‘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…
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.