Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Becomes 1000th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Song

February 16th, 2011 // Leave a Comment
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Lady Gaga smashed records (and egg-shaped vessels…) with “Born This Way” and now forever holds the 1,000th ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song.

“It is a tremendous honor to be the 1000th no. 1 on Billboard,” Gaga told Billboard. “I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career.”

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“I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to ‘Born This Way,’” Gaga added. “[It] has been so life changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers…I couldn’t be more blessed to have the fans that I have.”

The single has broken a number of other records, despite mixed reviews. With opening-week digital sales of 448,000, “Born This Way” likewise breaks the record for  the largest debut sum for a female artist, ousting Britney Spears who broke the same record four weeks ago with “Hold It Against Me.” I think it’s safe to say, all other bitches better get out the way: Gaga means business.

By Lola Robertson

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