Parents helped shape her career...
jason gregory
11:10 20th May 2011
  • Way before Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta as a young girl taking first communion in second grade at age of seven

  • Seven-year-old Stefani Germanotta sitting at her piano in 1993.

  • Lady Gaga wearing sunglasses in Halloween 2000, age 14. At the time she was a student of the exclusive Convent of the Sacred Heart Catholic school in New York.

  • Miss Stefani Germanotta singing in Christmas concert (middle), age 14

  • Lady Gaga playing piano and singing at International Night event, age 15 – circa 2001

  • Lady Gaga at a winter dance in 2003, age 17.

  • Lady Gaga in a picture with senior class from 2004 yearbook (bottom row, far left)

  • A personal profile picture of an 18-year-old Lady Gaga when she attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2004

  • An 18-year-old Stefani Germanotta appears on MTV's 'Boiling Points' - a reality show which puts unsuspecting subjects in irritating situations and awards them $100 if they stay cool and collected for the duration of the prank. Gaga didn't stay the distance! - 2005

  • An early Gaga live performance at The Bitter End in Hollywood, California – January 2006

  • A brown haired, 21-year-old Lady Gaga plays Lollapalozza Festival in Chicago. The set is regarded as one of the pivotal moments in her career – August 2007

  • Lady Gaga transgresses into the style icon we all know and love at the Michalsky Fashion Show at Uferhalle, Germany – July 2008

  • Lady Gaga performs at Perez Hilton's 'One Night In New York City' event at The Highline Ballroom – October 2008

  • Lady Gaga's very first headline show in London at the G-A-Y nightclub – January 2009

  • Lady Gaga supports The Pussycat Dolls at the Manchester Evening News Arena – January 2009

Lady Gaga has revealed that her parents introduced her to the likes of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin when she was a child.

In an new interview with MTV News, the singer credited her parents' music tastes who shaping her as a musician.

 "My parents got me Stevie Wonder 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' and the Beatles when I was younger," she said.

"Good choices, mom and dad. Don't spoon-feed me the Beatles and Stevie Wonder and Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and Elton John and expect for me not to turn out this way.”

Lady Gaga is currently promoting her new album 'Born This Way', due out on May 23.

Lady Gaga - Through The Years


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