February 18th, 2011
02:20 PM ET
Lady Gaga has made history with her latest single.
Since its debut last Friday, "Born This Way" has become the fastest-selling single on iTunes, according to a statement. The song became a No. 1 in 23 countries and sold more than 1 million copies in five days.
The track also made history on Billboard. The magazine announced this week that Gaga's "Born This Way" is the Hot 100 chart's 1000th No. 1 in its 52-year history.
"It is a tremendous honor," Gaga told Billboard of the accomplishment. "To be the 1000th no. 1 on Billboard...I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career."
"I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to 'Born This Way,' " Gaga went on. "[It] has been so life changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers...I couldn't be more blessed to have the fans that I have."
Gaga's album "Born This Way" is expected to arrive May 23.
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