The album topped the US charts, where it sold more than one million copies in its first week.
Its title track also became the fastest selling song on i Tunes with over a million downloads in less than a week.
Gaga described her academic life in high school as "very dedicated, very studious, very disciplined" but also "a bit insecure".
She considered herself a misfit among her peers and was mocked for "being either too provocative or too eccentric".
Gaga began her musical career performing songs at open mic nights and school plays.
She studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to become a professional musician.
Joshua Sarubin, the head of Artists and repertoire (A&R) at Def Jam Recordings, responded positively and, after approval from Sarubin's boss Antonio "L.
A." Reid, Gaga was signed to Def Jam in September 2006.
She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as experimenting with new images.Having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016, Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.