Within a week, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” has gone platinum.
The 25-year-old’s anticipated record has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, selling 1,108,000 albums in the first week, Billboard reports.
This isn’t truly a surprise, as “Born This Way” was expected to enter at No. 1, but just a month ago the singer’s record label was expecting sales to be around 400,000. On the album's May 23 release date – the same day that Amazon was offering the album for 99 cents – that estimate was bumped up to somewhere between 650,000 and 700,000.
But by last Thursday, when Amazon was offering the album as an mp3 download again for 99 cents, it seemed that a million units sold was within Gaga's reach. According to Billboard, it's estimated that Amazon sold more than 440,000 downloads of the discounted disc.
"Born This Way's" sales performance makes Gaga the fifth woman to sell more than a million within a week, and making “Born This Way's” sales week the largest for any album since 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” sold 1,141,000 in its first week in 2005.
And believe it or not, this is also the superstar's first No. 1 album. Gaga’s “The Fame” peaked at No. 2 with "The Fame Monster" landing at No. 5.
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My future in legal guidelines!!! They create a adorable few do not they?!?!?
I want to see this girls face all twisted up in the throes of a good 0rgazm
LADY GAGA may you live forever/ great music & shows.......
Lady Gaga, aka Stupid Music fo rStupid People. There sure are a lot of Stupid People in this world. Sad.
Totally agree, this is a great album, this girl has talent, got to love the Satan references, lonely biblthumpers with nothing better to do than spu hate. So Christian, lol
Just explain me how did you draw conclusions about my body from the comments I made. Let's assume I have a big ass. as you said....Should I then stop thinking and expressing myself? ....I think you are one of the guys following these kind of people (Lady gaga) whose message is: "if you have a nice ass, do whatever you want...not only that...you will have people without brains following you".
I am a teen and I think she is vulgar. Many young people think that being vulgar is cool...that is why she is making money. Some of her followers say "get a life" when you say something against her....actually...followers don't have a life...they just follow...like sheep....without thinking.
Who's the sheep here? Why do u have post if you are not interested? Vulgar? I bet you have a fat ass, and hers you would find very vulgar wouldn't you?
1.1 million retards and counting. I think milli vanilli sold a bunch of albums as well.
am I the only one that thinks she looks a lot like Marylin Manson?
The album is overproduced and really isn't very good. I loved her music too even when she was plain old stephanie in nyu. She could have made it a lot better and I wish she just focused on the music. After I bought the album for 99 cents, I felt gyped. That's telling me something.
To all the haters, please please get a life! Like Mom used to say, if you don't have something positive to say, keep your big mouth shut!
Did you make that alias on purpose or are you really lacking in the brain? "fair" and "unbalanced" are not the same thing. Perhaps you meant to say unBIASed but of course being an incompetent sheep you really have no sense of vocabulary.
Your mom was NICE.
So If your mom sees her husband having an affair, she will not say anything.....what about Bin Laden...nobody should say anything about him....simple examples for you to understand. I am sure your mom told you that in a different context. If you like Lady gaga...good for you...You have to learn to accept that there are people thinking in a different way. She has a very nice voice but she is doing a bad use of it. I do not like her and I said why. I hope people will think about that. I have my life... that is why I do not follow her like a sheep.
"Lady GaGa Rocks"
Lady Gaga is a bad influence for children and teens. I compare this singer with hamburgers: cheap, satisfy your hanger, it is everywhere and there is evidence that it is not good for health...the problem is that consequences come later. How to ask "star"s to assume responsibilities and think about their influence on future generations?...mmm.. difficult....
This article is completely ridiculous... Amazon lowered the price of the "Born this Way" single not the album. Once again CNN doesn't have all the facts.
Could it be that millions of farmville player had her shoved down their throats??? So glad she is in the past now.
Grats on your commercial success – please go to another baseball game so we can see a picture of your top opened up in a press release.
99 cents??? Desperate much. And yet she still couldn't beat the record holder for the biggest first week sales for a female artist held by Britney. Lol
Lady GaGa for the Senate!
It only sold that much cause everyone would rather buy it up for 99 cents instead of $15.99 - duh! Great marketing skeem!
Im sure she has more than a million little monster people that love her. Not done selling yet.....
Dnt know much bout her but i do know im hot n lookin 4 hot lady any takers lol
I'm a bad romantic
I'm a little Monster and I love Momma Monster!!
congrat gaga..You are NO1
I love and miss u lady googoo
Authorities sometimes try to silence critics by accusing them of tax violations or other nonpolitical crimes. The FBI refused to comment on the case.
I just bought cuz was .99 cents one day after I forgot I got it, soooo that's the way that this album sucks sorry monters but is the most boring album I never heared :-(
Congratulated's U R amazing_!
Love you !!! Jaimito forever.
I'm always ready to support music doing well and she seems to know how to play the game..so good for her on that. However this too shall pass as they say.The 99 cent thing is called sales padding however.In the days of hard copies it would be more impressive...Hmm progress it leads people to believe listening to music on glorified walkmen(ipods,mp3s) and tinny computer speakers is a step forward...interesting..
I agree...if the album sold for $15 I would be impressed.
Ugh, amazon paid the difference for the albums that sold for .99. And she sold more like 800K w/o the amazon deal. So many incorrect facts in this thread.
I love being a little monster.
I loves the GaGa! It's cool that this is her first time ever selling on that level but didn't Lil Wayne also sell a million copies in a week? Give it up for that! He's been on fire for 15 years(& counting...) I'm just saying she may not be around 3 yrs from now. But I know Amy Winehouse is kicking herself in the ass now!
I know this is off topic but I would have never thought she was 25...maybe 30 or 35 but not 25 anyway congrats to you Ms.Gaga.
so many haters but let me ask you guys... ARE ANY OF YOU GUYS #1 ON FORBES GROSSING OVER 90M ? NOPE. so sit down. 'cause she's doing everything you are not. & if that is what the devil is. accomplishing goals, being talented, devoted, a leader, smart, and had ACTUAL LOVE for her fans... then the Devil is a beautiful woman inside and out.
U need to re read your comment and realize how ignorant it sounds
Monstre Cam, if you are the future of America... all hope will be lost. I second the other comment saying you're quite ignorant. If making millions of dollars and having your records sell all over means you've had a successful life, that must mean you, sitting on the computer typing a comment like someone who doesn't know better, must be an utter failure because not only are you not on a cover of a magazine but you are also not rich and have no records to show for it... see how flawed your logic is of real "success?"
Over time she will fade like all the rest of the trendy poppy garbage shuved dwon our throats – we need another nirvana something with balls
Didn't you hear the comments before? She has balls. If she was about trends she wouldn't stand out so much. Shows how much you know about music.
U mean he sold? Gaga is a man.
people need to realize that kesha is real music!
Devil in disguised..
First off, learn English. Second, she is a believer in Jesus and God. Learn your facts before you speak.
She is the new image of music She is Doing Millions. You Go GaGa Blessings.
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Tired of hearing this. As a non lady gaga fan I would have bought the album for 99 cents. Anyone could have sold that many with that kind of "bribe" by amazon. It's not that special. It's annoying.
Not everyone. I would have bought it even if it were 9.99 or 14.99. I just got lucky getting it for .99. And I wouldn't buy something I had no interest in even if it was only .99. Why would I want to clutter my iTunes with crap? It's my own personal radio station, after all.
I love Mother Monster Born This Way Deserves To Be On Top Just Like Me & Little Monsters Go Ga Ga Always (Aliens Loves: Tooo)
Not a fan....and not that impressed..Eminem did it twice (sold more too) first time over a decade ago and still sells alot today (had the highest selling album last year)...if she can do it 10 years from now then I be impressed..
Totally agreed plus eminems music makes sense.
she could never fill one of Eltons shoes not even with both feet...she does have an out there style...as did Elton but he always had the talent to back up his off style
Selling a million albums in a week isn't really that hard if you are already a well known trend. And not really all that impresssive in the current 'dime-a-dozen mega star' pop culture. She's basically a female version of Elton John, but with more mundane mind-numbing music.
I don't listen to her music as I'm an old troll who prefers James Taylor. But however she achieved this, good for her!
I've seen this all before. See Madonna circa 1984. -Art
I don't enjoy her music; I'm way too old for it. But I congratulate her on this great achievement no matter how she did it!
haters. You do nothing but complain about other people mostly because all you haters money combined for all your lifetime won't even come close to hers so stop being so negative (and making me type so much). PS:your an idiot if u think lady gagas a man.
no complaint here
pretty obvious she's a blatant ripoff of madonna with a gay bar twist
Not obsessed with the cd. But love what she stands for. So this makes me happy.
what exactly does she stand for?
1 Million Records! HELL YEAH!
For all you Gaga Haters... she sure made a hell of a lot of money even if she sold her album for $.99. MUCH more than you will ever make in 1 week!
i am definitely not impressed in the computer age..
blue oyster cult's "some enchanted evenng" live album from 1979 sold over 1 million copies in a month
there was no amazon,no internet,no cell phones,and no itunes
Yeah, nothing to do, really, except head down to the record store and buy an album. I remember; I was there. Today, however, people are more likely to either download illegally or just buy single songs. The interest in this release is still impressive.
