The pair began performing at downtown club venues like the Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and the Rockwood Music Hall.Their live performance art piece, known as "Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue" and billed as "The Ultimate Pop Burlesque Rockshow", was a tribute to 1970s variety acts.
Gaga began to play the piano at the age of four when her mother insisted she become "a cultured young woman", taking lessons and practicing the instrument throughout her childhood.
The lessons taught her to create music by ear, which she preferred over reading sheet music and practiced professionally.
Just go like this on the low end of the piano [...] I was really, really good at piano, so my first instincts were to work so hard at practicing piano, and I might not have been a natural dancer, but I am a natural musician.
That is the thing that I believe I am the greatest at.
Having initially focused on avant-garde electronic dance music, Gaga began to incorporate pop melodies and the glam rock style of David Bowie and Queen into her songs.
While Gaga and Starlight were performing, Fusari continued to develop the songs he had created with her, sending them to the producer and record executive Vincent Herbert.
(born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as experimenting with new images.
Gaga ventured into R&B and disco with her third album Artpop (2013), which topped the US charts and included the single "Applause".
In 2014, Gaga released a jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, her third consecutive number one album in the US.
Joshua Sarubin, the head of Artists and repertoire (A&R) at Def Jam Recordings, responded positively and, after approval from Sarubin's boss Antonio "L.