Lady GaGa’s ‘Applause’ Certified Platinum

Published: Monday 30th Sep 2013 by David

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…

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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.

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.

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  1. The Boy Toy September 30, 2013

    Congrats.

  2. Scheissethroned(GrapejuiceKing) September 30, 2013

    Sam you late! As always! It’s been platinum for a little over a week now smh

    Anyway… Congrats Gaga!!!

    *Skips back inside Castle*

  3. miley cyrus,lady gaga,beyonce,rita ora,justin bieber,j cole,teyana taylor,drake,lil wayne and kelly rowland fan,,(blue ivy writing rihannas checkz with her crayonz.. September 30, 2013

    omg,i love gaga so much,its always milestones like this that make it all worth staning for years,ive spent literally 1/3 of my life being a monster

  4. Love On Top September 30, 2013

    I guess begging her fans to buy multiple copies over and over again worked. And we all saw them monsters leaking their nudes to strangers for them to download it! Musical prostitution. Nice

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) September 30, 2013

      (Brushing wig) Shut up b****.

      • Love On Top September 30, 2013

        No.

    • Titi September 30, 2013

      A lot of artists and fan sites encourage fans to download multiple copies. Not just Gaga/her fan sites.

    • LOL October 2, 2013

      LOL SOMEBODY’S MAD BECAUSE FLOPONCE CAN’T EVEN GET A SINGLE RELEASED LOL

  5. truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) September 30, 2013

    WEEEEEEERK MOMMA!! I LOVE THIS SONG!! Roar is about as generic as nicki plastic body and tacky weave chile

  6. New Life/Queen Monica September 30, 2013

    congrats to this satanic bimbo.
    “Platinum” a word ciara and kelly fans know little to nothing about. deal and have several

    • Kelendria R September 30, 2013

      When’s the last time Flopnica had a platinum album or single?

      • jake.ubb September 30, 2013

        You do realize that is a Monica stan, not an “Onika” stan… good god I like Kelly and I am a regular fan but her crazy stans are about as dumb as her promo game.

    • Stop the drama Start the music September 30, 2013

      Flopnica means Monica. That’s what kelendria meant.

      • jake.ubb September 30, 2013

        ohh gotcha thanks for clearing that up – I was dozing in class when I posted that and I see it now… Flopnica is kind of a comical name regardless of Monica’s sales I must admit.

  7. gee September 30, 2013

    YASSSSS LORD GAGA!! KEEP THE LESSORS SCARED AND IN HIDING!! U KNOW WHO U ARE! BEYONCE!

  8. jake.ubb September 30, 2013

    Congrats on the Platinum status. She needs to come harder with the next single though TBH.

    Twitter: jmurdoc2 for a follow-back!

  9. Scheissethroned(GrapejuiceKing) September 30, 2013

    Platinum still isn’t great at all for Gaga!

    Her second single needs to be the s***!

    She needs to scrape DJ White Shadow he’s a hot mess

  10. Rosie September 30, 2013

    After how much promo? I guess all the Little Cutters’ d***-sucking worked after all.

    • Stop the drama Start the music September 30, 2013

      Shut up hater. Maybe Lana Del Monotone fans should start sucking d*ck too to get SS beating Applause again like u bragged about a few weeks ago.

    • miao September 30, 2013

      Stay pressed!

  11. Dismiss these slags September 30, 2013

    Urmmmm….Other Artists Sold A lot More Singles….Such As Mariah Carey’s “Beautiful” went #1 in over 40 countries and sold over million within a few weeks…where’s her shine?? Jump out of Gagas A I beg of you

    • JOHNVIDAL September 30, 2013

      Hmm I bet Gaga´s Applause was #1 in as many itunes charts as my beloved Mariah´s “#Beautiful”. Don´t be so delusional. You´re talking about itunes charts for a day, not official charts released every week. Congrats to Gaga and Mariah though.

  12. miley cyrus,lady gaga,beyonce,rita ora,justin bieber,j cole,teyana taylor,drake,lil wayne and kelly rowland fan,,(blue ivy writing rihannas checkz with her crayonz.. September 30, 2013

    omg,i remember seeing gaga in concert,it was so amazing,she is so talented and sweet,not sure if it was 2012 or 2011 but i was so happy with seeing her i wanted to cry…she deserves that plat….my dad introduced me to gaga,since thn ive been in love with her…

  13. Tisha September 30, 2013

    It’s only now going platinum? Sad days ahead for Gaga.

    The first pic says it all, a lot of tits had to be flashed for her to even sell a mill after so many weeks.

    • Stop the drama Start the music September 30, 2013

      b**** shut up. U congratulate Shitty Perry but put down Gaga. Go to hell.

      • Tisha October 1, 2013

        LMAO, must suck to be so far up Gaga’s cooch.

  14. Stephy Tha Lambily September 30, 2013

    Congrats!!! Everyones fav has had platinum success this year except…

    • Stop the drama Start the music September 30, 2013

      watch Molly’s pressed Ci-error stanning ass come here…

      • FAF September 30, 2013

        ^I mean that could be anyone

        Beyonce hasnt’ had anything platinum, either in the last 2 yrs

        and DEAD @ u stanning for a single going platinum thats in 30 commercials

        Katy still slayed her, hun – lets pick our battles wisely, k ?

      • Stop the drama Start the music September 30, 2013

        Not u coming for my fave when she didn’t suffer from a sophomore slump like ur forgotten fave….
        Gaga is still the better album seller than Katy tho so who cares.
        And 30 commercials? The reach. Bye.

