Lady Gaga was born on July 20th, 1986, making her 26 years old when Poker Face came out. This makes her a young adult when the album was released in 2006. In an interview with MTV News, she said that the album was “a really personal record for me.” She has also said that it was a “dark time” in her life when she made it.
This can likely be attributed to the fact that she had just broken up with her then-boyfriend, Tim Tebow, and was undergoing therapy for bipolar disorder at the time. Poker Face is a very upbeat and relatable album, which likely helped Gaga recover from her personal struggles.