First Week Glory: Lady GaGa’s ‘Applause’ Eyes Half A Million

Published: Thursday 15th Aug 2013 by David

If you consider yourself a Lady GaGa ‘hater‘, we’d urge you to stop reading this article…like now.

For, in continuing to render her naysayer’s criticisms of her fruitless, the Pop Queen is on course to kick off a winning streak sure to put all of her contemporaries to complete shame.

Good news below…

After being released to retailers on August 13th, her infectious new single ‘Applause’ has shifted enough units already to guarantee it a Top 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

More importantly, the momentum generated by its arrival and the undying support of buying public will see the single surpass sales of 400,000 and speed its way to 500,000 unit mark- according to predictions published by Billboard!

Likely to match or better the 448,000 units shifted by 2011’s ‘Born This Way’, GaGa’s explosive debut will come three months before the November 21st arrival of ‘ARTPOP‘, her hotly anticipated third studio album!

Billboard explained:

“On Monday, Aug. 12, there were early indications that both “Roar” and “Applause” could sell over 400,000 downloads.”

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  1. RICHIE_RICH August 15, 2013

    Get ya life GAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ciara4ever August 15, 2013

      To bad Beyonce couldn’t do that with run the world lol

      • XXX August 15, 2013


      • BOW DOWN August 15, 2013

        Why hasn’t body party gone gold yet

      • RICHIE_RICH August 15, 2013

        Hun Run the world came out in apr 2011 its Aug 15th 2013 . How did Body Party fair up?

      • FAF August 15, 2013

        Right, f*** it came out in April 2011 so lets think

        Maybe in 2 yrs Body party can go platinum as long as it took Beyonce, ugly

        do y’all think or just type nonsense? 😆

      • RICHIE_RICH August 15, 2013

        I want deal with the HELP…..Damn y’all dumb. Dumb f** you didn’t even catch the shade

      • . : : h 2 o : : . August 15, 2013

        Even if “Bathroom Party” outsells RTWG in the states and goes platinum (which’s far away from possible, considering how fast it’s dropping off the US charts as we talk, having not even earned a 2X balls sweat certification), it’ll still be a 1M behind it worldwide …..

      • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

        Hunty RTW sold ovee 500k…mabe not in the first week but it sold that. #grouponSLUT

  2. overdose August 15, 2013

    Rihanna could never

    • Say No to …. August 15, 2013

      This is a lie Chart news just reported the DL’s and Katy Perry is slaying Gaga especially in the US where her Dl is doubled that of Gaga. It’s okay to stan for Gaga but no need to lie. The numbers dont!

      • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

        Reciepts u b****

  3. MarinaGagaAdele August 15, 2013

    ……And Body Party Still Isn’t Gold After Five Months! Slay Gaga! Katy Could Never! Lana Del Drunk Could Never!

    • BOW DOWN August 15, 2013

      Yaaaaas b**** im dying at her already outselling body builder party

    • speechless August 15, 2013

      Lol what does Body Party have to do with this? And how can you even compare the 2?? Lmao should you be in class right now?

      • FAF August 15, 2013

        @Speechless bc they mad, its ok I dragged them yesterday & Ill continue to when I see fit at this point everyone on this site mentioning ciara is pretty irrelevant

        trolls included,

        meanwhile the b**** makes blog headlines for dying her hair back black after their fave tried to do the “big chop” and got accused of copying miley 😆

      • XXX August 15, 2013

        I fail to see the Ciara headlines on the IMPORTANT news channels. And no one is mad or pressed at a flop. Her fans always do the most.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . August 15, 2013

        LMAO I’m screaming……

        If you haven’t realized by now, you’re the weakest “dragger” to ever grace the planet Earth …..

        The fact that you still to your fav’s receipts from 2005/7 f****** six years later ……………….. because you know your fav is a useless bum ever since then …..

        The fact that you consider the US = the world and everywhere else doesn’t count at AT ………………. because that’s the only place on Earth where your fav is/was ever known ………

        The fact that you load your comments with words like “f***”, “b****”, “h**” and the flop ass ” 😆 ” ………. Because there’s no better way you could defend the commercial disaster you stan for ………….

        And you call that “dragging” ?

