CHART SPOTLIGHT. Lady Gaga is set to top the Hot 100 tomorrow, making it the 1,000th No.1 single in the History of the chart. “Born This Way” is also the title off her third studio album, which is scheduled for release on May 23. Sources say that “Born This Way,” which has been compared to Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” sold more than 450,000 downloads within its first three days of release since Friday 11th March. WelcheMusic expects the track to make a high debut on the Swedish chart later this week.
Britney Spears sold 411,000 downloads when she debuted atop the Hot 100 with “Hold It Against Me” four weeks ago. Flo Rida’s “Right Round” sold 636,000 in its first week of release; Black Eyed Peas’s “Boom Boom Pow” (465,000); and, third: Flo Rida’s “Low” (460,000) according to Billboard Biz.
Lady Gaga bowed at No.3 in the UK on Sunday, after just a few days of availability. She was beaten by Chipmunk’s “Champion” and chart-topper Jessie J.