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Born This Way Staying Strong Atop The Billboard 200!

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Lady GaGa's latest album, Born This Way is standing strong at the top of Billboard 200 chart, with 1.11 million copes of the album already sold, and it has no signs of losing its footing!

According to Nielsen Soundscan, it will almost certainly be number one next week, with an estimated 200,000 copies expecting to be sold!


Not too shocking! It is Born This Way nation, after all!

Congratulations, Mother Monster!

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106 comments to “Born This Way Staying Strong Atop The Billboard 200!”

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    Fat little cookie monsters had better buy 10 more copies each. The falloff has already been called a "staggering drop".

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    The only reason this is even a post is because everyone knows that Billboard had to think about their decision to let this shit be #1 because they have caught a lot of flack for counting the 440,000+ copies sold on Amazon with that 99 cent stuff. The only people who consider this a real record are her pathetic little trolls.. err I mean monsters. This album is horrible and will drop drastically now that the price is regular again. Little monsters everywhere other then the US should be shafted that they paid full price for this crap- so much for equality lmao lmao!!! Slap an ASTERISK on that bitch!

  3. 3

    Well deserved! The album is great, every song is awesome. Ok haters now start hating like you usually do, doenst it go something like, oh perez another gaga post or the album is a flop, or she sold them for 99 cents?? Lol. She isnt going anywhere but to the top as usual so please save your time and dont post the same old boring shit like you normally do. k thanks.

  4. 4

    really? i heard there was going to be an 85% drop in sales next week.

  5. 5

    I hardly consider a decline of over 900,000 albums in one week a success and "staying strong"…

  6. 6

    Taylor Swift sold 1.04 million the first week,320,000 copies sold the second week without cheating.

  7. 7

    Re: MsJules – i agree

  8. 8

    you forgot to mention it's the biggest drop for a second week album by an artist.

  9. 9

    How is having an 80% drop in sales NOT losing its footing? Just because no one is debuting an album that can't shift that many copies in a week doesn't make her #1 spot an achievement Perez.

  10. 10

    Re: myles88 – watch the trends.. she isn't going to the top.. she's already declining.. you delusional little monsters need professional help.

  11. 11

    wow thats gonna be a big drop!!! haha, adele can still top her honestly

  12. 12

    Ummmm thats nothing to be proud of what is that a 80% drop already!!!

  13. 13

    Re: MsJules
    Billboard never had to second guess their decision to include the Amazon figures, nor did they have to "let" it be #1. It's #1 for a 2nd week, a week without any price drops, because it's the top seller again this week. That's how their methodology works. Try a little more logic in your posts and less baseless assumptions to suit your own agenda.

  14. 14

    Congrats MM. You deserve it, even if you had a 99 cents sale you would still have high numbers. People just picked to buy the cheaper version but they would still have bought it for full price.

  15. 15

    AWESOME! I guess Hell will freeze over after all for the Gaga Haters… "she'll PLUMMET down the charts next week!!" Errr… not so much! Haters make you famous.

  16. 16

    Sucks to be a hater this week.

  17. 17

    Pig-vomit Mario Larvadrama, could you please provide hourly updates with graphs of the record-breaking decline in sales? Thanks chrome-dome.

  18. 18

    Re: rubberband

    Taylor cheated by blowing guys at Billboard.

  19. 19

    Re: SlaveMeh – Really? How is your album doing on the charts? Oh. Wait…

  20. 20

    Re: DanielDax – actually.. you'd be wrong- they wrote an entire article on deciding whether or not they were going to count the sales.. Please open your eyes and mind and do some research before you ATTEMPT to school me with some imaginative logic. I accept their choice to keep the numbers because they thoughtfully explained how unfortunately they are in a pickle because if they did this, they would have to consider their other chart counting as well.. ie a single sold for $1.29 on itunes as opposed to 99$ (but let’s be honest that wouldn’t even matter because the 99 cent singles on itunes are usually old and hardly charting or trending) So before you begin to tell me about assumptions and insult my intelligence, I suggest you take a little mouse click over to billboard and educate yourself. It was something they very much considered and weighed all aspects of.

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    Re: DanielDax – The article is entitled "Editor's Note: Why Billboard Isn't Revising Chart Policies for Lady Gaga's Amazon Deal" which clearly shows they considered it and even took time to address it. So if they weren't as i said "THINKING" about their decision there wouldn't have been an article explaining their stand point… you don't have an article with thought.. Dumb fuck.

