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The Fame era began with Gaga being signed with Interscope Records in 2007.

2007

Around her performance at Lollapalooza, Gaga was signed to Streamline Records by Vincent Herbert. In November of 2007, Vincent Hertbert signed a deal with Interscope Records in which they agreed to promote five of his acts, including Lady Gaga.

2008

Lady Gaga had a goodbye party with her lowersides friends of New York from a Bar. The next day she flew to Los Angeles to meet RedOne in the studio and still hungover, she wrote Just Dance in ten minutes as "A happy record". In a week, they wrote together Poker face and LoveGame. After that, she signed a recording deal with Interscope and began officially the production of her Debut album.

Also, she was sent to write songs with Akon for Tami Chynn, an artist signed to Konvict Muzik in Atlanta. For the first time, Akon recognized her vocal abilities during her singing of a reference vocal to one of his tracks in the studio.

ColbyGaga2008

Lady Gaga with Colby O'Donis in a recording studio.


"When we were working, Akon would say, 'Get in the booth and cut these vocals,' and he'd always tell me I could really sing. So he decided he wanted to be a part of my music," Gaga said about working with Akon, who ultimately convinced Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine to sign her to a joint deal with Konlive. "He spoke to Jimmy, and we decided to become a big family." —Lady Gaga

As a result, she was commissioned by Interscope to write for labelmates New Kids on the Block with RedOne, Nicole Scherzinger's solo album and the Pussycat Dolls with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and some others with Akon. Two of hers songs was picked by Britney Spears and recorded but only one was released, "Quicksand" as a bonus track in Europe. Gaga also joined the roster of Cherrytree Records, an Interscope imprint established by producer and songwriter Martin Kierszenbaum, after co-writing four songs with Kierszenbaum.

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Gaga came back in New York to shoot her first promotional photo shoot for Interscope Records and do her last Lady GaGa Revue. Learn more

On the 6th, Gaga started to use Twitter for the very first time. The following day, Gaga began her first promotional world tour with two performances that month. On the 31th, Melina Matsoukas directed the music video for "Just Dance" in a rented house located in Los Angeles. Learn more

In this month, Gaga attended various nightclubs and sometimes photographer Adrian Sidney photographed. Learn more

In May of 2008, Gaga and the Haus debuted the Disco Stick and the "Fame" glasses made of frozen acrylic. She also did her first live performance on television at the 2008 NewNow Next Awards. Learn more

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Gaga recorded "Murder My Heart" with Michael Bolton; videos of Gagavisions, while conducting performances in the United States, Canada and Germany. During the fortnight, was officially released the video "The Fame: Part 1" on their official YouTube account. Learn more

Gaga continued her Just Dance Promo Tour by performing for the first time in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France and Australia. She was accompanied onstage with Space Cowboy doing live mixes and dancers Celine Thubert (Coco Chanel) and Melissa Emrico (Dina). Learn more

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The New Kids on the Block: Live continued into November in the United States while making a few stops in the middle of the month in Canada before returning to the States. Learn more

After two dates in Mexico, the New Kids on the Block: Live ended and Gaga continued to perform a similar set for various radio stations for their Christmas shows. At the very end of the month, Gaga filmed the "Who Shot Candy Warhol?" (Crevettes Films) three-part story to be used for the visuals of the upcoming Doll Domination Tour in January. Learn more

2009

Gaga filmed two music videos will debut album, "LoveGame" and "Eh, eh (Nothing else I can say)"; and had several photo shoots for various fashion magazines. Learn more

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In this month, Gaga proposed filming her next single "Paparazzi". Throughout the day, attended various radio channels appearances, interviews and other performances. She had photoshoots in Hotels, and also in France visited the Museum tribute to Andy Warhol, previously, Gaga contacted David LaChapelle, who to start, he organized a surprise party after her performance on American Idol. Learn more

During this month, Lady Gaga continued her tour The Fame Ball, while attending several radio, television and some magazines for interviews. She also collaborated with rapper Wale on Chillin' in the filming of the video.

