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Lady GaGa Highest Certified Artist In Digital Sales HISTORY!

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Huge news, Little Monsters!

The Recording Industry Association of America has officially recognized Lady GaGa as the HIGHEST-certified artist in digital sales HISTORY!

Between her hits Just Dance, Poker Face, Bad Romance, Paparazzi, and LoveGame, she has sold 20 MILLION downloads in the US to date - and that's without the sales of Telephone, Alejandro, and Born This Way, which have yet to receive certification from RIAA!

HOLY SHIZ! ABSOLUTELY EFFING AMAZEBALLS!

Congratulations, Mother Monster!!

GaGa nation is officially upon us! Paws up!!

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53 comments to “Lady GaGa Highest Certified Artist In Digital Sales HISTORY!”



  1. 1

    It is amazing, but also when you think about it, Mariah sold 200 million records, over 150 million albums and each album has around 15 songs, so when you multiply albums with songs , you'll get astronomical figures, much more impressive.



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    you are off celebrating about 'WIFEY', but, you have really NO ONE TO COMPARE HER TO. DOWNLOADS….. The Music Industry HAS CHANGED SOOO MUCH IN THE LAST 30, 40 YEARS-I am not talking about music genre, THAT ALWAYS CHANGES, I am talking about the FORMAT OF MUSIC. 30 YEARS AGO, Music was bought mainly by ALBUMS, but if you wanted, you could by a single. 70's, 80's, you also had the Cassette (tape ribbons broke all the time) and the 8 TRACK TAPE!!! (2 TOOK UP YOUR ENTIRE CONSOLE) 8's went away, cassettes stayed, (still sucked) and then….. CD!!! Albums faded away and yes, MAYBE, you could get a single on the CD, or 2 or 3 songs, BUT BASICALLY YOU BOUGHT AN ALBUM

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    i know that you are the worst thing that has ever happen to the human been but i did not were so stupid! you are so fuckinnnnnnng ugly but did not know that you were an epidemic



  4. 4

    AND it took time to put out an album. cd. Between 8-15 songs on an album. Not all gold/platimum quality, BUT, normally an ARTIST would hope to release 3-4 of the songs as SINGLES, HOPING THEY WOULD GO AT LEAST GOLD. Then the 90s continued with PCs and into the 2000s with MP3 players. MP3 players, and downloads from APPLE. The music industry should thank Steve Jobs from helping to kill it. Along with AI and all these REALITY SHOWS. Flash in the pans who are not SINGERS ARTISTS. Hilton, Kardashian, the rest=don't bother with an ALBUM, just release a single. WHICH IS SO 'FIXED' 'RAKED OVER' NOT EVEN THEIR VOICES ANYMORE AND STILL HORRENDOUS….



  5. 5

    and Born This Way is #1 on Billboard for the 5th week in a row!!! don't worry Britney fans, we won't Hold It Against you.



  6. 6

    Unstoppable! Meanwhile, Born This Way is STILL #1 on the Hot 100 for a fifth week in a row! It's now one of only four songs in history to debut at #1 and then stay there for 5 or more consecutive weeks. Lol @ the comment Hangook made last week. "I love how Gaga's chart position is only from SALES. She's lucky Billboard Hot 100 now takes digital sales into consideration, otherwise, she'd be relying on physical Cd-single purchase and airplay (which she is now officially losing) only. She'll be taken down next week." Care to retract that statement? You guys might want to stop constantly predicting failure for Gaga if you don't want to look ridiculous week after week.



  7. 7

    Re: SkipperBarbie – yeah that was when people were forced to payRe: SkipperBarbie – for 17 crappy songs when all i wanted was 3 songs on the album. I doubt anyone can pull in those kinda sells any more



  8. 8

    Best selling male artist lady gaga



  9. 9

    Re: justtfax – Thank you! I completely agree with everything you said.



  10. 10

    Re: OriginalRecipe – And we wont hold it agaist you that gaga does not have a number 1 album nor does she have consecative number 1's like britney!! So dont hold it agaist us when britney has her 6th number 1 album!!! I bet gaga will not be able to hold on to the number 1 spot in 13 years shes still kinda new. Right now gaga is still weeding out the true fans from the casual fans!! Gaga is loosing fans everyday because of her fans who are hypocrits talk a good game about acceptance and respeacting one another but they dont practice what they preach!! Its people like you that turned me and others away from gaga!!!



  11. 11

    oh whatever man after that Rebecca Black girl made onto the top 100 on iTunes anything is possible lol.



  12. 12

    I HATE LADY GAGA!! SHE IS NOT AN ARTIST SHE IS ON CRACK!



  13. 13

    Re: robert26101
    No number 1 album? You do know that it went #1 in other countries, including the UK and Canada. And so what if her album didn't go #1 in the US. People care more about sales and staying power (GaGa's album is still in the charts after 2 1/2 years–doesn't look like she's losing that many fans) than #1s. That's why the article is about the highest certified downloads and not the most #1s.
    And I fail to see what makes GaGa fans hypocrites because of what GaGa preaches. That would make her a hypocrite if she said one thing and did another, not her fans. Not everyone particularly subscribes to her point of view.