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    Re: DanielDax – Matter of fact.. I'll just go ahead and quote the editor for you.. "Of course, that is not the same thing as saying I don't believe in making a policy change. We consider them and make them all the time, and this week may prompt us to do just that. But it won't be any simple decision." Soo this week the sales of lady Gaga cd's are prompting them to make a change in how they rank songs.. Say what you want… but its there in black and white- clearly they are not stead fast in their decision, but wont just willy nilly make a change… Feel free to rebuttal.. but I really dont see the need ;)

  23. 23

    Don't forget she's selling her CD in Walgreens I saw it at my local store last night. just shook my head. Desperate times calls for desperate measures!

  24. 24

    Easily the best album released this year! She still had the highest sales this year without the .99 cent Amazon copies. I notice that it's mainly the Adele fans upset by Lady GaGa's success. Listen to what you like and move on!

  25. 25

    Re: MsJules
    I actually read the article, probably long before you. See, I have done research before for the music industry; my mind is already open and I am very educated about these things, but I do find your pitiful attempt to be condescending toward me amusing. They didn't write an article on whether or not they'd include it; they wrote one explaining their reason WHY they included it after complaints from Britney fans. Nice try, though.

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    Re: MsJules – haha such a sad sad person you are. If you dislike her so much why do u spend your time and day posting stuff abt her??? Why do you have to be sooo jealous of her. If you dont like her then thats fine but ur making yourself look like an idiot. And yes I am a monster and proud of it, but thats just me being a fan. I am a fan of other artist to but i dont take the time out of my day to post hate about them, Im not sad like you.

  27. 27

    Born this way nation? Mother monster? How old are you again?

  28. 28

    Re: MsJules
    Again, potato head, they were NOT thinking of "letting" the album go #1, which is what you said. The album would have gone #1 regardless of the Amazon sales. You read the article, but obviously you didn't comprehend it. I didn't have to insult your intelligence; you're doing a good job by yourself showing the world what an idiot you are.

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    Re: SpiceGuy – You mad booboo!!!

  30. 30

    Re: myles88

    Ahhh, stfu. I'm so sick of people whining about other's difference in opinion. If we didn't have different perspectives we would all be a boring group of people. Please suck it up. We are all different. Just because Lady Gaga promoted the shit out of herself for this album doesn't mean it was gonna do well.

    And for your information, monsters…i mean fans…I am not a hater or jealous of anyone. I could care less about the wench.

  31. 31

    Because she strategically released it in May when no other over marketed artists were releasing albums. Plus she gave half of the copies away. Another reason is there are a lot of freaks out there that think she is the real deal and cares about them. She probably calls them "retards" to her "Haus" when she is not on camera, which is rarely.

  32. 32

    Maybe if she's lucky it's not too late to join the Debbie Gibson/ Tiffany tour next year. With those dance moves in Judas video I think they are out of her league.

  33. 33

    Re: SlaveMeh – How could I be? An artist I like is #1 for the second week in a row and you are a faceless nobody who hates that she is. I'm fantastic actually! How are you?

  34. 34

    Re: MsJules
    "Of course, that is not the same thing as saying I don't believe in making a policy change. We consider them and make them all the time, and this week may prompt us to do just that. But it won't be any simple decision."
    Don't you know that's just another passive-aggressive way of saying, "we'll take your ideas into consideration?" He said this week MAY prompt them to do that, MAY indicating uncertainty, but probably unlikely. There's nothing he said that actually indicates any PROMPTING on their part.

  35. 35

    Hey Perez,
    What time tomorrow can we expect a post about her "Epic" or "Amazing" record sales? Because this same post has been reappearing every single day for over a week.
    Do you ever get tired of being Gaga's bitch?

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    Re: myles88 – you know whats funny.. I think that most of the people who dislike her.. dislike her fans more then her.. its her fans that actually push people even further to disliking her. I post about her.. because well i post about a lot of stuff on this site.. clearly if you posted on anything other then gaga shit you would know that… You hate anyone who doesn't agree with you, but jealous of lady gaga as a person? hardly…sure who wouldn't love to have her money.. but thats about it..the weird life style, the tacky costumes, the fame.. she can keep all that.

  37. 37

    Re: StinkyPerez – it's because he's getting paid and thinks she likes him.

  38. 38

    A regular second week sales drop is around 50%. 70-80% is completely unheard of for a release as big as this.

