I've never heard her music either and youtube is not behaving for me, to my distress.
I love those silly best dressed/worst dressed lists. I swear that once, on just such a list, the writer(s) swooned over a single shoulder gown then severely criticized another single shoulder dress. Frankly, the only difference between the dresses was the color and both women looked terrific in them. Anyway, Gaga came to some event carrying a spikey star like object that was about a foot in diameter. The writer(s) criticized her unnecessary "accessory." I thought it was neat.
I just checked her out. She started playing piano at 4 and was admitted to NYU's Tisch School of Performing Arts at 17 although she only stayed there for two years. I know someone who couldn't get into the Tisch School, despite a background in acting, singing and piano.