        F*** a seat, girl you need MORUMBI STADIUM for this one ……………

      • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

        DEAR GOD @H20!!!!~ YOU JUST SLAY THE F*** OUTTA FunkyAssFag WTF!!!!! We are not wooorthy of being privied to this onslaught you just served that s**** trick b****!! #BOWS DOWN TO YOU

    • Rosie August 15, 2013

      Neither will Marina.

      • jAMILAA August 15, 2013

        BUHAHAHAHAHA H20 is ma new sweetheart! u just draggged the f*** ouuta this delusional PIG!

  4. BOW DOWN August 15, 2013

    Damn it already outsold Body Party within a couple of days lol Slay gaga

    • speechless August 15, 2013

      You sure are concerned about Ciara yet this has nothing to do with her lol.

      • XXX August 15, 2013

        Honey if you READ the other comments people shade Ciara because her fans stay trying it^^^

  5. speechless August 15, 2013

    Katy’s single is supposed to do the same thing but I don’t see an article about that. Oh that’s right, this site is stuck up Gaga’s v*****.

    • MicroPop August 15, 2013

      Read the last sentence of this article you damn thing.

      CopyKatyCats were against Gaga so hard and bullying Gaga’s song so this article is about f*** off Sara Bareilles-rip-off Katy fans, Gaga’s song is strong as steel.

  6. Truth commission August 15, 2013

    Remember this was the same girl who was in the woods naked. Talking like the devil or some s*** like that. Gaga find yourself!!! You are not like you was back then. Your time is ticking, I’m getting tired of all the BS nobody cares bout that wild crazy s*** anymore.

    Give Madonna s*** back you took from her closet!!! You are a piece of s***!!!
    Stop playing games with the media, I’m pretty sure tmz is getting tired of your ass to.
    Gaga is like a f****** virus that won’t go away.

    *read my name* YOU KNOW WHO I BE

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

      girl go eat a diseased p****

  7. Gomez August 15, 2013

    When will ke$ha ?

  8. Beyonceisqueen August 15, 2013

    Beyonce will kick this b**** soon…just watch. Bye bye gaga

  9. Pour It Up August 15, 2013

    NASTY H**! She only did this with all her attention seeking.

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

      (looks at your name) did YOU really just say that?? 😐

    • miao August 15, 2013

      lol This nasty ho is a definition of talented leading star! Your fave? lol

  10. Kim Kardashian stan August 15, 2013

    The song sucks im sure it will go platinum but struggle to sell 2 million

  11. DIGGER BEY August 15, 2013

    Lmao @ these poor poor Citranny stans. U know ur TheStruggle once reality b****** do more copies n the first week. Congrats Mother Monster!!! I luv APPLAUSE! Its almost Pop Perfection! Roll on Monday and Aug 25th! Im ready for some slayage! #U GONNA HEAR HER ROAR

    • Britney Stan August 15, 2013

      Atleast Ciaras not scared to drop an album like you fat lip syncing fav

      • XXX August 15, 2013

        LOL you are not really a Britney fan if you shading someone else with lip syncing. I cant.

      • Tyler August 15, 2013

        You should be the last one trying to talk about Beyonce being fat when your fave is built like a damn refrigerator…and don’t even get started with the whole lip syncing b*******. Because every body and their mother knows that Britneys non vocally inclined ass, lip synced her whole career…Britney stan my ass! You know you stan for The Rock…I mean Ciara.

  12. DIGGER BEY August 15, 2013

    Why do The Non Factor Squad Troll Every other artist posts? Should u lame broke b****** be Trollin Walmart, Target, FYI, Best Buy and more for Ciflop. #COUPON B****

  13. MRDIVABITCH August 15, 2013

    Get it mother monster!

  14. #Hive August 15, 2013

    Whos Ciara? Thought this was about lord Gaga…. She better slay h***

  15. FAF August 15, 2013

    So hows it gonna do up against Roar bc didn’t Roar do more radio spins bc of the Clear Channel deal? And it was #1 on US itunes .

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

      SHUT UP!!!!!

  16. MRDIVABITCH August 15, 2013

    That you dumb ass basic ass ghetto ratchet ass h*** don’t “get” the song, doesn’t make it bad. It is not the typical little s*** song created to appeal to children (like everything Kunty Perry puts out), it is a song that is alternative dance-pop, pushing bounderies.

