Born This Way

  1. 'Born This Way' Media Blitz A Boon for Lady Gaga's Social Stats, Mostly

    June 02, 2011 3:09 PM EDT The media blitz that coincided with the release Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" gave her a social media boost in every way but one-Myspace. Enjoying the publicity around the album release, Gaga gained 3.32 million new fans on Facebook i ...

  2. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Proves That the Album Format Isn't Obsolete After All

    June 02, 2011 11:25 AM EDT Maybe the album format isn't ready to die just yet. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sold 1.11 million units in its first week of release and has moved another 4.28 million digital tracks . It's the first album in 18 months to ...

  3. Chart Moves: Adele, Lady Gaga, Scotty McCreery, 'Wicked'

    June 02, 2011 10:59 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" banks a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, ascending 2-1 on Hot 100 Airplay (144 million in audience, up 6%, according to Nielsen BDS) and 3-1 on the Mainstream Top 40 ra ...

  4. Business Matters: Simfy Launches Facebook Music Player Before Spotify Does

    June 01, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Simfy Launches Facebook Music Player Before Spotify Does --With relatively little fanfare, German music streaming service Simfy has launched a music player for Facebook. This comes just a week after news broke that Spotify is working on some kind ...

  5. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' To Remain At No. 1 Next Week

    June 01, 2011 7:15 PM EDT After Lady Gaga's historic start atop the Billboard 200 chart with 1.11 million sold of her newest album, "Born This Way," according to Nielsen SoundScan, the diva will most certainly spend a second frame at No. 1 next week. While i ...

  6. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sets One-Week Digital Sales Record

    June 01, 2011 10:41 AM EDT Not only did Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" debut at #1 and sell 1.1 million units last week , the album also set a one-week SoundScan record for most digital sales. In fact, in just one week "Born This Way" became the eighth ...

  7. It's Official: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sells 1.11 Million

    May 31, 2011 7:36 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1,108,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's only the 17th album to sell a million in a week since SoundScan beg ...

  8. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Tops U.K. Albums Chart -- Outsells Rest of Top 10 Combined

    May 30, 2011 11:57 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album (Interscope/Universal) made its expected powerful arrival to the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), with the biggest first-week sale of the year here of 215,000 units, more than the rest of the top 10 t ...

  9. Update: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Will Sell 1.15 Million in Its First Week, Billboard Projects

    May 27, 2011 5:20 PM EDT Billboard projects that Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" will debut with first-week sales of at least 1.15 million units, far outpacing earlier projections , thanks to explosive sales at Amazon, which priced the album at 99 cents for two ...

  10. This Week in Apps: Lady Gaga (x 2), Lokast, Spins.FM, Moodagent, SoundHound, RedLaser

    May 27, 2011 2:15 PM EDT -- Lady Gaga "Revenge" and "The Monster in You" (@ladygaga @taptaprevenge @appetizermobile) The all-out marketing blitz behind Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" wouldn't be complete without a few mobile ...

  11. Chart Moves: Adele, LMFAO, Beyonce, Fleetwood Mac, Jason Derulo

    May 26, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, scoring Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a fourth consecutive week. The song bullets at No. 2 on Hot 100 Airplay (134 million in aud ...

  12. How Many Millions Is Amazon Losing On Its 99 Cent Lady Gaga Sales?

    May 26, 2011 9:51 AM EDT Amazon is selling Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" album for .99 cents again Thursday (May 26) taking a loss on each sale in order to drive traffic to its site. The company offered the same promotion on the album's release day Monda ...

  13. Amazon Puts Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Again on Sale for 99 Cents Again

    May 26, 2011 8:29 AM EDT As if there wasn't enough controversy the first time around, Amazon.com today put Lady Gaga's new album 'Born This Way' on sale for a heavily discounted .99 cents for the second time this week. The announcement came in an early ...

  14. Will Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Sell 1 Million In Its First Week?

    May 25, 2011 8:46 PM EDT One thing is nearly certain: we're going to have a new No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week -- and it will be Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" with probably 1 million sold in its first week. Industry prognosticators sug ...

  15. Lady Google: Is Gaga About To Sign A $10 Million Google Laptop Endorsement Deal?

    May 25, 2011 1:03 PM EDT Maybe it's just the easy way that the phrase "Gaga and Google" slips off the tongue, but there's no shortage of rumors about how the megastar and megacompany may be working together going forward. The latest is that Lady Gaga i ...

  16. Adele's '21' Clocks Ninth Week At No. 1, Lady Gaga On Deck

    May 25, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As expected, Adele's "21" album continues to cling to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for a ninth nonconsecutive week -- just the fourth album since 2000 to spend that long at No. 1. It sold 137,000 last week, according to Niels ...

  17. How Much Have Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Amazon and Best Buy Promotions Boosted First-Week Sales?

    May 24, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Promotions around Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" - including Amazon's controversial decision to sell digital copies of the album for just 99 cents on Monday and Best Buy's giveaway of the album with a smart phone -- have both ...

