Lady Gaga Marches to a Million in First Week

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is truly on the edge of glory. The pop superstar is set to do what few have done in recent years—sell a million albums in her first week.

Billboard projects that Gaga’s third album Born This Way will sell over a million copies when final numbers are announced next week.

Amazon.com has contributed to the sales boost, offering the album as a .99 download for two days this week. According to Gaga’s manager Troy Carter, her camp was not responsible for the discounted pricing which the online retailer set. “Although we weren’t aware of Amazon’s deal that they were offering, I applaud them for their efforts,” Carter told The Lefsetz Letter.

The album, available at over 27,000 non-traditional retailers worldwide, moved at least 500,000 units on its first day of release and was on track to do a million prior to the second day of Amazon’s promotion.

Gaga becomes the first artist since Taylor Swift to sell a million copies in her first week. The country crooner’s album Speak Now opened with sales of 1.047 million units last fall. Lil Wayne is also a member of the milli club with Tha Carter III, which registered 1.005 million copies in June 2008.



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176 Comments

  1. EL

    Go, Gaga! .99 cents promotion and all.

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @EL, Now that I didn’t know. I was about to say even though Gaga’s not my girl those are old-time numbers, and give her props. But .99 is what you have to do now to get that, I guess. Nothing against her, actually.

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  2. Yeah

    ^_^ pathetic

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    YeahYouBitch Reply:

    @Yeah, and you’re better PLEASE SIT YO ASS DOWN BITCH

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @Yeah, you sad mo fo’. JEALOUS more like. GAGA SLAYED US ALL. she is the queen, i mean what more proof do you need? its just one slay after another, one wig after another…….HAIL THE QUEEN

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Tiffany, Once you get your head out of Gaga’s rear end you might be able to see the world more clearly (and it’ll smell better). If I was Gaga I’d be scared of “fans” like you. I hope you’re getting paid for what you do.

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    jayden Reply:

    @Yeah, if she’s so pathetic, then why did her album sell 1 mill on its 1st week out!! your the one who’s pathetic

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  3. trailblazer

    Haha I think she can sell more than miss Taylor Swift and Lil Wayne o.O

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    . Reply:

    @trailblazer, no she can’t bitch was predicted to sell 900.000 until that 0.99 bullshit! CHEAP BITCH

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    thecool Reply:

    @., WOOOOOH Is it THAT serious

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    afds Reply:

    didnt u read the article
    it was amazon’s decision to sell it for .99 cents
    gaga had nothing to do with it jealous dipshit

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @afds,

    No One Is Jealous Hunn, The Simple Fact That It’s STILL ON SALE FOR .99 CENTS IS JUST PATHETIC!

    The Bitch Is Traumatized From The First Week Sales From “The Fame” That She Lowered Her Standards Sad :(

    #QueenBeyonce2011

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  4. Music Lover

    I think its sad how we praise gaga for selling her album for a $1.00 and bash rihanna like a dog for doing the same thing.

    Damn shame man

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    RDK Reply:

    @Music Lover,well that is why we have a word called Bias.

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    Name here Reply:

    @Music Lover, because ppl love to hate rihanna for no good reason

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  5. antonio

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she did around 1.5 million this week. Either way, Born This Way is gonna be the highest selling album of 2011. I am predicting US sales between 5 – 6 million and WW sales between 12.5 – 15 million, somewhere around 13.75 million

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    afds Reply:

    @antonio,
    yeah the her UK sales have skyrocketed and also in other countries

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  6. Kyle

    so gaga is selling her album for .99? I guess she’s selling it for what it’s worth…

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    Daniel Reply:

    @Kyle, You are so dumb, they (AMAZON) Bought The album and they are selling it for that much, Gaga isn’t selling it for that much they are, and they are oly selling it for that much because the Amazon server crashed when the album was being downloaded by people.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Daniel,

    that’s not true. amazon originally offered the album for 99 cents the FIRST DAY. that’s why their servers crashed. and online retailers don’t BUY albums. they pay record companys for the right to sell their products, but not per unit.

    the real question is how many of those people would have bought it if it wasn’t 99 cents. i sure A LOT of casual fans bought it off amazon that wouldn’t have bought it otherwise.

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    . Reply:

    @Kyle, they calculated all the sales so far, and from what they saw Gaga sold about 500,000+ albums excluding Amazon, so she wouldn’t have done bad either way.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @Kyle, I couldn’t agree more.

