Going GooGoo for Gaga

Now playing – Do What U Want by Lady Gaga Featuring R.Kelly

 

 

This past Sunday (February 5), the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots went to battle. If you’re like me, you know nothing about football and only flip to Sportsnet to see the halftime show. After last year’s Beyonce Blackout, this year’s performer had a lot to live up to and she did not disappoint (Watch it Here).

This week’s music education topic covers 30-year-old the humanitarian, philanthropist and singer-songwriter, Lady Gaga.

Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), started her career in theatre before she pursued music. You can hear and see some of her theatrical roots in songs like The Edge of Glory, Born This WayAlejandro and Paparazzi.

Lady Gaga returned to acting roots in 2015 and show cased her talents as a lead in the popular show American Horror Story. She stayed true to herself and played a sex crazed, blood thirsty vampire named Elizabeth. A year later she was invited back to the show for another season to play a witch named Scathach.

It’s not only her talent that makes her so remarkable – Lady Gaga has been an advocate for many social issues. She has used her voice and her spotlight to bring light to issues such as equality and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual) rights and HIV/AIDS education. Her song Born This Way was the inspiration behind her foundation BTWF (Born This Way Foundation). This non-profit organization helps youth deal with self-confidence and well-being, as wells as anti-bulling and career development. She has also worked with Elton John in creating the Macy’s clothing line titled Love Bravery. 25% of every purchase will be donated to the BTW and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

If there’s one thing we can learn from Lady Gaga it’s to always be true to yourself and don’t give a hoot about what anyone else thinks.

To learn more facts about Lady Gaga, click here.

5 Replies to “Going GooGoo for Gaga”

  1. Wow, I did not know that she was such a big philanthropist. I don’t know why media has never showed this side of her.

    1. Yeah her philanthropy gets overshadowed by all the stuff people say about her body and how she dresses. It’s such a shame.

  2. I love when celebrities and other notable people lend their voices to causes that they connect to. Especially, when you can see their passion and that their philanthropic endeavours aren’t just to get positive publicity. Awesome read!

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