Us May 1

Leaving a MAC Store in New York

Lady Gaga was seen out in New York before her concert at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

The Fame Ball: Electric Factory

Main articles: The Fame Ball, Electric Factory

After the concert at Famous Club on April 25th where she wore one single outfit. Gaga returned to her normal range of Fame Ball outfits. She wore a plain blonde bob hairstyle. She was also spotted leaving the Electric Factory after the show.

Us May 2

The Fame Ball: Terminal 5

Main articles: The Fame Ball, Terminal 5

Lady Gaga was seen backstage after this concert. Due to high demand and the impossibility to add an extra date, Gaga performed two shows tonight: early show (7PM) and late show (11PM). Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Zac Posen were seen at the first show. Gaga wore a new outfit for Just Dance: A yellow version of the tutu she had wore previously. She sported a plain blonde bob hairstyle. At the end of the late show, Vincent Herbert and Troy Carter, went onstage to give Gaga a framed certified gold album for the sale of The Fame (album).

Us May 3

The Fame Ball: KISS 95.7 Summer Kick Off

Main articles: KISS 95.7 Summer Kick Off, The Fame Ball Tour

There were no changes fashion wise between this Fame Ball concert and the previous one. Gaga was seen backstage.

Out in New York

Gaga was seen out in New York City after her Fame Ball concert.

Recording opening message for NewNowNext Awards

Main article: NewNowNext Awards

Lady Gaga recorded a video of herself to open the New Now Next Awards with, which were on May 21st, later this month.

Us May 4

"Chillin'" Music video

Main article: Chillin (song), Angela Rowlings

Gaga was featured in the song "Chillin" by Wale. The music video was filmed today in Boston. Angela Rowlings took on the set pics of the music video.

  1. Dress by, shoes by Unknown
  2. Sunglasses by Unknown, jacket by Jeremy Scott and Schott, shoes by Chanel
  3. Sequined catsuit by Unknown

MTV Interview

Main article: MTV

Gaga was interviewed by MTV on the set of the Chillin' music video.

At Supermarket

The Fame Ball: Grammy Celebration Concert Tour

Main articles: The Fame Ball, House of Blues, Grammy Award Ceremony

Lady Gaga walked was seen in the press room here and she was interviewed backstage at the event in a blue outfit. This event was held at the House of Blues in Boston. There were no fashion changes between this Fame Ball concert and the previous one. The only difference is that Gaga wore a new shoulder length fringe wig.

  1. Sheer jumpsuit by Unknown, shoes by John Galliano

Us May 6

Pop Culture Parking Lot: Episode 5

Lady Starlight posted the fifth episode of Pop Culture Parking Lot, "Lady GaGa's Pop Culture Parking Lot: New York City", which contained footage of Gaga backstage at her Fame Ball concert on May 2, 2009.

The Fame Ball: Bobby Bones Show Second Chance Prom

Main articles: The Fame Ball, Austin Music Hall

Event hosted by 96-7 KISS-FM. Gaga was seen backstage before and after the event. Gaga didn't wear her usual line up of Fame Ball outfits for this concert like she did at the previous concert at the Grammy Celebration Tour. She wore one black outfit the entire concert with a jacket. She removed the jacket and put on the "Domino hat" during Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say). Gaga also wore a different wig. A bright blonde bob wig that is a bit shorter than her other bobs.

Us May 7

Arriving at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in Texas

Lady Gaga arrived at an airport in Austin, Texas to leave the state.

Sebastian Faena Photoshoot

Main article: Sebastian Faena

It was during this photo shoot that Gaga met Nicola Formichetti for the first time. He gave her the Nasir Mazhar's hat that she wore the next day for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Us May 8

At The Ellen DeGeneres Show (NBC)

Main article: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Gaga was interviewed by Ellen and performed "Poker Face".

The Fame Ball: Channel 933 Summer Kick Off

Main articles: The Fame Ball, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Just like the previous concert at the Bobby Bones Show Second Chance Prom, Gaga didn't wear her usual line up of Fame Ball costumes. She wore one simple black outfit with a jacket. During the concert, she wore the jacket up until "Money Honey" then removed it.