    Say what you want but its a FACT that she would not sell as much as Lil Wayne or Taylor Swift without the .99c promotion. Her album was actually barely going to do 700k prior to the sale.

    As usual for this fraud of an “artist”..just another GIMMICK.

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  7. Huh?!

    Well Dayum! Congrats Gaga! I am sure the selling it on Amazon for a .99 cents helped too. You couldn’t pay me to buy that shit!

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    tell'em Reply:

    @Huh?!, LOL. I wouldn’t download that shit for FREE.

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  8. brian b...

    Well good for her, she’s been promoting this shit for a year now!! I’m impressed I won’t lie..

    With that being said, I wouldn’t spend my money on it, hell I haven’t even bothered to bootleg it!!

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    tell'em Reply:

    @brian b…, same here. I have no interest in hearing Madonna’s B-side cutting room floor records.

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  9. Marcus Monster

    And she did this after turning the huge Target promo down for there stance on gay rights. Go GAGA!!!!!

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    . Reply:

    @Marcus Monster, shows that she’s not in it for the money at all! I love her!

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  10. bri_bre

    not a huge gaga fan …BUT will the people who said her album was gonna flop plz stand up and leave a comment now ..thats okay ill wait for you to pick your faces up off the ground lol

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    RDK Reply:

    @bri_bre,well for 99c even i would buy it for the fun of it and i am not even a fan.

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    afds Reply:

    @RDK,
    do it i did the same i wasnt a big fan cuz i thought she was just like rihanna and katy perry but turns out her music is more interesting
    still not a superfan but yeah i agree this album did not flop and people are saying it might sell more than the fame which sold more than 18 million worldwide i think

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  11. TheOne

    When she first started I said to myslef “she wont last long. Does she really think people will fall for her gimmicky bullshit?” Nevertheless, here we are today and she is still going strong selling one million her first week. You have proven me wrong GaGa. Congrats! Keep herding those sheep.

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    Jay S. Reply:

    @TheOne, RESPECT

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    afds Reply:

    @TheOne,
    hahahaha funny but how come taylor swift sold 1.04 albums
    1) she has a weak voice
    2) shes not interesting
    3) she acts like a squeaky clean princess when we all know she changes boyfriends like clothes

    i understand lil wayne though and i hope gaga can beat taylor swift but i hope she doesnt beat weezy cuz i like him more

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    tell'em Reply:

    @TheOne, herding those sheep is correct. The lemmings will buy whatever they’re told to..

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  13. Jessy tho

    LMFAO at everyone talking about gaga … I guess yall can’t read …. The part where amazon set the 99 cents not GAGA. bahahahahahahahaha. It’s like y’all illiterate

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  14. DeeJay

    Congrats, proof to never count somebody out, to all the nay sayers!

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  15. JAY

    I’m sorry but selling your album for 99 cents is a cheap ploy to get your album to number because you’re not confident enough in the material.

    I may as well download it for free instead of paying a measly 99 cents. lol

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    . Reply:

    @JAY, are you dumb? did you not read the article. Gaga and her team had nothing to do with that.

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    RDK Reply:

    @.,so she have no say in it,people selling her work for 99c,so you saying she is ok with it?,are she can,t do nothing about it.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @RDK, THANK YOU.

    People are so quick to believe everything they read. The label was worried that the album sales weren’t going to match the hype and then that sale appeared.

    I’d rather get some nuggets from Wendys, thank you.

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    afds Reply:

    @JAY,
    why is that bad???
    people who cant afford 15 dollars now can buy it for a buck
    i think its a good thing because not everyone can throw away money on albums these days

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    . Reply:

    @afds, so now even I can put an album out and it would do good. Allot of albums is gonna pass Thriller if they sell albums this cheap. Fuck this bullshit.

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    Andrew Reply:

    @afds, and now all fans can buy 30-50 copies instead of 3-5. Just to support their mama monster…

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  16. Aaliyah

    bitch trying to break Britney’s record for highest first week sales for a solo artist ever.

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    afds Reply:

    @Aaliyah,
    britneys shit now did u see her at the billboard awards where she even messed up lip synching
    gaga and beyonce rule the world now britney should go away and take care of her kids

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @afds, why? you mad she’s still selling $1000,- tickets, still getting more money off of each show than bey and gaga? you mad Britney’s first album sold more than bey’s first 3 albums combined? more than the fame & the fame monster combined?

