Lady Gaga Loses Singles Streak, Ties Mariah Carey’s Top 10 Record

Published: Monday 16th Jan 2012 by Rashad

‘Reductive’ diva Lady Gaga may resent the remarks of a once-praised Pop idol who branded her as such, but it may be safer to say she resents another, more pressing reduction – of presence on Billboard.  Despite boasting 4 out of its 5 singles as top ten hits, the singer’s official sophomore effort ‘Born This Way’ may have seen its releases find their way to Billboard’s upper rankings, but their tenure there was very short lived.

Tack on the singer’s most recent single ‘Marry The Night’ not living up to hype, those quick to write the songstress off believe that Gaga has gone a bit beyond the ‘edge’ of her glory.  ‘Night’ may have landed the diva her latest #1 dance hit, but it missed the mark on another tally…

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The good always accompanies the bad.  As reports surfaced today indicating that Lady Gaga’s Twitter following reached 18 million (more than any other person in the site’s history), she was also just one single away from breaking a top 10s record held by ‘Can’t Let Go’ diva Mariah Carey.  For, along with holding the record for the most #1 hits of any female performer, Carey’s career also boasts the title of having the most consecutive top 10 singles as first singles (11 to be exact).  As ‘Edge’ saw Gaga on the edge of breaking such record – tying Mrs. Carey Cannon for the overall #3 spot of ‘most career-opening top 10s’ (#1 amongst females) – this week saw Gaga’s ‘Night’ fall even further down on Billboard.

And, while Justin Bieber has taught us to never say never, it’s pretty safe to say its a wrap for ‘Night’s’ chances of entering the top 10, especially after its extensive promo push.

The news by no means discredits ‘Born This Way’s’ impressive tenure on the tally.  In a matter of three years and two albums, the Mother Monster has accomplished what many have been unable to do in 10x’s the time.  Furthermore, critics are highly supporting Ms. Germanotta’s sophomore effort as the winner for this year’s ‘Album of the Year’ Grammy – her third nomination in such category in as many years.

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  1. dang January 16, 2012

    She is very talented, and that song deserved to be no. !.

  2. commanderofthedancefloor January 16, 2012

    Wait!!!! What was eh eh (nothing else i can say) and beautiful dirty rich???? Were they just promo singles and if so why dont they count??

    Just wondering anyways congratz to gaga!!

  3. MusicFan January 16, 2012

    This song deserves to be number one!

  4. JoJo (istan4rihanna) January 16, 2012

    that album deserves to flop because it was nothing compared to the FAME

  5. Courtney January 16, 2012

    how is that Possible Mariah has 29 top tens 26 top fives and 18 #1’s gaga ain’t never gonna get that kind of success

  6. Vandrea January 16, 2012

    LOL@this b***-wiping post. It’s like Sam didn’t wanna even post about Gaga’s latest shortcoming, but begrudgingly did it anyway, while desperately tries to find light amongst the colder facts.

    Comedy.

  7. jeremydante January 16, 2012

    too many singles, too fast- gaga, though talented, is overexposed. this is a sign that she should take a break & re-emerge. after her tour, she should lay low. with madonna & mariah coming back out with new material, this will give gaga a chance to rest. the public needs to miss her, she’s become a fixture in music & her talent is wearing thin on me. i’ve gradually come to care less & less about her since she’s always around.

  8. DRB January 16, 2012

    *sigh* at Anytime You Need A Friend missing the top 10. Should’ve been a #1

  9. Mariah4Life January 16, 2012

    Gaga reminds me of those late 90s boybands. When they were huge, nothing was bigger, but as soon as people started to get sick of them it was the end.

    Needless to say I’m glad she didn’t break the tie! 😉

  10. Dollar$ign$kills January 16, 2012

    Ke$ha still has a chance to beat tie/break Mariah’s record. She currently has six connsecutive top 10 singles (Tik Tok, Blah Blah Blah, Your Love Is My Drug, Take It Off, We R Who We R, and Blow). It all depends on how her sophmore album plays out this year. I was really rooting for GaGa but oh well. She’s broken billions of other records.

  11. Daniel January 16, 2012

    While Lady Gaga is talented, she is NO way in the same level as Mariah! Period. Currently, everyone is so “blinded” by people such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, who use shock value and controversial lyrics to generate attention rather than raw musical talent. I would for once like to see Lady Gaga, without outrageous costume, sing by herself without production. The industry seems to be so distorted by lackluster talent. Will people ever embrace true talent? I don’t dislike Lady Gaga, what I do dislike is the ignorance of people really putting her the same sentence as Mariah Carey. Please stop lying.

  12. Lax January 16, 2012

    But top Ten and # 1’s don’t count i thought?

