Discussion in 'Lady Gaga' started by Ag, Dec 13, 2009.
CONGRATS QUEEN GAGA
I cannot see Telephone NOT going to #1 either
Did Madonna or Kylie even achieve 3/4 #1s in a 12 month period?
I think Madonna did it in 1986/87
Nope. First female EVER
Oh in 12 months... I dunno!
True Blue - Oct 1986
La Isla Bonita - April 1987
Who's That Girl - Aug 1987
Closest Kylie came was
Especially For You - Dec 1988
Hand On Your Heart - May 1989
Tears On My Pillow - Jan 1990
Madonna did with Papa Don't Preach, True Blue and La Isla Bonita from June 86 to April 87.
Who's That Girl was her next #1, 1 year and 2 weeks after PDP
Geri Halliwell surprising is the only other one I think has done it:
Mi Chico Latino - Aug 1999
Lift Me Up - Nov 1999
Bag It Up - Mar 2000
Only very slightly more impressively, also an appearance at #1 as part of Band Aid 2
Gaga, who performed on last week's X Factor, already has the UK's biggest-selling single of the year so far with 'Poker Face' and currently holds the title for the biggest-selling album of 2009 with The Fame.
GAGA OOH LA LA
Good for her AND they are getting better as they come
I've decided GAGA OOH LA LA is my waste post of choice
Make that three transatlantic #1 singles if "Bad Romance" tops the US chart this coming week (it's the last chart week of the year for Billboard), she's currently battling Ke$ha and Jay-Z/Alicia Keys for it.
I loved your waste post of choice
All the sales added up for her five hits must be pretty impressive too in terms of single sales for one year..
Its over 2.6 million so far (with Chillin' included).
How does that compare to Spice Girls in 1996 or Britney in 1999?
That'd be more than Britney sold from her three singles in 1999 certainly (they probably came to around 2.1 - 2.2 million - 1.5 million being 'Baby One More Time').
As for the Spice Girls, they sold about 3 million in 1996 (both 'Wannabe' and '2 Become 1' toppped a million each).
Presumably '2 Become 1' didn't do it in 1996 though, did it? I mean it's only just over a million in total, isn't it?
The Spice Girls' 1996 single sales were phenomenal - especially considering they only launched in June.
GaGa's had the whole year to get her sales, AND in the download era - AND with more singles.
Make that JULY, actually.
Had the Spice Girls launched in the digital era they would have had a shitload of individual album track downloads as well, no doubt.
Yes, I'm not quite sure how you'd break that one down, but it "only" spent four weeks in the top 10, so it probably did a good portion of its total sales before the year was out.
Did sales still PLUMMET in the new year back then? It was a bit before the shopping period started Boxing Day wasn't it?
Are you sure? Last week it was Kings of Leon and I believe that, as of this week, it's Susan Boyle.
VERY much so. By a huge margin.
It's why we have such odd number ones like Bring Your Daughter… To The Slaughter
I was wrong. Here are the sales:
1 Susan Boyle 274148 (989676 to date)
2 Lady GaGa 125069 (1053074 to date)