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Lady GaGa Addresses ‘Born This Way’ Pricing Drama

Published: Thursday 2nd Jun 2011 by David

Yesterday, it was confirmed that her latest LP ‘Born This Way’ has sold 2 million records across the globe. Now Lady GaGa has responded to the controversy surrounding Amazon‘s decision to sell the record for 0.99 cents which accounts for 40% of the album’s combined US sales so far.

Peep what Ms.Germanotta  had to say below…

Speaking directly to the ‘Wall Street Journal’ she revealed, ‘I applaud a company like Amazon for equating the value of the digital copy verses the physical copy’, going onto say ‘It wasn’t also 99 cents because Amazon paid the difference for all of those purchases as part of their promotional campaign for one of their new services, I think it’s amazing, it was a really nice surprise’

Whilst some of the ‘Judas’ singer’s naysayers may still be in opposition to Amazon’s pricing of the record, it is worth noting GaGa is not the first artist to have a record sold at this price by the outlet.

In 2009, the company sold Rihanna‘s Rated R album for the same amount, even with this deal the ill fated release sold an embarrassing 181,000 units in its first week. More than ten times less than ‘Born This Way’.

It is also worth remembering that even though ‘Born’ would not have hit the million mark this week without Amazon, the fact that it sold 440,000 units alone from a single outlet proves that fans would have purchased the release regardless of the price.

As well as this, the company’s  risky decision to purchase copies of the album at full price and sell them for ten times less merely highlights the industry’s belief in GaGa’s brand loyalty and commercial capabilities.

Capabilities that have now made her one of the world’s fastest selling artists.

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  1. Baleia June 2, 2011

    Jesus i can’t stand this b****
    Fake success across the globe

  2. TeamKelly!!! June 2, 2011

    So basically, her cd was on sale. I knew it was something up with those numbers… Hell, had I known it was going to be 99 cents, I would have probably bought it too.

  3. The Naked Truth June 2, 2011

    People act like it was GAGA herself that put it up on Amazon for .99

    Anyways CONGRATS to her on everything!

    It is an AMAZING album that shows growth and evolution, I hope folks didn’t think she was going to be making dance records her WHOLE career.

  4. Nana Yaw June 2, 2011

    Queen Gaga is ruling the music industry. Where dem hater?

  5. Malyeh June 2, 2011

    Of course she will sell more than anybody else with a cd at $0.99… this is ridiculous…
    I’m thinking of all these artists that have difficulties to sell their albums, to get contracts, to get shows, to get a mini form of promotion… and now they sell records at $0.99…?
    It works for her but will it work for everybody… I dont think so.

  6. Steffon June 2, 2011

    CHEATER!!!!!

  7. Thebest June 2, 2011

    I don’t know why Sam has 2 compare Rihanna with every Artists n each time it’s the same F****** things that U put down. Y’all need to realize by now that Nobody can turn Rihanna’s Navy against her!!! So STHU to all Haters…

  8. RihannaNAVY June 2, 2011

    YAWN
    Rihanna’s album sisn t sell for 99cent.
    TGJ is once again desperately LYING to shade Rihanna.
    Even billboard said the 99cent promotion was UNPRECEDENTED.

  9. RihannaNAVY June 2, 2011

    Also, BTW sold 460,000 thru the promotion.
    Get ur numbers right!

  10. RihannaNAVY June 2, 2011

    Rated R promotion was $3.99
    Which the same promotion: Eminem, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, JayZ, Mariah and EVERY gets on their release week.

  11. aisha June 2, 2011

    well said, Sam. but i don’t think Gaga should have bothered to respond to the critics, she does what she wants, let people cry. 2 million in a week is a real feat.

  12. Imgunnacheckuboo June 2, 2011

    Looks like she paid 99 cents for the Gold La met Catsuit.

  13. . June 2, 2011

    @RihannaNAVY
    actually it was sold for 0.99 because i bought it!

  14. KAT DELUNA FAN June 2, 2011

    TEN TIMES LESS LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    SAM U ARE ……….. 😀 I CANT I CANT

    WHERE RIHANNA STANS AT W/THEIR FASTEST SELLING ALBUM LIST
    RIHANNA BEING THE S*** IN THE UK
    AND S*** LMAOOOOOO

    WHERE AT?WHERE AT? WHERE AT?

    10 TIME LESS IS ………………NO I CANT DEAD

  15. Rebecca ;) June 2, 2011

    this interviewer is horrible!

  16. Tre June 2, 2011

    ok but still 600,000 physical, no one is doing that beingg as extra as she is, i think she still would have done it

  17. MISHKA June 2, 2011

    Why, oh why does Lady Gaga feel the need to explain EVERYTHING ???

    She would have never hit 1 million marks without that bargain. The proof is in the pudding and talk is cheap.

    NEXT!

  18. Superbass June 2, 2011

    Good for her. Not a fan, but she’s an international celebrity.

  19. Imgunnacheckuboo June 2, 2011

    @MISHKA, She’s painfully insecure about how unoriginal she is. She lives in constant fear that she’ll be found out. Even though she already has been.

  20. HEAVYMETALLOVER June 2, 2011

    2 M without releasing the real hits of the album!!
    The list:
    Scheiße
    Bloody mary
    Americano
    Marry the night
    Heavy metal lover

  21. Devin June 2, 2011

    Lady Gaga is getting paid for promotional cds. Its a win

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  23. joojoo June 2, 2011

    ummmmm rihannas album was only 99cent for a day …not a week and she wasent promoting it being 99cents sooooooooooo yea………

  24. Yo June 2, 2011

    But the album leaked. It was free. No one had to pay ANYTHING for it.

    And yes Rated r was sold for 99 cents. I saw it but I didnt buy it. And the difference is that rihanna’s label lowered the price but Amazon is the one that lowered gagas price.

    Gaga may not have hit a million without Amazon but she would have easily sold 800k

  25. Yo June 2, 2011

    @joojoo
    Gaga’s album wasn’t sold at 99cents for a week. Only two dats and Gaga never promoted it. This is the first time she ever said anything about it

  26. HEAVYMETALLOVER June 2, 2011

    An album it’s just a way to display your music. They don’t take a lot af money with it. The concert and stage performance are now the big deal and an end in itself.

  27. Mr.T June 2, 2011

    Gaga didn’t have to address this. Naysayers are going to be naysayers regardless.

    NO, I dont think she would have hit the 1 million mark in the US without the Amazon promo, HOWEVER, she would still probably have the highest selling album this year.

    She had a hellva promotion campaign. She knows how to promote.

  28. YewMad June 2, 2011

    Rihanna’s “Rated R” album was actually $3.99 but they were selling it for $.99 on black friday! And Billboard wasn’t counting those sales toward album sales! They just started doing that with Lady Gaga. So Sam (or whoever) needs to get their information straight before they start posting false things!

  29. Joejpaige June 2, 2011

    Once again there is a bunch of delusional haters in here downplaying her sucecess. Yes Rihanna was sold for $0.99 on Amazon at the hands of Def Jam and she couldn’t even push 200k. There obviously was demand for this album being that 60% of the buyers bought it at retailers for full price. Regardless if she made it to 1 million the first week she would have definitely been there by the 2nd week. There’s a difference between a label pricing an album for $0.99 because of fear of low performance (eg: Rihanna), and a retailer willing to take a potential loss for an album they know the world is in demand to hear. Keep in mind the album already leaked online a week in advance, and you could stream it on YouTube, Facebook games, or hear it in Starbucks. Yet, it still pushed nearly 800k at reatilers for full price alone.