  39. 39

    Re: DanielDax – aww your comment attempt was cute.. for a middle aged man who plays on perez hilton. LOL.. Lady Gaga's album will not stay on top of itunes.. its currently being beat by a EUKELE cd.. lmao thats is pure comedy!!! I would have debut at #1 simply because there were no other albums in the running…Do you think its a coincidence she decided to debut her album during a week when no other top contenders had even considered it? Kinda easy to debut at #1 when there is no competition for your genre to even provide some competition. Either way I don't care her album will plummet and continue to not see any radio play and there fore my ears will be spared.

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    Re: bushman988 – THANK YOU!!! Thats exactly what I was just saying to Mr. dax as he arrogantly made a comment saying she would have debut at #1 regardless.. well thats a no brainer… if theres only one person running the race.. that person is going to be a winner. People are so simple minded ;)

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    oops, posted too soon. I meant to add that such a huge sales decrease in just one week is a huge sign that only her devoted fans are buying this, everyone else can tell it's garbage. If an album is truly great word of mouth and new fans will keep album sales far more steady.

  42. 42

    lolz!! i am a stupid retard!!! lolz!!!

  43. 43

    I hope Adele reclaims her #1 spot. Sorry.

  44. 44

    I mean.. honestly.. none of her singles are even in the top 5.. and edge of glory is barely hanging on to the top 8 spot.. and none of her other "EPIC singles" even being in the top 20 so if you can honestly come up with a justification defending this album as being #1 (other then inflated sales and a perfectly executed release date) you win the prize. I'll be pressed if any one can even find me a radio station (not some local small one) that even has her songs on their playlist.

  45. 45

    Her sales are dropping because she sucks. Perez, Caca's shit is caking your nose again; go clean it.

  46. 46

    Wait am I understanding this right she sold 1.11 million this week and next week is expected to only sell 200,000 albums? That's a drastic drop.

  47. 47

    Re: bushman988 – Totally. I think this is obvious to everyone EXCEPT Perez. It's a damn shame he's so insecure that he can't tell when he's being used. High school all over again.

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    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR. – you have too much time on your hands if you took a picture of the girl with that similiar name and drew on it in an attempt to make a fake account insulting her. Whos the retard? Clearly the person who is so obsessed they go out of their way to make an account devoted to a perez hilton commenter.

  49. 49

    This is the biggest drop in a second week ever!!! I knew it would happen though. That's not staying strong. Next!!!!

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    Its just an album guys not a something that totally changes the world like you guys are making it. Good for Gaga for her sales and such, Good for adele for her sales it doesn't matter if its 99 cents or 10 bucks money is money and that sale got people from illegally downloading it as much because a buck isn't a lot of money so stop bitching. It was a smart business move and i would say that for any artist who did that

  52. 52

    Re: MsJules – example Britney Spears, Another example Susan Boyle, another example Adele when 21 first came out, and i have a feeling the same with Beyonce when her album drops, sales of singles do not directly correlate with album sales

  53. 53

    I will truly enjoy watching her FAIL big time. It's coming. Doesn't she know people see her as a joke? She must only listen to her army of freaks.

  54. 54

    Re: MsJules – Her new songs aren't really radio friendly, and I think that's going to hurt her the most. None of her newer songs, maybe except for "Edge of Glory" and "Born This Way" would sound good on the radio. Some of them are interesting, but they would sound better in a club or a fashion show or something, but they aren't something that would be on the airwaves (that's just my opinion).

  55. 55

    didnt she sell it for 99cents?????… THATS DESPERATE!… thats becoz JUDAS and The Edge.. failed in the charts

  56. 56

    Re: SpiceGuy – lol your happy with an 85% drop you fool!!!

  57. 57

    Have you looked at the iTunes charts lately fat-a$$??? Adele has booted Gaga off the top. Adele is queen. All the little monsters bought the album in the first week. By the second week, Gaga's Born this way will not be #1. I can assure you that.

  58. 58

    Re: myles88 – Completely agree with ya. To bad the haters aren't mature enough to understand that.

  59. 59

    good lady gaga deserves all the success. However I agree it was a smart business move maybe other artist can also do this and start selling there albums for 99 cents for the ntire week thats the only way i can see artist starting to sell there music in millions again.

  60. 60

    Re: Cherry gaga – so basically thanks to gaga what once used to be an accomplishment and only a certain group of elite people reached that accomplishment will be reduced to something banal and easily attainable. awesome

  61. 61

    Re: MsJules
    Middle aged? Now you're resorting to ad hominem attacks seeing that you got owned, but I don't recall stating my age. Another one of your baseless assumptions. The fact that GaGa released an album during a non-competitive week has nothing to do with the way the album has performed. You might as well shoot down every one elses accomplishments whose album ever debuted at #1. The fact that she's #3 on Itunes has nothing to do with how well it's selling elsewhere; her 2nd week at #1 next week indicates that. And this "ukelele album" that you're trying to make fun of is actually a well received album by none other than Eddie Vedder. I suppose you've heard of him.

