Where her stage name Lady Gaga came from?
Music producer Rob Fusari, who helped her write some of her earlier songs, compared some of her vocal harmonies to that of Freddie Mercury.
Gaga quickly captured the public's attention after the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), featuring the singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face." The album reached number one on the record charts of six countries, topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart while also peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.
In 2010, Lady Gaga recoreded a duet with Beyonce, entitled "Telephone." (SEE below.)