Lady Gaga's New Record Is . . . Breaking Records
It is the 1,000th No. 1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history.
It debuts at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs-after just three days of availability-with sales of 448,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, establishing the record for largest debut by a female artist.
"Born This Way" has the third-highest sales total among all debuting tracks.
The song enters at No. 6 with 78.5 million in audience on Hot 100 Airplay. This is both a record debut rank and first-week audience sum since the chart began incorporating all radio formats in December 1998.
"Born This Way" enters at No. 14 with 4,602 plays-after just three days of availability-on Mainstream Top 40, both a record debut rank and first-week detections tally in the chart's 18-year history.
The song is Gaga's third Hot 100 No. 1, following 2009's "Just Dance" and "Poker Face."
"Born This Way" is just the 19th song to debut at No. 1 in the Hot 100's 52-year history. -Gary Trust