Lady Gaga (b. March 28, 1986) burst her way onto the music scene in a way that nobody else has done–wearing clothes that nobody has ever seen (meat dress, anyone?) Born Stefanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta, Gaga has become one of the biggest cult favorites in pop culture history, parading around the globe with her mega-fans–dubbed Little Monsters–close at hand. A provocateur that uses her songs to convey messages regarding politics, news, religion, etc., as soon as Gaga put out her first album with hits like Just Dance and Poker Face, it was clear she was going to take us for a wild ride. Unpredictable and unapologetic, Gaga often hits the gossip columns after doing things like playing with faux puke during a performance or casually visiting a favorite fan’s bar to buy everyone a drink.