  13. Forever Animal January 16, 2012

    Ke$ha will break that record. Six top 10 hits in a row sofar. #Animals

  14. @DaRealRastaBwoi January 16, 2012

    She wont hold that Title too long,,, wait until my girl MIMI drop her nxt album

    Follow me on twitter @DaRealRastaBwoi and check out my videos and subscribe http://youtu.be/WDdUkJWtPaI

  15. ChristinasCOMING January 16, 2012

    The reason Gaga has been able to accomplish all these feats is due to her team destroying somebody else’s career to make room for her. Jacking a lot of styles and sounds from many a UK based talent and passing it off as her own. Resorting to cheap ass sales tactics and gimmicks just to sustain relevancy and popularity. Most of the sales from BTW weren’t even honest. When you have to ink a deal with a distributor to sell your music for free you should really re-evaluate your place in this industry. If your music cannot sell for its normal price and your song cannot make it to the #1 spot without a million remixes or price reductions to boost its performance, you’re not as “Cost Effective” as you or your label think you are!

  16. White girl mob January 16, 2012

    Would all of ya shut the hell up s***.. Who the f*** cares bout lady f****** gaga b**** is retarted as s*** her music is trash, her body is trash, her face is trash, the b**** is striaght ugly ass hell. And Mariah who tha f*** cares bout her fat miss piggy self man this b**** is a f****** joke s*** she married a f****** job hahaha the b**** albums is a f****** job b**** need to stick to her day job which is sucking eminem d***. Nobody gives a f*** bout them two attention whores get the f*** out of here wack ass b****** need a life

  17. White girl mob January 17, 2012

    Getting tired of TGJ giving these attention whores some shine F*** THEM! Give some real talent some shine s*** every f****** day you got..

    H** ass trick Rihanna on here.

    Retarted ass lady gaga on here.

    Fat ass mariah scary on here lol.

    Fake ass beyonce on here.

    Fat ass adel on here needs to put the burger down.

    Kim clone clown nicki Minaj on here smdh.

    Where is kreayshawn at s*** kreayshawn can outsell all these fake ass b****** in first week album sells s***.. Kreayshawn got these streets on lock f*** ya think going on around here kreayshawn is that top b**** in the game s*** f*** them other h***, and fat b****** s***.

  18. MadBrax January 17, 2012

    Who the f*** is Kreayshawn? She can outsell any of them? Stupid h** hasn’t even had a hit…the best she’s done is 57 on the Hot 100. Dumb ass white girl mob

  19. Word January 17, 2012

    Does That Grape Juice have like a vendetta against Gaga? theres like 6 posts bashing Gaga. we get it , you dont like her cuz she’s sold millions in 3 years unlike your Fav, and She can actually Sing and Dance. We get it. The hate is tired now.

  20. JER January 17, 2012

    It’s all the stans fault. Lady Gaga’s stupid f****** stans who screamed from DAY 1 that “Marry the Night” should be the 3rd single and then the 4th single then the5th single. All the stans said it was going to smash while all the gorls sat back and just smiled because we KNEW it was a certified flop. It’s boring as hell and if you REALLY thought it was going to take off on POP radio you are an idiot. What a waste of a single. The same stans cried for “Starstruck” and “Dance in the Dark” to be singles thank GOD they weren’t. Gaga’s stans have to face it, Gaga can pull off 3-4 singles off an album and that’s IT. she quickly gets old and this era proved that.

  21. SLAYFANISTANN. January 17, 2012

    January 17, 2012 at 1:39 am

    It’s all the stans fault. Lady Gaga’s stupid f****** stans who screamed from DAY 1 that “Marry the Night” should be the 3rd single and then the 4th single then the5th single. All the stans said it was going to smash while all the gorls sat back and just smiled because we KNEW it was a certified flop. It’s boring as hell and if you REALLY thought it was going to take off on POP radio you are an idiot. What a waste of a single. The same stans cried for “Starstruck” and “Dance in the Dark” to be singles thank GOD they weren’t. Gaga’s stans have to face it, Gaga can pull off 3-4 singles off an album and that’s IT. she quickly gets old and this era proved that.

    WHAT STANS????

    These were my exact words when I found out MTN was a single:

    THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA
    September 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I’m sorry but I do NOT like the decision to put this as the next single AT ALL.In my opinion Scheiße,Hair,Gov’t Hooker,and Heavy Metal Lover (Hell,Even “Bloody Mary”) seemed like a better choices.

    THE UNIVERSITY OF GAGA
    September 28, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    *seemed like better choices.

    Anyway S*** or HML for next single.

  22. SLAYFANISTANN. January 17, 2012

    COMMANDEROFTHEDANCEFLOOR
    January 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wait!!!! What was eh eh (nothing else i can say) and beautiful dirty rich???? Were they just promo singles and if so why dont they count??

    Just wondering anyways congratz to gaga!!

    BDR was a promo single and Eh Eh (like Te Amo) was released overseas.

  23. JDGAF January 17, 2012

    Gaga needs to sit her ass down now. The problem is that it’s not about the music, it’s about her name. The way she’s reported, it almost seems like everyone is expected to be interested in her. She’s been force fed to people by the media and now people are started to throw up. MTN didn’t flop because it was good or bad or in between, it flopped because people are getting over her. Any other song released instead of it probably would have done the same thing.

