Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Biggest Hot 100 Hits

March 14: Lady Gaga performs with Zedd as part of the iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas.

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In the latest mailbag, a recap of Gaga's best-selling albums, songs and more; Soko's quick Hot 100 run; and your favorite one-word-titled hits

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@gthot20 Can we have a new update/story on all of Gaga's albums and singles sales for her birthday?

Sophie ‏@cosmiquelover

Hi Sophie,

In honor of Lady Gaga's 28th birthday on Friday, here's a present for all the Little Monsters: her top-selling albums (in the U.S.) and downloads (both according to Nielsen SoundScan) and her top-performing Billboard Hot 100 hits.

And, even though her birthday was two days ago, Gaga herself is still celebrating: she's performing a series of seven shows at New York's Roseland Ballroom through April 7 leading up to the famed venue's closing, ahead of her forthcoming full-scale ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Tour. Check Billboard's review of the first show on Friday here.

"Thank you so much for all my beautiful birthday wishes. I feel like luckiest girl in the world this birthday.," she Tweeted last night.

Here is a look at the U.S. sales of each of Gaga's albums (chronologically):

4,572,000 "The Fame" (2008)
1,585,000, "The Fame Monster" (EP) (2010)
308,000, "The Remix" (2010)
2,326,000, "Born This Way" (2011)
60,000, "Born This Way: The Remix" (2011)
42,000, "A Very Gaga Holiday" (EP) (2011)
679,000, "ARTPOP" (2013)

Meanwhile, these are her top-selling digital tracks (recapping her 12 songs that have sold at least 1 million each):

7,092,000, "Poker Face" (the seventh-best-selling download all time)
6,891,000, "Just Dance" (feat. Colby O'Donis)
5,485,000, "Bad Romance"
3,987,000, "Born This Way"
3,434,000, "Paparazzi"
3,328,000, "Telephone" (feat. Beyonce)
2,860,000, "The Edge of Glory"
2,584,000, "LoveGame"
2,505,000, "Alejandro"
2,413,000, "Applause"
2,232,000, "You and I"
1,112,000, "Do What U Want" (feat. R. Kelly)

And, here are Lady Gaga's biggest Hot 100 hits, dating to her debut the week of Aug. 16, 2008, when "Just Dance" entered at No. 76 before becoming her first of three No. 1s (and 13 top 10s):

Rank, Title (Peak, Year)
10, "Alejandro" (No. 5, 2010)
9, "LoveGame" (No. 5, 2009)
8, "Telephone" (feat. Beyonce) (No. 3, 2010)
7, "Paparazzi" (No. 6, 2009)
6, "The Edge of Glory" (No. 3, 2011)
5, "Applause" (No. 4, 2013)
4, "Born This Way" (No. 1, six weeks, 2011)
3, "Bad Romance" (No. 2, seven weeks, 2009-10)
2, "Poker Face" (No. 1, one week, 2009)

1, "Just Dance" (feat. Colby O'Donis) (No. 1, one week, 2009)

This ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. The ranking is based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 having the greatest value and weeks at lower ranks proportionately less. Due to various changes in chart rules and methodology through the years, songs have had reigns at No. 1 and on the chart of varying average lengths. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from all years, certain time frames were weighted to account for the differences in song turnover rates.

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