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Paola Vasquez
Mar 28, 2015 @ 7:15 am

Happy birthday, Mother Monster! Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta known simply as Lady Gaga rings in her 29th year today. The New York native captivated us with her debut album The Fame, over-the-top costumes, and theatrical dance moves. Since then, the star has released three more albums transitioning from pop's eclectic diva to an elegant jazz vocalist following the release of Cheek to Cheek, alongside Tony Bennett. Gaga has won six Grammys and has been honored by the CFDA as 2011's Style Icon. Recently, the singer-songwriter showcased her versatility as a powerhouse at the Oscars playing tribute to Julie Andrews and the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music.

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In addition to contributing to many charities and being an LGBT advocate, the fearless star launched the Born This Way Foundation in 2011, an organization committed to empowering youth. Today, the wig enthusiast is engaged to longtime beau Taylor Kinney and is set to appear in 13 episodes of American Horror Story: Hotel. In honor of Lady Gaga's birthday take a look at her changing looks through the years.

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