Lady Gaga Duet Sparks Bradley Cooper's Chart Debut With 'Shallow' From 'A Star Is Born'
The song should soar next week following its first full week of tracking.
As audiences gear up for the romantic musical drama A Star Is Born, due in theaters Friday (Oct. 5), Bradley Cooper makes his Billboard chart debut thanks to the duet "Shallow" with co-star Lady Gaga.
The ballad debuts at No. 14 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart (dated Oct. 6) and No. 4 on the Pop Digital Song Sales survey with 12,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending Sept. 27, according to Nielsen Music.
Notably, the track debuts with just a half-day of tracking, as it was released on the final day of the Sept. 21-27 tracking week. As such, the song will likely make a sizable jump on next week's charts (dated Oct. 13) and could debut on the streaming, airplay and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 next week. According to building Nielsen Music data, "Shallow" is the top-selling song of the current tracking week (ending Oct. 4), with over 35,000 sold so far.
The song, the lead single from the A Star Is Born soundtrack (also due Oct. 5), was co-written by Gaga, Mark Ronson, former Dirty Pretty Things vocalist Anthony Rossomando and Miike Snow vocalist Andrew Wyatt.
The soundtrack features four other Gaga/Cooper duets, along with five solo Cooper cuts and eight songs solely by Gaga. Writing credits on the set include Jason Isbell, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Lukas Nelson and Natalie Hemby.
Cooper makes his directorial debut with A Star Is Born and co-produced and co-wrote the screenplay for the film. He portrays musician Jackson Maine, who discovers Gaga's character Ally, in the latest remake of the original 1937 movie starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The film was adapted into a musical in 1954 starring Judy Garland and remade as a musical in 1976 starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.