Us May 9

The Fame Ball: KIIS FM's Wango Tango

Main articles: The Fame Ball, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Arrival

Gaga was interviewed by Audrey Kitching on the red carpet. Performed a short version of The Fame Ball setlist and wore only two outfits. She wore the original "Paparazzi" Mirror Dress with a jacket, and the same black outfit from the Bobby Bones Show Second Chance Prom. Gaga also wore a curly bob wig with purple highlights on the left side.

MTV News Interview
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Extra Interview
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KIIS FM 102.7 Wango Tango Interviews

Gaga was interviewed by JoJo and Jesse, where talked about her road to # 1. Also was interviewed by DJ Skee.

Performance

At Walmart Soundcheck

Main articles: WalMart Soundcheck, Aaron Rapoport

This performance was recorded at the CenterStaging studio after KISS FM's Wango Tango. First Gaga was interviewed, then she performed a small setlist of songs. Aaron Rapoport had a photo session with her before her performance.

At Elle TV Japan (Web)

Gaga was interviewed by Elle TV Japan after her Walmart Soundcheck interview. It was a web interview where she discussed David Bowie and The Fame.

  1. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban

Us May 10

The Fame Ball: EndFest 2009

Main articles: The Fame Ball, Raley Field

Festival held by the radio station 107.9 The End. Gaga performed a modified version of her Fame Ball setlist and wore three new outfits that were never wore again on the Fame Ball Tour. For "LoveGame" and "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich", Gaga wore a white outfit with a jacket. For The Fame and "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)", Gaga wore a white panty with denim vest. For "Poker Face" (Acoustic), Poker Face, and "Just Dance", Gaga wore a disco bra, black panty, and black jacket.

  1. Disco Stick by Tom Talmon Studio with Haus of Gaga
  2. Boots by KTZ

At 107.9 The End Interview

Lady Gaga was interviewed backstage at The Endfest.

Us May 12

At Smashbox Studios

Main article: Matthew Rolston

Behind the scenes

Gaga also filmed a behind the scenes video for this shoot.

At The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Lady Gaga recorded her performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the next season. This episode didn't air until September 8, 2009.

At Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Lady Gaga performed "LoveGame" in a sparkly pink outfit and "Just Dance" in a black outfit.

Arriving at LAX Airport

Lady Gaga arrived at LAX Airport to leave to do a couple photoshoots, then fly to New Zealand.

May 13

Ellen von Unwerth Photoshoot

Main article: Ellen von Unwerth

May 14

David LaChapelle Photoshoot

Main article: David LaChapelle

Nz May 16

Arriving at Auckland Airport

Gaga landed at the Auckland Airport in the afternoon and went to prepare for her concert later with the Pussycat Dolls.

  1. Leather harness by Hannah Marshall, ripped lavender leggins by Mark and Estel, shoes by Emilio Pucci

Doll Domination Tour: Vector Arena

Main articles: Doll Domination Tour, Vector Arena

Gaga began a new setlist for the Australian leg where she supported the Pussycat Dolls. She wore new outfits as well. She had a short blonde bob wig.

Au May 17

At Rove Interview (Network Ten)

Gaga was interviewed. She discussed her busy touring schedule, how she got arrested in Russia, Gaga showed off a pair of pants she had made with the Haus called "NO Pants", which is a pun on the fact that she rarely wears pants. Gaga also talked about her her "LoveGame" Music video was banned in Australia. Gaga also played the "Final Five" question game. Later in the show. Gaga performed "LoveGame".

Au May 19

Pop Culture Parking Lot: Episode 6

Lady Starlight posted the sixth episode of Pop Culture Parking Lot, "Lady GaGa's Pop Culture Parking Lot: Detroit", which contained footage of Gaga backstage at her Fame Ball concert on March 25, 2009.

Doll Domination: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

There were no changes fashion wise between this concert and the previous one.

Au May 20

Arriving at Sydney Airport

Gaga touched down at Sydney airport and left the airport trying to hide her face and seemed very upset.

Au May 21

At InterContinental Hotel

Main article: Ella Pellegrini

Tracey Nearmy Photoshoot

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Nova 100.3 FM

Main article: Nova 100.3FM

She performed the acoustic version of "Paparazzi".

On the Beach in Sydney

Lady Gaga was photographed on relaxing on a beach in Sydney.

