Gaga was born in 1986 in New York and aspired to be a musician from a young age. She started her career in the Lower East Side of New York performing with her friend Lady Starlight. She was discovered by Akon who was impressed with her singing abilities. Her debut album "The Fame" was released in 2008 and contained the hits "Just Dance", "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi". After the release of the fame Gaga became the first act ever to have 4 number 1 hits from a debut album. Whilst on her debut headlining tour in 2009 (The Fame Ball Tour) she wrote a new album "The Fame Monster", which was inspired by the darker side of fame and included "Bad Romance", "Alejandro" and "Telephone". She released another album "Born this Way" in 2011 which included the title track, "Born this Way" and "Judas". Since the release of Born This Way she has released an additional three singles "Edge of Glory", "You & I" and "Marry the Night". Gaga is one of the most famous people in the world and is renowned for her fashion, such as wearing a meat dress to the 2010 VMAs and wearing a bubble dress on the Fame Ball Tour. She has also won many awards, including 5 Grammys, 3 BRITs and a remarkable 13 VMAs. Aside from music, Gaga has also campaigned for gay rights and successfully campaigned for DADT to be repealed. She also recently started the BTWF "The Born this Way Foundation" along with her mother. The BTWF is an anti-bullying charity. She is also head of her own creative team "Haus of Gaga", which is responsible for much of her staging and fashion. Among the members of Haus of Gaga are Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson and Italian-Japanese fashion designer Nicola Formacetti. Gaga has said that she is already working on a new album and will release a remix album of Born this Way in the near future.