  18. Did Amazon Overstep With Its 99-Cent Lady Gaga Album Promotion?

    May 23, 2011 3:38 PM EDT By designating Lady Gaga's hotly anticipated album "Born This Way" as Monday's "MP3 Daily Deal," Amazon appears to be have gambled that the cost of selling the album at far below wholesale price will be worth the valu ...

  19. Amazon's 99-Cent Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' Promotion Hits Technical Difficulties

    May 23, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Today only, Amazon's MP3 store is selling Lady Gaga's new 14-track album, "Born This Way," for just 99 cents . The title had already become the store's top digital album by 9am ET, but Amazon's network appears to have ...

  20. Amazon Selling New Lady Gaga Album for 99 Cents -- Today Only

    May 23, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Amazon's MP3 store is selling Lady Gaga's new 14-track album, "Born This Way," for just 99 cents -- today only. Not surprisingly, the title had already become the store's top digital album by 9 a.m. ET. The same album is s ...

  21. Watch: Lady Gaga's Google Chrome Commercial

    May 23, 2011 11:04 AM EDT There's virtually no format on which Lady Gaga won't promote the new "Born This Way" album (from Zynga's GagaVille to Amazon.com's .99 cent deal to Saturday Night Live and beyond). The latest is a minute-and-a-half co ...

  22. Pitbull Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Kate Bush Album Debuts At No. 2

    May 23, 2011 7:40 AM EDT "Give Me Everything" (J/Sony Music Entertainment) by Pitbull featuring Nayer, Afrojack and Ne Yo is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, rising three places in new data published by the Official Charts Company yesterday (Sunday). On the sam ...

  23. Best Buy To Give Away Free Lady Gaga Album to Smartphone Buyers

    May 19, 2011 4:58 PM EDT reported last week, the artist teamed up with online video game giant Zynga http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  24. Chart Moves: Pitbull, Adele, Lady Gaga, Matthew Morrison

    May 19, 2011 2:57 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Adele: "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, strengthening its lock atop the chart with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for a third consecutive week and the Greatest Gainer ...

  25. Adele Continues Reign on Billboard 200 -- Longest Stint at No. 1 Since 2009

    May 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" claims an eighth week atop the Billboard 200 -- the longest reign of any album since early 2009 -- the Lonely Island's "Turtleneck & Chain" laughs its way to a No. 3 arrival on the list. Meanwhi ...

  26. Lady Gaga Talks Musical Inspiration, Being Bullied In Upcoming MTV Doc

    May 18, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Lady Gaga will talk about the importance of Bruce Springsteen, juggling her career and personal life, and social causes in an hourlong documentary that will air May 26 on MTV, three days after the release of her third album "Born This Way.&qu ...

  27. Zynga's 'GagaVille': A Litmus Test for Music in Social Games

    May 17, 2011 3:01 PM EDT Social gaming powerhouse Zynga went live today with its most aggressive foray into the music space yet-" GagaVille ." It's a significant launch because the company will be closely watching how the Lady Gaga-themed game performs as a ...

  28. Gaga Dethrones Bieber, LMFAO 'Shuffles' onto Social 50 Chart

    May 13, 2011 6:58 AM EDT Lady Gaga (2-1) takes the No. 1 slot from Justin Bieber (1-2) on the Social 50 chart this week, after the latter pop star held the spot for four weeks straight. With Gaga in non-stop promotion mode as the May 23 release of her "Born This Way& ...

  29. U.S. Music Sales Continue Upward Swing -- Up 1.6% Year to Date

    May 12, 2011 11:35 AM EDT Bucking a years-long trend of decline, U.S. music sales continued this year's upward swing , rising 1.6% through May 8, according to Billboard analysis of Nielsen SoundScan data. The gain is measured in track-equivalent albums (TEA), which co ...

  30. Lady Gaga, Zynga Team Up to Promote New Album 'Born This Way'

    May 10, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Lady Gaga has teamed up with social gaming giant Zynga to promote and celebrate her new album, "Born This Way," ahead of its launch. The multi-pronged collaboration will allow little monsters across the world to interact with a Lady Gaga ...

  31. Lady Gaga and Beyonce: Do New Singles' Soft Numbers Spell Trouble for Their Albums?

    May 06, 2011 3:10 PM EDT Two superstar divas -- Lady Gaga and Beyonce -- both have eagerly-awaited albums on the way, but their latest singles are seeing a less-than-spectacular reaction on the charts. Is there cause for alarm? First up is Lady Gaga's "Judas,&qu ...

  32. Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Is the Biggest Ever Debut Arena Headlining Tour

    May 05, 2011 6:47 PM EDT Lady Gaga wraps her lengthy Monster Ball tour tomorrow night in Mexico City, bringing to a close the highest-grossing tour ever by an artist making their first global run through arenas and stadiums. Dating back to November of 2009, Lada Gaga' ...

  33. Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week At No. 1

    May 04, 2011 11:00 AM EDT It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And not a single album in the top 40 posts a sales gain. Things should br ...

