believes that Pink’s voice is “the best of our generation”.
Pink, aside from her musical feats, has also become known for her style and work outside of music. She has often been seen as “adventurous” with her hair, and has had styles such as fluorescent spikes to pink-streaked dreadlocks to a pitch-black skater cut. Regarding her style, she told InStyle, “I’m eclectic. I’m a tomboy, but I’m kind of a hippie and kind of a gangster I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but it is my thing.”
Pink is an animal-rights activist and a prominent campaigner for PETA, contributing her voice toward causes such as the protest against KFC. In conjunction with PETA, she criticized the Australian wool industry over its use of mulesing. In January 2007, she stated that she had been misled by PETA about mulesing and that she had not done enough research before lending her name to the campaign. Her campaigning led to a headlining concert called PAW (Party for Animals Worldwide) in Cardiff, Wales on August 21, 2007. In 2015, she posed nude for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”, campaign.
Pink is also outspoken about LGBT rights and supports same-sex marriage.
In June 2012, Pink told Cosmopolitan magazine that her diet is mostly vegan, but she occasionally eats chicken and fish.
Pink is also involved with several charities, including Human Rights Campaign, ONE Campaign, Prince’s Trust, New York Restoration Project, Run for the Cure Foundation, Save the Children, Take Back the Night, UNICEF and World Animal Protection. As of May 2008, Pink has been officially recognized as an advocate for the RSPCA in Australia. On February 16, 2009, Pink announced she was donating $250,000 to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal to aid the victims of the bushfires that swept through the Australian state of Victoria earlier that month. Pink stated that she wanted to make “a tangible expression of support”. Pink also donated money to Autism Speaks.
In August 2012, Pink became a spokesmodel for CoverGirl, featuring in a fall 2013 advertising campaign themed “beauty with an edge”.
Pink playing “So What” from her 2008 album, Funhouse at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Ontario, Canada on July 9, 2017.
Pink has been credited for breaking boundaries and pushing the envelope throughout her career. She is regarded as the “most trailblazing artist” of her pop generation. Robert Hilburn of the Los Angeles Times says, “Pink stood up for her music, broke the music industry’s mold and scored a breakout hit, challenging a school of teen singers to find their own sounds as well.” He adds, “Pink also started a race among other teen pop stars like Christina Aguilera to add substance to their own sound.” Ann Powers refers to her as a “powerhouse vocalist”, stating her mix of rebellion, emotional rawness, humor, and “infectious” dance beats created “a model for the mashup approach of latter-day divas such as Katy Perry, Kesha, and even Rihanna.” Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone commented: “I think people respond to her sense of independence and dedication. It inspires people… This is a prolific pop artist who is sometimes famous and successful, sometimes obscure, who nonetheless keeps making her own kind of music.”
James Montgomery of MTV describes her as “a fabulously fearless pop artist” who can “out-sing almost anyone out there. She can out-crazy Gaga or Lily. She’s the total pop-star package, everything you’d want in a singer/entertainer/icon. And still, she remains oddly off the radar. Such is the price of busting borders”. Entertainment Weekly said: “She essentially invented the whole modern wave of Pop Diva Domination: You can draw a straight line from “Get This Party Started” to Katy Perry, Kesha, pre-messianic Lady Gaga, and post-weird Rihanna.” Glamour Magazine wrote: “When Pennsylvania-born Alecia Moore debuted in 2000, pop was dominated by long-locked blonds like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Jessica Simpson. Pink changed the game. Without her, the last 13-years of big-voiced, tough chick music is hard to imagine.”
Following her performance at the American Music Awards of 2012, LZ Granderson of CNN wrote: “our culture’s biggest sin may well be the auto-tuned syrup we’ve allowed to dominate the pop charts. All-time chart records are handed to vacuous acts such as the Black Eyed Peas and singing awards are given to vocal lightweights such as Taylor Swift But thank God for Pink. While Christina Aguilera has a tendency to oversing, Britney Spears can’t sing, and Lauryn Hill sorta stopped singing, Pink has managed to carve a brilliant 13-year-career by being something that is incredibly rare these days—an artist.” British soul singer Adele considers Pink’s performance at Brixton Academy in London as one of “the most defining moments” in her life, saying “It was the Missundaztood record, so I was about 13 or 14. I had never heard, being in the room, someone sing like that live. I remember sort of feeling like I was in a wind tunnel, her voice just hitting me. It was incredible.”
Pink’s work has inspired several other artists including Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Tegan and Sara, Ashley Tisdale, Alessia Cara, Victoria Justice, and Adele.
Pink met professional motocross racer Carey Hart at the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia. Following a brief separation in 2003, Pink proposed to Hart in June 2005 during a Mammoth Lakes motocross race; she was “assisting” in his race and wrote “Will You Marry Me? I’m serious!” on a pit board. He initially didn’t notice and continued on for another lap. When he did notice later, he veered off the track to accept right then. She then made him finish the race because she wouldn’t marry a loser. They married in Costa Rica on January 7, 2006.
After months of speculation, Pink announced in February 2008, that she and Hart had separated. Hart subsequently appeared in the video for her 2008 song “So What”, which deals with their separation. The couple sought marriage counseling during their separation in hopes of reconciliation. In February 2010, Pink confirmed that she and Hart were back together. Hart appears with Pink in the music video for her songs “Just Give Me a Reason” and “True Love”.
In November 2010, Pink announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she and Hart were expecting their first child. In June 2011, she gave birth to their daughter. In December 2016, she gave birth to their second child, a son.
Pink is a supporter of attachment parenting.
In 2010, she appeared on Forbes’ “The Celebrity 100” list at #27, with earnings of $44 million. In 2011, she appeared on Forbes’ The Top-Earning Women in Music list at #6 with earnings of $22 million, with an average of $1 million per show on the road. In 2009, Billboard put her at the 6th place on their “Money Makers” list, listing her earnings as $36,347,658. In 2013, she appeared on Forbes’ list of “Highest Paid Musicians”, with the earnings of $32 million.