  30. Mr.T June 2, 2011

    HEAVYMETALLOVER
    June 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    An album it’s just a way to display your music. They don’t take a lot af money with it. The concert and stage performance are now the big deal and an end in itself.
    ___________________________________________________________________

    RIGHT!!!!! Im sure she’s only getting a couple of cents from each album. I bet her tour grossing will be off da chain tho. She will be on forbes list fa sho.

  31. MaZ June 2, 2011

    That Lady Gaga fever won’t last trust me!

  32. Joejpaige June 2, 2011

    @HeavyMetalLover that’s another point that these fools are not getting. By the album being $0.99 for two days, streamable at many outlets, available in unconventional stores, everyone in the world knew of it’s release. My 73 year old grandmother knows who Lady GaGa is! People are going to hear this music more than they hear any other artist, because her label put it out there, unlike most labels who keep the music sealed shut to everyone but buyers. In return people are either going to hear the album somewhere and purchase it at FULL retail price, or better yet be so familiarized with the music that they go see a live show (where the big bucks are made).

  33. RIHANNA /BEYONCE STAN June 2, 2011

    I am no fan of Gaga, but I will say this. I would not care if the CD was free would not get it. People did not buy her album because it was .99 they bought it because they wanted it. I dont like when people try to still an artist shine with BS. The women sold 2 million albums. Nobody had to buy it but they did.

  34. Yellow Gorillah June 2, 2011

    THIS IS THE S*** I DON’T LIKE

    RIHANNA ALBUM WAS SOLD FOR $0.99 IN ONE DAY. THIS SITE THREW SHADE AND DID THE MOST

    NOW LADY GAGA SALES HER ALBUM FOR $0.99 NO SHADE THROWN IT’S ALL GOOD YOU WAVE THE WHITE FLAG I JUST CAN’T THIS SITE CONTINUES TO BE BIAS

    LADY GAGA KEEP SON GETTING SPECIAL TREATMENT IN THE INDUSTRY I JUST DON’T THINK IT’S FAIR

    IF BEYONCE DONE THIS I KNOW DAME WELL THIS SITE WOULD HAVE DRAGGED HER DOWN.

    I HOPE AMAZON ALSO SALES BEYONCE ALBUM FOR $0.99
    IF NOT THEN WE ALL KNOW THE DEAL.

    SIDE NOTE: RATED R ——–> BORN THIS WAY I’M NOT HERE FOR NUMBERS!

  35. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout June 2, 2011

    I dnt care if Amazon brought the cd at full price, they still sold it for 99c.

  36. KYLE June 2, 2011

    RATED R WAS A GREAT ARTISTIC ALBUM!

    IT DIDNT COME OFF AS BEING FORCED…UNLIKE GAG GAG!

    IF IT WAS ANY1 IELSE IN THE INDUSTRY…..IT WOULDVVE BEEN A PROBLEM….BUT SINCE GAG GAG CONTROLLS THE INDUSTRY & MEDIA’S MINDS…..ITS NO BIG DEAL!

    F***** FRAUD!

    ALL SHE DOES IS WEAR STUPID COSTUMES,WEIRD MAKE UP & MAKE GENERIC MUSIC…….SHES UGLY AS HELL & IS UN-ORIGINAL

    I DONT GET THE FASCINATION WITH HER!!!!

    GODNEY WOULD NEVER SELL OUT LIKE GAG GAG!

  37. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    Funny cuz Rihanna stans were in here playing Mother Monster for doing it when their favorite also did it AND sold her concert tickets for $5…#WhereDeyDoDatAt?

  38. Lady Cheapskate June 2, 2011

    Lady Gaga’s Album also came with 20 mb of the Cloud Drive storage FOR 99 CENTS, that’s like a record label saying everyone gets the latest iPod for free if you purchase the album for 99 cents. I’m sure there were thousands who bought the album for that reason alone. Hell, I would heave bought the album for that if I had found out about the deal soon enough. But that said that another way she cheated her number luring people with a free service. Lady Gaga’s music is a joke now and she single-handedly destroyed the future of music with her desperation to be in the spotlight. Personally I’m banning her ass for being such a cheapskate. What a loser that sad little Lady Gaga is.

  39. JUDAS666 June 2, 2011

    BUY THE FREEBIE VERSION ONLINE. THAT WAY YOU GET THE DOWNLOAD FOR FREE “AND” IT DOESN’T COUNT TOWARD HER SALES NUMBERS. GENIUS I SAY… NEXT!!

  40. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    @KYLE said: RATED R WAS A GREAT ARTISTIC ALBUM!

    CHILEEEEE, IN WAT WAY? THE ONLY GOOD SONG ON THAT ALBUM WAS RUDE BOY AND HARD. THATS IT…AND THE LACK OF SUCCESS OF HER OTHER SINGLES FROM THAT ALBUM PROVES IT.

    LOUD IS A WAY BETTER ALBUM THEN RATED R.

    RATED R AINT GOT S*** ON BORN THIS WAY

    *SIPS TEA*

  41. KYLE June 2, 2011

    O WELL…
    WELL ALWAYS HAVE MS GODNEY JEAN SPEARS……A.K.A.

    *IT’S BRITNEY B*****!!!

    LMAO!!

    FEMME FATALE IN STORES NOW!

  42. Lola June 2, 2011

    Rihanna’s album wasn’t sold for $0.99. It was sold for $3.99 and there was some kind of $3 discount that week on EVERYTHING.

    If you wanna throw shade, do your homework.

    Ps. 180,000 x 10 = 1,800,000.
    Again. If you wanna throw shade, check your calculus first.

  43. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout June 2, 2011

    She wanted to break records by any means necesscary. Instead of letting her music do it for her she sold her album less than a dollar. Amazon sells account for half of her sells in da U.S. If it wasnt for da 99c burger promotion it WOULD NOT have sold a million copies in da U.S. *TRUST ME*

  44. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    AND YEA AMAZON SOLD IT AT 99 CENTS, THATS NOT GAGA FAULT.

    IF ANYONE BELIEVES THAT THE PEOPLE WHO BOUGHT THE ALBUM FOR 99 CENTS WOULDNT BUY HER ALBUM IF IT WASNT 99CENTS YOU’RE CRAZY.

    OF COURSE THERE WOULD BE A SMALL PERCENTAGE WHO WOULDNT CUZ THEY CANT AFFORD IT BU UNLIKE MOST STANS, MONSTERS FULLY SUPPORT THERE MOTHER.

    WHERE WERE U RIHANNA STANS WHEN SHE SOLD HERS FOR 99CENTS? OR WHEN SHE MADE HER CONCERT TICKETS $5? WHERE WERE U THEN?

    A BISH DIED HER HAIR RED AND NOW ALL IF YOU WANNA CHANT “RIHANNA NAVY” WHILE WORSHIPPING A MODEL(A VERY GOOD ONE I MUST ADD) ….

    LOLOL GO GAGA, GO BEYONCE AND GO….. OOOPS THERE’S NOBODY ELSE IN THIS GAME THAT CAN SLAY COMPETITION

    BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR HEAUXS

  45. mehtney this way June 2, 2011

    OHH LEGEND GAGA WE ALL KNOW U WOULD HAVE SOLD THOSE MILLIONS WITHOUT AMAZON.

    NOT HER FAULT, AMAZON STANS HARD FOR THE LEGEND. AMAZON IS A MONSTAH.

    THE ALBUM OF THE DECADE WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF THE LAST 10 YEARS.

    2 MILLION COPIES WW
    1 MILLION COPIES IN US
    #1 IN MORE THAN 12 COUNTRIES
    #1 IN THE 5 BIGGEST MUSIC MARKET

    ONLY 3 YEARS IN THE GAME

    NOW WHO @CTUALLY RUN THIS MUTHA?

