At the young age of twenty, Lady Gaga began working at Interscope Records as a songwriter for other artists on the label (Lady Gaga). Singer Akon noticed Lady Gaga performing one night, and decided to sign her on his label. During 2007 and 2008, Gaga wrote and recorded her first album titled "The Fame." Off of this album was the single "Just Dance" which was nominated for a Grammy award, however did not win. In January of 2009, Lady Gaga was number one on the mainstream pop charts. Another single, "Poker Face," topped singles charts in almost every category (Lady Gaga). A smaller album with just eight songs, "The Fame Monster," was released in 2009 and "Born This Way" was released in 2011. Along with her successful music career, Lady Gaga also does philanthropy work. In 2011, along with her mother, Gaga launched the Born This Way foundation with a standard of bravery and kindness (Walker). The foundation also tackles the problems of bullying and abandonment. Lady Gaga has been a role model to many girls, has had a successful music career, and will continue to be a household name.
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Walker, Andrew H. and Todd Williamson. "Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey Launch Born this Way Foundation in Boston." Rolling Stone. 29 Feb. 2012. Web. 05 May 2013