Lady Gaga Storms To #1 On Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Shallow’

Published: Monday 4th Mar 2019 by Sam

Lady Gaga has done it!

Five months after launching ‘Shallow’ into the stratosphere, the singer’s Bradley Cooper collaboration has climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

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A staple in the upper echelon the iTunes tally since its release last September, the Grammy winning  track had previously peaked at #5 on the Hot 100.

However, following a chemistry-heavy showing at the Oscars a week ago, the song vaults  to the top spot this week.

So, how did Gaga and Cooper dethrone Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ (which drops to #2)?

Unlike most chart wins of late, ‘Shallow’s swim to #1 was powered primarily by digital downloads.

Indeed, it sold a colossal  115,000 in the US this week.

On the stream scene, the track amassed 27.3 million Stateside plays, while it registered an all-format radio audience of 34.8 million.

‘Shallow’ becomes Gaga’s fourth song to reach the apex of the Hot 100 – and her first in 8 years. Her previous wins are debut single ‘Just Dance’ (2008), follow-up ‘Poker Face’ (2008), and 2011’s ‘Born This Way.’

In the time since the latter, the closest she came to the top was with 2011’s ‘The Edge of Glory’ (#3) and more recently  ‘Applause’ and ‘Million Reasons’ – both of which peaked at #4 in 2013 and 2017 respectively.

For actor Cooper, it’s his first entry and first #1.

It means Gaga scores a Billboard chart double by having the #1 single and #1 album simultaneously.

‘Shallow’ is largely viewed as “the” musical vehicle that helped drive its parent movie to a box office total of over $400 million worldwide.

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Oh so deserved! We’re elated for Mother Monster. Her journey roller-coaster, which makes moments like this all the more sweeter.

With word that new music is imminent, we say strike while the iron is hot. And right now, she’s scorching!

Congrats!

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  1. stan March 4, 2019

    CONGRATS, gaga!

  2. Glass Managerie March 4, 2019

    CONGRATS MOTHER MONSTER!!!!

  3. IG: mixedboy March 4, 2019

    What a comeback. Well deserved! 😍

  4. Gee March 4, 2019

    Gaga is hitting all the right notes professionally right now after experiencing a few bumps and bruises. Congratulations and more power to her!!

  5. Seth March 4, 2019

    Well deserved by Gaga. Quality finally won over the little THOT Ariana churning out mediocre singles and getting 2 #1s with some of the worst songs of her discography bc the kids love her on Instagram

  6. Latinissima March 4, 2019

    We stan a effing legend like Gaga! A very very happy ending for this era ♥️

  7. Whoops 🤷🏽‍♀️🤭💅🏾 March 4, 2019

    Number 1 song and album 5 months later. Go Gaga 👏🏾

  8. Meme March 4, 2019

    This the same woman who y’all said was done.

    I’m glad lady Gaga kept working hard and sticking to quality, even if that means losing some of her fans. Love love love it.

  9. WHERE IS SHE March 4, 2019

    I hope Gaga now realises that she CAN and she SHOULD do quality mainstream music with stripped down personality. She doesn’t need to be a gimmick in a Halloween costume anymore to get attention. Finally she grow up!

  10. POPS MOTHER March 4, 2019

    IF this isn’t winning I don’t know what winning is. She won grammys, an Oscar and now the number 1 song in the country SHE has done it all. round of applause she has nothing left to prove.

  11. Fancy BISH March 4, 2019

    She’s baaaaaaaaaack 😎 🤳🏽Ariana got that ponytail scalped 🤣

  12. Ilovemoriah March 4, 2019

    So happy for gaga(a natural raw talent) ready to see what she has in store this next era 👌🏾

  13. Really March 4, 2019

    Yessssssss inspirational

  14. DanYiel Iman March 4, 2019

    Ok because that immature soprano sound that Ariana grande was spitting WAS ANNOYING TO EVEN HEAR!! Congrats Lady Gaga!!🕺🏽

  15. WakeUpBlackFolk March 4, 2019

    First time hearing “Shallow” and it is meh….. This is the number one song in the country? LOL… #Sad

  16. GaGa’s Tampon March 4, 2019

    Lmaooo wait! So Bradley got a Grammy and a #1 before .. him nevermind wait Ariana got a number 1 and a Grammy before … lol nevermind and Cardi got a Grammy and a number 1 before … LOL

    • Fancy BISH March 4, 2019

      🤣 🤣 🤣

    • ??? March 5, 2019

      lmaaoooooo has Bradley Ariana or Dummi sold out a world tour yet? has any of them sold more records than any female in history? ill wait for your answer r***** lmfaoooooooooooooooooooo

  17. GaGa’s Tampon March 4, 2019

    Anyways congrats to Queen GaGa she really has been proving the haters wrong I mean a Grammy,an Oscar,BAFTA,Critics choice awards,a #1 hit song and album to spend another week at #1 all in the space of one month!! Whew!! What a time to be a little monster. Can’t wait for Rih and taylor to slay with their next eras

  18. Music Lover March 5, 2019

    I love how eveybody and their Mamas be getting number 1 on the BB100 and yet a certain self-proclaimed Queen of Hiphop just can’t hit the top even after gazzilion entries on the charts and 10000000000 features.

    Hell even Thiefyonce managed to perch hermself to number 1..

    • ??? March 5, 2019

      lmaooooo and i love how the QUEEN OF RAP can sell out a world tour and sell more records than any ratchet bird that put out a mixtape or swings from a mumble rapper’s nuts that has 4 baby mommas ahead of her, and yet the dummi cant sell out a strip club bathroom on her own so she has to swing from bruno mars nuts and land in hasbeen land vegas even with her little purchased grammy. but go off and keep seething dear lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • gina March 5, 2019

      well i love how nicki stays on your minds even in a post that has completely nothing to do with her. thats called Queen Sh!t lol.

  19. JOHNVIDAL March 5, 2019

    FINALLY!!! It is THE ONLY real hit of the last 6 months. A travesty that it almost didn´t make it to #1. So deserved on all fronts. A good day for mainstream music in general. We know that type of days are rarely seen nowadays sadly.

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