    ONLY LEGEND GAGA. THE OTHER ONES ARE ONLY NOISY B******.

  46. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    OOPS DIDNT MEAN DIED -_- OR DID I????? *DYED HER HAIR

  47. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    MEHTNEY THIS WAY SAID:

    OHH LEGEND GAGA WE ALL KNOW U WOULD HAVE SOLD THOSE MILLIONS WITHOUT AMAZON.

    NOT HER FAULT, AMAZON STANS HARD FOR THE LEGEND. AMAZON IS A MONSTAH.

    THE ALBUM OF THE DECADE WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF THE LAST 10 YEARS.

    2 MILLION COPIES WW
    1 MILLION COPIES IN US
    #1 IN MORE THAN 12 COUNTRIES
    #1 IN THE 5 BIGGEST MUSIC MARKET

    ONLY 3 YEARS IN THE GAME

    NOW WHO @CTUALLY RUN THIS MUTHA?

    ONLY LEGEND GAGA. THE OTHER ONES ARE ONLY NOISY B******.

    ******************************************************************************************

    MOTHERF*CKING CO-SIGN

  48. HEAVYMETALLOVER June 2, 2011

    @ KYLE
    You get it: her label controls Britney’s Mind,
    But GAGA gained control of music industry and media’s mind!
    : )

  49. Taylor swifts number 1 fan June 2, 2011

    So 4O percent of the sales, are from having sold her album for 99 cent. Without this.. she’d have never sold 1 million in the states. This is fact.

  50. badd June 2, 2011

    Thank you Gaga.
    Haters will be haters.

  51. MissImpartial June 2, 2011

    Come on if Beyonce or Rihanna or Britney did it they would be called out for doing this.
    They would be called fraud and evertything under the sun by Gaga stans and haters.
    Espeically Britney and Beyonce. People would have said they lost it and that their fave would not need to do it.

    The 99cent thing attacts more buyers and 40% is quite a lot it is almost halve of her sales. And the fact that Amazon paid the remainder is not going to change it.
    The question is: WOULD THE 40% WHO BOUGHT THE ALBUM BUY IT IF IT WOULD NOT BE FOR THE OFFER. AND THE FACT THAT SHE WOULD NOT HAVE SOLD 1MIL IF IT WOULD NOT BE FOR THE OFFER.

    IT IS CHEATING. YOU CAN PUT IT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

  52. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    @LOLA I PUT UP SOME EXTRA CREDIT (MORE LINKS) FOR YOU BUT TGJ IS HOLDING IT FOR MODERATION

    BUT AS ALWAYS IM A HELPFUL PERSON. GO TO GOOGLE AND TYPE IN “RATED R 99 CENTS” AND YOU’LL GET ALL THE ANSWERS

    *SIPS TEA*

  53. KAT DELUNA FAN June 2, 2011

    SIDE NOTE: RATED R ——–> BORN THIS WAY I’M NOT HERE FOR NUMBERS!
    ——————————————————————-

    @YELLOW GORILLAH
    FO REAL ???
    A RIHANNA STAN NOT HERE FOR NUMBERS ?????????????

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    YOU MADE MY DAY WITH THIS FUCKERY 😀 😀 😀

  54. BIA June 2, 2011

    TGJ is lying but i dont have time to this b**** gay!

  55. Imgunnacheckuboo June 2, 2011

    @MAZ, You, I and any other rational person knows this. Gaga stans do not however.

  56. BRITT BRATT June 2, 2011

    POINT IS IT WAS STILL SOLD FOR 99 CENTS…

    NOW EXPLAIN WHY HER CONCERT TICKETS WAS $5? WAS THERE A PROMOTION ALL WEEK TOO?

    I’LL WAIT……*SIPS TEA*

    OH AND THE FACT THAT RIRI WAS SELLING HER CD FOR 3.99 IS STILL SAD MY DARLING

  57. mike June 2, 2011

    ANY ARTIST WHO DID THIS SHOULD BE CALLED OUT.

    BILLBOARD SHOULD NOT ALLOW TEH 99 CENT ALBUM SALES TO BE COUNTED TOWARDS HER FINAL TALLY IN THEIR CHARTS.

    99 CENTS??!!!! THOUSDANDS OF LADY GAGA FANS HAD THE ABILITY AND UTILISED THAT ABILITY TO DOWN THE ALBUM 6 TIMES AND MORE IN ORDER TO GET HER THOSE FIGURES.

    I DON’T CARE WHO DID IT BEFORE!!!

    THE TOTAL SHOULD NOT BE COUNTED!!

    40% OF THOSE ALBUMS WERE SOLD FOR 99 F****** CENTS.

    IT IS UNFAIR TO HAVE HER ALBUM CHART ABOVE ARTISTS WHO ARE SELLING ALBUMS FOR 6.99 ETC.

  58. JER June 2, 2011

    well when BeYAWNce’s camp sells “4” for 4 cents for 4 days yal harpies will be praising her for being the first artist to do so. EPIC. FLAWLESS. EPIC EPIC. WIGS SNATCHED. SLAYED. LEGENDARY. PRESSED HATERS

  59. yesmam June 2, 2011

    THE H*** ARE MAD!!!!!!

  60. KYLE June 2, 2011

    AGAIN CAN SOME1 EXPLAIN THE FASCINATION WITH THIS PREDICTABLE B****!

    WEIRD COSTUMES ,GENERIC MUSIC, & UGLY FACE

    ANYBODY CAN DO THAT!

    ITS ALL AN ACT!

    WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT HER NASTY, GAY APPROVING, WANNA BE MADONNA, TRYING 2 BE ALL 4 PEACE & NO HATE, UGLY, STUCK UP ASS!!!!!?????/

  61. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN June 2, 2011

    LMFAOOO She Was Traumatized From “The Fame” 1st Week Sales
    The B**** Is STILL A LOSER JUST LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL Especially Now For Selling It For 99 Cents 🙁 Hahaha

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  62. mehtney this way June 2, 2011

    I DON’T DRAG LESSORS BUT I CAN IF U LIKE

    I DON’T DRAG LESSORS BUT I CAN IF U LIKE

    ICH SCHLEIßAN AUSTA BE CLAIR ES KUMPENT MADRE MONSTÈRE

    AUS-BE AUS-CAN-BE FLAUGEN FRÄULEIN USKR-BE CLAIR

    BTW IS THE ALBUM OF THE DECADE.

    AMERICANO, SCHEIßE, BLOODY MARY, BLACK JESUS+AMEN FASHION, BAD KIDS,HIGHWAY UNICORN, HEAVY METAL LOVER, ELECTRIC CHAPEL, TEOG, GOVERNMENT HOOKER, JUDAS, MARY THE NIGHT, HAIR, QUEEN, BORN THIS WAY. . . COULD EASILY DESTROY MANY CAREERS.

    THESE SONGS @CTUALLY RUN THE WORLD.

    LEGEND GAGA WRITES ALL HER LYRICS THEN SHARES CREDITS WITH PRODUCERS AND OTHERS WHO CHANGE 2 OR 3 LINES.

    WHO @CTUALLY RUN THIS MUTHA?

    1 MILLION IN US
    2 MILLION WW

    ITS THE PERFECT COMBO.

  63. Guillaume June 2, 2011

    Haters are truly pathetics.

  64. True Blue June 2, 2011

    Oh, who f****** cares about this? Oh, that’s right, the HATERS doing everything they possibly can to downplay her well-earned success. You bunch of sad, miserable b******. I’m sure if it was YOUR fave that sold a million in their first week using the exact same methods, you’d be popping off at ANYONE questioning the validity of such an accomplishment. Sit the f*** down.