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    . Reply:

    @Aaliyah, this is 2011!! stop living in ’99!

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @., well this is 2011 and yes she’s still selling $1000,- tickets, still getting more money off of each show than bey and gaga.

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    maya Reply:

    @Aaliyah, wait how is that? brit sold a mill in the first week before?! huh Wayne did that 3 years ago

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @maya, yes she sold 1.3 million in the first week, wayne did 1 million.

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  17. -_-

    Are you all that retarded… Did you even read the article… IT stated that GAGA did NOT KNOW that amazon was selling the album for 99 cents. you retards. It was amazons idea not gaga’s so next time read the fucking article before you post stupid shit. cause you look dumb

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    Kyle Reply:

    @-_-,

    so i guess gaga should come out and say that all the albums AMAZON sold for 99 cents shouldn’t count toward her total sales since she had nothing to do with it.

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    . Reply:

    @Kyle, I agree.

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    afds Reply:

    @Kyle,
    yes it should its still a legal transaction so therefore it counts

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    tell'em Reply:

    @Kyle, co-sign

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    maya Reply:

    @Kyle, agreed!

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    Patboy Reply:

    @Kyle, You all are idiots living in a fantasy world. The fact that it was amazons idea to sell it for a discounted price meant that they thought that selling it for that discounted price would maximize their profits, whether that was for selling the album, or to promote something else. Its called marketing you fools. Of course they count. You guys wouldn’t be saying this shit if it was like a 2 dollars off discount.

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  18. LOL

    Miss @Aaliyah would u shut up… first of all u go buy britneys naisley sung album and she cant even make records to break… and secondly i am not a fan of this Lady gaga but this albums good and if it sell s like 1.5 million guess waht only 0.4 million would come from the 99cents whereas others like on itunes people are buying it on full priice and its still number 1… and amazon is doing this deal not lady gagag… are u illiterate or just a stupid britney fan bashing other artists… just pls everybody stop…. Just enjoy every song…..

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @LOL, Did I bash her? And babe Britney’s the one who broke hundreds of records. Don’t worry I bought BTW, I can only listen to half of it though.

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  19. Judas

    GaGa didnt give away the album for 99 cents. Amazon did. That was their way of getting more people to buy from their store and give itunes a run for their money. Plus on iTunes alone tha album sold more than 300,000 thats more than the total sales of femme fatale. Born This Way has sold 2.2 million worldwide since its release, making it this years 3rd best selling album. And when youre an artist your job is to promote the shit out of your album if you really love it! Plus the album is a solid 11/10

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  20. ITZLELEBITCH

    THE ALBUM IS TRASH & NO SHADE …. BUT BRITNEYS NEW ALBUM IS BETTA ITS JUST HAD POOR PROMO FROM HER TEAM !!!

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    Kisses Reply:

    @ITZLELEBITCH, ikr, I LOVE FF and I’m not even a fan. BTW is good though but FF is better.

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    afds Reply:

    @Kisses,
    hahah femme fatale is meaningless club songs
    britneys voice and style hasnt evolved at all in almost 12 years
    gaga has evolved in just 2 1/2 years
    to be a true icon you must be able to reinvent yourself and that is what gaga has over brit
    -oh yeah and the voice too

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    Aaliyah Reply:

    @afds, Britney reinvented herself plenty of times bitch.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @ITZLELEBITCH, Yall are lying to yourselves if you think Born This Way is better than Femme Fatale. O_o

    Say what you will about Britney’s voice but lets be real. GaGa’s new music is pretty terrible.

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  21. Ikaryss

    I wanna know why high numbers always = talent or success.

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  22. GAGA

    The Queen….britney can go warm up The Queen some soup!

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  23. Kenneth

    all of you ignored the article and spread your hate without reading didn’t you? it was AMAZON that did the 99 cents, it isnt her fault, amazon had to pay for every download so it isnt like she didn’t sell every item for full price, amazon just bought them.

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    . Reply:

    @Kenneth, you know they can pay amazon to say it was amazon so they wouldn’t come off as desperate?

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    .. Reply:

    @., So Gaga paid Amazon to sell it at 99 cents? Did you remember to wear your tinfoil hat? I bet you figured the world was gonna end last weekend aswell? No wait, let me guess you prolly believe our government was behind 9-11?

