Lady Gaga #1 On Billboard Hot 100
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” is the 1,000th #1 single since Billboard started the Hot 100 in 1958. “Born This Way” sold 448,000 copies, which breaks Brittany Spears’ record, set just last month, for the biggest first-week digital sales tally for a hit by a female solo artist. Spears set the record when “Hold It Against Me” started with sales of 411K.
Impressively, “Born This Way” racked up these sales in just three days of release. Gaga performed the song on the Grammys on Sunday, which was the last day of the tracking week. The song was originally slated for release that day, but was moved up two days. Be on the look out for Gaga’s new album due out May 23rd.