  14. M: says – reply to this


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    who cares about it DIGITAL SALES ARE NEW STUFF. she wouldnt have npo change in the 80s or 90s. come on.she only sold 15 million copies with her album.thats nothing. just ok. madona sol 300 million albums.thats huge. with an era with no internmete to promot her stuff. gaga is done dear. foget her. music today sucks but agga is no icon no big deal. madonna owns all the real records.gaga cant innovate and cant even sell out stadiums anywhere not even her mini shows in euroep

  15. M: says – reply to this


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    she is over. thats nothing madonna sold 30 million with just 1 single. but not in digital sales. this shit is new. so who cares.

  16. M: says – reply to this


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    what HISTORY MARIO??? 5 YEARS??? THATS NOT HISTORY DUMBASS

  17. M: says – reply to this


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    madonna is the best selling artist of all time. she beats elvis. just beatles are head. whos gaga compare to legends?noone just a wannabe that ppl though she could be like madonna but in the end she is just another wannabe

  18. M: says – reply to this


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    Top 20 in 7 countries so far. Top 50 in 5! Giving it back to M Madonna's Express Yourself Is #1 in Spain today!! 22 years after it's release!! Top 20 in 7 countries so far. Top 50 in 5! Giving it back to M



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    Re: M: – Gaga sells out almost all over her shows, and they are usually in Arenas.

  20. M: says – reply to this


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    Madonna's Express Yourself Is #1 in Spain today!! 22 years after it's release!! Top 20 in 7 countries so far. Top 50 in 5! Giving it back to M today after 22 years madonna beat it again



  21. 21

    Love her, but why hasn't she donated 1 million to Japan? She has tons of fans there. I want to hear about that.



  22. 22

    Re: M:
    "come on.she only sold 15 million copies with her album.thats nothing. "
    Yeah, right! Like you're in any position to determine what is nothing in sales. If it's nothing, let's see YOU do it.
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    "madona sol 300 million albums.thats huge. with an era with no internmete to promot her stuff."
    Are you kidding me? Madonna had MTV at her disposal. Her videos were constantly on rotation on that network. If she barely farted, she was on every tabloid, magazine, and every Inside Edition-style TV show there was. She was everywhere; you couldn't get away from her. Not only was she heavily promoted, she was heavily self-promoted. That was the equivalent of what the internet is like today. We didn't live in the dark ages back then.
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    "just beatles are (a)head. "
    Yeah, and always will be!



  23. 23

    WE FUCKING LOVE YOU GAGAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ILL DIE FOR YOU IF ITS NECESARY AND ILL KILL TOO



  24. 24

    Amazeballs! Her only good songs and probably the only good songs that she will put out ever were only considered. She lost me when she started sitting in eggs and wearing meat as clothes



  25. 25

    Re: beautifulchild – Are you kidding me? Do you not see how much Perez alone promotes Lady Gaga? Do you not see how much her songs play on the radio? To the point where all my radio stations have the same song playing. If you want to talk about self-promoting, look at that picture up there because her weird antics is Gaga over hyping herself.



  26. 26

    Ya, that's like having the most hits in a 5 year olds t-ball game. You're comparing apples to oranges. People like Mariah or the other, older greats blow her shit out of the universe.



  27. 27

    Re: yeaman
    My comment had nothing to do with Lady GaGa, per se, but with M: implying that Madonna was able to do all she did without any avenues to promote herself so or as heavily.



  28. 28

    The question is, how much money is Mario getting under the table for the constant GaGa promotion? It's called Payola, and it's totally fucking illegal. Tick tock, tick tock….the FBI's gonna knock.



  29. 29

    well that just proves the power of perez and gaga together shes a hard worker even if hard working involves copying madonna but she never rests none the less and looks like either does perez whats with the 4am posts GET SOME SLEEP



  30. 30

    Re: beautifulchild – No, she didn't have the mega-resources for insta-promotion that these idiots have today. Not by a long shot. Kim Kardashian does what? That's right. Nothing. Yet she's now making music and will sell the shit out of her song. If she happened back then she'd be at Wendy's asking for my order or getting coffee for her father on a daily basis. Period. And Lady Gaga would be called a "cover band" for Dale Bozio and Missing Persons. Fucking morons.



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    Re: adg100
    I don't know..We had people back then like Samantha Fox and Stacey Q, and everyone then thought they were a joke, but now today people love that shit (myself included), but no, I wouldn't compare them to Kardashian or Heidi Montag. LOL I mean, at least Fox and Stacey had some redeeming qualities. I do get yours and everyone's point. I'm just saying heavy promotion wasn't absent back in the 80s and 90s–it was just different.



  32. 32

    this bitch needs to crawl off and die.



  33. 33

    Re: adg100
    And besides, M: gets on my nerves. I had to say something to him/her.



  34. 34

    Re: piratecookie – She donated 16 million to Japan



  35. 35

    its funny how everyone HATES her now. shes done.



  36. 36

    you are forgetting we live in an age of piracy. only about 15-20 million people legally download music. and if GaGa can sell 15 million records in times like this…. she could have sales like Whitney, Madonna, or Carey. and the 20 million is just for US. she has sold 63 million singles with 8 songs…. it took Britney 11 years and she has only sold 73 million.



