Carpool Effect! Lady Gaga Single Soars On iTunes / Battling It Out For #1

Published: Thursday 27th Oct 2016 by Sam

Talent and timing.

Lady Gaga is benefiting from both this week.

New album ‘Joanne’ is on-course to top the Billboard 200 with relatively impressive sales; a feat that surprised some given that it’s yet to yield a huge hit. [Lead offering ‘Perfect Illusion’ debuted and peaked at #15, quickly falling thereafter.]

That all looks set to change – and Mother Monster has Carpool Karaoke to thank for it.

Dive below for details…

Following her appearance on James Corden‘s ‘Late Late Show’ segment, Mother Monster saw a seismic rise on the iTunes tally for ‘Million Reasons.’

As at writing, the song sits at #2 on the US tally and, with its popularity bar booming, it’s within reaching distance of current #1 – ‘Fake Love.’

Interestingly, ‘A-YO’ – which she didn’t perform on ‘Carpool’ but after in a separate segment of the live broadcast – has also soared. Presently, the track is on the cusp of a top ten placing and currently sits at #12.

The positive performance of both tracks is especially notable because they’ve each been out in the weeks preceding the album’s release. A fact which suggests this isn’t a momentary rise enjoyed by newly debuted songs, but an actual representation of public embrace.

With a number of high profile performances ahead, it’ll be fascinating to see how high she climbs.

Some are murmuring about a dual single release; we’d rather she work the clear winter hit in waiting first (‘Million Reasons)’ and move on to ‘A-YO’ as the Super Bowl approaches. Especially as the latter is one of the more anthemic songs she could include in her setlist from ‘Joanne.’

Go Gaga!

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  1. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? October 27, 2016

    That I tunes chart means nothing. It’s the BB 100 that really counts.

    • Lourdes October 27, 2016

      Its will means a lot if it was beyonce who climbing the chart like that no? Whether its itunes chart or BB100. Oh wait, how many #1 song does beyonce have again on BB100 though? I can’t remember.

      • Quiet October 27, 2016

        You people are obsessed with Beyoncé! No one even brought her up. Seek Jesus and the help of a therapist.

      • BEY>RIH October 27, 2016

        Beyoncè has 5#1 singles on the hot 100 which is more than gaga. She also has way more top ten hits and she had a top ten this year so I’d shut the f**** up!!!

    • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

      But it did mean something when Perfect Illusion started to decline on that itunes chart after a couple of weeks, didn´t it? 🙂 People need to apply the same rules for everything, not just when it´s convenient.

  2. Mad-on-her October 27, 2016

    She just keeps exceeding expectations at the moment, I’m loving it!

  3. Paulo October 27, 2016

    #WhòresieIsOverParty kiiiiiiii

  4. The Navy October 27, 2016

    She’s selling her album for $3,99 and discounted her singles but still flopping, my fave would never

    • Jay Jay October 27, 2016

      Your fave gave her album out for free to get the platinum plaque though lol

    • Mr.StLaurent October 27, 2016

      I think she just drop the price in the state.
      In other country the album is still full price.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

      Wasn´t that discount for only one day and only in one platform? Didn´t Rihanna discount Rated R on Black Friday week on release week? Girl any of these talented artists would be selling a few good hundred thousands with a #1 hit in hot100. Rihanna cannot even if she gives it for free LOL You tried it though 🙂

      • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

        According to Media traffic Rihanna’s Loud has sold 6.4 million copies worldwide its the 15th album overall and 7th highest selling album by a female this decade so stop reaching john Gaga is only on her 5th album we all expected more from her!

      • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

        You expected more? LOL You expected her to flop. But she just isn´t. Call me when Rihanna can do a real change of genre (as if she would be able to do such thing with that voice of hers 🙂 ) and still sell more or less like a well promoted POP artist. This is a huge change of direction for her and it still looks like she´ll end winning despite all the hate. Not to mention the Jazz. Look at what happens when Rihanna tries to change a little bit (last year). The project just got cancelled 🙂

      • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

        Sweetie Rihanna is a black artist and still has been able to change her sound up her discography completely shits on Gags and everyone knows that lol Rihanna has done every damn genre can’t say the same about Flopga

      • CommonSense October 27, 2016

        *Call me when Rihanna can do a real change of genre (as if she would be able to do such thing with that voice of hers)*
        This ffuukkiinngg delusional biittcchh!!
        Haaaaaaaaa OMG I can’t at your pathetic display of blatant IGNORANCE.
        Rihanna IS THE STANDARD of being able to effortlessly switch between genres and still make musical hits upon hits upon hits while doing so!
        Find a dark corner and sit your dumb aaa$$ down you old lifeless lunatic! @JohnCrow

      • JOHNVIDAL October 28, 2016

        Who the hell has told you want Rihanna does is changing genres??? LMAO In what world? OMG people are so absolutely ignorant and some people´s standards are the lowest thing ever seen.

  5. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 October 27, 2016

    The struggle to have a successful era is real!

