Lady Gaga: The first female artist with four singles counting over 10 million net sales


April 21, 2021

Lady Gaga expands her historical record.
Lady Gaga's name and the word "record" are often found in the same sentence.

This time the pop star added to her rich collection of distinctions another Guinness World Record as the first female singer to have in her assets four singles which have exceeded 10 million net sales.

"Just Dance" (2008), "Poker Face" (2008) and "Bad Romance" (2009) were already recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records when Lady Gaga became the first female artist with three singles to have broken the barrier of 10 million net sales each.

Now the Guinness World Records confirm that another 10 million net sales milestone has been reached by another Lady Gaga song, the award-winning "Shallow" (2018) in collaboration with Bradley Cooper from the soundtrack of the movie "A Star Is Born" ), expanding the pop star's historical record.

"Shallow" has won numerous major awards, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy Award.

In addition, "Shallow" has 1.469 billion streams on Spotify and the official music video of the song with footage from the movie "A Star Is Born" has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube.


"Just Dance", "Poker Face", "Bad Romance" and "Shallow" are in the pantheon of the most commercial digital singles in history, with their estimated sales exceeding 46.2 million sales.

Specifically, "Just Dance" has recorded 10 million net sales, "Shallow" has recorded 10.2 million sales, "Bad Romance" counts 12 million sales and "Poker Face" is Lady Gaga's most commercial digital single with 14 million sales.

"Net sales" are defined as the traditional purchases of a song or an album, excluding the performance of streaming services.

The Guinness Book of World Records also notes that Lady Gaga has appeared six times in IFPI's annual Top Digital Singles Chart, with the singles having the highest sales worldwide in one year.

In addition to the aforementioned songs, "Born This Way" and "Telephone" in collaboration with Beyoncé have appeared on IFPI's Top Digital Singles Chart.

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