Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better know as Lady Gaga, was always destined to be different. She was a talented musician as a child, learning piano at age 4, and writing her first ballad at age of 13. But she turned her back on the world of typical teenage girls, instead running off to party hard, make friends with gogo dancers and drag queens, much to the despair of her parents. But she was a born performer, and destined to be on the stage, no matter what. Forget the fake, wannabe starlets who become famous overnight just because some record company exec thinks they can make a ton of money - Gaga earned her success the hard way, working night after night at sleazy bars and clubs, performing at every club in New York, getting booed offstage - and then finding herself - as a singer, a dancer, a performer - as an artist. She's shocked the public with her crazy outfits, individual sense of style and headstrong manner. This is one girl who says what she thinks, and doesn't care if you like it or not. She's sold millions of records, performed to millions of people and won hearts with her brashness and honesty. And now, she's just trying to change the world - one sequin at a time. Here, read the story of the artist that is Lady Gaga.