    • SMH October 27, 2016

      You sound mad because Gaga isn’t failing like the singles off of Lemonade…

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 27, 2016

        Her singles are failing though lmao. You sound hella dumb.

  6. Brent Christopher October 27, 2016

    what I like and enjoy about Gaga and her team right now, is that she is promoting her album in the conventional way that artist’s promoted projects prior to 2009/2010. The week of an album release, an artist appeared LIVE on a slew of daytime and late night talk shows — they performed the lead single and possibly a second single offering on major stages like SNL, Apollo, Awards Shows and TRL or 106 & PARK. Gaga didn’t go running into hiding the moment PERFECT ILLUSION appeared to tank. she continued to appear places, perform her other singles with great energy and tenacity, and give interviews to major players. the positive result has been a rise in her record tallies, streams and overall album sales. YOU HAVE TO GIVE HER CREDIT. Christina Aguilera, Ciara, Britney or any other mainstream female artist would have abandoned ship at this point. it’s very RARE that an artist FIGHTS for increased sales and a spread of public awareness regarding their project in this contemporary climate. Gaga will reap the benefits and further results of her conscious efforts. KUDOS to her and her team!

    • IG @ MIXEDBOY October 27, 2016

      You are so right. I was thinking this and couldn’t have said it any better. ??

    • Tim Brown October 27, 2016

      I think sometimes some of the said artist labels ‘jump ship’ when sales are low and pull support.

    • J October 27, 2016

      Agreed! They set a date to release the album, regardless of how the single was doing. I really hate the current trend of just abandoning an album campaign just because a single doesn’t do as well as they thought it would. It’s a waste of time for both the artist and the fans. If you release a single, have an album ready.

  7. Adele’s Husband October 27, 2016

    She’s very smart promotion wise. Everyone was ready for her failure, but she proved the haters wrong.

  8. Lourdes October 27, 2016

    Unlike some big forehead girl who scrapped her supposedly timeless material because it was a flop then decided to come up with that trashy quack quack quack song because it sells. Still not a fan of this gaga woman but for once I’m happy when a talented artists who being call over bounce back to the scene.

    • Girl October 27, 2016


  9. mr.m October 27, 2016

    She just proves what promotion can do!
    I hate when artists gave up on their albums
    just when the first single flops .. smh

    Keep exceeding expectation
    I like her new era actually ..

    • Paulo October 27, 2016

      wow. that’s just absurd

  10. JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

    LOL Rosie where you at bro?! 🙂
    Not that I think charts equal talent. If this were going to be a total flop of an era then it wouldn´t have made her any less of a real talent or the album worse. But if these people were seething just cause against all odds she was not going to flop like they expected and do less than 100k copies… now they must be having strokes LOL I said it the other day, there hasn´t been real promo really until this week (no matter what they said, big promo had not happned at all, most people, the genral public didn´t even know she was releasing since she has no hit on radio and had not appeared on tv). She has Superbowl on lock too. It was a prediction of mine that maybe despite it all she was going to be recognized with grammy nominations next year. But now I´m just fully sure. Her fellow musicans love her and the album is now going to be a success in its own way.
    This is going to work BIG time. And not only that but it will probably be better in the long run for her, with Jazz and all, getting rid of superficial pop supporters.

  11. Datredd23 October 27, 2016

    She promoted more then any other pop star out here her songs and commercials for Dive Bar are being promoted heavily by the NFL and Workd Series and her singles are discounted ! Lol

    • Music October 27, 2016

      Rated R was also promoted b*** FAILED to score a number one debut despite the 99c discount so stfu????

    • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

      She didn´t promote more than others. Her album has been released pretty quickly and she has not been on tv (meaning miantream, cause she ahs no songs on radio either) until release week. Every pucking body goes to SNL and Karaoke Carpool or whatever its name is. It´s just normal promo. Difference is she can convince people when doing promo cause she can sing and perform while others cannot.

      • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

        Beyoncé and Rihanna would never have to a wack show like carpool karaoke lol Gaga reeks of desperation

      • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

        She’s not my type of performer and she’s not a great vocalist to me she actually hurts my ears when she sings. She sounds like she growling through most of her terrible wack songs and anyone can have seizures on stage and call it dancing! Lol

  12. Music October 27, 2016

    Rihanna fans have the nerve to come for Gaga where their fave couldn’t even score a number one or 200K + debut despite having her album slashed to 99c in the same week Of availability

    • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

      When did Rihanna sell her album for 99 cents? Lol physical copies weren’t even available till the second week and she still did 166 k after the giveaway and 25 million dollar check check your facts sweetie

      • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

        He´s talking about Rated R you fool. She couldn´t even convince people to buy her album despite a discount, being POP without huge genre change, Chris brown drama, a lot of press and coming from her most successful era with Umbrella and all that.

    • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

      Who cares about Rated R discount for the first week lol it still went on to be a great album and one of my faves of her entire career plus its platinum and how many years ago was that? Lol Gags went from being biggest pop star on Earth to this? Quite sad

      • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

        You don´t understand you make no sense, do you? You cannot come for a one day discount when your fave did that and much more. That´s teh pucking point of these comments. Anyway, Rated R was not that big success. That platinum in sales would mean more nowadays, not in 2009 or whatever the year was, and she could only do it after a whole year as usual, with a lot of pushing and once again with the help of prepared for radio hit singles everywhere. The equivalent now would be like 500k copies. Which funnily enough is what she keeps doing despite staying ganeric, safe and with hit singles 🙂 Call as when Rihanna can totally change direction (or songwrite or sing or perform) and still do at least what she or Gaga are doing now.

      • Girl October 27, 2016

        The fact that they have to mention an album that came out 6 years ago to drag lol why don’t we talk about loud since we’re going back in time, go support your fave and leave Rihanna out of this

      • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

        You also miss the point then LOL Sad haters.

  13. Datredd23 October 27, 2016

    Rihanna and Anti dominated this year and she has been selling her album for 13.99 no discounts sweetie and Gaga still can’t top the chart after selling her singles for only 69 cents lol absurd

    • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

      But Rated R is platinum sweetie with like 3 top 10s and 6 week number one and was considered one of her lowest selling albums of her career ! FLOPANNE won’t even see half of Rated Rs success! Rih also majorly rebounded with Loud and it is the 7th highest selling female album of this decade

  14. Music October 27, 2016

    That was back when people “still bought albums” ???

    • Datredd23 October 27, 2016

      Gagas sales would have to be multiplied by triple to catch up to Rih ain’t that sad lol and Rih is younger and only been in the game 3 more years and Gags is this big of a flop by her fourth and 5th albums ?! Lol kiii

  15. IStan4Rihanna. (Bajan Beauty) October 27, 2016

    The premature arrogance displayed by the ‘Little Monsters’ is absolutely alarming and they’re still having the audacity to “degrade” Rihanna.


    1) ‘JOANNE’ is completely tanking on the majority of WW charts.


    2) They album is selling at a discounted price already and where a significant portion of its first week sales are going to stem from a $3.99 amazon deal. She has done a great deal of U.S promo this week and she still is the going to surpass 200K SPS units first week.


    3) ‘JOANNE’ has a lower metacritic score than ‘GLORY’.


    4) They called ‘Make Me’ and ‘Rise’ a Flop and yet both songs have outsold ‘Perfect Illusion’ and ‘Million Reasons’ put together.


    5) ‘Perfect Illusion’ and ‘Million Reasons’ have both left the Hot 100 as of last week. Neither song had or has absolutely no


    6) ‘Perfect Illusion’ and ‘Million Reasons’ are both already discounted only seven and two weeks after their release respectively.


    If I were you, I would wait for ‘JOANNE’s’ second week sales before you all get too ahead of yourselves.

    • LOL October 27, 2016


    • JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2016

      LOL and then they say I write essays LOL At least mine stay on topic.

      • Mariah Carey October 27, 2016

        We love you John Vidal dahhling!

    • Mariah Carey October 27, 2016

      Dahhhling! This is an essay and a half. You may as well write it in APA and cite references dahhling!

  16. SMH October 27, 2016

    Lol kudos to Gaga. Not really a fan of hers, but i’m digging her new era. Mainly because she’s cracking eggs on the faces of all those that are rooting for her to fail. Go Gaga.

  17. The Great Lacefronce. October 27, 2016

    T***** Caca is discounting everything this era , tragic flop

  18. Molly October 27, 2016

    Gaga got the navy and hive shook.

    • BEY>RIH October 27, 2016

      But her album won’t see Lemonade or Anti success..

  19. Keri Qween October 27, 2016

    Rihannas album was top 10 for 7 months and is currently still top 20 9 months in. No album besides maybe Views has has that kind of longevity , when Gaga does that then maybe y’all can come for Rih.

  20. Mase October 27, 2016

    She’s slaying! Even Perfect Illusion is in the top 20. And it’s full priced not discounted. There’s no excuse this time hunties. Ya will deal with Gaga not failing. She’s back and better than ever.

    • BEY>RIH October 27, 2016

      Perfect Delusion is not on the hot 100. Sorry hun

  21. hoeimHERE October 27, 2016

    You hating assss hoess COULD NEVER compare Rihanna a karaoke singer to a talented artist such as Gaga!!!! You cant compete where you don’t compare!!!!

    • CommonSense October 27, 2016

      Heffa sit!! The world views Rihanna’s unique tone as iconic. This vomiting gimmick known as Gaga will NEVER be as legendary or see half of the musical achievements as Rihanna!

  22. CommonSense October 27, 2016

    Lol the desperation known as Gag! Promoting everywhere only to be on the musical pop rivalry level of *Glory*.

  23. King B October 27, 2016

    Congrats! Promotion only works when you have talent or give a great performance. I keep wondering why Britney’s catalogue sales didn’t increase much after BBMA and Make Me still flop with the promotion.

  24. Sebastian October 27, 2016

    Nothing more tragic than discount, so cheap

  25. October 27, 2016

    this woman will sell her music for 1 cent if it helps her get that one spot, that’s all that matters to her.

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