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Born This Way The Fastest Selling Single iTunes History - In 21 Countries!

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Born This Way Friday is a GLOBAL holiday!

We're so utterly proud to report that Lady GaGa has OBLITERATED an iTunes record today with her new single. In just five hours, Born This Way has become the #1 song in 21 countries!

That's right - 21 countries! We're talking America, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Mexico, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ireland, Finland, Canada, Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria, among them!


Welcome to the GaGaverse!!!!

P.S. Radio is loving Born This Way too!!!

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241 comments to “Born This Way The Fastest Selling Single iTunes History - In 21 Countries!”

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  1. 1

    That might have something to do with the fact the apple promoted her like, i don't even know what. The song was mediocre compared to her other shit.

  2. 2

    well some artists sold over 200 million albums and when you multiply that with 15 songs on an album , what do you get?
    those days are gone.
    Now people buy a song for a buck.

  3. 3

    It is obvious that people bought this song just b/c it was Lady Gaga. I am happy I actually listened to the song first. I think I will just stick with listening to "Express Yourself" and Waterfalls." There is completely no originality. Just b/c she is constantly promoting for gay people does not make her a good artist. This has all been hyped up for nothing.

  4. 4

    OHMYGOD stop this bullshit. The song SUCKS!

  5. 5

    Good job Gaga! Haters keep on hating. Clearly it's not stopping her or her fans.

  6. 6

    So britney went to number 1 in 22 countries!!!! And you forgot to mention britney still holds the record for the fastest selling midnight release!!!! SO SUCK ON THAT!!!!

  7. 7

    Too bad the song blows…

  8. 8

    Yeah. Not really feeling the song. Trite lyrics. Obvious melody. Familiar music. Not at all what I expected. And I like Gaga.

  9. 9

    Holy shit! that fast?!

  10. 10

    Re: StupidBitchesNeedsToLearn – it doesnt fucking matter!!!! people can promote the song all they want, that doesnt mean anyone was forced to buy it, so obviously all who brought the song genuinely liked it not because some told them to do so!

  11. 11

    OMG Perez Kiss my ass Britney was there first go home GAGA..

  12. 12

    The song still sucks.

  13. 13

    Yeah too bad most of the public can't stand it. U really pressed right now Mario. Might need to take that poll down. haha.

  14. 14

    must be nice ripping off other peoples music and taking credit for it. She ripped this song off and claimed it took her 15 minutes to write..I see nothing wrong with redoing someones song BUT you do not sit there and lie claiming you wrote it and try to take credit for it

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  16. 16

    Good rendition of 'Express Yourself', but the original is better)))))))

  17. 17

    Big fuckin deal. ITunes hasn't been around all that long so it's not like this a really big deal. Can”t you quit kissing her ass for 5 minutes and give us all a break. You are really making people sick to death of her.

  18. 18

    This is just going to make her head grow even bigger.

  19. 19

    Apple only promoted her to US users, who had alerts set up, preeeetty sure that doesn't explain the other 20 countries she peaked in.
    Also do y'all have no fucking self control as to not do what an email tells you to, or??

  20. 20

    Yay for Express Yourself RIP OFF!!!!!!

  21. 21

    Oh Jesus help us, the end is near…………….:-D

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  23. 23

    Climb out of GaGa's ass will you. The song is tired.

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  25. 25

    Wonder how many people wish they could return that Express Yourself ripoff? She no longer is content to rip off other artists fashion and style, NOW she is ripping off their music, too. What an "artist." Maybe that's why you like her so much. You steal stories from other websites and post them as your own. Thieves stick together.

  26. 26

    this is fof you haters. the biggest fuck you of your lives. AHAHAHAHAHHA AHAHAHAHAHA you guys make me laguh. GO GAGA!!!! QUEEN OF POP!!!!!!!! FUCK YOU HATEROUS SACKS OF MEAT!!!! you in your own lives will never be anything and Gaga is on top of the UNVIERSE!!!!!!!

