As if Lady Gaga's egg-hatching entrance at the Grammys wasn't enough to grab your attention, get a load of these stats. Gaga's "Born This Way" made music history today by rocketing straight to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 song chart, becoming the 1,000th top song in the list's 52-year history. And with opening-week digital sales of 448,000, "Born This Way" likewise breaks barriers with the largest debut sum for a female artist (a record previously set by Britney Spears for "Hold It Against Me").
Gaga tells Billboard, "It is a tremendous honor to be the 1000th No. 1 on Billboard...I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career." She continued, saying "I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to 'Born This Way...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." In it's first 3 days of availability, "Born This Way" shocked Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart with 4,602 plays, the highest detections total by a debuting title the chart's 18-year history.
Congrats Lady Gaga.