Sunday, May 26, 2024

Surprise! Lady Gaga NOT Number 1 in Singles Downloads


After all the hoopla of amazon selling Lady Gaga’s new album for 99 cents this week, you’d think she’d be number one on the downloads charts. Well, she is, with her new album. But so far, on amazon and ITunes, no single track from the new “Born this Way” CD has emerged as a hit. While the album is number 1 on both system’s charts, Adele still holds down the number 1 singles position with “Rolling in the Deep.” Lady Gaga does have individual tracks charting on ITunes, but the highest one is “You and I,” at number 5. “Judas” and “The Edge of Glory,” which preceded the album’s release as “singles” (such as they are these days), are languishing at numbers 17 and 35.  There’s no doubt that the “Born this Way” album will be a huge number 1 when sales are counted on Tuesday after Memorial Day. But it’s a little weird that nothing else is happening. Despite the hype, it doesn’t look like Lady Gaga’s going to pull off the Beatles’ old record of having the whole top 5.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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