Before her new studio album ‘ARTPOP’ hits shelves on November 11th, Lady GaGa has welcomed the success of its lead single ‘Applause’ this week!
Find out why below…
Marking her 11th single to do so since her 2008 debut, ‘Applause‘ has now topped the 1 million US units sold mark- now sitting pretty with sales of 1,098,000 in the competitive market.
US digital sales: Applause by @ladygaga tops the 1 million mark. The song has sold 1,098,000 downloads. *her 11th million-selling single*
— Chart News (@chartnews) September 25, 2013
Set to surpass the 1,100,000 unit milestone by the end of this week, the single’s meteoric rise to Platinum glory sees her do so without the benefit of reaching the US #1 hot spot, and comes as its global sales now speed towards sales of 2 million units less than two months after its August 12th release!
In other chart news, Taylor Swift’s #1 ‘Red’ now boasts US sales of 3,822,00o units, while Rihanna‘s ‘Unapologetic’ resides at the 1,095,000 mark as of last week- moved almost a year after its November 2012 release.
On a streaming front, Elijah Blake‘s ‘XOX’ arrives at the 4 million mark helped in part by spins generated on YouTube and SoundCloud, while Jason Derulo’s ‘Talk Dirty’ spends it second week atop the UK’s Official Charts, forcing Katy Perry‘s ‘Roar‘ to hold the #2 spot for another week.