Chart Check: Lady GaGa’s ‘Bad Romance’ Certified Diamond / Elijah Blake Sparks Streaming Frenzy

Published: Monday 5th Aug 2013 by David

Consider yourself a Lady GaGa naysayer?

If so, now might be a good time to look away…and fast.

For, just two weeks removed from the release of her brand new single ‘Applause‘, the Pop mastermind has welcomed news that her smash hit single ‘Bad Romance‘ has been certified Platinum….ten times.

Good news after the jump!

Thanks to the new rules that see Streams count towards the overall sale of a release, the Red One produced classic has now been certified Diamond in the US, nabbing the certification four years after its October 26th release.

Marking excellent news for the devoted philanthropist, ‘Romance’s continued glory comes after it was certified 7x Platinum in Canada and 4x Platinum in Australia for sales of over 280,000 units!

More than anything, these numbers go a long way to prove that GaGa stands tall as one of the industry’s only ‘mega-sellers’, following talk the success of Adele and Taylor Swift had dwarfed her own.

Indeed, as the momentum for her new LP ‘ARTPOP’ and her continued sales run proves, that sentiment is quite simply fiction…spewed by those unable to deal with the star’s chokehold on the industry….and her far less gifted contemporaries.

In other streaming news, Hip Hop freshman Elijah Blake continues to see online interest in his work rocket, sparked by the release of his J.Cole backed release, ‘Vendetta‘….and his ‘unique’ rendition of Rihanna‘s #1 single ‘Diamonds’.

Since the above was uploaded a week ago, the ‘Climax’ writer has seen YouTube/Soundcloud streams of ‘Vendetta’ hit the 2.5 million mark, while streams on his debut single ‘XOX‘ speed past the 1.1 million milestone.

It’s this digital interest, many hope, will see the Dominican vocalist’s debut album fare just as well on the Billboard 200 upon release, sure to benefit from cuts co-written and produced by NO I.D and his forthcoming collaboration with U2‘s Bono and ‘College DropoutKanye West.

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  1. feena August 5, 2013

    who cares??? can we get a letoya update please??

    • Molly August 5, 2013

      who letoya?

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  2. JJFan1814 August 5, 2013

    This song deserves it. I remember the ‘frenzy’ that the song caused once it first debuted. Unlike anything that was on the radio; The Fame Monster just a flawless piece of record.

    Stoked for the 19th! 🙂

  3. Savannah August 5, 2013

    Does Elijah Blake even have a single?

    • Woman2Woman August 5, 2013

      You look so ignorant though. Did your read the article?

  4. TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

    These new rules are the only way artists like Gaga, Katy, Rihanna and so on will ever see “Diamond” status, because it clearly wont come from album sales …

    • ThePerksOfBeingAWalflower August 5, 2013

      You have a cheek to talk about sales when Fame and Fortune still haven’t Gold.

      • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

        What does Chris Brown have to do with this? Is it not clear that he is also a part of the declining music market? smh , ur so quick to throw jabs but slow to think when writing without looking foolish

      • channel_ROMAN August 5, 2013

        F.AM.E sold 870+K as of May 2012.

    • LaRose August 5, 2013

      fist brown is struggling to get gold..stay mad b****

      • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

        Its funny how you think im “mad” when I was just making a true statement relative to the music industry, Album sales are at an all time low, these new rules are trying to compensate in a way.

    • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

      B**** you must be slow. No where in this article does it mention albums. The streaming rule applies to singles. Check the facts, Katy and Lady Gaga both have singles that have sold over 6 million in the US and are still selling today. Reaching diamond in sales is not as difficult as you think. FYI The Fame sold over 13 million copies worldwide. But I expect this kind of ignorance from a Beat Her Down Brown stan.

      • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

        Its not difficult to sell 10 million singles??? B**** bye , you are also a damn fool.

      • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

        F*** the name that I put up, read the content b**** , Its truth and that s*** is foreign to a b**** like you . Take every seat u can find

        ole ignorant ass knows nothing about music over here spitting irrelevant non fact thinking everybody stupid as you . Girl please

    • Mark111 August 5, 2013

      Get Chris Brown’s last three albums to plat and then talk… something Rihanna does yearly. TeamBeatMe, not every many of them.

  5. CandyWarhol August 5, 2013

    TGJ better spill the truth tea about the Queen’s haters.
    2. Elijah is hot.

  6. 212Thuggin August 5, 2013

    I’m so sorry, but how can Rihanna fans be proud of her when Gaga is doing these kinds of numbers.

    • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

      yet Rihanna remains the highest selling digital artist of our time . hmmmm

    • MuiMui August 5, 2013

      Good for Lady Gaga, and Rihanna Fans is happy that her name is in your mouth,and shes on your mind.

      You air bubbles are always putting Ri name in it when you see Gaga or any one doing big things ,but You air bags ,act like there is not another artist in the game besides Ri , its always what she didn’t do, she want be on this one are that one level,Ri is on her own level and she is still working.
      Lady Gaga is also out doing Beyonce also,less talk about that.
      Ri and her fans love all the comparing her to artist it make her feel Forever on your mind,and she know shes in your heads.

