Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way” has racked up more than 1 million downloads in five days, Apple said on Friday, Feb. 18. That makes the single the fastest-selling single ever on Apple’s iTunes store worldwide.
In addition, “Born This Way” has hit the number one spot on iTunes in 23 countries. While topping the iTunes is great enough, Lady Gaga’s single also hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while at the same time becoming the 1,000th song to top that list in its 52-year history.
Lady Gaga told BillBoard:
“It is a tremendous honor. To be the 1000th no. 1 on Billboard … I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career … I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to “Born This Way.” [It] has been so life-changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers … I couldn’t be more blessed to have the fans that I have.”
“Born This Way” is the title track for Lady Gaga’s next album. “Born This Way” the album is scheduled for release on May 23rd.