Awards and achievements
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Pink
According to Nielsen SoundScan, Pink’s record sales stand at 16 million copies in the United States.
Pink has sold over 47 million albums, over 70 million singles, and over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide.
Boy cut hair in 2013
As per her stage name, Pink color can also be seen in her hair
Her name is spelled as “P!nk” and not “Pink”
Various tattoos (has more than 20 tattoos)
The singer Pink released her debut album Can’t Take Me Home on April 4, 2000 via LaFace Records. It peaked at position 10 in Australia, and at #26 in USA. It was able to sell 4 million copies in the whole world with more than 2 million copies within U.S. only. It was certified as 2× Platinum in U.S.
Pink appeared in 2000 film Ski to the Max for her role as Brena.
First TV Show
In 2002, Pink guest appeared in the late-night live television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live as herself (musical guest).
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Band – 4 Non Blondes
Pink had previously worked with trainer Gregory Joujon-Roche. The celebrity trainer worked with her ON and OFF for six years.
Pink loves to workout outdoors and performs activities like hiking, running and other cardio stuff. Gregory used to work with Pink for five days a week and 90 minutes a day. During those 90 minutes, he used to made sure that her heart rate never goes below 155. And, for the entire session, she used to maintain it between 155 and 165 (excluding rest). Rest time was not actually a complete rest, Gregory would let her do stretching exercises instead of complete rest.
He suggests his readers to eat green foods for at least one day in a month.
She also worked with trainers Jillian Michaels and Jeanette Jenkins to lose her stubborn 55 pounds of baby weight.
Pink’s father is Catholic, and her mother is Jewish. Pink took up her mom’s religion.
At an early stage in her life, she suffered from asthma.
She initially dreamed to become an Olympic gymnast as she practised gymnastics for eight years. She got the inspiration to become a singer by watching her dad playing guitar and singing songs.
Her parents divorced before she turned 10.
She supports attachment parenting.
She used to have a pet rat in the past.
She proposed to Carey Hart for the marriage.
In 2011, Pink was in the “The Top-Earning Women in Music” list by Forbes magazine at #6 with earnings of $22 million.
Pink is the one who has inspired many of your other favorite celebrities such as Adele, Ashley Tisdale, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Taylor Swift, and Victoria Justice.
At 16 only, she was the co-founding member (along with Stephanie Galligan and Chrissy Conway) of the R&B group Choice.
Eleven yeas ago, the stars aligned and gave us one of the best paparazzi photos of all time: Paris Hilton, frenemy Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears hopping into a car together as the “Holy Trinity.”
But now, according to Hilton, Lohan wasn’t supposed to be there.
In an interview with MTV Australia, Hilton was asked if she heard from Lohan after re-posting the image on its 11th anniversary last month. “Actually, it was just Brit and I out and then [Lindsay] just like chased us to the car and got in,” Paris replied. “She wasn’t invited. You’re not on the list.”
When the host remarked that the “Mean Girls” star seems to be doing well in Mykonos, Hilton deadpanned, “Yeah, sure.”
Though the heiress/DJ chalked it up to Lohan simply following them around, the circumstances around that night actually make the photo-op seem a lot more deliberate.
Let’s flash back to November 2006 for a minute, when Paris ruled the club scene, Britney was just getting divorced from Kevin Federline and Lindsay was fresh off her Razzie-nominated role in “Just My Luck.” Paris and Lindsay had been taking swipes at each other in the media and in front of the paparazzi throughout the year, which also saw the now-infamous “Firecrotch” rant.
On Nov. 26, Lindsay accused Hilton of hitting her with a drink inside a club while speaking with the paparazzi. Cut to the following night, when Lohan was escorted by Hilton’s publicist to her car, as Hilton urged Linds to tell photographers “the truth” about what she said the night before.
As she got into a car with both Britney and Paris, Linds said the “Simple Life” star had never hit her, adding she was a “good girl” and they were all friends.
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Lady Gaga, in a crop blazer showcasing major underboob, high-waist leather shorts, fishnet stocking and thigh high vinyl platform boots to the 59th Grammy Awards in February 2017.
Gaga showed off her rear as she posed in a teeny bikini. Mmeanwhile, her hair was styled into a chic up-do, which left all the attention on her body.
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The jaw-dropping photo certainly went down a treat with fans – racking up more than a million likes. Gaga posed in the same minuscule swimwear earlier ion the week, when she gave fans a saucy side-view of her rear. This also gave followers a chance to check out her array of tattoos – including one of the late David Bowie.
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Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Nick Name GaGa, Mother Monster, Germ, Loopy, Sucra
Occupation: Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Activist, Dancer, Record Producer, Composer
Years active: 2001–present
Age: March 28, 1986, 32 years and 3 months, New York City, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Hair Color: Lady Gaga has naturally BROWN hair. But, she dyes them blonde. Her hair has started falling due to applying so much dye on the hair.
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Measurements: 36-26-37 in or 91.5-66-94 cm
Bra Size: 34B
Genres: Pop, dance, electronic, rock
Instruments: Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar
Labels Def Jam, Cherrytree, KonLive, Streamline, Interscope Records
Net worth: $275 million – (February 2016 estimate)
singer Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York and briefly attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before withdrawing to focus on her musical career.
Father – Joseph Germanotta (Internet Entrepreneur)
Mother – Cynthia Germanotta (Telecommunication assistant)
Siblings – Natali Germanotta (Younger Sister)
She is signed with these agencies –
William Morris Endeavor
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Richard De La Font
Platinum blonde hair
Her hair bow and futuristic outfits
She carries a glow-in-the-dark disco stick during performances
Rhythmic hooks and choruses
Refers to all her fans as “Monsters”
Often portrays herself as a rebel in her videos
In her videos, she often ends up killing someone – usually her boyfriend
Various colored wigs
Wild, charismatic dancing
Elaborate sunglasses and high heels
Lady 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.