    Let’s see this proof. Or are you just talking out of your ass?

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    RDK Reply:

    @..,hehehe.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @., They don’t want to acknowledge they’re likely being lied to. Believe what you will but if you thing that .99c promotion was Amazon’s idea alone you’re lost in this world.

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  24. muff diver

    Gaga will soon rule the world! Obama should declare her birthday a national holiday.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @muff diver, there’s already Halloween. We’re good.. -_-

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    Deecay Reply:

    @tell’em, Ha!

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  25. truthteller

    Beyonce who? Looks like her wig was snatched…Gaga got Bey panicking

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  26. Sarah Browne

    This album is amazing. Also proof that GaGa did not know about Amazon is that on her twitter she posted the link to iTunes. Chill out people and read the article. This is impressive.

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  27. tired

    passes out

    YASSSS

    MOTHER GODGA

    SLAYING THE INDUSTRY!!!

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  28. alicia

    @ truthteller..queenbey dont have to sell her album for 99 cents t hit a million what dumbass ..but congrats to gaga tho cause she likes bey

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    afds Reply:

    @alicia,
    beyonce doesnt sell albums or even singles she makes money by touring
    but yeah gaga and bey are great in their own ways so please no feuds about them cuz they are friends

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  29. Stefani Germanotta

    All Hail Queen Gaga! Im so proud of Mother Monster! She’s amazing! && BTW is the best album ever! :D

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  30. tom

    This is a slap in the face to real artists who did it the old fashioned way. She should be embarrassed she needed to do this to sell one million copies. She makes me sick!

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    tired Reply:

    @tom, your mad she still was gone sell over a million

    huns dont be so upset!!

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  31. bub

    Ha. I seriously doubt that. Congratulations Gaga.

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  32. Erika

    If anyone actually READ the article it says Gaga and her team aren’t responsible for Amazon selling the digital download for $0.99. So not her fault and not her fault it’s on such high demand.

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  33. SMH

    With that price every artist can sell 3000000+ or even 10000000

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    Oh look SMH is an idiot Reply:

    @SMH, …but not every artist can top itunes. Go look around where her album is 99 cents. You ignorant peice of crap.

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  34. Dj

    I honestly think this is the best album I’ve heard in 2011. Haters are gonna hate and you may not like her but she makes music that really puts these other “pop stars” to shame. It’s Gaga’s world right now and I got respect for her grind. The numbers don’t lie…

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  35. Bran

    Truth is Gaga put out one kick-ass album. ‘Scheibe’, ‘Americano’, ‘Marry The Night’, ‘Hair’, ‘The Edge of Glory’, ‘You and I’, ‘Electric Chapel’ (might aswell do the whole tracklist at this point) are just freaking slayers of epic proportions!
    She would have no doubt hit a million easily without Amazon doing it’s 99 cent thing. This woman went on a freakin promotion escapade beyond what other artist could …or would even care to go on. And Gaga gets no less than she deserves. The statistics prove it. And thats coming from someone who really doesn’t even care how my idol’s chart. She has one of the best voices, intelligence, and performances/entertainments in the industry and thats enough for me. Take her picture haters, ‘Born This Way’ freakin slayed.

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    Xjames Reply:

    @Bran, ^^^ pretty much this.

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    LMAO Reply:

    @Bran, bitch just no, she wouldn’t have sold 1M if amazon didn’t extended the thing. She was predicted to sell 800.000 WITH the 24 hour 0.99$ deal but now that they extended it she can pass the 1M mark.

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    Bran Reply:

    @LMAO, awww someone sounds butthurt. are you butthurt? does it sadden you that Gaga is ruining your pathetic life by making you post about her. Is the obsession overwhelming? Lady Gaga appreciates your dedication. That’s why she is on top.

    Here’s a thought, get over her. She would have easily topped 1M. The album is fantastic. It was hyped beyond all others. It’s a million seller no matter what you “think”.

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    afds Reply:

    @LMAO, BITCH no to you
    she sold 800k copies in only 3 days she would have confidently made it past the 1 mil mark

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    LMAO Reply:

    @afds, LOL NO it didn’t, cheap bitches!

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    iAgree Reply:

    @Bran, Agreed. Nearly every song on the album is amazing. No wonder it’s doing so well on itunes and other retailers.

