This is the true, fascinating and fairytale story of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, from childhood, to her ascension to the top of the music charts as an international phenomenon known as Lady Gaga, with an African American recording, production and management team, led by R&B recording artist Akon, who Lady Gaga was signed to. Born on March 28, 1986, in Yonkers, New York, to Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta, Lady Gaga is a pop artist and cultural icon whose antics, onstage and in video, and wild fashions have earned her attention worldwide. Her hits, Bad Romance, Poker Face and Love Game have sold millions of copies. With never before seen photos and interviews that bring you deep into the heart and soul of this extraordinary talent, destined to rule the world, author Jake Brown, will take you on a journey beginning in Yonkers, New York, crisscrossing throughout the United States and traversing around the world. Lady Gaga is recognized for her flamboyant, diverse, and outre contributions to the music industry through her fashion, performances, and music videos. She had sold an estimated 26 million albums and 127 million singles worldwide and her singles are some of the best-selling worldwide. Her achievements include five Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Video Music Awards. Gaga has consecutively appeared on Billboard Magazine's Artists of the Year, ranked fourth in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, is the fourth best selling digital singles artist in US, according to RIAA; is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine, including The World's 100 Most Powerful Women from 2010 to 2013, and was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. LADY GAGA: BORN TO BE FREE―An Unauthorized Biography chapters include: “Gaga from Birth”, “76 Stanton Street”, “F.A.M.E”, “Little Monsters”, “The Fame Monster E.P.”, “Born This Way”, “Gaga Takes Over the World”, “Life as a Fashion Show”, “ARTPOP” and "2014 and Beyond". LADY GAGA: BORN TO BE FREE―An Unauthorized Biography was written by Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown who has published thirty five books, including other Colossus Books titles: Kanye West: The Rise of Kanye West and the Chicago Rap Scene: Jay Z and the Roc-A-Fella Record Dynasty; Prince: In the Studio; Dr. Dre: In the Studio; Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records; 50 Cent: No Holds Barred; Biggie Smalls: Ready to Die; Tupac: In the Studio; as well as titles on R. Kelly; The Black Eyed Peas and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.