After an unsuccessful contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where Akon helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own label KonLive Distribution in 2007.
Gaga achieved success the following year with her debut album, a dance-pop and electropop record titled The Fame, and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), featuring the singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”, also proved successful.
Gaga’s second full-length album Born This Way (2011) explored electronic rock and techno.
The album topped the US charts, where it sold more than one million copies in its first week.
Its title track also became the fastest selling song on iTunes with over a million downloads in less than a week.
Gaga ventured into R&B and disco with her third album Artpop (2013), which topped the US charts and included the single “Applause”.
In 2014, Gaga released a jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, her third consecutive number one album in the US. For her acting work in the television series American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016), Gaga won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2016. Her fifth studio album, Joanne (2016), incorporated genres such as country and pop, and she became the first woman to have four US number one albums in the 2010s.
Having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016, Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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. Gaga has been declared Billboard’s Artist of the Year and included among Forbes’s power and earnings rankings. She was ranked at number four on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music in 2012, finished second on Time’s 2011 readers’ poll of the most influential people of the past ten years, and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2015.
She is known for her philanthropic work and social activism, including LGBT rights, and for her non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.
She has appeared in a TV commercial for Google Chrome in 2011.
Gaga has also appeared in print ads for MAC cosmetics, and Versace purses.
1986–2005: Early life
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born on March 28, 1986, in Manhattan, New York at the Lenox Hill Hospital to a Catholic family with Italian and French Canadian roots.
Her parents are Cynthia Louise (née Bissett) and internet entrepreneur Joseph Germanotta, and she has a younger sister, Natali. Brought up in the affluent Upper West Side of Manhattan, she says that her parents came from lower-class families and worked hard for everything.
From age 11, she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, a private, all-girls Roman Catholic school.
Gaga described her academic life in high school as “very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined” but also “a bit insecure”. She considered herself a misfit among her peers and was mocked for “being either too provocative or too eccentric”.
I don’t know exactly where my affinity for music comes from, but it is the thing that comes easiest to me. When I was like three years old, I may have been even younger, my mom always tells this really embarrassing story of me propping myself up and playing the keys like this because I was too young short to get all the way up there. Just go like this on the low end of the piano
I was really, really good at piano, so my first instincts were to work so hard at practicing piano, and I might not have been a natural dancer, but I am a natural musician. That is the thing that I believe I am the greatest at.
Gaga, Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside, May 2011
Gaga began to play the piano at the age of four, wrote her first piano ballad at 13, and began playing at open mic nights a year later.
At her high school, she played the lead roles of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She also studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for ten years.
Gaga unsuccessfully auditioned for New York shows, though she did appear in a small role as a mischievous classmate in a 2001 episode of The Sopranos titled “The Telltale Moozadell”.
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.
During her second semester of her sophomore year in 2005, she withdrew to focus on her music career.
The same year, she played an unsuspecting diner customer for MTV’s Boiling Points, a prank reality television show.
In 2014, Gaga said she had been raped at the age of 19, for which she underwent mental and physical therapy.
She suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder that she attributes to the incident, though she says that support from doctors, family, and friends have helped her.
2005–2007: Career beginnings
In 2005, Gaga recorded two songs with hip-hop singer Grandmaster Melle Mel for an audio book accompanying Cricket Casey’s children’s novel The Portal in the Park.
She also formed a band called the SGBand with some friends from NYU.
The band played at gigs around New York, becoming a fixture of the downtown Lower East Side club scene.
After the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame New Songwriters Showcase at The Cutting Room in June, Gaga was recommended to music producer Rob Fusari by talent scout Wendy Starland.
Fusari collaborated with Gaga, who traveled daily to New Jersey, helping to develop her songs and compose new material.
The producer said they began dating in May 2006, and he claimed to have been the first person to call her “Lady Gaga”, which was derived from Queen’s song “Radio Ga Ga”.
Their relationship lasted until January 2007.
Fusari and Gaga established a company called Team Lovechild, LLC to promote her career.
They recorded and produced electropop tracks, sending them to music industry executives. Joshua Sarubin, the head of Artists and repertoire (A&R) at Def Jam Recordings, responded positively and, after approval from Sarubin’s boss Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Gaga was signed to Def Jam in September 2006.
She was dropped from the label three months later and returned to her family home for Christmas. She began performing at neo-burlesque shows, which according to her represented freedom.
During this time, she met performance artist Lady Starlight, who helped mold her onstage persona.
The pair began performing at downtown club venues like the Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and the Rockwood Music Hall. 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.
Their performance at the 2007 Lollapalooza music festival received critical praise.
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. While Gaga and Starlight were performing, Fusari continued to develop the songs he had created with her, sending them to the producer and record executive Vincent Herbert.
In November 2007, Herbert signed Gaga to his label Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records, established that month.
Gaga later credited Herbert as the man who discovered her.
Having served as an apprentice songwriter during an internship at Famous Music Publishing, Gaga struck a music publishing deal with Sony/ATV. As a result, she was hired to write songs for Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, Fergie, and The Pussycat Dolls.
At Interscope, musician Akon was impressed with her singing abilities when she sang a reference vocal for one of his tracks in studio.
Akon convinced Jimmy Iovine, chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, to form a joint deal by having Gaga also sign with his own label KonLive, making her his “franchise player”.
In late 2007, Gaga met with songwriter and producer RedOne.
She collaborated with him in the recording studio for a week on her debut album, signing with Cherrytree Records, an Interscope imprint established by producer and songwriter Martin Kierszenbaum; she also wrote four songs with Kierszenbaum.
