Lady Gaga's Real Name & Did You Know She Wrote a Song for Britney?

Michele Zipp
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Lady Gaga

Photo from Interscope

Did you happen to see Lady Gaga's Poker Face performance on American Idol a couple of weeks ago?

She's crazy cool.

I had never seen her perform before, but I have heard her song and didn't know who sang it. Well, it turns out she's done quite a few things in the music scene before becoming "Lady."

Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in Yonkers, New York, Lady Gaga went to private Catholic girls school and wrote her first piano ballad at age 13, according to Yahoo's Music Blog.

She was writing songs for the Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, and New Kids On The Block by the time she was 20.

She was still Stefani then. She began working with producer Rob Fusari and he told her that her voice sounded like her hero, Queen's Freddie Mercury, and so she started going by Lady Gaga, after Queen's song Radio Ga Ga.

Rapper Akon was the one who helped her land her own record deal. I've shaken my booty while cleaning my house to her song Just Dance -- so good!

And get this...she's only 23 and has accomplished so much!

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