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  36. Cheating?

    I think it’s so unfair to other artists who actually sells their album for a normal album price. If every artist do this everyone would sell more than 1M. In the first day people bought 350k–400k 0.99$ BTW.

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    .. Reply:

    @Cheating?, be sure to go whine to amazon. It was their choice to promote themselves by selling the Gaga album at 99 cents.

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    Cheating? Reply:

    @.., well like Kyle said: so i guess gaga should come out and say that all the albums AMAZON sold for 99 cents shouldn’t count toward her total sales since she had nothing to do with it.

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    .. Reply:

    @Cheating?, keep “crying” about why don’t ya? It’s an album on sale, its a consumer choice to buy it, it was bought and paid for, it counts. Don’t like it? Go make believe in your own little world where it doesn’t count. Until then, keep crying.

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    maya Reply:

    @Cheating?, I agree. Very unfair. Other artist sell their’s for $10 & anyone who believes gaga had nothing to do w| amazon, it’s such BS! Gaga should do something about it then, since it is HER album!

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  37. Ernest

    Lady Gaga is the current Pop Queen whether you like it or not. for the haters calling her cheap Amazon is Paying Lady Gaga the difference to sell her albums for .99 because they are competing with iTunes for example if the retail value of the album is $10 and they are selling it for $1 they have to pay Gaga $9 for each album sold. The promotion is part of Amazon’s strategy to win customers from Apple Inc.’s iTunes store, which controls the vast majority of the digital-music market.I bought Born This Way on the first day of release and the shelves were empty everybody i know has bought the album. Lady Gaga is the most powerful woman in the world right now according to Forbes im sure she wont have any problems selling albuums.

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    . Reply:

    @Ernest, she wasn’t going to sell 1M+ though

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    Wow Reply:

    @., Record sales are down. People don’t purchase cds as much. We can all listen and find Lady Gaga music somewhere on the net for FREE!The internet is slowly killing record labels and future artists.

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    . Reply:

    @Wow, Taylor Swift got 1M+ first week a few months ago so no!

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    Name here Reply:

    @Wow, no true all rihanna songs from loud leaked a week before it released and she her highest 1st week sales same with nicki kesha and others

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  39. Hugh

    I predict total sales in 2011 of 4m US and 12m WW.

    Many albums have had 99c deals on Amazon. I believe Taylor Swift did.

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    . Reply:

    @Hugh, no she did not, not everybody is gonna cheat their way to 1M.

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @Hugh,

    Some Albums Have Sold On Amazon For 3.99 And That’s Still A Reasonable Deal. .99 Cents Just Makes You Look Tacky & Desperate.

    #QueenBeyonce2011

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    me Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN, Did you spend your 99 cents on this album?

    Then don’t be so quick to think that just because people have 99 cents they’re going to spend it on GAGA.

    Whether you like it or not, people like GAGA. Why spread hatred around so much? You’re a Beyonce fan right?

    How come ya’ll didn’t say nothing about desperation when she sold those tickets for $20? It was all about how much she cared about her fans right?

    Some of you B fans are starting to sound like hypocrites

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  40. Kyle

    I think Lady Gaga deserves all the success that she is getting. She really is a hardworking woman and aside from her “Monster Ball” tour being one of the most successful tours of all time, her new album is AMAZING. She is the new Queen of Pop, whether you like it or not.

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  41. tia

    congratz to gaga,i like her but im not feeling this selling cds for 99 cent just to sale a lot of albums first week

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  42. Big Tit

    @., she was expected too does mean she couldn’t

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  43. Alejandro

    The album was sold on Amazon to promote there cloud program, Amazon is had to pay the label retail price for every cd sold, basically it was a promotion deal. SO EVERYBODY CAN SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT THE 99 CENTS SHIT.

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  44. nymo

    apparently some people doesn’t know the business, Amazon was the one who put the album .99 cents cuz they trying to complete with iTunes, not GaGa. Congratulations to Her, i hope she breaks records.