    • Common Sense August 15, 2013

      This must be sarcasm, as no one can be this brain dead. Applause is THE definition of generic; it is dated, shallow, and meant to push nothing but Billboard Hot #100 places. It is a song meant to appeal to sheeple such as yourself as well as teens and of course the gays as made obvious by her lyric video. There is NOTHING alternative about this generic dance song. It is meant to chart and that is all. Garbage like this will be forgotten within a year like ALL of Gaga’s “art.”

  17. FAF August 15, 2013

    Curious to see this VMA performance, though

    • Twerk 4 Miley August 15, 2013

      Will Ciara be performing in parking lots again this year? Lol

      • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

        #slits my wrist #DEAD

  18. Twerk 4 Miley August 15, 2013

    Dont like the song… Gaga needs to evolve as an artist

    • MarinaGagaAdele August 15, 2013

      Says the Miley stan

    • rih rox(Rihanna forever) August 15, 2013

      Yeah she’s stuck in the year 2010

  19. XXX August 15, 2013

    Well done Gaga. Tbh she can be as attention seeking as she wants shes not using Clear Channel.

  20. T***** CACA August 15, 2013


    Katy Perry’s new song “Roar” is off to a roaring sales start, with industry forecasters suggesting it will move around 450,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (Aug. 18).

    Meanwhile, fellow diva Lady Gaga is also off to a handsome launch with her new single “Applause.” It’s heading for a bow of perhaps 200,000 to 225,000 downloads.
    Pop! Goes the Week

    “Roar” and “Applause” were released to digital retailers on Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 12 and 13), respectively. The songs preview new studio albums for each superstar: Perry’s “Roar” leads her “Prism” set, due out Oct. 22. “Applause” is the first single from Gaga’s “ArtPop,” which arrives on Nov. 11.

    On Monday, Aug. 12, there were early indications that both “Roar” and “Applause” could sell over 400,000 downloads. At the time, industry sources theorized that, considering both artists’ stellar track history with digital song sales, a robust first-week for the two acts seemed likely.

    However, once the songs went on sale, the forecast changed. Still, we have four more days left in the tracking week — so anything can happen.

    Perry’s sales start benefits slightly from how it will have a full seven days worth of sales in its debut. Most songs are released to retailers on Tuesday of each week, whereas “Roar” bowed on a Monday. “Roar” will get seven days of sales in its first week, as Nielsen SoundScan’s tracking week runs from Monday through Sunday each week. (Yet, most new songs and albums are released to retailers every Tuesday.)

    Gaga’s last studio album, 2011’s “Born This Way,” was led by its title track, which debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 448,000 downloads after only three days on sale, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (It hit retail on an off-cycle Friday, instead of the usual Tuesday.) In its second chart week (and first full sales week), it moved 509,000 downloads.

    Perry’s last new album, 2010’s “Teenage Dream,” was ushered in by the single “California Gurls.” It bowed at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 294,000. Perry has sold more than 400,000 in two previous weeks: when “Firework” shifted 509,000 over the busy post-Christmas week of 2010, and when “Part of Me” debuted in 2012 (411,000).

    If both “Applause” and “Roar” debut with sales larger than 200,000, it will be the first time two songs have sold that many copies in their debut week since last October. On the Digital Songs chart dated Oct. 20 (reflecting the sales week ending Oct. 7), three new tunes arrived with sales exceeding 200,000: One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” (341,000), Taylor Swift’s “Red” (312,000) and Adele’s “Skyfall” (261,000).

    The final sales tally for both will be released on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 21.

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 15, 2013

      Long ass essay. kiii. bye….

    • miao August 15, 2013

      Try harder with bigger essay! Nobody gives a s***!

  21. J August 15, 2013

    ‘Applause eyes millions’ B**** PLEASE! shes not even gonna reach 500,000

    • Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 15, 2013

      B****, u ain’t one of the billboard reps so stfu…

  22. mk August 15, 2013

    sam do not miss qoute billboard!!!! gaga will only sell close to 225k at most while katy perry will sell above 400k. you love gaga way too much. go and re-read the article

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

      SHUT UP B****!!!! SEEETHE!!!!