  62. 62

    Re: anonymous_cool
    But the article just posted is saying BTW WILL be #1 for the 2nd week. Did you not read it?

  63. 63

    Re: Glamour_is_the_Life – Exactly… But enough people don't have enough common sense to realize that. Or they're Britney fans looking for excuses.

  64. 64

    Wow, this album is really getting under some of you peoples' skin. And why? Because everything you said was going to happen about it (it would be a flop, it would fall of the charts next week) didn't? Look, I despise it that people like Britney & Taylor Swift can debut @ #1 and artists like Florence + The Machine has never seen the inside of the US top ten, but why whine about it and tear down their fans or the artists themselves? Who's to say you or I have better taste? If you really hate Lady G so much, you probably need to ask yourself what is it about YOU you don't like that makes you hate her so much. It's really not that healthy to try to insult a fan of someone you hate or try to change their mind or argue about something you have no control over. Use this energy for something more constructive…or just get over it.

  65. 65

    Re: ohthatj
    How does Billboard lack credibility? They're a trade magazine..they're not your typical newsstand publication. They're considered the Bible of the music industry. Subscriptions run like $180.00 a year. Their chart listings aren't subjective…they're based on actual sales data, airplay, etc.

  66. 66

    Re: MsJules
    Inflated sales? LOL What does that even mean? She sold more than 2 million copies around the world in one week.

  67. 67

    Re: Fetish
    Love Florence! Hence my screenname!

  68. 68

    MsJules sei una puttana!! lolz!!

  69. 69

    This is seriously wrong Perez. You are so biased when it comes to Gaga. This is a HUDGE drop. People should tweet him telling him to stop feeding us this propaganda. It's not right. I'm in grade 11 and in my english class we learned that when we write an artical it is very unprofessional to be biased. This is just wrong Perez, this is Gaga's worst year yet, and you act like it's her best. It's not right, you should know better…

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    Re: Phibes
    You forgot to mention within that same sentence of that quote, they wrote "it's not unusual to see albums that are heavily front-loaded in terms of first-week sales fall off a cliff in their second week."

  71. 71

    GO GAGA!!!!! WHOOOH!!!!! Amazing! An amazing album deserves to be #1 for as long as it can. So happy for your success Gaga you deserve all of it. ALL OF IT!!!! There is just no one like you and there will never be anyone like you, EVER!!! PAWS UP MONSTERS!!!! (")(")

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    For those familiar with 80s trivia, Lady Gaga is not Madonna. Gaga is Cindy Lauper (look her up). Katy Perry is Madonna.

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    And hello!!! People who are saying its drop is something bad. Taylor Swift's album only, lol ONLY, sold 182,000 it's second week. So this is a sign that this album is a steady seller and is doing well. I predict this album will sell a good 2.5 million or possibly 3 million by the end of the year in the US alone. And it will probably sell more if Gaga chooses her singles right. :) LOVE YA MOMMA MONSTER!!!! PAWS UP MONSTERS!!! :) (")(")

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    Re: imgoingtobeGFF – NVM bout the Tay Tay album. Lol. :) It was the only # I remembered. Haha Opps! :B

  75. FS says – reply to this


    Drop This Way

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    Re: GoodBoyNC – Point given, however, falling off a cliff is scarcely a ringing endorsement of (proclaimed) album of the decade. ;-) regards

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    Re: ladyloowho11
    Your 11th grade English teacher should be more concerned about teaching you how to spell.

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    Re: maxie pad
    Not sure where you're going with your analogy, but Cyndi was always more talented than Madonna, the fact that Gaga is NOT Madonna is the reason why some people like her, and Katy Perry sucks…ok…so now I see where you're going.

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    Re: imgoingtobeGFF – The country/pop singer’s new album, Speak Now, notches its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with an impressive 320,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan as reported by Billboard.

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    Re: rubberband – I said NVM!!!! Jeez. lol

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    Hi Everyone, I'm new!!! So let me comment about this topic. I found quite interesting that Billboard magazine rushed to predict about BTW second week sales while there are FOUR days left and the start of the week DID NOT look good for GaGa. iTunes reported Ukelele by Eddie Vedder, and Codes and Keys by Death Cab for Cutie as #1 for the past days. BTW even went down to #4. Also it went down on Amazon charts and worldwide album charts, depicting a huge fall in sales worldwide, too. So my question is: Why there was not such a rush to report Ukelele and Codes and Keys brief #1 spots in iTunes? Those are great albums. It would have giving them the push they need to prevail high. I think this early prediction of Gaga's second week sales is a wishful thinking by a fan writer or mere a paid promotion to boost sales.