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  45. maya

    wack! Why she gotta stoop so low. Really feening for high #’s…

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  46. nojusthenry

    really who gives a fuck about numbers…. the album is amazing.. and so is gaga… her passion, didication, and talent… is truely amazing…

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  47. Dave

    Are people really hating on her for marketing her album and getting sales? Sorry, not all teams are as incompetent as the Britney team that give absolutely no promo to an album and flop around on the charts like a dying fish (aside from TTWE). The deluxe version which retailed for 21 dollars (sorry, no 99¢ deal for the deluxe one) is accounting for 70% of the sales, that is almost double what the standard version costs, and people still think the album is only selling thanks to the 99¢ deal? Gaga is selling like CRAZY. Look at iTunes, #1 in EVERY COUNTRY. THE DELUXE ONE. If we’re going to remove all the 99¢ sales, can we double the deluxe ones since it costs more? SMH……

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  48. stephenc

    Holy shit… that’s my new girlfriend. Dolla dolla bill yall

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  49. pretty latin rock swag

    Everyones freaking out cuz gaga is taking over the world! Monsters rejoice Gaga is here to slay!

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  50. LMAO

    QUEEN OF .99 CENTS!

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @LMAO,
    LMFAOOO YOU FORGOT *DRAG* QUEEN OF .99 CENTS :)

    #QueenBeyonce2011

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    girlbye Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN,

    As your friends ALWAYS mention…

    this is a gaga post. Who is talking about beyonce?

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  51. john

    I’m not a gaga fan at all….I give credit where due and she toured and all that shit and does stuff for gay rights. But how much of it is just a gimmick? I think a lot. She’s mad fake either now or before. Her first cd was fire her new shit is just horrendous. Fuck that gothic bring back the sorta 80s underground club crap. Femme Fatale was a way better cd. Personally and just for the record britney sold 1.25 million records in a week and almost all her studios have sold 500,000 or more in its first week blackout and femme Fatale were the only ones not to. So I say they both do their own thing but the queen will always be Madonna and britney is the princess. Period. No hatred should be brought upon either artists though. They both do their own thing and all have their own successes.

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  52. Coleworld

    Go Gaga! My prediction was right on point.

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  54. chunel

    0.99$ for Gaga that’s ok because she worth it but even if it was a unilateral decision of Amazon, it is still UNFAIR for other artists who would like to sell that much too…..

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  55. C94B

    She may have not decided to sell it $0.99, but Gaga fan or not, you cannot deny the fact that it overboosts sales, thus reaching the milli point.

    Nonetheless, it is a true testament to Lady Gaga boundaries-breaking popularity. I’m not a fan, I even think that the very concept of Lady Gaga is the biggest fraud in music History (By that I mean that she expresses herself in favor of spiritual freedom, acceptance of oneself, etc., while I think that her “ideology/doctrine/mentality” is co-created by her, ‘consumeristic’ society masterminds & record company bosses in order to match youth’s aspirations and Utopian ideas. These ideas are linkable to art, more precisely music, and they can successfully create the illusion of a connection, seen by corporation leaders as money), but accomplishing 1.000.000 sales (and probably more) in a week is an outstanding achievement. Congrats on Gaga.

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  56. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN

    PATHETIC! Bitch Had To Sell It For .99 Cents! All Other Artist Who Sold 1Million Their First Week Worked Their Ass Off & This RAT FACED BITCH Sells It For .99 Cents Obviously She’s Gonna Sell A Million.

    LADY CACA IS:
    TALENTLESS / PATHETIC / LOSER / AMETURE

    #QueenBeyonce2011

    Who Gon Check Me Boo??

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    Josh Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN, lmao you’re so pressed!

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @Josh, Lol Nope Boo I’m Not Pressed Just Upset :D Lol

    #QueenBeyonce2011

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    ??? Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN,
    “I’m Not Pressed Just Upset.”

    But why? You’re actually mad at her success? SMH

    Typical B stan. It’s okay. It’s not always about B. You know they both gettin’ money while you mad for free, right?

    Cursing, kicking, screaming in 5….4……3….2……1

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    QUEEN BEYONCE STANN Reply:

    @???, LMAO WHEN DID I BRING UP THE QUEEN?
    & WHO’S MORE PRESSED? MY OPINION OR THE BITCH WHO REPLYS TO IT :)???

    #QueenBeyonce2011

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    ??? Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN,

    “I’m Not Pressed Just Upset..” No comment needed, cause you’re still upset about someone S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

    You should try succeeding at some point in your life. You’d be surprised what it would do for all the high blood pressure you’re struggling with. (smile)

    ??? Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN,

    Oh btw. You brought up the queen by bringing yo tail to a GAGA post. Did you actually read your name when you typed it? lol Hypocrite much?

