Happy 26th Birthday, Lady Gaga!

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One of the most successful, buzzed-about singers in all of music turns 26 years young today. Happy birthday to Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga!

The only question is how the New York native will celebrate.

From urging fans to donate money to victims of the Japanese earthquake to using her star power to promote gay rights and denounce bullying, she's never been one to rest on her laurels - even during as self-imposed media blackout.

Gorgeous Lady Gaga

This year promises to be quieter for Gaga following 2011's release of her smash hit sophomore album Born This Way, but don't expect her to fade away.

Not by a long shot.

Love Lady Gaga or hate her, there's no debate over the impact this artist has had on the industry, and her immense popularity with fans is unquestioned.

Naked or clothed, with or without makeup, dressed like a slab of meat or a rumored hermaphrodite, we love us some Gaga. And we're clearly not alone.

Here's wishing her a happy 26th birthday, and hoping for much more entertainment in the years go come. Here are some favorite recent Lady Gaga pics:

Lady Gaga on Letterman
The Gaga in Concert
BTW Baby
Gaga in Japan
Gaga in Black
Lady Gaga in a Yellow Dress
Lady Gaga Glasses
Lady Gaga, Butt
Lady Gaga Eyeball Sunglasses
Tea Time With Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, Pink Top
Gaga, Umbrella
What the Heck is Gaga Wearing
Gaga = Devil!
Lady Gaga Makeup Free
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Lady Gaga Biography

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Born
Birthplace
New York, New York
Full Name
Joanne Stefani Germanotta