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post Feb 1 2017, 01:07 PM
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Lady Gaga's biggest songs and albums revealed
01 February 2017 | By Justin Myers

Ahead of Gaga's Super Bowl Half Time Show takeover, we look at some of her biggest UK chart feats.

It's that time of the year again when the rest of the world suddenly catches up on American football fever, the Super Bowl. True, some of us are here for the sports, but most of the show's huge global audience are into the Half Time show, which has recently boasted showstopping performances (literally if you think about it) from Beyoncé, Coldplay, Madonna, and Katy Perry.

This year, it's Lady Gaga's turn to take the stage, and while details of her setlist and performance are tightly under wraps, there's a good chance we'll be hearing some of her monster hits. We look at Gaga's biggest songs and album in her eight-year chart history in the UK.

Just Dance
Gaga's debut was a phenomenon when it spent three weeks at the top in January 2009 – in its first month it sold 260,000 copies. Altogether the track has a sales tally of 959,000 and streams of 6.3 million.

Poker Face
Poker Face is certainly Gaga's biggest song of all time in the UK. It's shifted 1.18 million copies, 8.27 million streams and has many a chart feat attached to its name. It was the star's first million-seller (spoiler: there is another one to come) and it's spent longer in the Top 100 than any of her other hits – 84 weeks! It was also the best selling single of 2009. Not bad, eh?

Do What U Want
Gaga's most streamed song in the UK is not one of her huge early hits, but Do What U Want, which featured R Kelly on one version, and Christina Aguilera on another. It's on 248,000 sales, but 8.5 million streams, which isn't bad to say it came out in 2013, before streaming counted toward the Official Singles Chart. In fact, her streaming Top 3 is pretty close, with Applause and Poker Face not far behind the leader.

While we're here, let's look at Gaga's most streamed Top 10 – some new ones manage to sneak, in, you'll notice.

1 DO WHAT U WANT
2 APPLAUSE
3 POKER FACE
4 PERFECT ILLUSION
5 BAD ROMANCE
6 JUST DANCE
7 MILLION REASONS
8 TELEPHONE
9 BORN THIS WAY
10 THE EDGE OF GLORY

©2017 Official Charts Company

Bad Romance
Ma-ma-ma-maaaaaaa! Gaga's third Number 1 takes the honour of being her second million-seller, and topped the charts in both 2009 and 2010. It's shifted 1.04 million copies, and has racked up 7.58 million plays on streaming services, despite predating streams being counted toward the chart by over four years.

Telephone
Notching up 723,000 sales and 5.74 million streams, Telephone has the dubious honour of being Gaga's most recent Number 1 – her fourth over all. The Beyoncé duet, which spent two weeks at the top in early 2010, is also Bey's last chart-topping single – she's not had one since either. Who do you reckon will break the curse of Telephone first? Surely one of them has another chart-topper in them?

Beyoncé hated it when Gaga changed the radio station without asking. And she never took her turn with the driving either.

Shall we have a look at Gaga's Official Top 10 best selling singles in the UK while we're here?

1 POKER FACE
2 BAD ROMANCE
3 JUST DANCE
4 TELEPHONE
5 BORN THIS WAY
6 THE EDGE OF GLORY
7 PAPARAZZI
8 ALEJANDRO
9 JUDAS
10 APPLAUSE

©2017 Official Charts Company

What about her albums, then?

The Fame
Lady Gaga's debut is the big one, with combined chart sales of 2.94 million, including an astonishing 2.5 million physical copies sold, and 403,000 downloads. The album was a pretty consistent seller in its first year, but when The Fame Monster arrived as part of the reissue at the very end of 2009, it sold nearly 400,000 copies in just three weeks in the run-up to Christmas.

The Fame spent seven weeks at Number 1 and has notched up a whopping 174 weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 100.

Born This Way
Lady Gaga's second album proper spent three weeks at the top and has a combined sales tally of 989,000. 787,000 of you bought a physical copy and it's sold 194,000 downloads.

Here's how all of Lady Gaga's albums rank in the UK when sales and streams are combined:

1 THE FAME
2 BORN THIS WAY
3 ARTPOP
4 THE REMIX
5 JOANNE
6 CHEEK TO CHEEK (WITH TONY BENNETT)

©2017 Official Charts Company
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post Feb 1 2017, 01:11 PM
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I thought for sure the Born This Way album was well over a million?
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Combined sales:
1,263,000 Poker Face
1,116,000 Bad Romance
1,022,000 Just Dance
780,000 Telephone
333,000 Do What U Want (excluding sales from when chart ineligible)

2,940,000 The Fame
989,000 Born This Way

QUOTE(Ne Plus Ultra @ Feb 1 2017, 01:11 PM) *
I thought for sure the Born This Way album was well over a million?

That's what I thought.
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Never knew she actually has three million sellers, thought PF was the only one
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QUOTE(liamk97 @ Feb 1 2017, 01:07 PM) *
Bad Romance
Ma-ma-ma-maaaaaaa!

Lol @ them quoting the lyrics to Poker Face when talking about Bad Romance laugh.gif
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It's disappointing that even The Remix has sold more than poor old Joanne.
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QUOTE(Ne Plus Ultra @ Feb 1 2017, 01:11 PM) *
I thought for sure the Born This Way album was well over a million?