    ??? Reply:

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN,

    LADY CACA IS:
    TALENTLESS / PATHETIC / LOSER / AMETURE

    lol You forgot to mention millionaire…#smiling

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    ??? Reply:

    @???, Excuse me, billionaire with a B.

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    LOL Reply:

    @???, delusional cunt she doesn’t even have 25% of a billion so #sit!

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    Andrew Reply:

    @???, she doesn’t has all of this money. Her label has. She is just a project, good marketing project by Interscope.

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    ??? Reply:

    @LOL and Andrew,

    My status as a cunt has little to do with the fact that she’s still making MORE money than anybody on this blog. I’m already sitting. You’re the one in a uproar about SOMEONE ELSE’S FUNDS.

    So sad. You must not have enough to be worried about. Focus more on YOUR dough and not Lady Gaga’s and you won’t be so inclined to call people cunt. #smile

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    ??? Reply:

    @???, and just to inform you of some useful information…when you have to resort to calling people names…yep.

    You’ve already lost credibility in your comment. You are immediately viewed as a child in the playground who has run out of things to say…so you try to sound important by cursing.

    You can have a lollypop for looking so cute though! :-) I’m sorry you didn’t hurt my feelings.

    #betterlucknexttime

  57. mindgames

    undeserving gargoyle bitch

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  58. kiki

    i have not listened to this album still jamming to ‘the fame’ give a spin when i’m bothered.

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  59. roro

    i don’t get it…. she always acts like she’s this weird girl that the world doesn’t understand. yet she’s the top selling artist right now.
    if you’re selling millions, you really should stop acting like you’re an outcast that the world doesn’t accept.

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  60. Sleazy

    PEOPLE SEEMS TO FORGET RIHANNA SOLD RATED R FOR 99CENTS TO HW CAN YOU FORGET! I HATE GAGA BT SHE SELLNG ALBUMS MAKN MILLNS AND YOU? HATN ON A SCREEN

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  61. ???

    I’m confused. Beyonce sells her concert tickets for $20 and she’s a humanitarian.

    I’m not even gaga hard, but doesn’t the judgements seem a little out of place? Ya’ll just want to bicker. Damn shame.

    If women spent this much time being positive in their own lives, you wouldn’t even care about this stuff. Some of ya’ll is really that mad?

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    maya Reply:

    @???, concerts & albums are two different thing. please sit!

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    ??? Reply:

    @maya, Are they? Cause when it comes to Gaga counting her money, it’s all $$$. #There’s a seat right next to me…use it.

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    ??? Reply:

    @maya, and please don’t join the one trick pony gang. Please sit? LOL Who said I was standing?

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  62. megan

    if you buy a cell phone from best buy during the week her album comes out, it counts as an album sale too! he team is pulling all sorts of tricks to make sure she sells a milli in a week. SMH…

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  63. Mya

    I don’t see nothing wrong with this at all! All Albums should be 99 cent.I think it’s very smart why not. I hope Beyonce does the same

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  64. Drew

    with an album at 99 cents a “monster” will buy 20 copies….not impressed with the million in a week

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  65. andy

    why are yall hating? she has a goal and shes making damn sure she reaches it. yall just mad cause your fave couldnt sell 1 million haaa

    did it on em video at 3pm PST! yall ready?

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  67. JHP

    Congratulations to her then, not that it’s a huge surprise. I’d also like to point out the 99 cents thing is done for a lot of albums and they still don’t sale a million, so this is a feat all on it’s own. And she sold 500,000 and went gold the first day alone, so that’s cool

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    . Reply:

    @JHP, yeah with the .99 thing and no other album was .99 in their first week!

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  68. yoyo

    Lady Gaga does not decide how much her album will sell for, the retailers do, which is why it’s a different price at Amazon, iTunes, WalMart, Target, Best Buy, FYE and all other retailers. They set the prices, Lady Gaga does not. And even if she doesn’t sell over 1 million copies this week, Born This Way is still gonna be the highest selling album of 2011. She’s will easily sell over 10 million copies WW, which will put her WW sales at over 30 million. The Fame sold sold only 24K in the 1st week and has sold nearly 13 million WW, The Fame Monster sold 170K in the 1st week and approaching 7 million in WW sales, and it was technically an EP and it’s sold more than most of the albums released after it. The haters will continue to hate because they have no life. In under 5 years, Lady Gaga has sold over 20 million albums, 50 million singles, headlined one of the 10 highest grossing tours of all time [The Monster Ball Tour is the 3rd highest grossing tour by a solo artist] and has grossed over $175 million. She can sing, write, produce, peform and has the best videos by a female artist from this generation.