    And the numbers aren’t going to define the lasting impact of this album. N* Sync sold twice that in their first week over a decade back with No Strings Attached, who even remembers that album apart from its commercial impact? *crickets* Yeah, exactly. It won’t matter if BTW sells poorly from this point on or stays consistent in sales, ultimately its impact will be the music itself, like all albums.

    @ Yellow Gorrilah:

    Oh, you mean you’re not here for numbers ONLY WHEN IT SUITS YOU, correct? Because everytime I see your comments, you’re always bragging about Rihanna’s chart stats and slaying other artists with her #1s. But now that Gaga has made your fave’s success seem damn near inconsequential by comparison and not even you can deny that, all of sudden numbers don’t matter, right? At least have the decency to stand by your position on something instead of flip-flopping when it’s to your advantage.

  65. mehtney this way June 2, 2011

    YOU HOLY FOOLS

    DON’T BE ANGRY JUST BE ADDICT

    REJOICE AND PRAISE LEGEND GAGA CUZ WE ALL BOUGHT BORN TO SLAY.

    1 MILLION IN US
    2 MILLION WW

    3 YEARS IN THE GAME

    SHE IS MADRE MONSTÈRE!

  66. remmy June 2, 2011

    Thats effed up, cuz she didn’t really get those number honestly…at .99 cents all her fans that were going to buy two copies or more took that money to buy 25 plus copies…smh

  67. mehtney this way June 2, 2011

    I’M GONNA DRINK MY TEARS TONIGHT

    U GONNA EAT YOUR WORDS TONIGHT

    CUZ I KNOW U’RE PRESSED HONEY

    1 MILLION IN US
    2 MILLION WW

    IM A MUTHAFUCKIN MONSTAH. :-$

  68. X,Y,”and Z” June 2, 2011

    @Sam —

    To be fair (and I’m NO Lady Gaga fan, just a curious observer)..

    Amazon made a VERY shrewd business decision. They have less than 14% of the digital download market (the lion’s share going to Itunes). What Amazon NOW has is a “captive audience” (of sorts) who NOW subscribes (initially for free) to Amazon’s “Cloud Service”, which was bundled with the $0.99 sale.

    Just the ‘adspace’ ALONE, that Amazon can NOW sell to the different advertisers, will FAR-more than make-up for whatever discount they’d offered in that $0.99 sale!
    (Sam, here, have a read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/business/media/24gaga.html?_r=1)

    Long-story short – When Amazon is done “data mining” all those ‘hundreds of thousands of NEW (Lada Gaga Fans as..) customers,’ it’ll prove a ‘Treasure Trove’ of/for marketing/(future promotional) data. That, along with the aforementioned “ad/banner space” they now sell to advertisers (resulting from those said, hundreds of thousands of her fans) will provide a windfall..!!
    So yes, on the surface, it just may seem something like of a “diminishing/tarnishing/watering down” of her brand. But if you look just belove that facade, it’s a smart business more – on Amazon’s part!
    (Oh, BTW, her label/team, I’ve read, didn’t know about “Amazon’s $0.99 decision.”)

    X,Y,”and Z” — OUT..!!

  69. REALTALK 101 June 2, 2011

    Go Amazon for saling this record for what it’s worth. No disrespect to the hard work it takes to make a record but this should’ve been a mixtape by today’s standards. I’m just saying………:-)

  70. GAGA 3 YEARS SLAYYYYED ALL YOUR FAVS June 2, 2011

    ONLY GAGA WOULD SELL A PIECE OF S*** ALBUM FOR 99 CENT LOLOLOLOLOLOL
    MOTHER MONSTER GO SUCK YOUR BIG ASS D*** PLEASE LOLOLOLOLOL
    NO ON THE REAL GO BUY THIS ALBUM!!! ITS AMAZING!!!!! ALBUM OF THE DECADE!!!!! GO BUY 21 BY ADELE IT’S AMAZING HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  71. MaZ June 2, 2011

    @Imgunnacheckuboo

    😉

  72. GAGA 3 YEARS SLAYYYYED ALL YOUR FAVS June 2, 2011

    METHNEY 3 YEARS IN THE GAME HAD ALREADY SOLD TWICE AS MUCH AS WAT GAGA SOLD LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    STOP ACTING AS IF SHE IS THE FIRST ONE TO SELL OVER A MILLION FIRST WEEK LOLOLOLOLOLOL
    AND STOP ACTING AS IF THIS IS HER FIRST NUMBER 1 ALBUM LOLOLOLOLOL OH WAIT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  73. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-Bahamas♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ June 2, 2011

    Great Marketing!

  74. mehtney this way June 2, 2011

    WHO IS HERE FOR 10 YEARS OLD RECEIPTS?

    WHO IS HERE FOR THE UNTALENTED SCHEIßNEY?

    I DON’T DRAG LESSORS BUT I CAN IF U LIKE

    LEGEND GAGA SINGS DANCES WRITES PRODUCES . . . ONLY 3 YEARS IN THE GAME

    SO I’LL DANCE DANCE DANCE

    WITH MY HANDS HANDS HANDS

    ABOVE MY HEAD HEAD HEAD

    CUZ JESUS SAID : BTW 1 MILLION IN US + 2 MILLION WW

  75. uhh June 2, 2011

    Plus other artists also sold their albums for 99cents, but of course that grape juice only remembered when Rihanna did it. What happened to the other artists. Call them out too

  76. Anon June 2, 2011

    You get it, Lola!

  77. uhh June 2, 2011

    @ methney gaga has been in the game longer than 3 years. Yes 3 years with her new name, but as stephanie germanotta an indie artist, she was out for YEARS in the biz. Get it right.

  78. uhh June 2, 2011

    Amazon did the same for Rihanna and other artists, but you guys had a problem with it, but as soon as Gaga does it, its all good.

  79. mehtney this way June 2, 2011

    YOU HOLY FOOL

    DON’T BE ANGRY JUST BE ADDICT

    REJOICE AND PRAISE LEGEND GAGA CUZ WE ALL BOUGHT BORN THIS WAY

    1 MILLION IN US
    2 MILLION WW

    ONLY 3 YEARS IN THE GAME.

  80. Tunip June 2, 2011

    she got a deal….they need to just know that..
    ….Best Buy went Bankrupt so they working with Apple to give away these $1,000 giftcards for ANYTHING Apple at their store!! I use 2 emails & got 2..lol http://goo.gl/CPe0B

  81. LAWDAMERCY June 2, 2011

    Yall are some real haters, Its not like she or her label said to sell it for (( cents, she didnt even know, and do yall forget the the world does consist of more than the us, big f****** woop, @ million world wide in a week, take away the forty percent that was sold for 99 cents, last time I checked 60 percent of 2 million still is more than 1 million, STILL making her sell ! Mill plus WORLDWIDE in her first week, stop hating, GAGA does have a very strong fan base whose dedicated, so whether it was 99 cents or 15.99 or 9.99 whether broke or rich, they woulda bought it any way. AND to the people comparing her to madonna, I get it but s*** LADY GAGA is original, do you see any artists before her wearing the wierd costumes, funny hair and make up? Last time I checked in beyonces video for we run this she was in a scene wearing a very gaga-esque outfit (gold dress and shoes) you have kesha wearing the weird make up and outfits, s*** so does katy perry at times, at the end of the day the record labels are using GAGA for the 360 deals not anyone else, if you dont like her fine, but to come out and say shes this shes that obv shes doing something right, cause if she wasnt someone she would have fans nor haters, Last time I checked Society or the media doesnt talk about anyone whose irrelevant. As for the BRITNEY FANS and RHIANNA FANS, stop the comparisons, one thing lady GAGA can do that your favs cant is actually sing live and sound good. NUFF SAID

