New York City has always attracted artists to come to live in it, as it has such a diverse and rich culture. However, some artists were simply lucky enough to be born there, and Lady Gaga is one of them.
The girl was born and raised in NYC, growing up on Upper West Side Manhattan, so she can literally call the city her hometown.
Collab With Tony Bennett
One of the more unexpected-yet-successful collaborations done in popular music in the past decade is Lady Gaga's collaboration with veteran singer Tony Bennett. This was not the first for Bennet to work with a young artist as we all recall the astonishing version of "Body and Soul" he recorded with the late Amy Winehouse in 2011.
Bennet and Gaga teamed up in 2014 to release their first mutual album, "Cheek to Cheek," then followed by a second collab titled "Love for Sale" which they recorded when Bennett was 95 (!) years old. We think that's amazing.
Gaga's Little Monsters
Many artists have their group of die-hard fans, and this type of fans often has a designated group name they go by. In Lady Gaga's case, it’s her "Little Monsters." We honestly think there's no more adequate name for avid Lady Gaga fans since she's all about letting her freak flag fly.
This unique group of fans also has a special symbol – the monster claw gesture from the "Bad Romance" music video. To top it all off, Lady Gaga supposedly functions as "Mother Monster" to her loving fans.
An Ethnic Mix
Just in case you were wondering about Lady Gaga's ethnic descent, here are all the details: While the Lady was born in the USA (feel free to hum the song right now), her parents come from Italian and French origins.
We could definitely guess the Italian part from the sound of her freakishly-long birth name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. The French bit, however, caught us by surprise! C'est très cool.
Place of Residence: L.A
While we mentioned Lady Gaga being a natural-born New Yorker, we hate to break it to you: her current place of residence (at least when she's not on tour) is actually the city of angels. Like many other stars, the singer has her own mansion in Malibu, Los Angeles.
We're sure it's awesome, but we've never been. That's a good opportunity to reach out to Lady Gaga on this matter: we're waiting for an invitation!