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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Set To Become The 1000th #1 Single On The Hot 100

After only two full days on sale (Friday through Sunday) before Billboard's cut-off for compiling chart data, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" single is set to crash into the #1 position on the Hot 100 this Thursday, reports the publication. And it just happens to be week that will mark the 1000th single to land at the top.

Billboard says "Born This Way" may wind up with a total number of digital downloads sold somewhere around 450,000, which would put Gaga in fourth place for best debut weeks (behind two Flo Rida singles and the Black Eyed Peas' atrocious "Boom Boom Pow"), and first among female artists (Fergie, you see, is clearly not female). Again, this comes after "Born This Way" was only on sale for two days.

It will also mark only the 19th time in the Hot 100's history that a single has debuted at #1. Meanwhile, "Born This Way" has entered Billboard's Pop Songs roundup—which tracks radio play—at #14, making it the second-highest debut in the chart's 18-year history (behind Mariah Carey's "Dreamlover").

Over in the UK, "Born This Way" debuted at #3 on Sunday.

This is all good news. Something just seems right in the world when Lady Gaga, the biggest pop icon this decade, has the milestone 1000th #1 single.

The first #1 single on the Hot 100 was Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool," back in August 1958.

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  • At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Justin said…

    <3 Ricky Nelson


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