  82. LAWDAMERCY June 2, 2011

    Previous post had a few errorsYall are some real haters, Its not like she or her label said to sell it for 99 cents, she didnt even know, and do yall forget the the world does consist of more than the US, big f****** woop, 2 million world wide in a week, take away the forty percent that was sold for 99 cents, last time I checked 60 percent of 2 million still is more than 1 million, STILL making her sell 1 Mill plus WORLDWIDE in her first week, stop hating, GAGA does have a very strong fan base whose dedicated, so whether it was 99 cents or 15.99 or 9.99 whether broke or rich, they woulda bought it any way. AND to the people comparing her to madonna, I get it but s*** LADY GAGA is original, do you see any artists before her wearing the wierd costumes, funny hair and make up? Last time I checked in beyonces video for we run this she was in a scene wearing a very gaga-esque outfit (gold dress and shoes) (its not like beyonce is original) you have kesha wearing the weird make up and outfits,(they were calling her baby gaga) s*** so does katy perry at times, at the end of the day the record labels are using GAGA for the 360 deals, http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=648668 not anyone else, if you dont like her fine, but to come out and say shes this shes that obv shes obviously doing something right, cause if she wasnt someone of interest she wouldnt have fans nor haters, Last time I checked Society or the media doesnt talk about anyone whose irrelevant. As for the BRITNEY FANS and RHIANNA FANS, stop the comparisons, one thing lady GAGA can do that your favs cant is actually sing live and sound good. NUFF SAID

  83. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    HAHAHA HATERS
    STILL PRESSED???

    YALL STILL MAD???

    AT THE END OF THE DAY SHE PUSHED

    OVER 2MILLION WORLDWIDE IN 1 WEEK!!!!

    TELL YOUR FAVS TO DO THAT IN 2011!!!!

    =]

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!!!

    YALL REALLY PRESSED!!!

  84. KYLE June 2, 2011

    SO WHAT!

    BRITNEY WAS A PHENOMONEM SINCE DAY 1…….SHE SOLD 1 MILLION COPIES IN A WEEK……*THE LEGITAMATE WAY*

  85. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    BRITT BRATT
    June 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    MEHTNEY THIS WAY SAID:

    OHH LEGEND GAGA WE ALL KNOW U WOULD HAVE SOLD THOSE MILLIONS WITHOUT AMAZON.

    NOT HER FAULT, AMAZON STANS HARD FOR THE LEGEND. AMAZON IS A MONSTAH.

    THE ALBUM OF THE DECADE WAS THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF THE LAST 10 YEARS.

    2 MILLION COPIES WW
    1 MILLION COPIES IN US
    #1 IN MORE THAN 12 COUNTRIES
    #1 IN THE 5 BIGGEST MUSIC MARKET

    ONLY 3 YEARS IN THE GAME

    NOW WHO @CTUALLY RUN THIS MUTHA?

    ONLY LEGEND GAGA. THE OTHER ONES ARE ONLY NOISY B******.

    ******************************************************************************************

    MOTHERF*CKING CO-SIGN
    ======

    CO-SIGN TOO =]!!!

    ITS SO FUNNY HOW THESE B****** ARE CRYING

    SAYING ITS NOT FAIR

    THATS NOT FAIR THEY SHOULDNT COUNT IT BLAH BLAH BLAH

    WELL THEY DID

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    YALL MOST DONT UNDERSTAND

    GODGA RUNS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ANYTHING SHE DO THEY ARE GOING TO PRAISE

    HER

    SHE GOT IT LIKE THAT

    AND YOU PRESSED B****** JUST WILL HAVE TO DEAL!!!

    LOVE YOU GODDESS LORD AND SAVIOR GODGA!!!

    PAWS UP!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

  86. CIARA ALL DAYYY June 2, 2011

    gagaagagag is a muffickin beast

  87. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    KYLE
    June 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    SO WHAT!

    BRITNEY WAS A PHENOMONEM SINCE DAY 1…….SHE SOLD 1 MILLION COPIES IN A WEEK……*THE LEGITAMATE WAY*
    =====

    IN 1999-2002

    WHERE THEY DIDNT HAVE ILLEGAL DOWNLOAD YOU HAD TO GO PURCHASE AT STORES!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAH #FAIL

    YOU SEE YOUR GIRL CANT EVEN PUSH CLOSE TO THAT NUMBER IN TODAYS WORLD!!
    IM GONE BUY YOU A TIME MACHINE

    CAUSE YOU B****** LIVING IN THE OLD DAYS

    TELL S****** TO DO THAT IN 2011!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

  88. Auntie Jackie June 2, 2011

    Taylor Swift’s CD sold at full price and she sold a million. Adele’s CD, full price. Susan Boyle’s CD full price. Beyonce’s CD full price.

    Those are Queens. Gaga is having great success, but lets not be blind.

  89. i’m a S&m lovin billy goat…. baa beat me June 2, 2011

    I still say rubbish but will give her credit for having the guts to address this hot mess!

    LMAO….So RAGGEDY the murdering s****, tried to use the same scheme and it FAILED MISERABLY….Ha Ha! Non-talented howling goat! At least Lady Gaga has talent!!! 🙂

  90. True Blue June 2, 2011

    “LADY GAGA is original, do you see any artists before her wearing the wierd costumes, funny hair and make up?”

    Any artist IN GENERAL or artists of this era who are mainstream pop?

    Because if not the latter, then I’m gonna have to ask you if you just discovered music when you discovered Gaga.

  91. i’m a S&m lovin billy goat…. baa beat me June 2, 2011

    @Auntie Jackie <—- What she said!! 🙂

  92. KYLE June 2, 2011

    @ARE U SERIOUS
    —————————————————————

    GODNEY WOULD NEVER BE DESPERAATE ENOUGH 2 SELL HER ALBUM 4 99CENTS ON AMAZON…………THE 1ST WEEK

    GGAG GAG IS DESTROYING WHAT SELLING MUSIC IS ABOUT!!!

    TELL UR FAVE 2 GET MILLIONS OF FANS & PAPPARAZZI FOLLOWING HER WITHOUT HER COSTUMES??

    GODNEY CAN!

    CANT GAG GAG DO IT?

    NO AT ALL

    F***** ACT!!

  93. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    AUNTIE JACKIE
    June 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Taylor Swift’s CD sold at full price and she sold a million. Adele’s CD, full price. Susan Boyle’s CD full price. Beyonce’s CD full price.

    Those are Queens. Gaga is having great success, but lets not be blind.-
    =======

    THEY ARE QUEENS

    AND GODGA IS LORD AND SAVIOR TO THEM B******!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!!

    GODGA RUNS THE INDUSTRY B****!!!!

    AND NOW OFFICIALLY GOING TO GET ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND H*** WILL DEAL!!!

    =]

    THANKS uncle i mean AUNTY JACKIE!!!!

  94. royalkev June 2, 2011

    This is gibberish… I usually have to leave the Gaga post alone because I see the most delusion in them, but the fact that 440,000 brought an album for .99 doesn’t automatically mean it would have still be the same amount of purchases regardless of the price in that same time frame. I say Kudos to Gaga for selling so many record despite the extra Amazon sales, but this clearly wouldn’t have given her a record. I’m not surprised by this anyway, she’s always getting extra help – it’s just like the “debut” tour that’s been going on for 30 years … and the emphasis on pop #1’s all of a sudden. I don’t understand what kind of Queen she’s suppose to be! Still, I’ll congratulate her on having a #1, that’s the only thing I’m sure of when it comes to this woman’s success.