  27. Rohan says – reply to this


    "Born This Man - Vady SaSa" lol
    Who did this cover, a first week photoshop student? Is he about to sprout gargoyle wings?? Epic hype = epic fail!

  28. 28

    It reminds me of a Tiffany song from the late 80's, and even though I prefer Britney's new song, I like this one too. So what if it sounds similar to another artist? There are a ton of good songs out there that sound alike. It's a fun song. I wouldn't turn my radio dial if I heard it come on. (excuse me, push my radio buttons)

  29. 29

    That's because she's overhyped!!! If she wasn't was popular as she is, this wouldn't happen. The song is decent but not one of the best songs ever written. Charts don't mean much to me.

  30. 30

    Express Yourself rip-off! Madonna copycat!

  31. 31

    you guys are a bunch of babies, she admitted in an interview that it would remind people of express yourself but it doesn't rip it off, it still sounds original in it's own way, and it's obviously already a success. why are you even on this site if you hate perez so much anyway?

  32. 32

    HA HA HA !!!! EPIC WIN

  33. 33

    I love how this is by far Gaga's weakest single and it's literally SLAYING Hold It Against Me.

  34. 34

    I'm a huge Lady Gaga fan but I have to say this is my least favorite song from her. (I never cared much for Eh Eh or Telephone either) Although the chorus issimilar to Express Youself I don't know why people are saying it sounds like 80's music though. I mean I don't remember that song o other 80's musichaving that typical boom, boom, boom, boom techno beat that is really anoying on this song. I don't like the lyrics either, I get she is giving a message but it's just not that god of a song. There is nothing to it, it's just there if that makes sense, it could have been done by anybody. I bet the rest of the album will be much better though

  35. 35

    The poll you posted doesn't lie… Hope GAGA doesn't HOLD IT AGAINST YOU PEREZ

  36. 36

    Lawl that song is terrible. Of course it's gonna sell quickly cause she's the top thing at the moment. But this song sucks so bad. It's like a kid with down syndrome tried remixing express yourself. FAIL!

  37. 37

    Re: imgoingtobeGFF – unneccessary. i like gaga. and i think the song is okay but hardly special. it shows that she wrote it in 15 minutes. partnah.

  38. 38

    all this shows is that the advertising machine still works. gj apple. gj perez. the songs success has nothing to do with how good it is. because it sux.

  39. 39

    hell yes. GO GAGA!

  40. 40

    I personally love it
    and for all you peole hating, its simple dont listen. This may not be bad romance but its still up there for the top in my books.
    and for all you bitches picking on Gaga and Britney heres the obvious solution, they do a song together it will be amazeballs. they'll promote it, make a sweet ass video and tour together, gaga will belt out the vocals and Brit Brit will lip sync like always, but IT WILL BE MAGICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Viva La Gaga 4ever!!!!!!!

  41. 41

    Mmmm Britney did it first

  42. sj15 says – reply to this


    I'm a HUGE gaga fan, i love her and i'm so proud! the song is great, but i can't help but think it doesn't compare at least lyrically to her previous work. her songs are known to be genius and epic and futuristic and original, and although this song has a relevant message and is amazing, it fails to live up to the incredible hype!! #toomuchhype

  43. 43

    This song is hardly anything that is was hyped up to be…Kind of a bore and heard it all before…HOLD IT AGAINST ME is much much better…Perez, maybe you should tone down the hype because the song doesn't live up to it…AT ALL…

  44. 44

    Great song. It's definitely the song of 2011 and it will become Billboard's 1000 Number 1 hit. That's amazing!
    Thanks Britney for your short stay in the number one spot. Now Lady Gaga will make history thanks to you. Suck it up!!!

  45. 45

    I just wish perez would be a bit more real about gaga as he is about other ppl he doesn't worship. The song IS express yourself and if xtina did that same song he would be ALL over it. All i ask is for a little consistancy….