  82. FS says – reply to this


    I've started the Anti-Gaga page. it's a blog spot page and it's gagacheat. check it out!

  83. 83

    omg lolz rolfmao!!! amazeballs!!!! LOOOOOooooooOOOOOOZZZZZZ!!!

  84. 84

    I love perez I love lady gaga I love electro_storm!!! LooLLZZ!!!

    Phibes sucks MsJules sucks LOLZ!!!

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    Re: MsJules – For the last freaking time, Amazon would have paid the minimum necessary for the album to count as a chart sale - THEY TOOK A LARGE LOSS SELLING IT AT 99C to promote their music service, Lady Gaga had nothing personally to do with their decision to sell at that price, frankly it would have been a stupid idea for her in the first week of the album being released. If a retailer pays the minimum necessary for the album to count for the charts then it doesn't matter what price they sell it at, if they choose to take a loss then that is their funeral, or rather most likely their gain in this case as they gained a lot of new customers for their music service. How you have the cheek to lecture others on getting their facts right I do not know, gods, I know I shouldn't feed the trolls but this misconception about Gaga having anything to do with the Amazon deal is really pissing me off!

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    It is a great album….Pleasantly surprised….I think the majority of the album is better than the singles she is releasing so far, but it is all good (I do love Judas)….. Marry the Night, Heavy Metal Lover, Bloody Mary, Americano, Schiebe and Hair are EXCELLENT!!!Haters should actually listen to the album instead of saying their inane stuff they always say…Opinions are fine….untruths are not….LOVE YOU GAGA!!!

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    Re: Klou84 – I know right. Some of them are Madonna fans. But not everyone is like that, mostly those on this site.

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    Re: Saetana – Fuck that excuss Amazon cant do shit with an album without the artist permission…. Try again!!!!

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    Re: sanfran1 – This hater/ex fan has listened to the new album and the Fame is and was 100 times better then born this way!!! For the album of the decade dontcha think she should have sold more!! Dontch think gaga should have beaten britneys one week record for the biggest debut of any female artist ever with 1.3 million copies sold of oops i did it again!!

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    Re: Saetana – If you are really that stupid to believe that Gaga had NOTHING to do with the Amazon deal.. then you really don't even warrant a response from me. If you can honestly think that a woman who plastered her face on buses, subways and buildings and hawked interviews and put her face on anything that would pay her did not "know" and endorse and actually help with the Amazon thing you clearly need your head checked.

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    Re: Saetana – LOL!! You need to get laid and quick!! LOLZ!!

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    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR. – yea yea yea you made a fake account to post as someone else..you're really cool. Smh get a hobby- trying picking up a stamp collection or something.

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    Re: TheUglyTruth
    That's because Itunes and Amazon aren't the only places that sell albums. Billboard gets their information primarily from Soundscan, which tracks point of sale purchases from practically everywhere including actual stores that still sell CDs. You can't rely on just Amazon and Itunes to predict the charts for the following week. Remember a while back everyone thought it was going to be a duel between Mariah Carey and Paramore because they were neck and neck for the #1 spot in orders on Itunes and Amazon, and Barbra Streisand beat them both for the #1 spot on Billboard? No one really saw that coming.

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    MsJules my hobby:



    LOOOLLLLZ!!! awesome cumshot!!!!

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    Re: POPSCIDICTATOR. – I am not even tempted to click on that.. In fact I'm petrified.. but enjoy your cum shots baby :)

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    """gnegnegne….. I am not even tempted to click on that.. gnegnegne"""

    eheheheheheh… [B]LOOOLLLLLZ[/B] …ehehehehehe

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    Re: MsJules – Fine, so show me some evidence that Lady Gaga was involved with the Amazon promotion, maybe then I'll take you seriously. After all, it was no secret that she was involved in the Best Buy deal and with the Zynga promotion so don't you think its a little odd that there has been not so much as a peep about her being involved with Amazon? Lady Gaga, much as I love her, is a fame whore, she never keeps her involvement with promotion secret. Don't get me wrong, I could see her collaborating on something like that once the album had been out for a while but at this stage it makes no sense at all ;o)

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    i am a britney fan
    but after listening to born this way h become a fan of gaga
    britney's last album is a piece of shit

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