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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ( ; born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City, she initially performed in theatre, appearing in high school plays and briefly studying at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a short-lived rock band, participating in the Lower East Side's avant garde performance art circuit, and being quickly dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, singer Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution.