May 26th, 2011
03:03 PM ET
Gaga's 'Born This Way' available for 99 cents...again
Update, 5/26: Did you miss out on the deep discount Amazon was offering on Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" on Monday? Well, since the rush to download the entire album for less than the price of an individual song on iTunes crashed Amazon's servers, the online retailer is again offering the deal today. It's not quite free .99, but it'll do.
Lady Gaga’s much-hyped album “Born This Way” officially arrived today, and although the album is going for $11.99 on iTunes, you can also buy it for about a dollar on Amazon.
According to Mashable, this isn't the first time Amazon has slashed prices, but it may be one of the Web retailer's more surprising sales: "Born This Way" can be purchased in its entirety along with its digital booklet for just 99 cents, a price that seems to be only for today.
You do have to purchase it as an MP3 download to score the deal, one that's presumably part of a promotion for Amazon's Cloud Player. Along with the MP3 purchase, you get a free 20 GB of storage on the service and, as Amazon notes, about $12.87 in savings on Gaga's latest work.
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its a shame most people nowadays equate money with talent. you know who else made forbes? cartel lords and donald trump. so by all you *she makes lotsa money* supporters these guys are talented too. just remember a good business sense has no place in conversations about talent, it only accentuates the opposite sides arguement..
Hey the Mad R@p3r, Have you "come down" from that cupcake, yet??? Next time I bake brownies, I'll send some your way, they are much better than cupcakes!!! Ha ha ha!!! Good day to ya!
Hi Sunshine Girl* thanks for the well wishes
Forbes Magazine says her base worth is $90 million...PLUS another $160 million from last yrs concerts/promotions ect...PLUS God only knows how much more from memorabilia ect. You have to admire her business sense. Shes doing something right. Shes a very strong/intelligent/independant woman whether or not her music is good. Those are the facts that cant be denied. You can take them or leave them. Your choice. @B lo me..Hi there! have a nice/safe Memorial Day w/e. How have you been? Im ok but its very hot.
At lunch time I go to my daddys car. He pulls out my Pet Peter and has me kiss it. Then he pushes my head up and down until the candy cream spews into m y mouth. Then lunchtime is over.
Lady GaGa doesn lipsych =what she does is hire 3 hot women to vocalize while she is in her biggest dance numbers
there is not a background track of her voice like Madonna/Britney/Janet....when she slows down she just picks up singing ..I commend her for using her voice and the background singers throughout the entire show...watch the special again..she is yelling while dancing and the girls keep the song going...LOVE HER
I mean just look at that picture at the top of this blog. She looks like something our of a freaking nightmare. I wake up screaming,
She's a woman alright... no man has a body like that. But her face could stop a clock.
Lady Gaga, aka Music for Stupid People
I was listening to my IPOD on the toilet the other day and my bestie downloaded one of her songs. I think it rocks.
For all of you people saying terrible things about Lady Gaga, you all just really need to stop because she is one of the most talented people out there and if you look deep down into her music it is really about love. And all of these other crappy music artist are out there writting about drugs and hoe's she actually writes about things that matter in life.
Please note Gaga BTW album is on track to sell 750k or more this week alone. Haters please stop. She has proved herself once again. Fans have stood up and shown why talent this woman has. She has #4 songs in the Top 20 at the same time and this has never been accomplished since Elvis. She has nothing to prove.
The poster for "ridden hard and put away wet"
I wonder if she is a squirter?
@Tom no talent? I think she has great talent go check out herlive grammy shows they said " she is the best live proformence since MJ *R.I.P*"
Comparing this useless excuse for an artist to MJ is an insult to MJ and his legacy.
I like the instrumental version of "Telephone."
Mmmm...Ladys Hot manPotato up my butt!! Yummy.
Im gonna begin recording every *POOT*, fart, pee and doookie I make/take.
In this market I could very well become a millionaire and/or Overnight Sensation.
Not a huge fan but excellent work out music
Ninety nine cents is still far too much to pay for this souless sellout garbage.
Still overpriced. But I guess its still cheaper than buying the madonna and Marilyn Manson songs to mix together into your own warmed over derivative dance-crap.
I will reiterate what i said earlier. All you haters first why are you even reading this article if you dont like her? Second you need to get your A" out of the 70' and 80's this is not that time!! Current music she is the best out there period!! Forbes would not have stated she was the celebrity of the year if not and look at her money and hits on facebook, twitter, and youtube so STFU grow up!! and stop your jealousy!!!
So ftroy you are saying LadyBoy Gag is the best of the worst!...Understood.
Now you may continue eating your moms doookie hole.
I took a huge Lady Gaga this morning and it stank really bad.
That crap music makes her millions....not that ima fan but if you could beat on cans and pots and make millions you would...and thats crap music
i love how people here have no life and take the time to worship and listen to her crap when we all could wait for it wait for it write the same crap music she does. oh and for all of you who say she writes her own songs your right, she writes them with the money she pays her writers. With this said i respect her and she is an artist but then again who isnt now and days.
i am so over her music.. i liked her at first but i reolized all of her music sounds the same... or it sounds like something an artist has created before.
Yeah, I don't like her, and I understand why people may not like her. I used to be one of those mega-haters, but then I realized something:who cares? Everybody should chillax, haters and lovers...The Hangover part 2 this thursday!!!!! 🙂
I'd rather listen to nails on a chalk board than her mindless blabbering.
I don't understand why people are so mean to her. You don't know her. You don't her music but is that a reason to bash her? No it's not so take your rude comments and go somewhere else.
Were you touching yourself while you wrote that? /hoping
Not gonna lie, I'm not a fan of her music at all... but I have a great deal of respect for her. She seems very honest and a real person and the human rights and anti-bullying work she does is an inspiration. While I dislike most of her music, I cannot dislike her as a person and I think she deserves her success. ^_^
gaga's track Judas is blasphemous...her music is sewage at best.
Bleh... What happened to talented musicians, like Hanson.
Hanson? Oh god.
If you can honestly say that GaGa is better then Pink, you have no taste in music.
Lady Gaga hates straight people. I don't think we're allowed to listen to her music even if we wanted to.
My daughter loves gaga.she's playing her new album right now. Excuse me while I shoot myself.in the head
@Sunshine girl* how was your weelend
You fools he is a man.
Hey Deliah from McAllen, Tx.-Your right about the $1 thing. I live in El Paso, Tx. and I can go to any flea market and buy the entire CD for a couple $s. If I want it even cheaper I just hop the border to Juarez. They may be bootlegged but you really cant tell the difference. Yeah so 99¢ a song is high. Not really a Gaga fan myself but I do respect her integrity and ability to be/do whatever she feels.
The album again people is not 99 cents. Amazon is charging you the price of downloading Born This Way the single then later charging you full for the complete album once server issues are resolved. I agree GaGa has some talent I applaud her efforts to try and be the everywoman by trying to help charities, people, and keeping close contact with fans. Yet she does lip sync her shows as much as her monsters want to say she doesn't she does. Her HBO special showed that off. She's overworking herself. I fear she will have the monster breakdown of Britney sooner rather than later with her continuing pressure to perform at the drop of a hat and do so much. I loved The Fame and The Fame Monster, loved every second, but when it comes to what I feel is GaGa this album is not. This album sounds like crap. Every single is just not up to par with what I expect to hear from her. I've listened with unbiased ears and I can say that even as a huge fan of pop and dance tunes this album falls flat on its face. It's far from being the best album of the year, even tho people don't want to say it I think in the pop category Britney wins out even if she isn't putting effort into her performances as of now or promotion. Born This Way feels like a forced put out record that shouldn't even be in stores. I'm a sad monster that this album is as bad as it is. I do get one half-decent song and that's The Edge of Glory, the only track I have enjoyed from the album. The rest put it out to pasture. It will sell well with her fans but with trying to convert new fans over not happening.
The album is in fact $0.99 for those who purchased it today. Amazon released the statement "Amazon is experiencing high volume and downloads are delayed. If customers order today, they will get the full Lady Gaga, Born This Way album for $0.99. Thanks for your patience." The server issue you are referring to was the problem where the download servers became bogged down by so many people purchasing the album.
To all the haters out there.... You dont have to listen to or read about any of Gaga work. You shouldnt be neggative about anyone or anything that doesnt pertain to yourself. Ive come to the conclusion that most people who do not like Lady Gaga are full of BS and are close minded people. Altough this is America, some people really need to accept others and be at peace for what ever they do with their own lives. Mind your own and let us Rejoyce BORN THIS WAY.. regardless this album will make history !!! HAAAAAAAA
Gaga has talent. That cover is pretty grotesque though.
I agree chelle I don't hate Lady GaGa, I love everyone even people who hate me.But I don't defend everything that they do.
Gaga will soon rule the world!
Liked her first 2 albums, this one i do not like at all......Judas is awful.....She can sing but she sure can go over the top sometimes.
Regardless if you like Lady Gaga, she is a genuine talent. Everyone has their own tastes. I respect people who respect Gaga but may not like her music or her for that matter. Don't judge as it only shows your true character.
Lol! Lady Gaga is not as bad nor as good as people say. Personally I think she is a Madonna wanna be, but that is my opinion if you don't like it screw yourself
If it were 99c cheaper, I still wouldn't listen to it...
Wastrel, she will never compare to Ella Fitzgerald or Grace Slick. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen, ok?
@Penny you are a very nasty woman how can you even let people know you smell that bad?
Forget Amazon, down here in da Rio Grande Valley (tip of South Texas) McAllen, Texas we can purchase hers and all music on piratas for $1.00 yes one dollar for a whole CD
Omgz guys but like...her lyrics are like....so deep and wow and omg her singing is so good oh wow. Her music is like....life changing oh wow.
JOKES. Like what you want to, but I would love to see it not shoved down our throats. I don't shove things I like down others throats...
Seriously. Gaga's fans are more irritating than she herself is because they feel the need to deflect ALL criticism of her. And viciously.
A Few comments:
1. Lady Gaga is female. Not a male, and not a hermaphrodite. That's actually become a comical part of her videos to poke fun at those internet started rumors.
2. She also does not lipsync. She sings a layered version of many of her songs live, so that they sound a lot like the layered recordings to the audience. She has background singers doing some parts, a recording doing others, and then she lays down her live vocals as well. She does not lipsync though, which is moving your mouth to fake like you are singing the song when it is really the recording. When she isn't actually singing a part, her mouth is closed and quiet, awaiting when she'll next belt it out. She sings a lot of acapella/just with piano during her concerts so people can obviously see that she is singing live.
3. I am pleasantly shocked and full of respect for such a young, yet articulate and wise young lady beyond her years. LISTEN to what she is talking about. Now that she has everyone's attention...hopefully she can be heard. -which was her desire with all the "outlandish" fashion moves. -everything she does is symbolic and poinant if you care to figure it out.
I LOVE Lady Gaga! 🙂 She is not only an amazing individual, but a very talented woman!
Yes, she can sing (although she uses autotune, which is for losers). The music she sings, though, with few exceptions, is bad music, made for the ignorant-of-music dweebs who buy rap and synthpop. I'd like to see her put out an album of standards (or at least real music), without autotune and with real musical instruments, so we can see how she really compares to good singers like Ella Fitzgerald, or Sarah Vaughn, or Dame Shirley Bassey - or Grace Slick, for that matter. Until then, I'll just say that she has a good voice but no taste or class.
I agree partly with what u say
She writes her own lyrics, plays piano, and sings on stage. Ella, Sarah, Shirley, and Grace did not play piano or write their own lyrics.
Lady GaGa deserves respect for that alone, however you feel about her music and stage act.
Man that album cover looks stupid.
Cause thats what i think of her
Gee' can i f%%% her with my strap on.....?????l and tell her take it in the back door nono!!!!!!
We are not haters...she is just horrible!
Get a life if you do not like it do not listen so far shes the best thing to come out so all you that hate here go and join all the other fools out there better yet stop breathing
"...so far shes the best thing to come out..."
Lol, best thing to come out since when, this year, the renaissance, ever?
I'd rather watch Bristol Palin ( aka the dancing porker ) waddle around with her partner 'forklift '.
Idiocracy begins with Lady Gaga fans.
lady gaga is awsome you haters suck
Hey people who trash people for their opinions get a life this is a free country where people like me can speak our minds
It is funny...ok, interesting to see the things people gauge as poor quality. The chances are these are what others say/write about them, thus, misplaced, displaced anger (end result). Katy Katy Katy, you have far too many accts. And take that Gaga costume off! *reference Vanity Fair.
I personally think katey parry is better the lady gaga
Momma Monster is AWESOME !!!
This is a guy? HAHAHA
So is she saying she was born a motorcycle? How Lame!
till too much, she needs to pay me to buy her noise and pay me to have to here it.Rabbit teeth.
Would you learn to spell if someone paid you?
The cover looks like one of those ads you see in the back pages of Popular Mechanics.
I wouldn't even get this album if it was free.
It's not worth a dollar.
Not a lady gaga fan but it is cool amazon is selling the MP3 version for 99 cents.
Grace Jones was a lot more interesting.
Just read the article – opened a new tab in my browser, purchased and downloaded the entire new Digital Album to a new "Amazon Cloud Service" and to my own computer in less than 5 minutes !!! AMAZING
ONE HOT ALBUM – Go Lady Gaga !!!!!!
GaGa is no lady.
Most of you gaga supporters spent the weekend bashing Diddy, like you Lisa, now someone says she sucks and is very ugly (both are true) and looks like a size 15 foot you all jump on him. It must be a rule on difference of opinion on blogs.
I will download and listen if Amazon will pay me 99 cents to do so.
To the typical apologists who always use the generic phrase, "Haters gonna hate, she's laughing her way to the bank", I would like to inform you that, yes, you are right, she is laughing her way to the bank. At what is she laughing, you ask? You, you idiot. You, the one who defends her crap music and then goes out and buys it. How can she laugh at the ones who don't buy it? They aren't the ones feeding her fame.
I honestly dont see why everybody has to bag on Lady GaGa. She's just SINGING. Even if you dont like her music, no ones forcing you to listen to it. Some people like her music some dont. Some like vanilla ice cream, some dont. Everyone has their oppinion, but you dont have to be rude. To you GaGa haters, your oppinion has been stated. To GaGa fans, your oppinion has been stated. She's a singer. DONT make such a big deal out of it.
Her music is everywhere, from the mall to sports stadiums. So in a way, people are forced to listen to her.
If you're a fan of music it's hard not to make a big deal out of your favorite artist. People have always done this, it's nothing new. Come on now, the Beatles? Jacksons? Elvis? LOL It's one of the few things in life that's still enjoyable and fun. Personally I love GaGa. She's refreshing and she's got real talent. Writes and produces her own songs, plays instruments, sounds great on a plain 'ol MIC. I LOVE HER!
Female Marilyn Manson attempting shock & disgust to make profit. Nothing genuine about this approach to mainstream. Her album cover denotes severe lack of creativity & drive to be an artist.
I won't pay for her music even if they wanted me to pay for it with gum. She is one ugly woman...umm he woman
im not a gaga fan but yall cant hate wat u dnt kno. she duin her thang. dnt b mad cuz she maken it
I thought there were anti-trust laws against selling things at a loss?
What is she? Meatloaf?
Gaga is a pox on humanity.
that's all she listens to.....so tired of it.
Lady Gaga is only hot because of the Gays and Lesbians heavily endorsing her right now.She is overrated!
Quanity NOT quality,the Amazon machine strikes again!! Gotta love corporate America!!
I would watch it if they paid me 20 dollars. Not for 99 cents though no way.
you people have so much hate. I do not envy your life. Keep hating and posting on meaningless websites. Thats where you belong.
I'll never understand why so many people hate on Gaga. That guy has done so much more than many artist would dream of achieving.
Wow i mean yall aint making the music so damn relax let her live her dream and live her life worry bout urs
Saw this on a great deal site http://www.savingcentswithsense.net today. Bought it today!
FUKKK ALL U GAGA HATERS!!!!
Lady gaga is a GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!
Yep! Still to much!
That's wassup! I'm not a fan, but I'd check it out for a buck. This Gaga Guy seems like a cool dude. I think we should all support our Gay/Bi/Transgendered community. Here's a dollar, Gaga.
Lady gaga is so strange n ugly n her music is crap
So is the lives of people like you who have nothing better to do with your time than attack strangers. Feel big about yourself? I hope you do, cause as soon as you are off the computer you will have to go back to your miserable life...enjoy your foodstamps!
Siren. I have a sardine sandwich between my legs for you.
You get what you pay for.
Gaga has a big ole armadillo hiding under her skirt.
And since i have read the word "haters" multiple times on this post that kind of proves it.
All the guys loving this must be flaming hard for the man called GAGA.
I would pay 99 cents to take a doodee down her shirt but NOT pay 99 cents for her music.
imma try winning her cd on the radio 2day!!!
I don't even listen to pop, but I'm going to buy this anyway just so all you miserable whiners have to keep enduring her success. Screw you guys, I'm going to Amazon...
I'll save my .99 cents for an egg mcmuffin instead
how do those calories feel?
Yes eat that cheep crap while the world celebrates this album
MAN I FUKKEN LOVE HER!!
1# in 22 countries so far today. Somebody likes Gaga...haters relax please.
She always sounds like she's singing thru her nose. Sorry, not a Gaga fan.
why cant she get hit by a dam bus already.
One could ask/hope the same forpeople like you who waste your own time showing the world what a worthless dingleberry you are.
Because she's not like you who walks to get to point a to point b. She's got a car, and a private plane.
Some of you people hate her music so much and call her a Madonna clone, yet you decide to read a story about her and then post on it?
Maybe people are just getting sick of her music being spammed everywhere they go.
are you that stupid? just because someone reads a post doesnt make them like gaga or in any way endorse her.
For the record I didn't read the story.
I bought it. Worth every penny – to the penny.
haters are going to hate.
meanwhile, lady gaga is laughing her way to the bank.
Hey that cupcake tasted funny, did you slip me a roofie?
Cupcake girl...bow buhbuh bow bow! Cupcake girl...bow buhbuh bow bow! I'm gonna start sending my songs to Gaga. Jealous much?
I wonder what kind of other music Amazon has 99 cent albums for. They should try promoting music that can't be heard within 5 seconds of FM radio surfing.
I'm not a Gaga fan. I got the album for free. I must say there are some good songs on the cd thanks to the music done by Fernando Garibay (Unicorn Highway and The Queen).
Not a fan of Gaga, but I am a fan of 99 cent albums...purchased just in hopes that Amazon will do this more often...
I completely agree... I am not a fan in the slightest but am considering puraching this album. If Amazon has a lot of people buy it at 99 cents, maybe they will extend this promotion to cover other albums!
Hmmm...I wouldn't even buy it if it were 50 cents!! Its nothing bur crap!!!!! I hope she fades away in the music industry
If someone paid you .99 cents to freely download the song, would you do it?
I meant to say 99 cents, not .99 lol.
My tv doesnt have tubes anymore. I have one of the new kind. Do I need a tube type tv to watch that youtube channel ?
I wouldn't pay any cent for her music. Blech.
if you hate her so much / won't buy her music .. then why the frig did you read the article in the first place?
OOOHHHHH!!! burn! Dag yo, you got punked! cnn message boards are 90% trollers and haters. They just like to start a fight over the internet and wouldn't say any of this to her face if they met her. makes me laugh.
Total trash and the decivers lie.
Not a big fan of dance music, gets tiring, but I love her new song "You and I" which is a Piano/Rock ballad. Even though I'm not a huge fan, I respect how Lady GaGa writes her own songs, actually sings LIVE and even can play the piano, which she did a lot before she was famous in coffee houses. And I have to respect her willing to collaborate with Amazon on this low price. Amazon is really trying to cut into Apple's market! I love Amazon. I might download it, even though I only want one song (You and I). She should do an album full of Piano/Rock songs.
I wish she'd stop desperately trying to be madonna.
LOOK AT YOU.
you are so original and creative with your comments!
BRAVO TO YOU.
YOU KNOW, I had never EVER heard that before.
you deserve a cupcake.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery...
All artists have their inspirations....Any idea how many bands use the same or slightly modified chords from all the greats like Hendrix, Pink Floyd, etc.? Why hold just 1 person to it instead of all the rest also?
Okay I love Madonna as well, but never saw Madonna sing like Gaga while playing a piano.... she doesn't need a band or anything, she's got herself. She's very talented. Besides, Madonna became her most popular when she was trying to act like Marilyn Monroe.
Thx for the cupcake lisa.
@don, I didn't have enough space to beat everyone else up for doing it, sorry.
@mike, I actually like some of her songs, I should've been more specific. Born this way sounds like express yourself way too much.
I love it!!
I won't take it if they were giving me it for free.
It is free if you play Farmville. They have a thing on it called GAGALAND where you can see the video for free. I dont want too though.
They have a thing on the Internet called YouTube where you can see it too.
It's called GagaVille. I play FarmVille and I did the little quests to hear the album for my daughter who doesn't play FarmVille. I was surprised. I actually liked the album and plan to buy it. My daughter is almost disappointed because now she has to find other music to annoy me. lol
To you and all the haters out there. This is hands down the best album of the year. Listen without prejudice.
Best album of the year!? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAhAHAHAhA.
Stop spending so much time listening to the radio and try your luck at some real music. The kind of music that involves more than autotuned, synthesized crap.
Oh we are the prejudice ones but you say this is the album of the year and the year isn't even half way through yet umm sounds like a contradiction.
Autotuned? Like Britney Spears. Synthesized? Like Britney Spears? The one who can't sing live. Lady Gaga CAN sing damn well live WITH NO LIPSYNCING! Unlike the plastic pop crap that we call Britney. Lady Gaga has true talent, she writes each and every song with her heart and soul.
Actually, Gaga clearly lip synchs through the heavy dancing parts. Even her HBO special where she denied ever doing it, you can clearly see it happen in a few places. The other tell tale, is some of the manuevers would empty your lungs as you sing and you don't hear it happen. I'm not a hater about Gaga, but I'm a realist.
I liked "Fame Monster," but this album is TERRIBLE! I thought it was going to be great, but I was completely disappointed. "Judas" is such a horrible song and that whole "Judah...judah ahh ahh" thing is like nails on a chalkboard. Turns out, "Judas" is one of the better songs. I've listened to the entire album 2-3 times through, and it's over.
Even the friends who turned me on to Gaga and dragged me to her shows and to watch her on television are over her now. I have defended Gaga over and over, but this is one I was wrong about. She really is an overrated hack, she just had a bunch of us fooled. 😀
I couldn't agree with you more. Total waste. Needs to leave the "A" off the end of her name.
@CR - So you decide what is the best album of the year? If you like Lady Gaga good for you....personally I think she has no talent..her main "gig" is being strange and crazy....which is also the easiest thing to pull of. She's rich and successful though because the standards of people these days are so mind numbingly low, that the kiddies constantly confuse "strange" for "uniquely talented"...
Btw – she uses HEAVY sound effects in her vocals....half the people on the planet could sound like her with the same effects used.
I love how all the haters think that the music they listen to better than all the other genres. Get over yourselves, it's music.
@Jake – so jake where can I submit my order for whatever it is that you are taking?
TALENT? If Lady Gaga is pure talent to you, then holy crap your standards are lower than whale poop.
She rocks. She wouldn't be making 100 million this year if she sucked.
you have to love the liars who claim they have heard her sing live and then go on to say "she relies heavily on autotune".
People, you don't need to lie – just say "I don't like Lady Gaga". You don't need to fabricate BS.
She doesn't lip sync...if her voice track is playing, she doesn't fake it and move her mouth. If you've seen the Monster Ball, you'd know it's for dramatic background so she can address the audience, or as a back track during one of 20 costume changes. That's not pretending to sing (lip-syncing)...she hasn't, doesn't and wouldn't pretend to sing. She has the pipes and control to never have to. IMHO Born This Way is the best album of the past 10 years (at least)...feel free to disagree, but you have no grounds to call her fake. Oh, and Ted Nugent (the blogger here), spare us your non-sense, jerk. Love ya, Mother Monster! PAWS UP!