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  95. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    KYLE
    June 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    ————–

    TELL S****** TO GO TAKE CARE HER 2-3 KIDS

    AND ASK HER BABY DADDY WHY HE TOOT IT AND BOOT IT

    ASK HER WHY SHE CUT HER HAIR? AND LET A 1 YEAR OLD BABY DRIVE HER CAR?

    ASK S****** WHY USE STUNT DOUBLES

    ASK HER WHY SHE LIP SYNC FOR A 30 SECOND PERFORMANCE

    WHERE SHE DID NO DANCING

    ASK HER WHY SHE LIP SYNCE 80% OF HER CONCERT

    ASK HER WHY SHE IS FLOPPING LIKE CRAZY!!!!!!

    ASK HER WHY GODGA IS GOD OF THE INDUSTRY !!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

    YOU STAN FOR A SIMPLE BASIC WHITE B**** WITH NO TALENT

    WITH THOSE ARM MOVEMENT CHOREOGRAPHY B****

    DONT LET ME DRAGGGG YOU

    YOUR GIRL IS A HAS BEEN HUNs

    YOU #FAIL!!!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!!!!

    GODDESS GODGA DISSING BRIT WATCH THIS!!!

  96. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    HATERS PRESSED

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

    YALL MAD CAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY SHE IS #1 AND BILLBOARD AINT NOTHING YOU B****** CAN DO ABOUT IT HAHAHAHAHAHA

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

    WATCH GODDESS GODGA DISS S******

  97. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    GODGA DISSIN THE S*** OUT OF S******

    LOVE IT!!!!

  98. RosaRubbel June 2, 2011

    Congratulations Gaga.
    I don’t know about the 0.99 offer, cause 40% is quite a lot, but if I like or even love an artist’s music I buy the album regardless the price.

  99. WildChild June 2, 2011

    I just love how the same dense haters are always in Gaga’s posts. They always have the most comments. So sad. And I can’t believe someone called TS a queen when she can’t even sing live. *Goes back to studying*

  100. ARE YOU SERIOUS? June 2, 2011

    WILDCHILD
    June 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I just love how the same dense haters are always in Gaga’s posts. They always have the most comments. So sad. And I can’t believe someone called TS a queen when she can’t even sing live. *Goes back to studying*
    -[——

    HEY HUNs Miss you

    I BEEN DRAGGIN THESE B****** THE LAST 2 DAYS

    HURRY AND FINISH STUDYIN SO WE CAN SLAY TOGETHER IN THE NAME OF GODGA!!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

  101. badd June 2, 2011

    Seriously if your fav was selling their album for $.99
    you wouldn’t complain….but showing that it sold so
    much with the promo just shows how in demand Gaga is.
    The ppl who bought it for $.99 were probably going to buy
    it anyways..or were thinking about it….it’s not like she sold it
    for $.99 and sold only 200K or sold 1 million all from the
    promotion….Amazon knew that Gaga is in demand so don’t
    be mad because they helped themsleves….and half of you
    on here KNOW for a fact that if your fav sold their album for
    $.99 for the whole WEEK they would still sell less than 300K
    so please have a seat.

  102. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie) June 2, 2011

    First of all, if you want to say that more people were inclined to purchase BTW album at the 99 cent price than Rated R when it was on sale at Amazon for that price, then, do that.

    What you can’t say is that 40% of Rated R’s first week sales came from Amazon because not even 10% of the first week sales for Rated R came from that promo.

    You’ll also have a hard time convincing anyone that BTW would have crossed the 1M mark without the Amazon promo. Taylor Swift and Britney are still the only two women who legitimately crossed that mark in one week in the US because their albums (Speak Now, OIDIA) retailed at full price.

    Anyway, Gaga’s 1st week sales are still great without the promo. She would’ve shifted more units than SuBo debut album, first week sales, and that’s phenomenal!
    _________________________________________________________________________

    NOW LADY GAGA SALES HER ALBUM FOR $0.99 NO SHADE THROWN IT’S ALL GOOD YOU WAVE THE WHITE FLAG I JUST CAN’T THIS SITE CONTINUES TO BE BIAS
    -_________________________________________________________________________

    @Yellow G

    Exactly, it’s the commenters throwing the shade, not Samantha. Rihanna was shaded plenty by commenters and Samantha and Trentisha alike over her Amazon promo, so all these Gaga stans catching feelings over the truth about how the Amazon promo artificially inflated her sales can have several seats.

  103. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie) June 2, 2011

    First of all, if you want to say that more people were inclined to purchase BTW album at the 99 cent price than Rated R when it was on sale at Amazon for that price, then, do that.

    What you can’t say is that 40% of Rated R’s first week sales came from Amazon because not even 10% of the first week sales for Rated R came from that promo.

    You’ll also have a hard time convincing anyone that BTW would have crossed the 1M mark without the Amazon promo. Taylor Swift and Britney are still the only two women who legitimately crossed that mark in one week in the US because their albums (Speak Now, OIDIA) retailed at full price.

    Anyway, Gaga’s 1st week sales are still great without the promo. She would’ve shifted more units than SuBo debut album, first week sales, and that’s phenomenal!
    _________________________________________________________________________

    NOW LADY GAGA SALES HER ALBUM FOR $0.99 NO SHADE THROWN IT’S ALL GOOD YOU WAVE THE WHITE FLAG I JUST CAN’T THIS SITE CONTINUES TO BE BIAS
    -_________________________________________________________________________

    @Yellow G

    Exactly, it’s the commenters throwing the shade, not Samantha. Rihanna was shaded plenty by commenters and Samantha and (that other dude) alike over her Amazon promo, so all these Gaga stans catching feelings over the truth about how the Amazon promo artificially inflated her sales can have several seats.

  104. KYLE June 2, 2011

    @ARE U SERIOUS
    —————————————————————
    LMAO!!!!

    U WROTE ALL OF THAT 2 PROOVE WHAT??!!!!!

    THAT VIDEO U POSTED SHOWS GAG GAG IS 2 FACED!

    IN THE INTERVIEWS SHE PLAYS VICTIM TALKIN ABOUT BEING BULLIED & EVERY1 SHOULD LOVE EACH OTHER & BLA BLA BLA

    BUT IN THE VIDEO SHES ACTING LIKE A BULLY & BEING RUDE……& IDARE HER 2 SAY THAT ANY WHERE AROUND BRITNEY!!

    U KNO SHE WOULDNT!!

    TALK 2 ME WEN MANLY GAGA GAG SELLS 100 MILLION WW, & HAS CLASSIC POP RECORDS(songs like baby 1 more time & toxic) CUZ GAG G AG’S MUSIC IS GENERIC & U KNO IT!

    & BTW, HER 1ST 2 ALBUMS FLOPPED IN THE 1ST WEEK SALES DEPARTMENT

    why yall dumbasses gettin so excited over selling 1 million in a week….

    MANY ARTISTS(including godney) HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE THE RIGHT WAY!!!

    UP HERE STANNING 4 A NASTY,UGLY, GAY APPROVING,TRANSESTITE,HYPOCRITE, FRAUD, GENERIC BASIC ASS MANLY GAG GAG!!

    CHOKE ON THAT H**!!

