2. Deconstructing Lady Gaga • Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (26), known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter, from New York. • She began performing in the rock music scene of Manhattans Lower East Side, and was signed with Streamline Records by the end of 2007. • During her employment as a songwriter for the record company, her vocal abilities captured the attention of recording artist Akon, who signed her to his label Kon Live Distribution. • Lady Gaga invented herself, fashioning her oversized persona out of a mix of high and low culture; drag queens and heavy metallers, pop stars and random provocateurs. • Unlike Madonna, pop historys other great appropriator, Gaga, wears her influences proudly: Shes smarter than the average pop star. Better read. More extensively travelled. Deeper. And she wants you to know it.
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7. Deconstructing “Paparazzi” • The song portrays Gagas struggles in her quest for fame, as well as balancing success and love.