The first single from the album, “Born This Way,” set a music industry record becoming the fastest single in history to reach sales of 1,000,000 copies worldwide (five days after its February 11th release). Lady Gaga’s third #1 song, the recording debuted at the top spot in 14 countries, including the U.S.; only the 19th single to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (issue date February 26).
Lady Gaga is also the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits. Gaga broke the record when her single “Poker Face” reached 5 million in sales after her debut single “Just Dance” accomplished the same feat the year before. She has over 1 billion combined views of all her videos online. She is also a staple in the social networking world. She’s one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 31 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with over 9 million followers.
Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst twelve nominations, two Guinness World Records and the estimated sale of 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the “2010 Artist of the Year” and the top selling artist of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga has been included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world as well as Forbes’ list of the “The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” in the world. Forbes also placed her at number seven on their annual list of the world’s “100 Most Powerful Women.”
Listen to “Judas” below!