  46. 46

    You guys are all being so silly. Who gives a flying fuck that it sounds like Madonna, TLC, what the fuck ever. Apparently your music collection only consists of just one artise. Pfft. It's just a song…listen to it or don't. God, you guys are just as judgemental as the fucktard that runs this site. Every song is a rendition of something else. Jeez…

  47. 47

    Didn't here it played once on my drive to work this morning and I live next door to NYC. With that said the songs a hot mess, nothing more then a ripoff of Madonna's Express Yourself. Bitch should be sued for theivery if she doesn't cop to the fact that she stole Madonna's song. You bitched endlessly about how Christina ripped off the Express Yourself video when she put out I'm Not Myself Tonight. Hypocrite.

  48. 48

    Wonder if she's gonna push this number in TEN years like Britney… just saying

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  51. 51

    But Madonna's Express yourself is a ripoff of Janet Jackson's Escapade.
    So…what's the point?. It's pop music and it's been there forever.
    Lady Gaga, thank you for this ANTHEM. You made millions of people very happy today, quite an accomplishment :-)

  52. 52

    Ohh I see Avril Lavigne WTH like in 3 countdowns! also she's on Japan and Australia which gaga isn't #1 yet

    sooo can't wait to see her going #1 too!

    GO AVRIL!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. 53

    Pigney fans are so jealous :D !!!

  54. 54

    Total Rip off!!!!

  55. 55

    Re: robert26101 – uhhh… no she didn't dummy

  56. 56

    Re: JCPiscool – if most of the public can't stand it… why the fuck is it number 1 in 21 freakin' countries…?

  57. 57

    This record will fall…especially if iTunes starts whoring themselves out and sends emails to everyone to download the new copy of whatever the fuck is out.
    Perez - take a look around the non gay websites. The song sucks and is a fucking rip off. Gaga is played out and only homosexuals like her bullshit.

  58. 58

    I love Lady Gaga,
    but Born This Way is generic, unapologetically cheesy, and is missing that Gaga originality factor that we love. And the worst part of it all, is the fact that it had been the most hyped song in years!

    The up-build for the release of this song was ridiculous. Hopefully her next single "JUDAS" is a little more like the Gaga we all know and love.

  59. 59

    Ugh, such a let down. Maybe she should have spent more than 10 minutes writing the song. Maybe put some effort into it? Just because she can write a song in ten minutes does not mean that she is that much more talented, nor does it mean that she is a better artist. In a way it brings on thoughts of "I can sell songs easy, lets just write a few words down, relate it to LGBT, and call it good, they'll buy it." Round one goes to Miss Britney Spears. Let's see who has still got it when their albums come out. But if this is what we can expect from Lady Gaga…Brit brit wins…but we'll see.

  60. 60

    I think its dumb to put the two againts each other , but perez YOU aint making it easy but being a hypercritical one min team britney and the next gaga…. I like them both although being that I grew up with britney I love her and she is queen of pop …. most of gaga fans didnt grow up to britney and thats ok its just a new genre of fans … however i was excited about gagas new cd but this song was not what i thought it would be kinda a let down…. im glad i listened to it first b4 making the buy ill wait and see what other songs she has to offer…. but BRITNEY is number ONE =)

  61. 61

    the song is terrible? the message is good but the beat and lyrics are just awful. so blah.

  62. 62

    Re: robert26101

    Hold it Against Me - Took more than 1 day to appear on No.1 In 16 Countries

    Born This Way - took a little more than than 8 Hours to appear No.1 In 22 countries and counting…..

    Sorry Britney Stans, hope you enjoy the headline Gramm'y performance : )

  63. 63

    I'll start out by saying I'm not a huge Lady Gaga fan. She drew me in with Just Dance and then kind of ruined it with all the other songs that sound exactly the same. Now, I only listen to her when I'm drunk. I don't hate her, but she's not my cup of tea anyway.

    That being said this song is horrible and the lyrics are so cheesy… Her other songs at least have fun beats, this just… doesn't. I'm also kind of disgusted that she exploits the gay community to promote her shit. It's not well sung (though she laughably claims to have "one of the best voices in the industry"), the lyrics are shit, and while the beat is good, it's been done, multiple time, and it isn't catchy. Nothing about the song, except for the subject matter is relevant.