  15. miley cyrus,lady gaga,beyonce,rita ora,justin bieber,j cole,teyana taylor,drake,lil wayne and kelly rowland fan,,(blue ivy writing rihannas checkz with her crayonz.. September 30, 2013

    i really think gaga should bring back tha fame era,omg she was sooo amazing,born this way waz not that great on me and please leave beyonce out of this,wtf r some of yall even bringing her highness up..as for mariahs beautiful so what,why dont u b****** just congradulate when due as 4 tha monica fan,tell monic to go pop another kid or something

  16. JOHNVIDAL September 30, 2013

    I just want the studio version of “S** Dreams”. That song slays. Can´t wait for November and Gaga´s and Celine Dion´s new albums. October will be sweet cos I´m still in awe listening to Janelle Monáe´s new album released in September. So I can patiently wait 🙂

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 30, 2013

      Honestly, I saw the tracklist for Celine Dion’s album & I think its gonna be the same ol’ s***!! When you buy Celine Dions albums its like buying Falling Into YOu OVER & OVER & OVER & OVER & OVER AGAIN… She does the same s*** COVER SONGS POWER BALLADS the end!!! Celine albums are so dual & predictable.. She never takes any risk that are worth a listen…

      • JOHNVIDAL September 30, 2013

        She had THAT voice during 1995-2000. I mean the best voice since the 80´s along with Whitney and Mariah. That´s enough for me to buy her new albums forever. Plus they don´t sound the same. First of all her voice is so different now to what it was in the Falling into You album. Secondly, that album is her best and is pretty different to the other ones. Finally I have to say it´s been a little bit of the same for the last 10 years, yes. But so what? She´s not at her peak. The album has a duet with Steve Wonder (which sounds very different for Celine to me) and that first single is really different to any English song she has ever released.
        I also want to say her French albums are so damn different from her English ones. So she is versatile enough. Katy Perry releases way more repetitive stuff and she is supposed to be a pure pop artist at her peak (known for evolution and trying new things, or supposed to do so).

    • Stop the drama Start the music September 30, 2013

      Not a big fan of s** dreams. But I know Gaga’s videos always help me appreciate the song more. And when she performs it live. She’s such a dope artist.

  17. ♪►Muzzac◄♪ September 30, 2013

    I listen to Applause more than Roar, but I like both. Congrats Gaga!

  18. GAGATHETRUTH September 30, 2013

    YASSSSS

    GODGA SLAY!!! ALL THEM #INDUSTRYPUSSY RIR FANS! & KATY HAIRY CAN HAVE

    MANY SEATS!

    YASSSSSSS ONLY THE GOD OF POP GODGA SLAYS LIKE THIS! HER THROWN IS UNBOTHERED!

    THEM H*** RUN TO GET A #1 SONG ON BILLBOARD BUT CANT PUSH OVER 1 MILLION WITH THEIR SINGLES!

    FLIPS HAIR ANYWAYS WE ALL KNOW SINGLE CERTIFICATIONS IS FOR LIL GIRLS!

    ALBUMS SALES IS FOR THE BIG GIRLS

    YASSS MOTHER GODGA WILL DEBUT OVER 500K OR MORE FIRST WEEK!

    WHEN WILL KATY? OR RIRI? IM DONE ! SKIPS TO MOTHER CASTLE!

    SIPS HENNESSY!

  19. miao September 30, 2013

    Congrats to my girl! Platinum after 6 weeks?! Damn. Such a flop! After so much hate from bitter basic b****** stans, my girl stands strong and keeps moving! *plays: Swine

  20. r u serious September 30, 2013

    I am sick of all these basic ass, no material or lyrical meaning songs get all the recognition. Platinum? Are we serious, that song isn’t good what so ever. I’m done with mainstream music its all just gimmicks and b*******!

  21. mc the place to be! September 30, 2013

    i do like s** dreams and of course beyonce’s in hiding still touring and adding dates everyone is coming out with new material for the rest of this year!

  22. Navy Nick October 1, 2013

    LOVE THIS SONG !!!

  23. theman October 1, 2013

    THIS SITE IS FULL OF BS. MIMI BEEN DID THIS. SHE HAS NOTHING TO WITH THIS THOUGH. CONGRATS TO LG. BUT WHAT DOES RIHANNA’S ALBUM SALES HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING. BEYONCE’S LAST ALBUM DOESN’T HAVE TAY;OR’S SALES EITHER. THE BAITING IS TIRED. MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE. THIS TACTIC IS LAME.. STOP USING RIHANNA’S NAME TO DRAH HITS..

    • theman October 1, 2013

      TAYLOR* DRAW* DO*

  24. FLOP THIS WAY October 1, 2013

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    QUEEN GODGA REMAINS ONHER THRONE

    APPLAUSE IS SUCH A FLOP WHEN ONLY AFTER A MONTH IT GETS PLATINUM CERTIFICATION!!!

    ARTPOP WILL SLAY FIRST WEEK SALES

    GAGA IS AN ALBUM ARTIST AND SELLS SINGLES GOOD TOO

    WHEN WILL UR FAVES ALBUMS PUSH THE AMOUNT GAGA HAS????

    NEVER!!!!!!!

    SLAAAAYYY QUEEN GAGA

  25. LOL October 2, 2013

    LOL ALL THE GAGA HATERS ARE GAAAAAAAAAAAGING FIERCELY!

    SHE DIDN’T HIT #1 AND SHE STILL SLAYED.

    WHEN WILL KATY PAYOLA OR SLUTLEY CYPHILLIS DO THAT?

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