∞ Lady Gaga has the fastest selling single ever on iTunes

While it’s not exactly my favorite music, Lady Gaga hit a huge iTunes milestone on Friday — the fastest selling single of all time.

[ad#Google Adsense 300x250 in story]“Born This Way” is the first single and title track from Lady Gaga’s upcoming album. The track sold 1 million copies since being released just five days ago.

The song isn’t doing good just in the U.S. It hit No. 1 in 23 countries since its release.

If you watched the Grammy Awards, you probably heard the song. Lady Gaga performed the song during the awards where she won three Grammys.

The full album, Born This Way, is expected to be released on May 23,2011.



  • Peter Cohen

    Editors around the world mourn their inability to use the headline “New Lady Gaga single lays an egg.” Oh well. ;)

  • Bob416

    I can’t even get away from Lady Gaga here.

  • Arnold Ziffel

    To me, her name is Lady Gag-uh. Blech!

    Just another Madonna-like marketing phenomenon.

    • The Cappy

      I agree with the comparison and the sentiment. The occupant of the Madonna/Gaga niche does have to have some musical talent; I’ll grant them both that much. Which is to make entertaining music while getting as close to porn as they can. But every outing and every album, they have to get more extreme, as they struggle to figure out new ways to sate the appetites that they themselves caused to become jaded. And if they fail, they look ridiculous.

      Well, frankly, I think they look pretty ridiculous when they succeed. But it’s a Emperor’s Clothes thing. If you successfully titillate the crowd and the press, they don’t mention how grotesque and desperate a meat-dress is.

      • Arnold Ziffel

        You nailed it!

  • Gustav

    I call this genre “music-style product” it’s so over produced to meet a demographic that it ceases to be a creative work of art.

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