    I don't understand why people can't hop of her dick for a second and realize the song is really nothing special.

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  65. 65

    Yes, the new single by FeuxMadonna is fabulous. She did shy away from looking like Nina Hagen which became such a problem over her Irish concert. However, there are only so many "looks" left and her "style committee" is currently discussing what to do next. Will she grow hair under her arms and tweet like Patty Smith? I guess we have to keep guessing…..

  66. 66

    Gaga for the win!!!

  67. 67

    Re: angyola(!!!SEMICOLON!!! – OHHHHH yes she did DUMMY fuck you!!!!!

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  69. 69

    Re: xxbluexx – WRONG TRY AGAIN!!!!

  70. 70

    Gaga will ever follow Britney because Britney did it first…So Gaga you will be the follower and Britney the Queen…You want a piece of her? Don't hold it against Britney…Perez! You and your drag (not queen) sucks!

  71. 71

    Re: robert26101

    …check your "facts"

  72. 72

    Not surprised at all.

  73. 73

    Re: angyola(!!!SEMICOLON!!! – Because it was over hyped and everyone wanted to hear it. Now the back lash continues.

  74. 74

    Re: cor0688 – I grew up with Britney, have loved her al my life but today I like GaGa better in every way, but that doesn't mean I don't like Britney.
    I will continue to like both of them but I like GaGa better because she is a better artist.

  75. 75

    I dont care if the song sucks or not, she is #1 everywhere and that says a lot, I guess people AROUND THE WORLD love her new song.

  76. YUCK says – reply to this


    it only sold fast because she released it on a friday instead of a tuesday like everyone else because all the fat gay homos that work at burger king get paid today. you fat needy bitch.

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    Re: BallinHater – "Gaga is played out and only homosexuals like her bullshit." Not true, I've checked out some gay websites. I think there is just as many bad comments as here on this site. No one likes to be told what their next anthem is going to be and have it shoved down their throats. Remember, people make that choice and it can take several years to be declared an anthem.

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  79. 79

    This just means there are alot of musically ignorant people out there I mean this generation from age 12 to 30 is full of dumbfucks anyway. Anyone who can't hear madonna in this dumb song is a dumbshit anyway.

  80. 80

    Your own Poll …Face it Mario the song sucks

    Which song do YOU like better????

    * Hold It Against Me (79%)
    * Born This Way (21%)

    Total Votes: 110,542

  81. 81

    Re: xxbluexx – No check your facts gaga did not release her song at midnight she waited untill everyone was up thats why it sold so fast!!! It took britney 8 or 9 hours to go to number 1 starting at midnight when everyone is asleep!!!!

  82. 82

    Re: imgoingtobeGFF – To bad shes going to kill herself from all that coke.

  83. 83

    you meant 'WORST song to sell so fast on itunes'

  84. 84

    Your Own Poll …

    Which song do YOU like better????

    * Hold It Against Me (79%)
    * Born This Way (21%)

    Total Votes: 110,542

    Face it Mario the song SUCKS and she plagiarized Madonna's Express Yourself & Vogue. Had any other Artist lets say…. X-Tina had done that You'd be ripping Them A new asshole….. Hypocrite.

  85. 85

    Re: kylielover02

    yep sure the entire world is…and you love the "dumbfucks" music so much you listen to it read about it, respond to it. You and this select few elite real music lovers tisk tisk

  86. 86

    Re: YUCK

    and all the "fat gay homos" troll Perez Hiltonon friday after work right??

    You are on a gay man's website all covered in pick bitching about a gay anthem song you listened to from an openly gay performer. It's ok bud you were BORN THIS WAY! CELEBRATE!!