Despite securing a record deal, she said that some radio stations found her music too “racy”, “dance-oriented”, and “underground” for the mainstream market. The singer responded to them: “My name is Lady Gaga, I’ve been on the music scene for years, and I’m telling you, this is what’s next.”
2008–2010: Breakthrough with The Fame and The Fame Monster
By 2008, Gaga had relocated to Los Angeles to work extensively with her record label to complete her debut album, The Fame, and to set up her own creative team called the Haus of Gaga, modeled on Andy Warhol’s Factory.
The Fame was released on August 19, 2008, reaching number one in Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK and appearing in the top five in Australia and the US.
The album has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Its first two singles, “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”, became worldwide commercial successes, reaching number one in the Canada, United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
The latter was also the world’s best-selling single of 2009—with 9.8 million copies sold that year—and spent a record 83 weeks on the Digital Songs chart.
Three other singles—”Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)”, “LoveGame”, and “Paparazzi”—were released from the album, with the latter reaching number one in Germany.
Remixed versions of the singles from The Fame except “Eh, Eh” were included in Hitmixes in August 2009.
At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, The Fame and “Poker Face” won Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Dance Recording, respectively.
Following her opening act on The Pussycat Dolls’ 2009 Doll Domination Tour in Europe and Oceania, Gaga headlined her worldwide The Fame Ball Tour, which ran from March to September 2009. While traveling the globe, she wrote The Fame Monster, an EP of eight songs, released on November 18, 2009.
Its first single “Bad Romance” was released one month earlier, and went number one in Canada and the UK while reaching number two in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.
“Telephone” with Beyoncé followed as the second single, and became Gaga’s fourth UK number one.
Its third single was “Alejandro”, which reached number one in Finland and attracted controversy when its music video was deemed blasphemous by the Catholic League.
Both tracks also reached the top five in the US. The video for “Bad Romance” became the most watched on YouTube in April 2010, and Gaga became the first person with more than one billion combined views the following October.
At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga won 8 awards from 13 nominations, including Video of the Year for “Bad Romance”.
She became the most nominated artist for a single year, and the first female to receive two nominations for Video of the Year at the same ceremony.
The Fame Monster won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, and “Bad Romance” won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video.
In 2009, Gaga spent a record 150 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and became the most downloaded female act in a year in the US with 11.1 million downloads — earning an entry in the Guinness World Records.
The success of The Fame and The Fame Monster allowed Gaga to start her second worldwide concert tour, The Monster Ball Tour and release The Remix—her final record with Cherrytree Records and among the best-selling remix albums of all time.
The former ran from November 2009 to May 2011 and grossed $227.4 million, making it the highest-grossing concert tour for a debut headlining artist.
Concerts performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City were filmed for an HBO television special titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden.
Gaga also performed songs from the albums at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance, 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, and the 2010 BRIT Awards.
Before Michael Jackson’s death, Gaga was set to take part in his cancelled This Is It concert series at London’s O2 Arena.
During this era Gaga ventured into business, collaborating with consumer electronics company Monster Cable Products to create in-ear, jewel-encrusted, headphones called Heartbeats by Lady Gaga.
Gaga also partnered with Polaroid in January 2010 as their Creative Director and announced a suite of photo capturing products called Grey Label.
Her collaboration with past producer and ex-boyfriend Rob Fusari led to her production team, Mermaid Music LLC, being sued.
At this time, Gaga was tested borderline positive for lupus, but claimed not to be affected by the symptoms and hoped to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
2011–2014: Born This Way, Artpop, and Cheek to Cheek
In February 2011, Gaga released “Born This Way”, the lead single from her studio album of the same name. The song sold more than one million copies within five days, earning the Guinness World Record for the fastest selling single on iTunes.
It debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the 1,000th number-one single in the history of the charts.
Its second single “Judas” followed two months later, and “The Edge of Glory” served as its third single, with both reaching the top ten in the US and UK.
Her music video for “The Edge of Glory”, unlike her previous work, portrays her dancing on a fire escape and walking on a lonely street, without intricate choreography and back-up dancers.
Born This Way was released on May 23, 2011, and debuted atop the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.1 million copies.
The album sold eight million copies worldwide and received three Grammy nominations, including Gaga’s third consecutive nomination for Album of the Year.
Born This Way’s following singles were “You and I” and “Marry the Night”, which reached numbers 6 and 29 in the US, respectively.
While filming the former’s music video, Gaga met and started dating actor Taylor Kinney in July 2011, who played her love interest.
She supported the album with Born This Way Ball, which began in April 2012 and concluded in February 2013. Some of the tour’s shows were cancelled due to a labral tear of her right hip, which required surgery and resulted in refunds of more than $25 million and 200,000 tickets.
The tour earned $186.82 million globally.
Gaga’s other endeavors in 2011 included collaborating with Tony Bennett on a jazz version of “The Lady Is a Tramp”, with Elton John on “Hello Hello” for the animated feature film Gnomeo & Juliet, and The Lonely Island along with Justin Timberlake on “3-Way (The Golden Rule)”.
She also performed a concert at the Sydney Town Hall, Australia that year to promote Born This Way and to celebrate former US President Bill Clinton’s 65th birthday.
In November, she was featured in a Thanksgiving special titled A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, which attracted 5.7 million American viewers and spawned the release of her fourth EP, A Very Gaga Holiday.
Gaga later guest-starred as an animated version of herself in the 2012 “Lisa Goes Gaga” episode of The Simpsons, appeared in the documentary films The Zen of Bennett and Katy Perry: Part of Me (both 2012), and released her first fragrance, Lady Gaga Fame, followed by a second one, Eau de Gaga, in 2014.
Gaga began work on her third studio album, Artpop, in early 2012, during the Born This Way Ball tour; she crafted the album to mirror “a night at the club”.
