Friday, March 18, 2011

100 Reasons for 100 Years, Reason One

Rah, Rah, ah, ah, ah...
Da da doo-doo-mmm....
P-p-p-pocker face, p-p-pocker face....

Does this sound familiar? Honestly, I'll be surprised if it does not!

Yes, it is! The fabulous, the magnificent, outrageously creative and talented, Miss Controversy, Miss Trend Setter, Miss Fashinista, Miss Philanthropist, the one and only - LADY GAGA!!!!

She is the Reason One of my series. This young woman is fascinating. So, let's find out why.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanota (yes, that's Lady Gaga's real name), was born on March 28th, 1986 (us Arieses tend to be very talented) in New York City. She is of Italian decent and the eldest child. And so the story begins: learned to play piano at 4, wrote first piano ballad at 13 and first performance at the open mike at 14.

She was a dedicated student and that brought her an early admission to New York University's Tisch school of the Art at the age of 17. There Lady Gaga studied music and improved her song writing skills. After winning a New Artist Award at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and being named A Rising Star of 2009 by Billboard magazine, her career took off. And the rest is a history and a very bright future!

We can go on and on and on discussing of how she became who she is today. I think, I will leave that to Wikipedia (thank you for the info by the way). What I'd like to focus on is how this amazing woman effects the world.

1. Lady Gaga was the first celebrity to ask for support in the devastating situation in Japan . In the first 48 hours this effort raised $250,000 (please continue this support)
2. Lady Gaga donated all of the proceeds from her concert and on-line store sales on January 24th, 2010 to the relief fund of Haiti. The amount donated was $500,000.
3. Lady Gaga along with Cindy Lauper teamed up with MAC AIDS Fund's VIVA Glam campaign to raise an awareness for young women about HIV/AIDS. To the date the sale of lip gloss and lipstick from this campaign raised over $160 million. All of the proceeds go directly to the fund for support of those infected with the decease.
4. Lady Gaga is a huge supporter of LGBT. She considers fans of this community to be her most loyal. After all she contributes her earlier success to the popularity of her music among this group. In her own words: "They'll always stand by me and I'll always stand by them. It's not an easy thing to create a fanbase."
5. Lady Gaga is a huge inspiration for young people around the world. Here is just one recent example. This young girl already visited Ellen Degeneres Show and shared the stage with Lady Gaga in Toronto. I am proud to present a new Canadian Talent - Maria Aragon.
6. And let's not forget the main reason we love her - her music. Music inspires people and makes them happy. She has been compared to Madonna. Lady Gaga is the pop-culture of our era.

Hope you learn something new about this fascinating lady from this post. I know there are many more things that she has accomplished in her still very young music career. Just couple of weeks ago I've attended her concert in Ottawa. This was my second Lady Gaga concert just within a year. And I was amazed once again: there are a lot more fans, the show is more theatrical, the costumes are incredible, overall experience - I cannot wait till the next concert! I know it will be bigger and better!

Lady Gaga - Reason One of "100 Reasons for 100 Years". She is truly a Current Woman.

Have a fantastic day and remember,

Be Active! Be Involved! Be a Current Woman!

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