Uh how about we tally up the total dollar amount? It's not hard to hit a million if half of your sales was due to the bottom of the barrel prices.
How hard is it to sell a million copies when half of your sales come from a .99 cent sale. It's called padding the sales stats to make it look more impressive than it really is.
Agreed. It's literally a cheap way of trying to break a "record" of 1 million in one week. Totally calculated, just like every little thing that Gaga does these days. It's more about the image/gimmick than the music.
No shocker at all, esp. since she sold it for $0.99 an album. She's a smart business woman. Wasn't a fan of the album, it was pretty much a step backwards from Fame/Fame Monster, but more credit to her for being successful still.
It probably would have only done the original projected 400k had it not been for that .99 cent Amazon sale – a quick shout out to Mariah Carey for starting that trend. To be honest that was the only reason I bought it. I've listened to it twice and now keep forgetting I have it until reminders like this article.
It was definitely the Amazon sell that did it. If it weren't for that, like you said, it would have only sold 400K. The quality of the album was terrible, too bombastic, self-serving, and over the top, and this is coming from somebody who LOVED Fame/Fame Monster.
GooGoo for gaga! This boy is a monster for life!!! Respect your youth girl!! Enjoy the fame!! God bless you!!!
Well she must be doing something right to sell that many albums. Alot of people love this girl. Gotta say she is a very smart business woman.
Gaga is nothing but an illuminati puppet. She sold her soul to become famous.
I am illuminati and we are looking in your window right now. Don't forget to take your meds.
David's right. Keep taking your meds..close the curtains, board up the windows and doors because they're coming for you ;)
illuminati??? do u even know what that is? she has "sold" her soul to music because music is her soul. she (and NO she's not a man) is religiously driven to make music, and thank god she is. had her talent never been exposed the world would have suffered greatly from the loss.
Trust me. I am taking my meds. I don't have my home boarded up though. I live in a hole in the ground where no one can find me. I'm scared. I'm just so scared. Naw, I really just live my life to the fullest. No worries. I haven't done anything for them to want to come at me for. There's just some things about the entertainment business that most people don't know about. I had the opportunity to become famous but I rejected. I didn't want to be anyone's puppet. They were okay with that. I said no, they moved on to someone else.
She's actually a puppet for the zionists. That's what's up with all the weird christian imagery.
BIG TYPE CCN LADY GAGA ISNT THE FIF WOMEN TO SELL A MILLION IN A WEEK BECUASE HE IS A MAN CHECK YOUR FAX
Thank you Cheefsfury, you provided an insightful post. However, if your fax failed try your car phone or beeper.
Shes gonna wind up like Hammer if she doesn't watch the spending, "We're meltin' gold little monsters!"
Don't worry about Gaga and money-reportedly, the money she makes is split-she gets half, and dad controls the other half for her. And he knows how to handle money-he is a self-made millionaire.
omg thats Lady Gaga??? :O wow dosent look like her>:O
I'm not influenced by lady gaga in any way, check out my original music http://www.youtube.com/user/zetareticuliband
Cool stuff! :)
This guy should sell that much. Check him out. http://www.youtube.com/jamalmusic
I hope music is not how you pay your bills. That song is aweful. Not even AutoTune can save your voice.
youd think it would sell at bargain bin prices
If by "monster" you guys mean "sheep" you are correct.
Be gone troll that lives under the bridge, be gone.
You got trolled... maybe you should go home.
OM-GAGA!! How much more badass could she get?! BTW baby! :)
I am one of the little monster's that helped this go platinum. Congrats Gaga.
Me too! I admit, I was unsure if I would enjoy it as much as "The Fame" and "The Fame Monster", but I absolutely LOVE it! Every time I listen to it, I love it more and more! Forget all the haters... Gaga's here to stay! Paws up!!
I love GaGa's money....................other than that both she and Snooki are really BEASTS!
i totally agree hun!!! this album is a BEAST!!!! LOVE IT and so does my 17 month old son and 5 month old daughter!!! idk though, shes got waay to many good singles to choose from on here. as much as i want her to release bloody mary, the numbskulls and persecuting pseudo-christians would keel over without no further interpretation of the song and will brand it as blasphemous and evidence of the coming rapture...losers... but this album is beyond amazing, i got it with no expectations cuz i loved btw and judas but to have all of these songs that, imo, are FAR BETTER than her lead singles, its just more than a lil monster could want. my message to gaga: ride, ride pony ride ride!!! all the way into the history books with this spectacular collection of auditory art.
Never seen so many lambs led by such BEAST...
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