  24. Saetana January 17, 2012

    @Daniel – Have you never seen Gaga do an acoustic performance, just her and her piano? She does it frequently so how the f*** you have missed it I have no idea. The only reason her and Mariah are being mentioned in the same breath is because of their equal record of 10 top 10 singles starting from their very first one, nobody was saying she has Mariah’s vocal range – very few do. Nor was anyone saying she has had as many hits in total as Mariah, Gaga hasn’t been around long enough for that. Saying which, good voice or not, I know whose music I prefer to listen to.

    Who cares about Marry the Night’s chart position? Its a 5th single, nobody expects those to do great and frankly the ones who manage it are hardly what I would call talented, they just stick to the same tired formula that they know will get them a hit – at least Gaga isn’t afraid to experiment with different sounds and genres!

  25. JohnVidal January 17, 2012

    See? I liked this post: ALL the info, not only part of it, and not unneccesary shade. Keep it like this TGJ
    About Gaga, she has done so great this is not a problem. People´s taste is f***** up though, cos I seriously love Marry the night. Generic europop-dance is what people want except for Adele singles.
    And about Mariah… I can´t wait for the album…. and yes she owns almost everybody, lessers stans don´t need to comment here

  26. JohnVidal January 17, 2012

    @saetana
    Wow what a great comment!
    Also I swear some people can´t read when there are too many numbers in a post. Too much for them to understand it seems

  27. Xadax January 17, 2012

    Gaga is successful for 3 years because of the internet while others didn’t.

  28. Saetana January 17, 2012

    @JOHN VIDAL
    Exactly, its so annoying reading crappy posts from people who haven’t even bothered to read the initial article properly,or, even worse, use it to start off a war about other celebs who weren’t even mentioned in the article ;o)

  29. Miguel January 17, 2012

    ‘Reductive’ diva Lady Gaga may resent the remarks of a once-praised Pop idol “who branded her as such”

    This comment is just so silly. Did you even WATCH the interview???
    The interviewer asked “How does it feel [the similarities between Lady Gaga and you]?” and Madonna answered, “It feels reductive”. If you understand English, that means… it feels like you’re reducing one or the other to a comparison or similarities, when there is so much more to it than that. In fact, a sentence later she said exactly that: “she is who she is and i am who i am”. DUH

  30. Saetana January 17, 2012

    Not sure that is strictly accurate, here is the dictionary definition of reductive:

    adjective
    1.
    of, pertaining to, characterized by, or producing reduction or abridgment: an urgent need for reductive measures.
    2.
    of or pertaining to change from one form to another.
    3.
    of, pertaining to, or employing reductionism; reductionistic.

    noun
    4.
    something causing or inducing a reductive process.

    To me it came across as her saying Gaga is taking her work and changing it, which is not strictly accurate, and a little bitchy.

  31. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE RETURNS. January 17, 2012

    Flop!! 😀

  32. jill January 17, 2012

    To be honest I don’t care how many singles go number 1 for an artist…….They should just do it for the love of it, not to break records…..

    Look at Katy freaking Perry trying to tie MJ lol that’s truly sick.

  33. Saetana January 17, 2012

    @JILL – Well said ;o)

  34. Leebe January 17, 2012

    oh well she is still the first women to have Two songs pass 6 million downloads in the US and with her debut songs. Nobody has matched that …The Biggest selling singles in the US by a female artist AMAZING xxx

  35. MadBrax January 17, 2012

    Actually Miguel and Saetana, what Madonna meant by Reductive (and the true definition) is that Lady Gag copied her song in a reductive manner meaning she simplified it. Reductive means to simplify something in a crude manner.
    And it wasn’t bitchy of her to say, it what critics and everyone have been saying from day one when BTW was released. Like Madonna once said “Speak the truth and shame the devil”

  36. Theman January 17, 2012

    Umm Sam did you foget about Adele, her album is beyond amazing. She should get album of the yr., although Gaga’s is great.

  37. Tom January 17, 2012

    Can we not insult Mariah by putting this vile creature’s name next to it? Thank you.

  38. Martyn January 17, 2012

    BEST. COMMENT. EVER. ^^^

  39. Alfred January 18, 2012

    Marry the Night is Gagas best song ever! And, of course, Eh, Eh and Beautiful, Dirty, Rich are not counted, because they were just released as Downloads.

  40. Tribe music January 18, 2012

    As much as I love & admire Lady Gaga , she needs to sit her ass down and take a damn rest ! For the last couple of years she’s been showing the world ALL THAT SHE’S GOT , so how are we going to get excited by any more new material ? She needs to take a break and surprise music . NOW , as far as Mariah Carey – she IS music . She IS the VOICE ! She IS a legend & people need to realize nobody is going to be able to pass her up lol .
    2012 is going to be ALL about MIMI ! She is said to be bringing back the big ballads and old-school flavor so WATCH OUT !!!!! Mariah is taking her throne back , ASAP ! and oh yeah ,,, f*ck Beyonce and her devil baby <3

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