  37. 37

    In this world, everybody does their job.. Lady Gaga does hers.
    All of you haters that say "ohh this person sold 300M records!.." yeah, how long did it took those records to sell? 30 Years?? Lady Gaga has only been around for 3 years! Do the math.



  38. 38

    Re: adg100 – LOL haha *high five*



  39. 39

    whoopdeedoo…thats not ee n album sales. it says people would rather buy the single than the album. Beat MJs record for ALBUM sales, then its something to talk about.

    And its digital sales. How long have digital sales been around? Exactly.



  40. 40

    Re: wwefan01
    nice avatar..



  41. 41

    OMG….I'M SOOOO OVER PEOPLE SAYING "OHH WELL MADONNA SOLD THIS MANY ALBUMS IN THE 80'S OR MICHAEL SOLD SO MANY IN THE 80'S. THAT WAS THE 80'S!!!!!!!! NO INTERNET, ONLINE SHOPPING, ITUNES, OR PIRACY. IF YOU WANTED TO LISTEN TO JUST ONE SONG ON AN ALBUM, YOU HAD TO BUY THE ENTIRE THING. WE NOW LIVE IN AN AGE WHERE NO ONE BUYS MUSIC ANYMORE NO ONE. YOU HAVE THINGS LIKE PANDORA, ITUNES, AND YOUTUBE. FOR GAGA TO SEEL THE AMOUNT OF RECORDS AND SINGLES SHE HAS IS HUGEEEEEE..I CHALLENGE SOMEONE TO NAME JUST ONE ARTIST WITHIN THE PAST THREE YEARS WHO HAS SOLD MORE THAN HER..NOBODY!!! BECAUSE NO ONE BUYS MUSIC ANYMORE..AND FOR HER TO STILL GET PEOPLE TO BUY MUSIC IS HUGE…I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID TO UNDERTAND THE SIMPLE CONCEPT THAT PEOPLE IN THE 80'S HAD TO BUY ALBUMS, THEY HAD TO….THATS WHY MICHAEL AND MADONNA SOLD SO MUCH



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    Re: beautifulchild – UMMM YEAH…AND WITH NO INTERNET TOP STEAL HER STUFF EITHER..EVERYONE HAD TO BUY HER CD'S IF THEY WANTED TO HEAR EVEN ONE SONG..THATS WHY SHE SOLD SO MUCH..OMFG..ARE PEOPLE THIS STUPID THEY CANT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF PIRACY IN THIS DAY AND AGE??!!! OMGGGGG….



  43. 43

    Re: beautifulchild – WAIT NO, THAT REPLY WASN'T FOR YOU..LOL IT WAS FOR "M"



  44. 44

    She sucks.



  45. 45

    you mean in the past 6 or so years?



  46. 46

    To the people comparing digital sales to physical sales, you simply can't. Anyone old enough to remember actually holding a vinyl LP in your hands knows what I mean. If you supported the artist, you went out and bought the LP and if you REALLY liked them, you also bought the cassette to play in your car (or you taped the LP). And as great as LPs and cassettes were, they weren't as durable or convenient as CDs and MP3s. Even though CDs can scratch, they still outlasted LPs, which could easily scratch or wear down, or cassettes, that tended to get eaten up by your player or sounded like they were recorded underwater after too many plays. So people bought and then eventually re-bought the albums to replace their worn down albums/cassettes, and then when CDs arrived, people bought the CDs to replace their LPs and cassettes. People didn't really have a problem with buying music, then.
    It wasn't until the early 90s or so that record stores started offering listening booths so that you could preview an album before you bought it, but that still meant you had to get up off your ass to go to a record store, so chances are you were going to buy something. Now, the internet has made it easier to preview music and to get it for free. Anyone can listen to and download "Poker Face" for free. So why is it actually selling? That's the point here. Her biggest single via paid download sold as much as some artist's biggest singles that were available in physical sales.

  47. JLa says – reply to this


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    Ok she is a great talent but she is no legend!! She is all about hype and its how she is being marketed. And plus Perez the real reason you are on her side is because she is pro gay rights which is good. But come one it should be about music quality as well. To me she is another Britney Spears!! Her music will be forgotten in 10 years!! Digital sales means nada to all of her fans are people under the age of 30. Once she crosses different generations and different cultures then maybe then we will compare her to legends such as Michael, Madonna, Mariah Carey etc..



  48. 48

    Yay! She has a record for which she is being compared to the last 10 years… I would be so proud of that….

    Get over yourself.. really it isn't that much…



  49. 49

    Congrats on making up your own "records" again. It's great how you always invent ways to artificially praise her. "Certified" artists??? I other words, they made up a new category just to make it seem like she accomplished something. HAHAHAHAHA!



  50. 50

    Not to mention the "history" of digital sales is what? A couple years old?? great achievement …. NOT!



  51. 51

    Way to go GaGa!



  52. 52

    Not surprised, she can do anything. SHE IS IT!!!

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    Re: M: – Ahead of Madonna in sales are the Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Abba. You can't just make shiz up.