Lady Gaga’s net worth rising with the premiere of ‘A Star Is Born’
- Singer Lady Gaga will star in her first movie, “A Star Is Born,” which premieres Oct. 5.
- The six-time Grammy winner is also a dancer and a songwriter.
- Gaga has earned $50 million so far in 2018 alone, making her one of the highest-paid entertainers.
Singing. Dancing. Acting. Is there anything Lady Gaga can’t do? Her latest artistic adventure is the leading lady in “A Star Is Born,” in theaters Oct. 5, 2018. Gaga plays Ally, a reserved but prodigiously talented singer-songwriter, alongside Bradley Cooper’s Jackson Maine, an aging rocker. As their relationship grows, their musical ambitions and his addiction threaten to drive them apart.
The movie is already getting high praise for both Gaga’s movie acting debut and Cooper’s directorial debut. Critics are suggesting that the movie could earn awards, and Gaga’s first single off the movie’s soundtrack will likely add to her lucrative list of hits.
Whatever she does, Gaga has a “Million Reasons” to celebrate like a star — most of which come with dollar signs. Here’s a look at Lady Gaga’s net worth from the start of her career to today.
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Lady Gaga Net Worth: $300 Million
In 2007, up-and-coming artist Lady Gaga — Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — scored a songwriting gig for an Interscope Records imprint. The same year, the rising star lent her powerhouse vocals to New Kids on the Block for the boy band’s comeback album. Although Def Jam Records dropped Gaga during this time, she was soon snapped up by R&B singer Akon for his Kon Live Distribution label.
Her debut album, “The Fame,” propelled the singer to major pop star status. “The Fame” was only the first of many successful ventures for Gaga. Today, Lady Gaga’s net worth is $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Publicity from “A Star Is Born” might have helped with the increase from $275 million. The international superstar earned $50 million in just the first half of 2018, Forbes reported.
Lady Gaga’s Music Smashes Records
Fans have been treated to five solo Lady Gaga albums with a sixth reportedly in the works. Her three most popular albums to date, according to Nielsen, include:
- “The Fame” — 8.8 million copies sold
- “Born This Way” — 3.8 million copies sold
- “Artpop” — 1.4 million copies sold
She paired up with Tony Bennett in 2014 for the jazz album “Cheek to Cheek,” which sold less than a million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2015, two Lady Gaga songs — “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” — passed the 7 million download mark, making her the only artist to have two songs reach this level, according to Billboard. Her other top hits include:
- “Bad Romance”
- “Born This Way”
- “The Edge of Glory”
Her latest solo album, “Joanne,” was released in October 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album has sold more than 1 million copies, according to the RIAA.
Gaga saw a 1,000 percent surge in music sales after her performance at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, according to Nielsen Music. The singer sold around 150,000 digital songs and albums that day alone.
Fans are eagerly awaiting a Lady Gaga new album. During her 2017 “Joanne World Tour,” the singer announced that she was working on new music.
Lady Gaga Concert and Tour Earnings
Lady Gaga’s fans — nicknamed “Little Monsters” — can’t get enough of her music, so it’s no surprise the artist’s tours are a major contributor to her net worth.
Gaga’s 2008 “The Fame Ball” tour earned $3.15 million, reported Statistic Brain. Running from 2009 to 2011, her “Monster Ball” tour brought in $227.4 million, according to Billboard. The “Born This Way Ball” tour, which took place in 2012 and 2013, generated $382.3 million and her 2014 “Artpop” tour garnered $257.1 million, reported Statistic Brain.
In early 2017, Lady Gaga’s “Joanne World Tour” kicked off at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. The singer — who likely earned between $3 and $4 million for her back-to-back weekend performances, according to Billboard — filled the headlining spot after Beyoncé dropped out following her February 2017 pregnancy announcement.
In February 2018, due to severe pain brought on by her ongoing battle with fibromyalgia, Lady Gaga canceled the final 10 dates of her “Joanne World Tour.”
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