  105. badd June 2, 2011

    @Auntie Jackie
    http://blog.vh1.com/files/2008/06/sm_ny_leery.gif

    that’s sounds ridiculous.
    Calling them queens just because their cd
    was sodl full price….when Gaga’s was too !
    ughh these haters just kill me these days.
    We’ve alreayd addressed that T-Swift is country
    and country always sells better….but Adele sold
    under 300K in her first week…Gaga sold 700K
    in her first week w/o the promotion….Susan Boyle
    ( a queen???) sold under 300K..once agian Gaga sold
    700K…Beyonce has yet to come out with her new
    album and theres no need to compare singles…
    so if she sells over 700K in her first week
    (which by the looks of her singles i doubt)
    they yes she has accomplished something bigger
    than Gaga in this era.
    All in all just SIT…trying to downplay Gaga with
    some FOOLISHNESS. Talking about all these ppl are
    queens…..(Susan Boyle, Adele, & T-Swift)
    COME ON…

    PEOPLE…just face it….Gaga is the NEW Princess of Pop
    Madonna is still queen…but in about 10 years Gaga
    will take over that too..if you have anymore foolishness
    to say(like what Aunt Jackie, Kyle, S***, Queen Bey Stan
    and any of the other haters) just take a seat and calm
    your damn self because this is a mess.

  106. Hudson Morrigan June 2, 2011

    Gaga is the QUEEN!

  107. Hudson Morrigan June 2, 2011

    @ BADD

    Madonna has not done anything remotely interesting in 10 years

  108. badd June 2, 2011

    @Hudson
    I know…but we still have to recognize her.
    Or ppl will jump down out throats and call the Gaga
    stans delusional.

  109. KAT DELUNA FAN June 2, 2011

    @BADD
    Listen,nobody is hating on Gaga.We all knew she will debut big regardless of the price of the album just like Lil wayne,Jay-z or Eminem will later this year.
    But the 0.99 cent album price made the taste of the victory bad to many (U know bey stans and gaga’s ones are friends).But it’s a victory she had unfairly
    seems like she did this just to cross the milli mark

    ———————————
    Yes I am dissapointed by gaga using this gimmick to sell the album BUT SHE DID AND SHE SOLD 1 MILLI.
    RIHANNA DIDNT EVEN SOLD THE QUARTER OF THAT

    That’s the f*ckin truth
    Now it’s too late,she already sold 2 milli in a week
    hating wont change s***
    NEXT

  110. Ariana June 2, 2011

    [email protected] this post: a damn mess!
    I really don’t mind her selling BTW for .99 cents. We’ve always complained once or twice of how expensive the music is. Times have changed and I think many singers/musicians will emulate this strategy in order to sell more copies.
    I don’t think Amazon came up with the idea alone to sell the album in such low price, I do think Gaga’s PR team was involved — and it totally paid off.

    However, she deserves her success. She better enjoys it!

  111. Andrew June 2, 2011

    2 million? …omg

  112. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN June 2, 2011

    If Taylor swift sold her album for 99 cent.. she’d sell 2 million in a week me thinks.. though tbh we all know Taylors music is worth more than 99cent:P

  113. badd June 2, 2011

    @KatDelunaFan….not really you but to whoever said
    what you quoted.
    Ummm how does it make the victory bad when the $.99
    thing wasn’t her fault Amazon & Billboard both have articles
    saying so which is why Billboard counted the sales.
    She sold 700K + 1 million everywhere else in the world
    without the promotion…so when ppl bring up the $.99
    though it’s already been explained and she sold
    700K w/o it….it sounds like dumb haters.

  114. JohnVidal June 2, 2011

    All this was so predictable. Remember when even before Xmas there was a fight of stans, some saying Britney or Beyonce would sell more?….lol It was so easy to predict Gaga was going to be the one. I´ve said it for so many months and finally the total fact is here. She slayed with the singles and with the albums. Not to mention with the music!

  115. JohnVidal June 2, 2011

    Also why are so many Beyonce and Chris Brown fans pressed? Don´t make me laugh. That boy showed us his d*** to sell his album. Plus the two of them can´t compete with the creativity and musical skills of Gaga. Can Chris even sing? He better stick to the dancing. And Bey has never made an album which can come close to Born This Way. Have u all heard the 3 singles she has offered?
    Gaga+Adele= 2011 Queens
    Alicia+Gaga+Adele= best artists emerged in the 00´s
    Total queens and divas and musical genious with which the rest of nowadays crap can´t compete= Mariah, Whitney, MJ, Elton, etc…(yes those 2 are queens too lol) hell even Madonna is by far a better artist than all these nowadays crap artists fans hating on Gaga

  116. KAT DELUNA FAN June 2, 2011

    @BADD
    It makes the taste of victory bad because we had to explain s*** about this accomplishement.If she sold 700k it will be already 3 times more than what rihanna did with her last album (during xtmas time).
    Now ppl we’ll remember the milli sale linked with the 0.99 $ promotion FOR EVER .UNFORTUNETLY

    That’s the way it is *celine dion voice*

  117. Yo June 2, 2011

    Um Sam, I think you need to work on your math a little bit. You said that 440k albums were purchased on Amazon. She sold 2 mil Worldwide this week.

    440k is only 22% of 2 million. not 40.

    The Amaazon deal was for the Us only. She sold 1.1 million in the states and 440k of those were from Amazon. 440k is about 40% of 1.1million.\

    So Amazon accounts for 40% of her US sales but only 22% of her Worldwide sales.

    If you take out all of the Amazon sales she still sold 1.56 million Worldwide in a week. But most of the people that bought it on Amazon still would have bought it at the whole sale pricee.

  118. Linda June 2, 2011

    TO TRUE BLUE
    i hardly ever comment on this site but i have got to ask. Who made you the moderator in this site? why do you have to counter over and over again people’s opinions? Its like you suffer from a superiority complex and a know all attitude.

  119. antonio June 2, 2011

    She still would’ve sold about 700K without those 400K from Amazon, which still would’ve been the largest debut of 2011 and she still would’ve sold like another 750K internationally, which in 1 week, would’ve put her WW sales sales at over 1.5 million, most of the artists a lot people are mentioning in their comments have not sold anything close to 700K or 1.1 million in the first week or anything close 1.5 million or over 2 million WW in the 1st week. So there is really no point in Gaga responding to the controversy, she didn’t sell the album for .99 cents, Amazon did, and on top of that, Lady Gaga was expected to sell around 850K in the 1st week in the US and over 1.75 million WW before the Amazon deal was even announced, her promotion and marketing has been exceptional since January, so what’s make people think she wasn’t capable of selling large amounts by herself. Lady Gaga isn’t an artist who has to worry about 1st week sales, because’s she’s not a singles or radio artist. The Fame deuted like at #30 selling selling only 24K in the 1st week back in 2008 and has now sold nearly 13 million WW, The Fame Monster debuted at #5 back in 2009, selling only 170K in the 1st week and has sold 6 million WW, so once again, without Amazon selling Born This Way for .99 cents, she still would’ve sold well over 700K in the US and over 1.5 million WW in the 1st week. Anyway congrats Lady Gaga, Born This Way is easily going to be the highest selling album of 2011.

  120. True Blue June 2, 2011

    @ Linda:

    If people say stupid/incorrect things, I have a right to set them straight, as do other people. It’s got nothing to do with superiority, because I’m not the one talking out of my ass.

    If you don’t like it, you have the options of just not reading my comments.

  121. ratedxxx(akaratedx) June 2, 2011

    raise your hand if ur think beyonce a** is gonna do the same thing next month……

    but she not gonna sell it for 99c, shes gonna sell it for a dollar..

    than her stans gonna be saying, well gaga did it, so beyonce can do it..

    than her stans gonna say, shes only sellin it for a dollar, because she wants her fans to be able to afford it..

    you know beyonce klepto a**, has to copy gaga

  122. ratedxxx(akaratedx) June 2, 2011

    i’m i reading this s*** right?

    the rihannna stans are on here talking s*** about the 99c?

    really?

    i guess yall should be mad since rihanna also sold her s*** for 99c and the bish couldnt even break 200k

  123. Imgunnacheckuboo June 2, 2011

    @RATEDXXX, It’s not Beyonce’s call to make. A retailer would have to decide to front the cost of a promotion like that in order to sell it for 99 cent. I doubt anyone will want to do it considering she’s yet to get a hit from this record.

