It’s five years since Mother Monster scored her second Number 1 – and that all-important first million-seller.
2009 really was Lady Gaga’s year. She kicked it off by taking her debut single Just Dance to the very top of the Official Singles Chart and just over two months later took up residency at Number 1 again with its follow-up Poker Face.
On Poker Face we got to know Lady Gaga a heck of a lot better. The kooky New Yorker was definitely starting to reveal her own unique style, although it wouldn’t be until next single Paparazzi that we’d really get a taste of the theatrics yet to come. But let’s face it, she wasn’t exactly a shrinking violet on Poker Face either. Gotta love Gaga.
This week in 2009, Poker Face was spending its third and final week at the top – Calvin Harris’s I’m Not Alone was about to pull the plug on Gaga’s chart-topping party.
Poker Face was the first of four Number 1s for Lady Gaga, and one of three she’d achieve in 2009 alone. It was her first song to cross the million mark, which it did in September 2010. (Bad Romance was her second, in 2013.) Poker Face’s current sales tally stands at an impressive 1.1 million copies.
Since Poker Face, Lady Gaga has racked up a further nine Top 10 hits, the most recent being Do What U Want FT R Kelly, which reached Number 9. All three of Gaga’s studio albums – The Fame (2009), Born This Way (2011) and ARTPOP (2013) have hit Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, and the star promises a part two to ARTPOP is on its way this year. Her most recent chart-topping single was the mother of all collaborations: 2010’s Telephone FT Beyoncé.
Funnily enough, Bey hasn’t had a Number 1 single since then, either. Time to team up again, ladies? We hope so!