In August 2013, Gaga released the album’s lead single “Applause”, which reached numbers one and four in Hungary and the US, respectively.
A lyric video for Artpop track “Aura” followed in October to accompany Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, where she plays an assassin named La Chameleon.
The film received generally negative reviews from critics and earned less than half of its $33 million budget.
The second Artpop single, “Do What U Want”, featured singer R. Kelly and was released later that month, topping the charts in Hungary and reaching number 13 in the US.
Artpop was released in November 2013 to mixed reviews.
Helen Brown in The Daily Telegraph criticized Gaga for making another album about her fame and doubted the record’s originality, but found it “great for dancing”.
The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, and sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide as of July 2014.
“G.U.Y.” followed as its third release in March 2014.
The track was much less successful than its predecessors in the US, peaking at number 76.
Gaga hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in November 2013, performing “Do What U Want” (with Kelly) and an album cut, “Gypsy”.
After holding her second Thanksgiving Day television special on ABC, Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular, she performed a special rendition of “Do What U Want” with Christina Aguilera on the fifth season of the American reality talent show The Voice.
In March 2014, Gaga had a seven-day concert residency commemorating the last performance at New York’s Roseland Ballroom before its closure.
Two months later, she embarked on the ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour, building on concepts from her ArtRave promotional event. Earning $83 million, the tour included cities cancelled from the Born This Way Ball tour itinerary.
In the meantime, Gaga split from longtime manager Troy Carter over “creative differences”, and by June 2014, she and new manager Bobby Campbell joined Artist Nation, the artist management division of Live Nation Entertainment.
She briefly appeared in Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and was confirmed as Versace’s spring-summer 2014 face with a campaign called “Lady Gaga For Versace”.
In September 2014, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek. The inspiration behind the album came from her friendship with Bennett, and fascination with jazz music since her childhood.
Before the album was released, it produced the singles “Anything Goes” and “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”.
Cheek to Cheek received generally favorable reviews, with The Guardian’s Caroline Sullivan praising Gaga’s vocals and Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich writing that “Cheek to Cheek serves up the real thing, start to finish”.
The record was Gaga’s third consecutive number-one album on the Billboard 200, and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
The duo recorded the concert special Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live, and embarked on the Cheek to Cheek Tour from December 2014 to August 2015.
2015–present: American Horror Story, Joanne, and Super Bowl performances
In February 2015, Gaga became engaged to Taylor Kinney.
After Artpop’s lukewarm response, Gaga began to reinvent her image and style. According to Billboard, this shift started with the release of Cheek to Cheek and the attention she received for her performance at the 87th Academy Awards, where she sang a medley of songs from The Sound of Music in a tribute to Julie Andrews.
Considered one of her best performances by Billboard, it triggered more than 214,000 interactions per minute globally on Facebook.
She and Diane Warren co-wrote the song “Til It Happens to You” for the documentary The Hunting Ground, which earned them the Satellite Award for Best Original Song and an Academy Award nomination in the same category.
Gaga won Billboard Woman of the Year and Contemporary Icon Award at the 2015 Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards.
Gaga had spent much of her early life wanting to be an actress, and achieved her goal when she starred in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Running from October 2015 to January 2016, Hotel is the fifth season of the anthology horror series, American Horror Story, in which Gaga played a hotel owner named Elizabeth.
At the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Gaga received the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film award for her work on the season.
Gaga’s other endeavors included appearing in Nick Knight’s 2015 fashion film for Tom Ford’s 2016 spring campaign and a guest editor spot for V fashion magazine’s 99th issue in January 2016, which features sixteen different covers.
She received Editor of the Year award at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards.
In 2016, Gaga sang the US national anthem in February at Super Bowl 50, partnered with Intel and Nile Rodgers for a tribute performance to the late David Bowie at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, and sang “Til It Happens to You” at the 88th Academy Awards, where she was introduced by Joe Biden and accompanied on-stage by 50 sexual assault survivors.
The singer was honored that April with the Artist Award at the Jane Ortner Education Awards by The Grammy Museum, which recognizes artists who have demonstrated passion and dedication to education through the arts.
Her engagement to Taylor Kinney ended in the following July, with the singer later noting that her career interfered with their relationship.
Gaga played a witch named Scathach in American Horror Story: Roanoke, the series’ sixth season, which ran from September to November 2016.
Her role in the fifth season of the show ultimately influenced her future music, prompting her to feature “the art of darkness”.
She released her fifth album’s lead single “Perfect Illusion” in September 2016.
The song topped the charts in France and Spain, while peaking at number 15 in the US.
The album, titled Joanne, was named after her deceased aunt who was an inspiration behind the music. It was released on October 21, 2016, and sold 170,000 copies in the US during its first week. Joanne was Gaga’s fourth number one Billboard album, making her the first woman to reach the US summit four times in the 2010s.
Its second single “Million Reasons” followed the next month, and reached number four in the US.
To promote Joanne, Gaga embarked on the three-date Dive Bar Tour.
Gaga performed as the headlining act during the Super Bowl LI halftime show on February 5, 2017. Her performance featured a group of hundreds of lighted drones forming various shapes in the sky above Houston’s NRG Stadium—the first time robotic aircraft appeared in a Super Bowl program.
It attracted 117.5 million viewers in the United States, exceeding the game’s total of 113.3 million viewers.
The performance led to a surge of 410,000 song downloads in the United States for Gaga and earned her an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Special Class Program category.
In April, the singer headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
She also released a standalone-single, “The Cure”, which reached the top 10 in Australia and France.
In August, Gaga began the Joanne World Tour, which she announced after the Super Bowl LI halftime show and is expected to finish in 2018.
Gaga’s creation of Joanne and preparation of her halftime show performance were featured in the documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which premiered on Netflix in September.
