Lady Gaga and Adele Rise to Fame

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  • Lady Gaga is born

    Lady Gaga is born
    Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelica Germanotta on March 28, 1986 in New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Adele is born

    Adele is born
    Adele was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London, UK.
  • Lady Gaga first plays piano

    Lady Gaga first plays piano
    Lady Gaga first picks up playing the piano at age four.
  • Lady Gaga becomes a songwriter

    Lady Gaga becomes a songwriter
    Lady Gaga writes her first songs at age 13.
  • Adele auditions for BRIT school

    Adele auditions for BRIT school
    Adele auditioned for BRIT school at the age of 14.
  • Open Mic Night

    Open Mic Night
    Lady Gaga performs at Open Mic nights in NYC hoping to get famous while also studying at the New York Tisch School of the Arts.
  • Lady Gaga starts writing songs for Def Jams

    Lady Gaga starts writing songs for Def Jams
    Lady Gaga left early from the Tisch Art School and started writing songs for Def Jams. She started to record demos and gain gigs at clubs and theaters in the city.
  • Adele signs on to XL Recordings

    Adele signs on to XL Recordings
    Adele got signed to XL Recordings after her friend posted a demo of her song on Myspace.
  • Lady Gaga meets Lady Starlight

    Lady Gaga meets Lady Starlight
    Lady Gaga performed routines with her friend Lady Starlight in Lower East Side clubs and lounges. 2007 was also the year that Lady Gaga came out with her first minor hit "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich".
  • Adele releases "Hometown Glory"

    Adele releases "Hometown Glory"
    Adele's first single "Hometown Glory" released.
  • Adele releases second single "Chasing Pavements"

    Adele releases second single "Chasing Pavements"
    Adele released second single "Chasing pavements". The song reached number 2 in UK charts and stayed there for 4 weeks.
  • Adele signed with Columbia Records

    Adele signed with Columbia Records
    Adele signed a deal with Columbia Records. She went on tour in North America shortly after. In October, she performed on Saturday Night Live and started her career in America.
  • Lady Gaga releases first album The Fame

    Lady Gaga releases first album The Fame
    Lady Gaga released her first album "The Fame". The album opened at number one with three number one hits, which made her one of the few artists to have a debut album with three number one sinlges. The three singles were "Just Dance", "Poker Face", and "Paparazzi".
  • Adele's first album "19"

    Adele's first album "19"
    "19" was certified as gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and four times platinum in the UK.
  • Ga-Ga Grammy Awards

    Ga-Ga Grammy Awards
    Lady Gaga continued her success when she won "Best Dance Recording", "Song of the Year", and "Record of the Year".
  • Adele wins 2 Grammy Awards

    Adele wins 2 Grammy Awards
    Adele won awards in the categories "Best New Artist" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance."
  • Lady Gaga releases second album The Fame Monster

    Lady Gaga releases second album The Fame Monster
    Lady Gaga released her second album called "The Fame Monster." This time Gaga collaborated with Beyonce and wrote new number ones like "Bad Romance" and "Telephone". It was 18 months long and was one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.
  • Adele releases second album "21"

    Adele releases second album "21"
    Adele released her second album "21"
  • Lady Gaga releases third album Born This Way

    Lady Gaga releases third album Born This Way
    Lady Gaga released her next major single "Born this Way". "Born this Way" the album is to be released on May 23, 2011 as her third release in three years.
  • Adele forced to cancel tour due to vocal cord hemorrhage

    Adele forced to cancel tour due to vocal cord hemorrhage
    She released a statement saying she needed an extended period of rest in order to avoid permanent damage to her voice. She had surgery in November.
  • Adele Wins 6 Grammy Awards

    Adele Wins 6 Grammy Awards
    Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In the Deep", and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You".
  • Born This Way Tour

    Born This Way Tour
    Lady Gaga is set to begin her Born This Way Ball Tour on April 27, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.