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    . Reply:

    @yoyo, LIES!

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  69. ...

    Lady Gaga sucks, Britney Spears sucks, Rihanna sucks, Kesha sucks, Lil Wayne sucks, Nicki Minaj sucks, Drake sucks, Beyonce sucks, etc

    Give some Mint Condition, Kelly Price, Jodeci, Kci & Jojo, Aaliyah, SWV, Salt N Pepa, Boyz ll Men, LL Cool J, Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Brownstone, 112, Biggie, 2pac, Janet, Blackstreet, TLC… These artists had no gimmick & that was back in the day where talent actually meant you had knew how to sing, not autotune your shit or mixing R&B, Pop, Rock, Dance, Hip Hop music into one genre. No wonder why music has gone down the drain!

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    ME Reply:

    @…, Brava and good for you! You were exposed to the kind of music that actually used instruments.

    These kids are allowing their ears to be lied to…but you get what you ask for, right?

    Damn. You said Brownstone? You took me back to great memories…when you actually had to SING to get on. Great times man. Great times. :-)

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    Name here Reply:

    @ME, and explain how beyonce is incuded she is from the 90′s

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    ME Reply:

    @Name here,

    If you know this, do you really need me to say it? Isn’t this a Lady Gaga post?

    There are plenty of other acts that are from the 90′s that … and me were talking about.

    I mean no harm, but I don’t hold B as the ONLY queen because I feel all women are Queen’s in their own right. I hold no other human above myself because God created us all equal.

    On that note, B got some good cuts…waay back in the day when her focus was soul and not stayin’ relevant.

    I

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    Name here Reply:

    @…, these were good artist/groups but stop living in the past on britney sucks everyone else is decent. there nothing wrong with mixing genres and that is not new tlc’s fanmail had electropop songs and the fugees had reggae/hip hop songs

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  70. Aryo

    she deserves it! congrats Gaga!
    by the way, 1+1 is flopping harder than run the world

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Aryo, funny how you feel the need to bring up Beyoncé in this post. 1+1 is actually a masterpiece. It’s what real music is about. I’ll be honest with you, Run the World (Girls) IS below her level and far from a good song, but you can’t say 1+1 is a flop. Even if it doesn’t do well on the charts, it’s an emotional and beautiful song, which I haven’t heard Beyoncé do in a pretty long while.
    Just wanted to get that out.

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    Name here Reply:

    @Aryo, 1+1 is not evan an official single it turns its just a promo single for 4 end of time is rumormed to the next single

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  71. Lisa

    That’s good for her.

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  72. Sleazy

    HELLO DONT FORGOT RIHANNA SOLD RATED R FOR 99CENTS TO?HOW CAN YOU JUDGE GAGA WHEN RI DID THE SAME

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    . Reply:

    @Sleazy, Not in her first week!

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    nicole Reply:

    @Sleazy, Rihanna started w| 5$ not 99 cent

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  73. Really

    the real thing yall gaga dont understand she (label) release the cd on the weekennd before the real date (Tuesday) and also told sell amazon to sell it at 99cent to get those extra sells. And for rihanna she did after the cd was release so dont use that. i bought the cd from itunes on tuesday and must have to tell that the cd is so horrible its not one song i liked and i kinda like the chick…lol (Think about people)

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  74. Really

    the real thing yall gaga stan (crazy fan) dont understand she (label) release the cd on the weekennd before the real date (Tuesday) and also told sell amazon to sell it at 99cent to get those extra sells. And for rihanna she did after the cd was release so dont use that. i bought the cd from itunes on tuesday and must have to tell that the cd is so horrible its not one song i liked and i kinda like the chick…lol (Think about people)

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  75. nicole

    Gaga wack! Not only is 99 cent pathetic but the album was in stores before the release date & her label are going to count that in as first week sales when really it’s more like first week & 3 days sales. She so unfair!

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  76. carlos

    haha i wouldnt even spend 99 cents for her album bc she her music is wack and boringgg. nextt

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