Lady GaGa becomes the first artist in nearly ten years to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with their first two chart entries, as “Poker Face” jumps 2-1. The New York native, born Stefani Germanotta, previously led the list for three weeks with “Just Dance” in January.
The last performer to launch with a pair of Hot 100 chart-toppers was Christina Aguilera, who reigned with “Genie in a Bottle” (1999) and “What a Girl Wants” (2000). Among women, Lady GaGa is only the fourth female artist in the last 25 years to open with a pair of No. 1s, joining Aguilera, Mariah Carey (1990) and Tiffany (1987).
“Poker Face” also moves to the head of Hot Digital Songs, where it shifts 206,000 downloads in its 14th week on the chart, and rises 6-5 on Hot 100 Airplay.