NewNowNext Awards

Main Article: NewNowNext Awards

The New Now Next Awards in Canada were today, so the video Gaga recorded for the opening premiered on the awards.

Doll Domination Tour: Newcastle Entertainment Centre

There were no changes fashion wise between this concert and the previous one.

Au May 22

At Taronga Zoo

Gaga went and visited the Taronga Zoo and petted and held many of the animals there.

At The Kyle and Jackie O (2Day FM)

Main article: 2Day FM

Lady Gaga appearead on "The Kyle & Jackie O Show". At one point she was filmed while speaking to contestants for Australian Idol.

Doll Domination Tour: Acer Arena

There were outfit changes between this concert and the last but Gaga did wear a new wig with long purple extensions in the back.

Au May 23

Doll Domination Tour: Acer Arena

There were no fashion changes between this concert and the previous one. Gaga wore the wig with the lavender extensions a second time.

Au May 25

At Kia Soul Live at the Chapel (Seven Network)

Main article: Kia Soul Live at The Chapel

As announced in April, Gaga performed at "Live at the Chapel" which was sponsored by Kia Soul in 2009. The set list consisted of six songs performed similarly to the Fame Ball or the Australian leg of the Doll Domination Tour. She gave an interview which was divided into parts before each song on the broadcasted episode. This was part of the series 7 of the program. The recording took place at the Paddington Uniting Church in Sydney. She was also seen arriving at and leaving Paddington Uniting Church.

At News AU and at 3 What's New Interviews

Gaga was interviewed by News AU and 3 What's New.

Au May 26

Thanks to her Facebook Fans

Doll Domination Tour: Rod Laver Arena

There were no outfit changes between this concert and the previous one, but Gaga did switch back to her short blonde bob wig.

Au May 27

At The Hamish & Andy Show (Fox FM)

Doll Domination Tour: Rod Laver Arena

There were no changes fashion wise between this concert and the previous one.

Au May 28

Doll Domination Tour: Adelaide Entertainment Centre

The were no changes fashion wise between this concert and the previous one.

Au May 29

Arriving at Perth Airport

Gaga was seen arriving at the Perth Airport with the Pussycat Dolls.

  1. Sunglasses by Versace, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain

Au May 30

Doll Domination Tour: Burswood Dome

There were no changes fashion wise between this concert and the previous one.

Au May 31

Arriving at Perth Airport

Gaga was seen arriving at the Perth Airport where she caught a flight to Syndey Airport, where she boarded another plane to fly to Hawaii for her vacation.

Year Month
2008 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2009 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2010 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2011 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2012 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2013 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
2014 Jan · Feb · Mar · Apr · May · Jun · Jul · Aug · Sep · Oct · Nov · Dec
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September marks the end of The Fame era and the beginning of The Fame Monster. Learn more




Old version

Around her performance at Lollapalooza, Gaga was signed to Streamline Records by Vincent Herbert. In November of 2007, Vincent Hertbert signed a deal with Interscope Records in which they agreed to promote five of his acts, including Lady Gaga.

2008

ColbyGaga2008

Lady Gaga with Colby O'Donis in a recording studio.

In January, Lady Gaga had a goodbye party with her lowersides friends of New York the night before and someone from the label picked her up from the bar to the airplane. She then met RedOne in the studio and still hungover, she wrote Just Dance in ten minutes as "a happy record". In a week, they wrote together Poker Face and LoveGame. After that, she signed a recording deal with Interscope and began officially the production of her debut album.

Also in January, she was sent to write songs with Akon for Tami Chynn, an artist signed to Konvict Muzik in Atlanta. For the first time, Akon recognized her vocal abilities during her singing of a reference vocal to one of his tracks in the studio.