Throughout the film, she was seen suffering from chronic pain, which was later revealed to be the effect of a long-term condition called fibromyalgia.
The singer will star in and create new music for Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, a remake of the 1937 musical drama film of the same name. It is set to be released in May 2018.
Her character is a woman named Ally whose romance with singer Jackson Maine (played by Cooper) becomes strained after her career begins to overshadow his.
Gaga grew up listening to artists such as the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Blondie, and Garbage, who have all influenced her music.
Gaga’s musical inspiration varies from dance-pop singers like Madonna and Michael Jackson to glam rock artists like David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, as well as the theatrics of the pop artist Andy Warhol and her own performance roots in musical theater.
The singer has been compared to Madonna, who has said that she sees herself reflected in Gaga.
Gaga says that she wants to revolutionize pop music like Madonna.
Gaga has also cited heavy metal bands as an influence, including Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
She credits Beyoncé as a key inspiration to pursue a musical career.
Gaga was inspired by her mother to be interested in fashion, which she now says is a major influence and integrated with her music.
Stylistically, Gaga has been compared to Leigh Bowery, Isabella Blow, and Cher, she once commented that as a child, she absorbed Cher’s fashion sense and made it her own.
She considers Donatella Versace her muse and the English fashion designer Alexander McQueen as an inspiration.
In turn, Versace calls Lady Gaga “the fresh Donatella”.
Gaga has also been influenced by Princess Diana, whom she has admired since her childhood.
Gaga has called the Indian physician, public speaker, and writer Deepak Chopra a “true inspiration”, and she has also quoted Indian leader Osho’s book Creativity on Twitter. Gaga says she was influenced by Osho’s work in valuing rebellion through creativity and equality.
Musical style and themes
Critics have analysed and scrutinised Gaga’s musical and performance style, as she has experimented with new ideas and images throughout her career. She says the continual reinvention is “liberating” herself, which she has been drawn to since childhood.
Gaga has a coloratura contralto vocal range and strongly disapproves of lip syncing.
She has changed her vocal style regularly, and considers Born This Way “much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of.”
In summing up her voice, Entertainment Weekly wrote: “There’s an immense emotional intelligence behind the way she uses her voice. Almost never does she overwhelm a song with her vocal ability, recognizing instead that artistry is to be found in nuance rather than lung power.”
Gaga’s early songs have been called “depthless,” but according to Evan Sawdey of PopMatters, she “does manage to get you moving and grooving at an almost effortless pace.”
Gaga believes that “all good music can be played on a piano and still sound like a hit”.
Music critic Simon Reynolds wrote in 2010, “Everything about Gaga came from electroclash, except the music, which wasn’t particularly 1980s, just ruthlessly catchy naughties pop glazed with Auto-Tune and undergirded with R&B-ish beats.”
Gaga’s songs have covered a wide variety of concepts; The Fame discusses the lust for stardom, while the follow-up The Fame Monster expresses fame’s dark side through monster metaphors. The Fame is an electropop and dance-pop album that has influences of 1980s pop and 1990s Europop, whereas The Fame Monster displays Gaga’s taste for pastiche, drawing on “Seventies arena glam, perky ABBA disco, and sugary throwbacks like Stacey Q”.
Born This Way has lyrics in English, French, German, and Spanish and features themes common to Gaga’s controversial songwriting such as sex, love, religion, money, drugs, identity, liberation, sexuality, freedom, and individualism.
The album explores new genres, such as electronic rock and techno.
The themes in Artpop revolve around Gaga’s personal views of fame, love, sex, feminism, self-empowerment, overcoming addiction, and reactions to media scrutiny.
Billboard describes Artpop as “coherently channeling R&B, techno, disco and rock music”.
With Cheek to Cheek, Gaga dabbled in the jazz genre.
Joanne, exploring the genres of country, funk, pop, dance, rock, electronic music and folk, was influenced by her personal life.
Videos and stage
Featuring constant costume changes and provocative visuals, Gaga’s music videos are often described as short films.
The video for “Telephone” earned Gaga the Guinness World Record for Most Product Placement in a Video.
According to author Curtis Fogel, she explores bondage and sadomasochism and highlights prevalent feminist themes. The main themes of her music videos are sex, violence, and power.
She calls herself “a little bit of a feminist” and asserts that she is “sexually empowering women”.
Gaga has called herself a perfectionist when it comes to her elaborate shows.
Her performances have been described as “highly entertaining and innovative”, the blood-spurting performance of “Paparazzi” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was described as “eye-popping” by MTV News.
She continued the blood-soaked theme during The Monster Ball Tour, causing protests in England from family groups and fans in the aftermath of the Cumbria shootings, in which a taxi driver had killed 12 people, then himself.
At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga appeared in drag as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, and delivered a lovesick monologue before a performance of her song “You and I”.
As Gaga’s choreographer and creative director, Laurieann Gibson provided material for her shows and videos for four years before she was replaced by her assistant Richard Jackson in 2014.
Public reception of Gaga’s music, fashion sense, and persona is polarized. Because of her influence on modern culture, and her rise to global fame, sociologist Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina has offered a course titled “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of the Fame” since early 2011 with the objective of unraveling “some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga”.
When Gaga met briefly with then-president Barack Obama at a Human Rights Campaign fundraiser, he found the interaction “intimidating” as she was dressed in 16-inch heels, making her the tallest woman in the room.
When interviewed by Barbara Walters for her annual ABC News special 10 Most Fascinating People in 2009, Gaga dismissed the claim that she is intersex as an urban legend. Responding to a question on this issue, she expressed her fondness for androgyny.
In a 2010 Sunday Times article, Camille Paglia criticized Gaga as “more an identity thief than an erotic taboo breaker, a mainstream manufactured product who claims to be singing for the freaks, the rebellious and the dispossessed when she is none of those”.
Gaga’s outlandish fashion sense has also served as an important aspect of her character.