  34. Lady Gaga 'Judas' Video to Premiere Thursday

    May 02, 2011 7:12 PM EDT Lady Gaga will premiere her "Judas" music video this Thursday (May 5), unveiling the uncut and hotly anticipated clip on E! News . The long-form "Judas" video, which was co-directed by the pop star along with her choreographer, ...

  35. Lady Gaga's 'Judas' Hits iTunes, Could Battle Rihanna For No. 1 On Hot 100

    April 15, 2011 3:23 PM EDT It looks like we've got an old-fashioned diva battle for No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart next week. Lady Gaga 's "Judas," which leaked to the Web this morning (April 15), was rush-released to the iTunes Store and c ...

  36. Lady Gaga 'Judas' Single Leaks: Listen

    April 15, 2011 2:30 PM EDT L ady Gaga 's "Judas" single leaked online Friday (Apr. 15), arriving four days before the track was set to make its official premiere. LISTEN: Lady Gaga, "Judas" The RedOne-produced "Judas" carries echoes of her ...

  37. Lady Gaga to Appear at MTV Japan Charity Event

    April 15, 2011 9:50 AM EDT MTV Japan has announced that Lady Gaga is confirmed to perform at its charity show on June 25 in Makuhari Messe, just outside of Tokyo. This year MTV will hold a Video Music Aid Japan event instead of its annual Video Music Awards Japan. The event ...

  38. Adele's '21' Sells A Million, Returns To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, it also becomes the first to sell more than 1 million copies this year. With 88,000 sold this past week (down 6%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, total sales for &q ...

  39. Britney Spears Snares Sixth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Britney Spears flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sixth chart-topping album, "Femme Fatale," selling 276,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The feat ties her for the third-most No. 1s among women w ...

  40. Katy Perry's 'E.T.' Rockets To No. 1 On Hot 100 -- Perry Is 'So Thrilled'

    March 30, 2011 12:21 PM EDT Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album in more than six years to yield four No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, as "E.T.," featuring Kanye West, rises 2-1 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors. The space age ...

  41. Chris Brown Nets First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Chris Brown achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "F.A.M.E." bows atop the tally with 270,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "F.A.M.E." is his fourth top 10 album, following his self-titled ...

  42. Lady Gaga Leaps To Record-Tying No. 1 On Mainstream Top 40 Chart

    March 28, 2011 4:19 PM EDT Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" bounds 2-1 to become her seventh No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, tying her with Pink and Rihanna for most leaders on the 18-year-old Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay ranking. Not a bad p ...

  43. IRISH TUNES GAIN; CLOSE CALL FOR 'BORN'; BLACK BOWS

    March 28, 2011 10:50 AM EDT Adele's "21" heads back to the top slot (2-1) on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week, selling 98,000 (down 26%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. She bumps last week's champ, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," ...

  44. 'Songs For Japan' Set For Top 5 Debut On Next Week's Billboard 200

    March 28, 2011 7:31 AM EDT "Songs for Japan," the 38-track album featuring current hits, classic tracks and live performances benefitting Japan earthquake and tsunami relief, has been selling briskly since its exclusive release at the iTunes Store on Friday for th ...

  45. 'Glee' Original Songs, Rebecca Black, Nate Dogg Debut on Digital Songs Chart

    March 23, 2011 11:30 AM EDT On the Digital Songs chart this week, "Glee's" original songs score big, Rebecca Black's "Friday" debuts and Nate Dogg is remembered. While Katy Perry's "E.T." (featuring Kanye West ) retains the No. 1 ...

  46. Rebecca Black's First-Week Sales: Not Bad, But Not In The Millions ...

    March 22, 2011 12:13 PM EDT Contrary to several media reports, Rebecca Black is not netting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the more than 33 million YouTube views of her uber-viral video "Friday" or its digital sales. However, she's not doing badly. The ...

  47. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Rihanna Set Records; Lupe Fiasco, Christian Music on Billboard 200

    March 17, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: As Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" remains atop the Hot 100 for a fifth week -- its entire chart run -- Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" becomes the first album to yield four No. 1s on Ho ...

  48. Lupe Fiasco's 'Lasers' Blasts Into Billboard 200 At No. 1

    March 16, 2011 11:00 AM EDT As predicted, Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" album arrives atop the Billboard 200, selling 204,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks his first No. 1 and best sales week yet. His second effort, "The Cool," ...

  49. Adele, Elbow, Jessie J Top U.K. Charts, REM Debuts at No. 5

    March 14, 2011 8:31 AM EDT Adele's extraordinary U.K. sales show no signs of abating, as "21" (XL) started a seventh week atop the album chart yesterday and "Someone Like You" a fourth at No. 1 on the singles survey. Meanwhile, Elbow scored their hi ...

  50. Adele's '21' Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With 352,000 Sales

    March 02, 2011 11:00 AM EST Adele storms in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her sophomore album, "21," selling a mighty 352,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's her best sales week -- and highest-charting album -- and also the ...

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