Billboard Hot 100: Lady Gaga’s ‘Shallow’ Shoots Into Top 5

Published: Monday 15th Oct 2018 by Sam

If the last two weeks have cemented anything it’s that Lady Gaga is officially a star reborn.

The Pop maverick’s talent has never been in question, however her commercial viability in recent times has.

Indeed, while her artistic versatility has earned her critical acclaim during her various sound-shifts, some feel it placed her on the parameters of the charting climate rather than in the thick of it. Especially following her Jazz jaunt with Tony Bennett and stripped-back polarizer ‘Joanne’ in 2016.

However, with ‘A Star Is Born’ and its companion soundtrack, Mother Monster has delivered an emphatic answer that dispels any doubt of her Pop potency.

As reported, the set opened at #1 on the Billboard 200. And now its lead single ‘Shallow’ has shot into the upper echelon of the singles tally.

On this week’s Hot 100, the song – a collaboration with co-star Bradley Cooper – rockets #28-#5.

Its rise is powered by 71,000 digital downloads and Stateside streams of 13.4 million. Radio (which has yet to be serviced the song officially) naturally makes up the smallest piece of the success pie with 5.1 million in all-format audience.

Mirroring Gaga’s penchant for shattering the status quo, ‘Shallow’ is winning thanks largely to downloads on iTunes (where it’s been #1 for an unprecedented two-weeks. Consecutively). All during a time when streaming has emerged as the key make or break metric for most releases.

It lends credence to the notion of the “film effect.” In just 10 days, ‘A Star Is Born’ has generated $94.2 million at the box office and it’s clear the positive ripple is carrying over onto the charts.

‘Shallow’ becomes Gaga’s 15th top 10 on the Hot 100 (and Cooper’s first). The diva’s other titles with the honor include 2009’s ‘Bad Romance’ and 2017’s ‘Million Reasons.’

Gaga now ties Bruno Mars to occupy 6th place on the list acts with the most top 10s in a 10 year span.

Wins across the board! Congrats!

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[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. DanYiel Iman October 15, 2018

    She has the vocals for sure!!

    • Jasmine (The Original Princess) October 15, 2018

      If only she had the beauty. ?
      She should audition for the next remake of Freddy Kruger.

  2. CreativePop October 15, 2018

    A TRUE icon. She has done it all. Music, fashion, and now became successful in her first movie role. Gaga has officially cemented herself and it’s crazy because we all thought she was DONE after ARTPOP.. but homegirl bounced back quick and turned her career around.. not many can say they did that..

  3. CreativePop October 15, 2018

    I’m pretty sure if you would’ve asked any person a few years back if Gaga would still be relevant and be making hits and major money in 2018 they would’ve said no.. Katy Perry (who has faded to irrelevancy) and Miley Cyrus (who nobody cares for anymore) overshadowed her in 2013 and now look who’s stable with a career and who’s where..

  4. CreativePop October 15, 2018

    Gaga keeps proving that no matter what she releases she’s still a force in the music business, everyone wanted her to make a right and she always took a left yet she got away with it.. anybody else would’ve been done by now

  5. Fancy BISH October 15, 2018

    #ASlayIsBorn ??

  6. Theman October 15, 2018

    She’s dope.. And big artists having an era underperform does not make them irrelevant. Awesome stuff..

  7. DC3 FOREVER October 15, 2018


  8. IG @mixedboy October 15, 2018

    These is a true testament to not count these artists out. They all will have ups and downs. It’s about reinventing yourself. Gaga has done that masterfully. ❤️

  9. Xoxo October 15, 2018

    I miss bad romance gaga

  10. Latinissima October 15, 2018

    Gaga is relevant and will be this relevant at least 10 years more. She is a real icon and the powerful voice of the white pop music since 2008.

    • Jasmine (The Original Princess) October 15, 2018

      She is ugly. We don’t want to see her.

  11. JOHNVIDAL October 16, 2018

    She has just slayed period.

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