It's been teetering around the 985-990,000 mark for forever.
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QUOTE(mr_pmt @ Feb 1 2017, 05:49 PM) *
It's been teetering around the 985-990,000 mark for forever.


Gezza estimated the album at over 1 million in his latest top 100 best selling albums of the decade post.
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Given her massive start, she has declined very quickly particularly after born this way era.
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I'd say Joanne has been more successful than Artpop because the sales in general have gone down a lot in couple of years
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Never knew she actually has three million sellers, thought PF was the only one


Who's PF?
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Who's PF?



Not who...what!....Poker Face smile.gif
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QUOTE(SKOB @ Feb 2 2017, 07:15 AM) *
I'd say Joanne has been more successful than Artpop because the sales in general have gone down a lot in couple of years


Truth is both have done horribly. For me Gaga seems an artist or at least her record company obsessed with trying to increase sales and chart positions. The 99 cents deal the first week of Born this ways release in the US (which lead Billboard to change the rules), how she managed to manipulate the rules again to get Dope top 10 in the US. Million Reasons has been 59p more than it has been full price and Joanne was basically on sale in the UK straight after release. Even now the deluxe is only £6.99 on itunes.

I'm fully expecting Joanne to be £4.99 the day before the super bowl.

I think when you take into account how hard she tries to sell, her last 2 albums sales especially in the UK are pretty shocking.
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QUOTE(sammy01 @ Feb 2 2017, 05:28 PM) *
Truth is both have done horribly. For me Gaga seems an artist or at least her record company obsessed with trying to increase sales and chart positions. The 99 cents deal the first week of Born this ways release in the US (which lead Billboard to change the rules), how she managed to manipulate the rules again to get Dope top 10 in the US. Million Reasons has been 59p more than it has been full price and Joanne was basically on sale in the UK straight after release. Even now the deluxe is only £6.99 on itunes.

I'm fully expecting Joanne to be £4.99 the day before the super bowl.

I think when you take into account how hard she tries to sell, her last 2 albums sales especially in the UK are pretty shocking.


What's wrong with promotion tactics? Most artists reduce their songs or albums to help encourage purchases, this isn't just a desperate move from Gaga. "Truth is", Joanne just isn't a very commercial album. It's a nice listen but it's clear Gaga's aim wasn't for huge selling singles. ARTPOP is a different case of course, its sales are underwhelming considering it had two pretty decent-sized hits on it, but I don't think Joanne has done "horribly" at all.
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Joanne is at 90k at the moment, ARTPOP I believe has sold a bit over 200k so obviously it's still way ahead but it spent only 13 weeks on top 75 and Joanne has registered 14 already so not sure which is more successful given the business climate.

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QUOTE(JosephStyles @ Feb 2 2017, 05:39 PM) *
What's wrong with promotion tactics? Most artists reduce their songs or albums to help encourage purchases, this isn't just a desperate move from Gaga. "Truth is", Joanne just isn't a very commercial album. It's a nice listen but it's clear Gaga's aim wasn't for huge selling singles. ARTPOP is a different case of course, its sales are underwhelming considering it had two pretty decent-sized hits on it, but I don't think Joanne has done "horribly" at all.


You don't think the change of direction and lack of 'gimmicks' for Joanne wasn't an attempt to stop alienating people and thus stop her sales from declining?

You talk about Joanne as if it is some experimental tough to digest album, this isn't Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, it is going in the other direction trying to be more accessible.

Well it depends how you look at 'promotion tactics', the German chart is revenue based for a reason.
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QUOTE(sammy01 @ Feb 2 2017, 06:03 PM) *
You don't think the change of direction and lack of 'gimmicks' for Joanne wasn't an attempt to stop alienating people and thus stop her sales from declining?

You talk about Joanne as if it is some experimental tough to digest album, this isn't Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, it is going in the other direction trying to be more accessible.

Well it depends how you look at 'promotion tactics', the German chart is revenue based for a reason.

More accessible to who, though? That's the point I'm making, it's not necessarily going to appeal to all the people who loved Just Dance, Poker Face, Bad Romance, etc. It may well do, but some won't (and don't, from my own experience) find it as good, and it's certainly not as commercial. It's not exactly a massive success but I don't think it's done quite as badly as you've suggested.
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Well surely we will know which really is most popular after Super Bowl if she performs something from all
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QUOTE(sammy01 @ Feb 2 2017, 07:03 PM) *
You don't think the change of direction and lack of 'gimmicks' for Joanne wasn't an attempt to stop alienating people and thus stop her sales from declining?

You talk about Joanne as if it is some experimental tough to digest album, this isn't Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, it is going in the other direction trying to be more accessible.

Well it depends how you look at 'promotion tactics', the German chart is revenue based for a reason.

SFIJ wasn't that either though.
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The "Born This Way" album sale is just bizarre. I can't see anyway that it is not over a million now, I thought I was being rather stingy with my estimates of it. We know that it sold 939k to the end of 2012 so it seems it only sold just 50k in 4 years which seems unlikely since two subsequent solo studio albums have been released plus world tours since that point.

My only thought it is that for some reasons streaming was missed out of the total for the album as an oversight?
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