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.
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!