"When we were working, Akon would say, 'Get in the booth and cut these vocals,' and he'd always tell me I could really sing. So he decided he wanted to be a part of my music," Gaga said about working with Akon, who ultimately convinced Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine to sign her to a joint deal with Konlive. "He spoke to Jimmy, and we decided to become a big family." —Lady Gaga

As a result, she was commissioned by Interscope to write for labelmates New Kids on the Block with RedOne, Nicole Scherzinger's solo album and the Pussycat Dolls with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and some others with Akon. Two of hers songs was picked by Britney Spears and recorded but only one was released, Quicksand as a bonus track in Europe. Gaga also joined the roster of Cherrytree Records, an Interscope imprint established by producer and songwriter Martin Kierszenbaum, after co-writing four songs with Kierszenbaum. He also introduced Space Cowboy to Gaga and the two became friends. She began to work with a collective called the Haus of Gaga, who collaborate with her on her clothing, stage sets, and sounds. On 8 April, Just Dance was released as the lead single for her debut album, The Fame. The music video of the song was shot on the 28th. For about a year, she hustled the radio and television to get her single played. In May, Martin Kierszenbaum introduced Space Cowboy to Gaga and the two become friends instantly.

Nobody knew who she was, she was just starting up, and we spoke on the phone, we got on really, really well — it was amazing! We figured out that we shared pretty much the same experiences; we’d been doing similar things on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Then I got invited to the studio to write some songs with Lady Gaga; we did “Starstruck”, we did a song called “Christmas Tree” She’s super-creative, she’s amazing — the best writer I’d ever seen, and best performer.” —Space Cowboy
In May, Gaga began a promo and club tour worldwide that lasted five months. She worked with a couple of female dancers and DJ VH1 on her live set. In June, Space Cowboy took the position of DJ. Also in June, the Transmission Gagavision started as weekly webisode featuring Gaga and her staff and traced their adventure around the world. After a while, the webisode shown was from event many months earlier. On the 6th, Lady Gaga did her first performance on TV for Logo's NewNowNext Awards with Just Dance.
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NewNowNext Awards

Lady Gaga performed Just Dance at the 57th Miss Universe Pageant in Vietnam. Michael Schwandt, the choreographer of the competition, is a big fans of her and suggested Gaga to the organization in order to replace a big band. A month later on the 19th, her debut album, The Fame was first released in Canada. A short film was also released to promote her music, The Fame: Part One. ABC channel asked Gaga to create a music video for Beautiful, Dirty, Rich in order to promote the new season of Dirty Sexy Money. It was released as a promotional single from the album on September 16, 2008. The two months after, she went on her first ever concert tour with fellow Interscope pop group, the reformed New Kids on the Block. Gaga started her stint with New Kids on the Block in Los Angeles on October 8, and continued through the end of November. She appeared as a featured guest on the song "Big Girl Now" from their new album, The Block. The second single, Poker Face, was released on September 23, 2008, and has reached number one in nearly twenty countries, including almost all major music markets in the world. A music video was shot on October 3 at the luxury villa on bwin PokerIsland in Malibu. In late October, Gaga released The Fame in the United States, where it debuted at number seventeen on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 24,000 units, and has thus far peaked at number four. On December 5, 2008, Gaga was added to the BBC Sound of 2009 longlist, which features the best rising music stars.

2009

  • In the United States, "Just Dance" was a "sleeper hit", spending almost five months on the Billboard Hot 100 before finally reaching the summit of the chart in January of 2009.
  • First performance on UK television
  • Shot Eh, Eh / LoveGame music video
  • Continued the WDT with the PCD
  • Started her first tour, The Fame Ball.
  • Music video Paparazzi
  • MTV Awards& Much Music awards

Gaga was confirmed as the support act for Pussycat Dolls on their Europe and Oceania arena dates from January until May 2009. The Doll Domination Tour started in Aberdeen, Scotland on January 18, and ends in Perth, Australia on May 30. Gaga's "Just Dance" received a nomination for the Best Dance Recording, but lost to Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger". On February 18, 2009, Gaga, along with Brandon Flowers of rock band The Killers, joined on stage with electronic dance duo Pet Shop Boys at the 2009 BRIT Awards. Pet Shop Boys performed a medley of their hits when Gaga and Flowers joined for the final number, the 1985 hit single "West End Girls". Gaga's first North American tour, The Fame Ball Tour started on March 12, 2009 and was critically appreciated. Beforehand, Gaga promised her fans that they can expect plenty of high drama from her upcoming performances. She said, "I consider what I do to be more of an Andy Warhol concept: pop performance art, multimedia, fashion, technology, video, film. And it's all coming together, and it's going to be traveling museum show."

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