  87. 87

    omg okay number 1 this song isnt even that good, number 2 WHAT THE FUCK is so great about her, people act like shes the second coming of Jesus…shes NOT any better than anyone else she just dresses like an idiot and thinks shes the gay advocate of the universe. this was hyped up because people were making it a big deal when it isnt, the song is just a fucking song. get over her she isnt royalty or godly or anything extraordinary, just some broad who NEVER wears pants.

  88. Tasos says – reply to this


    Opining as a str8 man, I think the idea that a hetero woman would write a "gay anthem" a bit pretentious. Then again, I am str8, so who would I be to write for gays? Hm?

  89. 89

    Re: LagunaBarbie44

    Well to me she's an entertainer and she has fan's who have followed her from the beginning. Just like a fan of a sitcom after you invest time into something you enjoy it, you love it.

  90. 90

    Of course everyone bought it and radio is playing it, its because its overhyped and its like a trainwreck that everyone wants to listen to. If people could actually listen to the garbage before buying I'm sure those numbers would go down real quick. The song is horrible and a complete Madonna ripoff and everyone I know is saying the same thing. I heard it once this morning and that was it. The song was panned, sorry Phaggez, but this song is a BOMB!

  91. 91

    Get it for free, no stings attached. Just search, select and download. Total time, 3 minutes. 4shared.com

  92. ed69 says – reply to this


    this song sucked ass… i am still waiting for her to release something better than bad romance.

  93. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Well I guess it will have to become the anthem for queer nation and the rest of you without morals and values. I hope you can play it while burning in hell.

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    Re: robert26101 – Okay this is seriously your reasoning for Gaga beating Britney? I have been up at 3am before to watch Telephone the music video and to be able to buy it as soon as it releases as a single even though I have the album. I know plenty of friends and myself who waited at midnight outside a freezing cold store to buy The Fame Monster! I mean I have even been up at like 3am and that to just watch interviews that Gaga has done! And you are giving the reason that no one got up or stayed up in order to buy Britney's single at midnight (which isn't even that late) to the reason as why Gaga beat her? Then wowwww, you just insulted Britney. Saying no one would do showbusiness and stay up to support her art because it was simply "too late". Gaga does plenty of things at early god damn times in the mornings that I have had to stay up for because I love her and been exhausted but still got out to college! This is the first actually where I haven't been up late. So what? Surely people would stay up for Britney who is so iconic?

  95. 95

    i dont see how its sounds like express yourself that song sounds way different and waterfalls where the f#*k did that come from too atleast she writes her music than that stupid twat britney spears hmmmm

  96. 96

    Re: robert26101
    The thing I don't get is why people even started this stupid argument. Both are good at what they do. Both do very seperate things and different music that sells out and is good. So why does everyone have to flip out because Britney isn't number one or doesn't have the record? Like hell is it going to effect her career, she will still have it.

    Can everyone calm down and just relax and talk about the music which is what they are here for? In a positive way.

  97. 97

    Re: robert26101 – And as for the Madonna thing, I do agree the chorus' sound similar but the verses do not however in my opinion. And anyway is every hater on here telling me HONEST TO GOD that they have never been inspired by what someone has done and tried to make their own version of it or do their own version of it? This comes down to poetry, writing, anything. You are inspired by your idols. Madonna is a idol of Gaga's. So yes Gaga has been inspired by her and her music. IT IS PERFECTLY NORMAL. But at the same time what Gaga has done with the song is completely different to Madonna and she has made it stand out in it's own way.

    Now everyone. Breathe. Please.
    I am getting sick and tired of reading this bitchy crap about female pop artists and having to be better then the other. Yes Gaga is my favourite artist but that does not mean I will not listen and like Britneys music too! There is a thing called varying tastes and listening to more than one artist!

  98. 98

    I NEED to sketch her soon. She is such a fashion ICON. Plus, I love her music.


  99. 99

    i listened to the song. I threw up. I will not buy the song. Uh…Madonna…TLC…. fire up your lawyers. Looks like the stupid bitch ripped you off again.

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    Re: Wrenn

    We will as we burn right along with people like you ; P

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