During her early career, members of the media compared her fashion choices to those of Christina Aguilera.
In 2011, 121 women gathered at the Grammy Awards dressed in costumes similar to those worn by Gaga, earning the 2011 Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of Lady Gaga Impersonators.
The Global Language Monitor named “Lady Gaga” as the Top Fashion Buzzword with her trademark “no pants” a close third.
Entertainment Weekly put her outfits on its end of the decade “best-of” list, saying that she “brought performance art into the mainstream.”
Time placed Gaga on their All-Time 100 Fashion Icons List, stating: “Lady Gaga is just as notorious for her outrageous style as she is for her pop hits, Gaga has sported outfits made from plastic bubbles, Kermit the Frog dolls, and raw meat.”
Gaga wore a dress made of raw beef to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, which was supplemented by boots, a purse, and a hat also made out of raw beef.
Partly awarded in recognition of the dress, Vogue named her one of the Best Dressed people of 2010 and Time named the dress the Fashion Statement of the year.
Attracting the attention of worldwide media, it was also criticized by the animal rights organization PETA, which found it offensive.
The meat dress was displayed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2012, and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in September 2015.
Gaga’s fans call her “Mother Monster”, and she often refers to them as “Little Monsters,” a phrase which she had tattooed on herself in dedication.
In July 2012, Gaga also co-founded the social networking service LittleMonsters.com, devoted to her fans.
According to Guinness World Records, Gaga was the most followed person on Twitter in 2011 and the most followed female pop singer in 2014; the book also named her the most powerful popstar that year.
Forbes included Gaga on its Celebrity 100 from 2010 to 2015 and its list of the World’s Most Powerful Women from 2010 to 2014.
She earned $62 million, $90 million, $52 million, $80 million, $33 million, and $59 million from 2010 through 2015.
She was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010 and ranked second in most influential people of the past ten years in a Time magazine readers’ poll in 2013.
In March 2012, Gaga was ranked fourth on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011 with earnings of $25 million, which included sales from Born This Way and her Monster Ball Tour.
The following year, she topped Forbes’ List of Top-Earning Celebs Under 30, and in February 2016, the magazine estimated Gaga’s net worth to be $275 million.
After declining an invitation to appear on the single “We Are the World 25” (because of rehearsal for her tour) to benefit victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Gaga donated the proceeds of her January 2010 Radio City Music Hall concert to the country’s reconstruction relief fund.
All profits from her online store that day were also donated, and Gaga announced that $500,000 was collected for the fund.
Hours after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, Gaga tweeted a link to Japan Prayer Bracelets. All revenue from a bracelet she designed in conjunction with the company was donated to relief efforts; these raised $1.5 million.
In June 2011, Gaga performed at MTV Japan’s charity show in Makuhari Messe, which benefited the Japanese Red Cross.
In 2012, Gaga joined the campaign group Artists Against Fracking.
That October, Yoko Ono gave Gaga and four other activists the LennonOno Grant for Peace in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The following month, Gaga pledged to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Gaga also contributes in the fight against HIV and AIDS, focusing on educating young women about the risks of the disease. In collaboration with Cyndi Lauper, Gaga joined forces with MAC Cosmetics to launch a line of lipstick under their supplementary cosmetic line, Viva Glam.
Sales have raised more than $202 million to fight HIV and AIDS.
In April 2016, Gaga joined Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to support Biden’s It’s On Us campaign as he traveled to colleges on behalf of the organization, which has seen 250,000 students from more than 530 colleges sign a pledge of solidarity and activism.
Two months later, Gaga attended the 84th Annual US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis where she joined with the Dalai Lama to talk about the power of kindness and how to make the world a more compassionate place.
The Chinese government added Gaga to a list of hostile foreign forces, and Chinese websites and media organizations were ordered to stop uploading or distributing her songs. The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CCPPD) also issued an order for state-controlled media to condemn this meeting.
Born This Way Foundation
Main article: Born This Way Foundation
In 2012, Gaga launched the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment. It takes its name from her 2011 single and album. Media proprietor Oprah Winfrey, writer Deepak Chopra, and US Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the foundation’s inauguration at Harvard University.
The foundation’s original funding included $1.2 million from Gaga, $500,000 from the MacArthur Foundation, and $850,000 from Barneys New York.
In July 2012, the BTWF partnered with Office Depot, which donated 25% of the sales, a minimum of $1 million of a series of limited edition back-to-school products.
The foundation’s initiatives have included the “Born Brave Bus” that followed her on tour as a youth drop-in center as an initiative against bullying.
In October 2015, at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Gaga joined 200 high school students, policy makers, and academic officials, including Peter Salovey, to discuss ways to recognize and channel emotions for positive outcomes.
In 2016, the foundation partnered with Intel, Vox Media, and Re/code to fight online harassment.
The sales revenue of the 99th issue of the V magazine, which featured Gaga and Kinney, was donated to the foundation.
Gaga and Elton John released the clothing and accessories line Love Bravery at Macy’s in May. 25% of each purchase support Gaga’s foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Gaga partnered with Starbucks for a week in June 2017 with the “Cups of Kindness” campaign, where the company donated 25 cents from some of the beverages sold to the foundation.
The singer also appeared in a video by Staples Inc. to raise funds for the foundation and DonorsChoose.org.
As a bisexual woman, Gaga actively supports LGBT rights worldwide.
She attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her gay fans and is considered a gay icon.
Early in her career she had difficulty getting radio airplay, and stated, “The turning point for me was the gay community.”
She thanked FlyLife, a Manhattan-based LGBT marketing company with whom her label Interscope works, in the liner notes of The Fame.
One of her first televised performances was in May 2008 at the NewNowNext Awards, an awards show aired by the LGBT television network Logo.
Gaga spoke at the 2009 National Equality March in Washington in support of the LGBT movement.
