She's set to open the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday with a world premiere performance of her new single Applause, and she's sure to make headlines for whatever she chooses to wear on the red carpet! Here are five thing you may not know about the one and only Mother Monster, Lady Gaga.
1. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, in Manhattan -- her father is an internet entrepreneur and her mother a telecommunications assistant.
2. Was performing at open mike nights in clubs and bars by the age of 14.
3. Took her stage name from the Queen song Radio Ga Ga.
4. Is good friends with holistic guru Deepak Chopra and has stated that he's one of the most influential people in her life because of the spiritual guidance he provides.
5. Worked with Christina Aguilera's vocal coach and has written songs for Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block and Fergie.