Monday, May 23rd, 2011 
With the debut of BORN THIS WAY, the legendary LADY GAGA reveals her intimate stories from her youth and talks about her path to Stardom in her new special this coming exclusively to MTV, Thursday, May 26, at 9pm ET/PT. “LADY GAGA: Inside The Outside,” the one hour-long documentary, will be also available on-demand streaming on MTV.Com.

But who is the girl that became this pop-culture and musical icon, and what legacy does she want to leave?
Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside will compel the viewers to look beyond the outlandish outfits, spectacular live performances and the controversy.  Instead, appreciate the forces, events and the influences that shaped Stefani Germanotta’s ascension into one of pop music’s most influential and most successful artists of our times.

This intimate, stripped-down interview with Lady Gaga is honest and pure. Who recounts never-before-heard life experiences that shaped her early years and brought her to where she is today. From the moment she looked in the mirror and decided she was meant to be a star, to the “Thunder Road” challenge she accepted from her father to land her first baby grand piano, Lady Gaga shares an abundance of personal and poignant stories that includes: the inspiration behind her first song, the impact of being bullied at school, her musical and style influences, her relationship with her family, her love of late night bike rides around Brooklyn, and much more. Viewers will also learn how she juggles fame and her career, along with fans and her personal life, and the social causes that drive her.

“While we all know the artist who has matured into a major force in music, fashion and pop culture, Lady Gaga has seldom discussed in detail the young woman she was before,” said Dave SirulnickExecutive Vice PresidentMTV News and Docs. “With this documentary, we’re pulling back the veil and providing a rare glimpse into the rich back story and personal life of this modern day icon.”

The first single from the album, title track “Born This Way,” set a music industry record by becoming the fastest single in history to reach sales of 1,000,000 copies five days after its February 11, 2011, released. On iTunes, the song debuted at the top spot in 14 countries, including the US, and hit #1 in all 23 iTunes stores worldwide its first week out. “Born This Way” was Gaga’s 7th single to hit #1 at Top 40.  The second single from the album, “Judas” has eclipsed 500,000 in sales and Lady Gaga’s latest two singles, “The Edge of Glory” and “Hair” are both currently in the iTunes top 10.

In less than three years, Lady Gaga has won a sleuth of high profile awards and honors, including the 2010 MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, the 2011 MTV Music Award for Most Innovative Artist and five Grammy Awards. Her hit singles, including “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance” have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.

With over 1.3 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 34 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with over 10 million followers.

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