      “Don’t focus on ANY blogger criticism,” Gaga wrote on Sunday, after snippets of “Applause” had reached the Web. “I have been a producer/songwriter/musician for over 10 years. Trust the artist bloggers are not critics.” Indeed, thousands of pop fans are trusting the artist, and the scattered negativity toward “Applause” and “Roar” hasn’t hampered sales. Both singles are angling for huge starts on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart next week, and could become the first songs to debut with more than 400,000 downloads sold in the same week. These songs will likely become inescapable in the coming months, and I think that the naysayers will gradually let go of their immediate reactions. “Applause” and “Roar” may not match the amped-up reputations that Gaga and Perry put forth ahead of their releases, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not worthy additions to each artist’s canon of hits. It also doesn’t mean that “ARTPOP” couldn’t become this year’s most jaw-dropping pop project, or that “Prism” won’t push Perry into thrilling new territory. These singles are just the appetizers for Gaga and Perry’s next endeavors, and our perception of their tastes may very well change once given the full courses.

  23. christinastherealtalent August 15, 2013

    Makes me wonder if shes buying copies of her own song because so many people have already complained its too generic and bland.

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 15, 2013

      go get some tampons u bloody p**** h**

    • LOL August 15, 2013

      LOL yep, sounds like something Katy Payola would do.

  24. New 2 August 15, 2013

    Wait, wait, wait… I come to this blog often and love the site, but this report is not factual. The Billboard article clearly states that KATY is going towards 450,000 units and GAGA will sell about 200/225,000 units, not the half a million That Grape Juice reported. Congrats to both!

    • . August 15, 2013

      I don’t know where you’re getting your info from? There’s clearly multiple articles by Billboard stating that both singles will definitely sell over 400K first week.

  25. Kay August 15, 2013

    All that whoring for attention and the b**** aint even selling a mili that’s embarrassing and as for the 57k squad yall know damn well you shouldn’t be commenting on anyone’s sales 37k/57k and don’t forget it

  26. Mark111 August 15, 2013

    I like Roar now, it grew on me. Not that Gaga s***.

  27. TRUTH August 15, 2013

    People just can’t accept when a talented artist is doing it big while their FAVs are non-existent.
    Very funny too especially based in the Demograpic here. Most of you n****** don’t even listen to Katy Perry yet wanna call her a queen and worship her. Lady Gaga still was #2. Please let me know when Beyonce charts again or Rihanna. Cuz to my knowledge NO single from 4 charted & Rihanna’s Unapologetic Era flopped massively. Please take seats and let the b**** have her comeback. Tired of the negativity over success. She got y’all so Mad. Must be doing something right.

    • J August 15, 2013

      Una has sold 3.2 mil WW in under a year, that isnt a flop..

  28. Heavy Metal Lover August 15, 2013


  29. TRUTH August 15, 2013

    Singles. I’m talking about singles.
    When Gaga sold 6 million WW of Born This Way y’all still complained about the 99c album thing. Proves that Gaga could go Number 1 and have all the mainstream success y’all still would Hate.

  30. Suicide Blonde August 15, 2013

    Well, her monsters are offering blowjobs to everyone for free, all you have to do is buy ‘Applause’ on Itunes, some people go too far, lol.

    I am offering blows jobs that will make you go GAGA if you show me proof that you have purchased Lady Gaga’s new single APPLAUSE on ITunes!!!

    Please send picture and proof of purchase in first email!!

    I look forward to hearing your APPLAUSE for my performance for you!!!

    Location: Los Angeles
    it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    Posting ID: 4002268143

    Posted: 2013-08-14, 3:06PM PDT

    Updated: 2013-08-14, 3:23PM PDT

    • Common Sense August 15, 2013

      Pathetic. However, it’s completely understandable for such a mentally unstable fan base.

    • DJT August 16, 2013

      Apparently this is happening country-wide because there was a similar ad in Miami!

  31. rita whora will never make it big like Rihanna. August 15, 2013


    Go and sit in a sick bed with Rita whora. I have just seen KATY WILL SELL DOUBLE OF LADY GAGA. KATY IS WINNING IN THE USA. SO chill !

  32. Adam August 16, 2013

    What is this fuckery right now? ChartNews and Billboard both state she is expected to sell around 200k first week compared to a 500k+ first week for Katy Perry. She’s #3 on itunes right now and being outsold 2:1. I just don’t understand why Sam and TGJ can’t keep things “real” as they profess to and always make things up and twist the truth as good as any Government propaganda operation. Seriously, stop being s***** bitchy bloggers and start being proper journalists and report the f****** truth. Smh.

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