A music artist that can't sell enough albums to reach #1 because of their lack of promotion or large fan base, but their singles go straight to #1 because either they are good i.e. Rolling in the Deep by Adele or are generic trash like Katy Perry's Last Friday Night.
Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kesha, Pitbull are all singles artists because they can't sell an album to save their lives.
LADY GAGA CAME TO PROMINENCE FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE FAME (2008), WHICH SOLD OVER 15 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE. THE ALBUM EARNED HER SIX GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AND TWO WINS AS WELL AS A SLEW OF OTHER AWARDS RECOGNITION, INCLUDING A RECORD SETTING THIRTEEN MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS. GAGA IS THE FIRST ARTIST IN HISTORY TO CLAIM FOUR #1 HITS FROM A DEBUT ALBUM.
SHE IS ALSO THE ONLY ARTIST IN THE DIGITAL ERA TO TOP THE 5 MILLION SALES MARK WITH HER FIRST TWO HITS. GAGA BROKE THE RECORD WHEN HER SINGLE "POKER FACE" REACHED 5 MILLION IN SALES AFTER HER DEBUT SINGLE "JUST DANCE" ACCOMPLISHED THE SAME FEAT THE YEAR BEFORE.
THE FIRST SINGLE FROM BORN THIS WAY, TITLE TRACK "BORN THIS WAY", SET A MUSIC INDUSTRY RECORD BY BECOMING THE FASTEST SINGLE IN HISTORY TO REACH SALES OF 1,000,000 COPIES (FIVE DAYS AFTER ITS FEBRUARY 11TH RELEASE). ONLY THE 19TH SINGLE TO EVER DEBUT AT #1 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 (ISSUE DATE FEBRUARY 26,2011), THE RECORDING WAS LADY GAGA'S THIRD #1 ON THE CHART. ON ITUNES, THE SONG DEBUTED AT THE TOP SPOT IN 14 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE U.S., AND HIT #1 IN ALL 23 ITUNES STORES WORLDWIDE ITS FIRST WEEK OUT. "BORN THIS WAY" WAS GAGA'S 7TH SINGLE TO HIT #1 AT TOP 40.
HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HAVE GARNERED HER NUMEROUS ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDING FIVE GRAMMY AWARDS AMONGST TWELVE NOMINATIONS, TWO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND THE ESTIMATED SALE OF 15 MILLION ALBUMS AND 51 MILLION SINGLES WORLDWIDE.
"I never met a more talented person in my life... I think she's Lady Gaga
going to become as big as Elvis Presley." -Tony Bennett
" I am a big fan of Lady Gaga" Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest and Metal God.