  124. irene46 June 2, 2011

    @ kyle…

    ‘serious came on brutal; but told the whole truth about about no talent britney! anyone who stans for a lip synching, stiff, robotic, no dancing, studio creation like britney has more than big ba!!s to criticise an artist who can sing (live), dance, writes their own songs etc.

    it’s not about looks it’s about talent!!! there’s some days that britney falls way short in the looks department too! it’s nice to see her management whipped her into shape for her ‘ff’ promos.

    btw, don’t forget the sales antic her promoters pulled by certifiying ‘ff’ platinum when it hadn’t even gone gold!!! should we call your ‘fake goddess’ a sellout????

  125. Auntie Jackie June 2, 2011

    @ Badd

    It doesn’t take a paragraph to realize that Lady Gaga’s album had 40% of it’s sales because it was discounted. It’s a fact. She’s a great, successful artist but her DOMINATION is MANUFACTURED. I like her, so it’s YOU who needs to stop sipping stan koolaid and take a seat. Those Queens I mentioned aren’t just the aforementioned word because they weren’t discounted. All of those people are pop artists that sell to a wide audience that don’t manufacture faux domination. It’s that which makes them Queens. Honest representation of their success.

    And the comment about Country selling better had me in stitches. T-Swizzle is a pop artist, she isn’t Lady Antebellum. She appeals to all audiences, that’s why she sells so much. Same thing Gaga, Bey, Britney, Adele and all of them try to do. Appeal to EVERYONE. That’s what makes it Pop–Duh. Stop seeing only what you want to see.

  126. Misty Jean June 2, 2011

    Can all the pressed gay men stop arguing which artist is “Queen” or “God.” None of them are.

    Albums aren’t selling these days. If your fav really cared about you, they would have found a way to get their album into your hands. I’m not a Gaga fan and this album was CRAP, but she’s a smart business woman. Stop hating.

  127. Yo June 2, 2011

    @Aunt Jackie
    Can you please read my other post. It was not 40% of her ww sales

  128. not a fan never will be June 2, 2011

    I don’t give a flying f*ck about Lady Caca Newbie Clown Alien. I also don’t give a sh*t about her sales or chart positions on Itunes.com

    I am so bored with this boring pianist and her ugly voice.

    NEXT, NEXT, NEXT!
    I am SO READY to hear the media talk about other things, other then Lady Caca this and Lady Caca that.

  129. Nichole June 2, 2011

    *** raises hand*** I bought the album ONLY because it was 99cents. The only songs I like by Lady Gaga are Telephone ( with Beyonce), Pokerface, and Born this way. The album was crap. But I figured hey If I get Born This Way off Itunes it’s 1.29, I can get the entire album for 99 cents. I save 30 cents and maybe there will be another good song….. sadly there wasn’t. Only reason I like Born this way is because it’s a Madonna rip off of Express Yourself and I love that song. So NO Lady Gaga wouldn’t have sold over 1 million in the US. plenty of people bought it because it was cheap.

  130. Yo June 2, 2011

    @nichole
    The album leaked. You could have gotten the songs for free

  131. #1QueenGaga June 2, 2011

    YES YES YES !!!!!

    LADY GAGA THE FASTEST SELLING ARTIST IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!!! DEAL WITH IT!!!!

  132. Gaga slays*insert your fave’s name*anyday of the week June 2, 2011

    WOWWWW People are pathetic……I SEE FAKE ASS KYLE ON HERE MAKING BRITNEY STANS LOOK STUPID AND QUEERBEYONCESTANN MAKING HIMSELF LOOK STUPID……When are y’all EVER going to give this girl credit????(same question goes. to Sam hating on rihanna)

  133. Laurie June 2, 2011

    She’s been been to school ECONOMY OF SCALE loool

  134. Born With a D*** June 2, 2011

    Total b*******. Her label worked out a deal with amazon to discount her album to sell as many as possible. Remember they shipped out over 2 million units to outlets. They had a plan… Why would amazon lose millions of dollars for lady gaga? Think about it. If the album costed say $10..400k units would have made $4 million dollars while selling them for 99¢ would only make $400 thousand.. No company other than a company invested in her would take that risk. They didn’t buy those copies and sell them for discounted price, they were told to sell them for a discounted price in a negotiation and were also paid off to shut up about it. Wake up little monsters.

  135. RHI RHI THE QUEEN June 2, 2011

    EEEWWWWW CLEARLY A 99 CENT FLOP

  136. yoyo June 2, 2011

    So even without Amazon, she still would’ve sold 670K in the first week, just in the US, because I have a friend who’s studying abroad in Liverpool and she said the album was not 99 cents in the UK, so I am starting to think, it was only 99 cents in the US, not internationally. But what’s funny is that Amazon always sells album for 0.99, 1.99 and 2.99 all the f****** time. Rated R was sold for 0.99 and only sold 180K, I Am… Sasha Fierce was sold for 2.99 and only sold 480K, Circus was sold for 2.99 and 500K, so even without Amazon, Born This Way still would’ve sold nearly 700K in the US and over 1.7 million WW in the first week. The only reason people are even coming at Lady Gaga is because she sold over 1 million, now I can bet money that if Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce, Alicia Keys or Taylor Swift’s album were on sale for 0.99 cents, they all would’ve sold over 1 million copies too. I guess people forgot that Taylor Swift’s Speak Now album was on sale for 1.99 on Amazon and those sales accounted for 275K of her 1.05 million.

  137. Yo June 2, 2011

    @born with a d***

    You gotta spend money to make money. Amazon wanted to advertise their sound cloud s*** and music library. They wanted to keep up with itunes. They lost a little money in hopes to bring in more clients. They will end up making more money than they lost. losing 3 mill can help them make 10 times that if they play their cards right

  138. Auntie Jackie June 2, 2011

    @ Yo

    What were you saying to me? I’m not sure which post you mean….

  139. badd June 3, 2011

    @YoYo
    THANK YOU

  140. ChrisFresh June 3, 2011

    wow u on Gaga’s d*** lol.. Im glad the black ppl are accepting her now and not just Nicki Minaj

  141. The Perrylicious is taking over… June 3, 2011

    so what?
    still The Queen of $0.99 cents.
    LOL
    Hahaha..

  142. Lady Caca June 3, 2011

    Bottomline, there are lots of stupid people in the world who bought this crap. This is what this number says. I don’t care if it sold for .99 or whatever, you can just see how stupid the little mons..ooops, little cretins are. And that’s a fact.

  143. lady puppet June 3, 2011

    Hasn’t Lady Caca admitted to lying constantly?

    So, yeah. Never believe anything she has the say. Always assume the opposite if true.

    Lady Caca says she’s not manufactured. Well I say she is extremely manufactured. A puppet for the people who control her and her label.

  144. Alexis Carrington June 3, 2011

    Either a great strategy or a manipulation tool. She isn’t the first to do something like this and won’t be the last. As a stan for the Diva’s Diva Miss Mariah Carey we’ve been through several of such scandals where other diva stans where having hysterectomy inducing rages. Is it fair? That’s depends on who you ask. Is it smart? Maybe. Check back in a month or 2 and see if she can sustain the sales.

    Mariah/Whitney/Celine/Janet/Madonna = Givers of life to your faves

  145. musicfan June 3, 2011

    LOL @ the person who said:

    I DON’T DRAG LESSERS BUT I CAN IF YOU LIKE

  146. WHO SHOT YA? POW September 2, 2011

    LMAO

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