  7. BionicGlam August 5, 2013

    Good for Elijah.

    • KissingKylie August 5, 2013

      #Sourpuss. Congratulate Gaga too.

  8. Love on top August 5, 2013

    To be honest this song deserves all the success

  9. TurntUp4Cici August 5, 2013

    Rihanna knows who the Queens are and that’s why she bullies Ciara. BOW DOWN B****.

    • RiriBlanco August 5, 2013

      BUY CIARA B****.

      • FAF August 5, 2013

        ^Buy Naked Flop, B****
        and LOL @ Rihanna bullying Ciara. You Tried It. Just bc Ciara spends 1/30482093th of her waking moments online she don’t see half the s*** that ugly b**** types on IG.. She a fan

  10. Daniel Teflon August 5, 2013

    LeToya Who is right? I hope it’s not the ‘Torn’ singer? Cuz I’m done with her ACT!!

  11. TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

    I forget some of the comments are clearly children who are on summer break and know nothing about music. Ugh

    • OVONavi August 5, 2013

      And what do you know about music?

    • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

      What do Fist Brown fans know about music? He’s worse than Bieber in my book. Just a glorified back up dancer with no vocal ability and no artistic credibility.

  12. Daniel Teflon August 5, 2013

    I think she deserves the success go in GAGA!!

  13. OVONavi August 5, 2013

    Excuse me, do I see Chris Brown stans blaming low sales on in the industry when Drake is slaying like crazy? Is that what I see? Tell me that’s not what I see.

    • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

      Get a clue fool

      • OVONavi August 5, 2013

        A clue about what? Is Drake outselling Chris with every damn song or is he not?

    • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

      Yes, I forget about all those “Diamond” records that Drake has … You are so missing the point and in turn u come off as an ignorant music novice

      • OVONavi August 5, 2013

        You are so stupid. When you shade Drake for not having a Diamond record you shade Chris for not having a Platinum one in years.
        In fact, when was the last time that crack head went Gold.

      • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

        Im mocking YOU not Drake , Drake makes good music and has talent. You are an idiot behind a keyboard full of hate due to the struggle that is your life …. god bless you , u need it chile

  14. SEVYN STAN August 5, 2013

    Floplijah Blake.

  15. BeyWhoUWanna August 5, 2013

    Elijah might as well put the album next year to get better sales. Yeah it’s all well and good him slaying on downloads but he doesn’t have a hit single yet?

  16. GagitaMaraj August 5, 2013

    When will Rihanna?

    • TeenageDreamer August 5, 2013


      • ^AKA^ August 5, 2013

        When will Katy Hudson finally crack 1 000 copies worldwide? It’s stuck at 100 copies like forever.

      • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

        B**** bye. That album wasn’t released internationally, not even across the U.S. Plus it was a gospel album. Is that the only shade you have on Katy? Worry about Music of The Sun, A Girl Like Me, and Rated R not passing 3 million worldwide or how TTT took almost a year to go platinum in the US despite We Found Trash being #1 for like 10 weeks.

      • ^AKA^ August 5, 2013

        Music Of The Sun Hsas sold 1.5 million, A Girl Like Me 3.5, Rated R 3 – even Mediatraffic that deflates sales confirmed it. So MOTS is the only one that hasn’t crossed 3 million. Go worry about Teenage Dream struggling to outsell Loud after 12543245343 singles/remixes/performances and discounts. Or Good Girl Gone Bad which has sold 8+ million And Katy Hudson is her debut album, so I don’t care. It counts sweetie, it counts.

      • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

        The Navy is known to inflate numbers but the inflation is real. GGGB was released three years before Teenage Dream and has sold 7.6 million worldwide, not this 8M+ you speak of. She released 7 singles off that album, one less than TD and repackaged it, and remixed it. TD has sold as many copies Loud and its still selling today.
        Rated R: 2.8 million worldwide
        A Girl Like Me: 2.6 million worldwide
        I don’t care how many R****** fan sites say otherwise, they have not passed 3 million worldwide.
        Katy Hudson wasn’t even released across the US and like I said was a gospel album. No one else counts it as her debut but if you want to, go ahead. 2/3 is better than 2/7 😉

      • ^AKA^ August 5, 2013

        Receipts for those sales? I use Mediatraffic/MusicCharts.Net and according to both Loud outsold Teenage Dream and all those albums did 3+ million and their sales are not inflated, they are realistic. ChartNews even said that Good Girl Gone Bad has sold 9 million copies. So it depends on your source.

    • ^AKA^ August 5, 2013

      Love The Way You Lie is 11xPlatinum.

      • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

        Not her single.

      • ^AKA^ August 5, 2013

        Yes it is, the chorus is the most memorable part of song. And We Found Love is 7xPlatinum.

      • Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) August 5, 2013

        You really went there with “the chorus is the most memorable part of the song” Eminem slayed that song.

      • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

        LMAOOOO @ most memorable part!! Eminem slayed that song, end of.

      • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

        WFL is 7x platinum but it took TTT how many months to go platinum? The self drag….

      • ^AKA^ August 5, 2013

        Not a Beyonce stan telling something when Beyhive count Telephone as her last hit even though she ‘sang’ aka talked just like 5-6 seconds in the song. And King Eminem thanked Rihanna at Grammys for his album sales so yes, it counts. Eminem’s opinion >>>

        I have nothing against Katy, but if you come for Rihanna I will drag Katy. And Little Monsters are those who shade Katy because The Smurfs 2 is not doing well, always trying to downplay her sucess and call her singles artist. The Navysupport Katy more because Rihanna and Katy are friends and like each other.

      • Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

        Sis I’ve dragged KatyCats and Monsters before. I use to hate Rihanna but Diamonds and Stay nulled the hate. I don’t have a problem with her but I can’t when a Navy tries to come for Katy, especially that album.

      • Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) August 5, 2013

        AKA..don’t bring beyonce into this. This discussion is about your social thug fav. Em slayed that song and your fav vocalsand you will deal.

    • TeamBreezy August 5, 2013

      Dont start it! Rihanna’s digital sales s*** on everybody so stay in your lane .

      what a ridiculous name

      • FAF August 5, 2013

        Wait. MOTS sold 1.5mil where? WW? Not in the US

  17. Katy+Gaga=Queen (Roaring Applause) August 5, 2013

    I forgot how much TGJ stans for Mother Monster 😀 Putting down my stan card, I honestly believe that Bad Romance is iconic. Not just the video but the song too. I know people who don’t like Gaga but love that song. Everyone and there mom knows the lyrics and the dances. Its been covered so many times by so many different musicians. And the song+video always makes everyone’s “Greatest” or “Best of” lists. Bad Romance is Gaga’s Thriller moment, her Toxic moment, her Vogue moment, her Rhythm Nation moment. I don’t see her topping it.

  18. Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) August 5, 2013

    Congrats gaga! You deserve it!

  19. FAF August 5, 2013

    To the ppl shading CB Fame is close to 500k go check chartnews. It could be certified if CB’s label cared enough to get it a plaque, tbh…. #jussaying

  20. ratedxxx(tic toc) August 5, 2013

    good for Gaga. I didn’t like bad romance at first, then it grew on me…

    this is a post about gaga, what the f*** does drake, chris brown, and rihanna has to do with the post

    its always the same people who claim they dont like rihanna, but are quick to ring up her name..

    as for chris brown, they are still f******..get over it

  21. Common Sense August 5, 2013

    SO it hasn’t actually sold 10x platinum? LOL artists don’t even have to sell s*** anymore to get certifications artists in the past worked their asses off to get. Idgaf what anyone says, streaming, youtube, etc are not equatable to album/single sales.

    • FAF August 5, 2013

      thats not true before soundscan (’91) artists had certifications for shipments, too…

  22. Belladonna1363 August 5, 2013

    I love my mother monster! So many haters would like you to believe that BornThisWay failed but it out sold everyone but Adele & BornThisWay single sold over 8million. I think haters like to down play her because she out sold & out performed all there fave & she was doing somthing most artist dont do in todays music she was changing the world in a good way & that’s what they really hated the most. Gaga Changed the Game FOREVER! NOW you don’t need to look normal or look the normal way of being beautiful to be a Pop star. That’s Powerful! P.s Haters ARTPOP is coming & its going to SLAY!!!

  23. Brazilian Beyonce!!! August 5, 2013

    Deserves it tbh… APPLAUSE 19 August 2013….

  24. miao August 5, 2013

    plays BadRomance/BornThisWay/DanceInTheDark while waiting for Applause!

  25. Brazilian Beyonce!!! August 5, 2013

    Lady Gaga is the next madonna tbh… Britney doesn’t have the Qualities of a POP Queen.. While Lady Gaga has them…

    Queen Of Current Pop Music
    Lady Gaga

    • Beyond Amazing (Cause Bey really is!) August 5, 2013

      Britney Spears and Lady GaGa are both princess of pop. Their both great.

    • Beyond Amazing (Cause Bey really is!) August 5, 2013

      Good for her, I love that song.

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  27. Little Monster August 5, 2013

    No surprises here.

  28. Mark111 August 5, 2013

    Diamond is singles isn’t a big feat if they’re now counting stearms. Get ready for a TON of Rihanna singles going bright like a diamond.

    • Mark111 August 5, 2013

      Too many typos in this.

  29. Ruleyou August 5, 2013

    Slady Gaga is here to stay. This is the era were white women rule. Adele,Katy Perry, Taylor Swift,Lady Gaga,Miley Cyrus and now Rita Ora is coming.

    What is a damn Rihanna and Ciara?

  30. PRINCE MACHIAVEL August 5, 2013

    Yeeeees APPLAUSE Lady G!!!”Bad Romance” Is I-C-O-N-I-C!

  31. IM A FREE B*TCH August 6, 2013

    “It’s this digital interest, many hope, will see the Dominican vocalist’s debut album fare….” more like “TGJ hopes” not “many hope”

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