She attended the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards accompanied by four gay and lesbian former members of the United States Armed Forces who had been unable to serve openly under the US military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which banned open homosexuality in the military.
Gaga urged her fans via YouTube to contact their senators in an effort to overturn the policy.
In September 2010, she spoke at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s rally in Portland, Maine. Following this event, The Advocate named her a “fierce advocate” for gays and lesbians.
Gaga appeared at Europride, an international event dedicated to LGBT pride, in Rome in June 2011. She criticized the poor state of gay rights in many European countries and described gay people as “revolutionaries of love”.
Gaga was ordained as a minister by the Universal Life Church Monastery so that she could officiate the wedding of two female friends.
In June 2016, during a vigil held in Los Angeles for victims of the attack at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Gaga read aloud the names of the 49 people killed in the attack, and gave a speech.
Later that month, Gaga appeared in Human Rights Campaign’s tribute video to the victims of the attack.
She has opposed the presidency of Donald Trump and criticized him for his military transgender ban.
She publicly supported former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists with estimated sales of 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016. Some of her singles are also among the best-selling worldwide.
She has grossed more than $300 million in revenue from 3.2 million tickets for her first three worldwide concert tours.
Gaga was named the “Queen of Pop” in a 2011 ranking by Rolling Stone (based on record sales and social media metrics), and she ranked fourth in VH1’s Greatest Women in Music in 2012.
She has been often regarded as a trailblazer for sometimes utilizing controversy to bring attention to various issues.
Because of The Fame’s success—it was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time by Rolling Stone in 2013, Gaga is acknowledged as one of the few artists who propelled the rise in the popularity of synthpop in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
Scott Hardy, Polaroid’s CEO, has praised Gaga for inspiring her fans and for her close interactions with them on social media.
According to Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker, “Lady Gaga blazed a trail for truculent pop stars by treating her own celebrity as an evolving art project.”
Including Born This Way as one of the 50 best female albums of all time, Rolling Stone considers it “hard to remember a world where we didn’t have Gaga, although we’re pretty sure it was a lot more boring.”
In 2015, Time also noted that Gaga had “practically invented the current era of pop music as spectacle.”
Her work has influenced artists including Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Halsey, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Noah Cyrus, Katherine Langford, and MGMT.
A new genus of ferns, Gaga, and two species, G. germanotta and G. monstraparva have been named in her honor.
The name monstraparva alluded to Gaga’s fans known as “little monsters” since their symbol is the outstretched “monster claw” hand, which resembles a tightly rolled young fern leaf prior to unfurling.
Gaga also has an extinct mammal, Gagadon minimonstrum, and a parasitic wasp, Aleiodes gaga, named for her.
Awards and recognition
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has won six Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe Award, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, several Guinness World Records, and the inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Icon Award.
She received a National Arts Awards’ Young Artist Award, which honors individuals who have shown accomplishments and leadership early in their career, and she won the Jane Ortner Artist Award from the Grammy Museum in 2016.
Gaga has also been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with the Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award and was a finalist for The Advocate’s Person of the Year in 2016.
Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine’s Artists of the Year (scoring the definitive title in 2010).
Named Woman of the Year in 2015, she is the fifth best selling digital singles artist in the US with a total of 60 million certified according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
She became the first woman to receive the Digital Diamond Award certification from RIAA, is one of two artists with two Diamond certified songs (“Bad Romance” and “Poker Face”), and is the first and only artist to have two songs pass 7 million downloads (“Poker Face” and “Just Dance”).
Lady Gaga won the favorite female artist pop rock awards at the 49th American Music Awards on november 19, 2017.
Best Known For
Her studio albums and her distinctive features listed above. She was claimed to fame after her hit singles in 2008 titled “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”.
Her debut album is The Fame released on August 19, 2008 through Interscope Records. It consists of 14 tracks with a total length of 54:19 minutes. It sold 15,000,000 copies in the world and was certified as 3x Platinum in USA.
Gaga did her first film in 2011 titled Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden. This film was a documentation of her concert of February 21 and 22, 2011.
First TV Show
In 2001, Gaga appeared in American television drama show The Sopranos as a classmate. At that time, she was not famous and appeared in just single episode number 9 in season 3.
Her other TV show appearances include Boiling Points in 2005, Gossip Girl in 2009, Saturday Night Live from 2009-2011, etc.
Harley Pasternak is the personal trainer of Lady Gaga who has made a 5 Factor Programme for workout and diet of his clients. Gaga also uses Harley bar made by Pasternak himself. She does lunges, skater twists, and yoga. Saturday and Sunday are specially dedicated to burning fat. Generally, she does the workout for 30 minutes. See her complete workout routine for abs and full body here.
Regarding diet plan, Gaga eats 5 times a day, according to 5 Factor Program and she is supposed to eat 2 times meals and 3 times snacks.
Lady Gaga Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Cheeseburger
Favorite Book – Romeo and Juliet (By William Shakespeare)
Favorite Colors – Purple, Black, White
Favorite Accessories – Heels, Heavy makeup, Colorful wigs, Heartbeats, Lingerie, Sunglasses
Lady Gaga Facts
Lady Gaga says that her parents came from lower class families so her family has worked hard.
Her younger sister is a fashion student.
She is a big fan of Britney Spears.
In 2012, Gaga was ranked at number 4 on Billboard’s list of top moneymakers of 2011, grossing more than $25 million.
She knew how to play piano by the age of 4.
Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky Hilton were Gaga’s classmates when they studied together in the school – Convent of the Sacred Heart. Hilton sisters briefly attended this school.
Her stage name, Lady Gaga is a reference to the song Radio Ga-Ga by Queen.
She has many tattoos. There are 9 tattoos her left side of the body because her father has banned any etchings on the right side.
She supports the gay community.
Her role model is Madonna.
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