The Fight to Fame: 14 Stars Who Struggled Before They Made it Big

Nights in homeless shelters, sharing rooms, waiting tables – it takes a lot of work to become a star

LADY GAGA WAS DROPPED BY HER FIRST RECORD LABEL AFTER THREE MONTHS

Getting signed by a record label is the ultimate goal for many aspiring musicians. But for Lady Gaga, the dream only lasted for three months the first time around. After being signed to Def Jam Records at age 19, she was dropped by the label after only three months. "It just wasn't for them," she told The Sunday Times. Of course, that setback didn't hold her down for long.