Singing sensation Lady Gaga has been doing a bit of fundraising before the One World: Together at Home concert and so far she has managed to raise a whopping amount thanks to her own charity. But not only that, Gaga got on FaceTime with one of her famous friends and convinced him to donate a further 10 million dollars to the cause.
Keep scrolling to watch the clip for yourself so you can see how the interaction went down...
You've all heard of Lady Gaga, right?
via: Getty ImagesBorn Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in 1986, in New York City, the singer has gone on to rise in the ranks of the celebrity world as one of the most unconventional and unique artists of this generation.
Gaga started learning piano from a very young age...
Her career stems from humble beginnings...
via: TwitterBefore curating the "Lady Gaga image," a determined young Stefani would haul her keyboard around bar upon bar trying to get noticed in the industry.
After dropping out of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York City University, Stefani began to curate the Lady Gaga persona.
via: TwitterAfter ditching college to manage her own career, Gaga well and truly got stuck in - transforming herself from Stefani to the global sensation-to-be... Lady Gaga. Her over-the-top fashion sense, and sheer grit, quickly gained attention and she signed with Akon and Interscope Records to work on her debut album - released in 2008.
Her debut hit single "Just Dance" secured her global fame.The star made her mainstream breakthrough with her grammy-nominated single “Just Dance," which propelled her to commercial and musical stardom.
Though she quickly became known for something other than her music...
via: ShutterstockHer eccentric, outlandish fashion sense became a huge part of her identity and something that she quickly started being known for.
In the first years of her chart-dominating career, her fashion choices gained her just as much attention as her music.
via: Getty ImagesAnd you have to admit, you can't blame people. After all, even her street-style ensembles were full-blown works of art. "Casual" and "paired-back" are clearly foreign concepts to the pop powerhouse - and that's what makes her so great. It's boring to be conventional.
But, Gaga recently admitted that she used to try and shock people with her eccentric looks to gain attention.
via: Getty Images"I used to try to wrap my brain as heavy as I could around what I could do to...Instead of being shocking (I used to say “shock art" or “performance art"), I would use the word “bemuse," which is basically putting the audience in a state of confusion where they can’t look away. I used to just go, 'What am I going to do next to get people’s attention?'," she explained to Oprah. You only have to look at likes of the meat dress (which Gaga says she didn't actually think was that jaw-dropping) to understand her wacky artistic visions.
Her looks never failed to turn heads.
via: Getty ImagesShe is always reinventing herself; whether it’s changing her hair, make-up, or wearing 10-inch heels, no one can pull off memorable looks quite like Gaga.
When it comes to her music, she has delivered hit after hit.It seems like everyone knows the words to anthems like "Born This Way," "Edge of Glory," and "Poker Face". There's no doubt that she reigned supreme in the '10s music scene.
Album's such as 2013's ARTPOP and 2016's stripped-back Joanne haven't had the same sucess as their former chart-topping precessdors.But her long-anticipated Superbowl half-time show performance (aka one of the biggest and sought after gigs you can land) in 2017, reignited some popularity with such tracks.
But Gaga has ventured off into other areas of the entertainment industry.
She started off with the odd cameo...
via: imdbFor example, the star featured in 2013's Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For the following year. She also notably starred in American Horror Story: Hotel as the countess - a role which earned her a Golden Globe Award.
But she landed her leading big-screen role back in 2018 in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born.
via: imdbHer role as an aspiring singer, Ally Maine, earnt her significant critical acclaim, including an Oscar for her original song on the movie's soundtrack, "Shallow."
The movie became the film of the year.
via: imdbWhile at first controversial, the casting choice of Gaga for the movie turned out to be excellent, and for sure is one of the main reasons the film has been so successful.
But her profound big-screen success hasn't stopped her focusing on other projects.
Haus Labs has been well-received in the beauty community.explained during her cover story for Elle Magazine. "This company exists in an influential space in culture where we say, 'Our Haus. Your Rules.' And everyone is welcome—all gender identities."
Gaga is also well immersed in the world of activism.Born This Way Foundation with her mother in 2011. The non-profit aims to create a "kinder" world by improving the understanding of mental wellbeing, creating safe spaces for youth and mental health first aid in educational establishments.
Although her latest moves are her most admirable yet...
The star revealed the news at the WHO's press conference online.
via: TwitterThe funds were raised by herself and Global Citizen, and will go towards the WHO's relief fund for the virus. But that's not all...
She raised a further 10 million dollars after a FaceTime call with the CEO of Apple.
via: YouTubeRead on to see the full video. In an interview for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tim Cook pledged the substantial amount claiming "we [Apple] are really proud to be part of this."
It seems as if the two had already discussed the matter previously...
via: YouTubeGaga said: "We spoke last night about a certain number for the donation and it was quite sizeable. I just wanted to make sure we were OK on that this morning - can I confirm you for that donation?" And of course, he did confirm it.