Lady Gaga‘s latest single is a hit!

The Pop singer’s newly released track “Born This Way” has stormed the Billboard Hot 100 at #1, making history as the 1,000th song to achieve a #1 in the chart’s 52-year history.

“It is a tremendous honor,” Gaga tells Billboard of the milestone. “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,'” Gaga adds. “[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” serves as the lead single from Lady Gaga’s upcoming third studio album of the same name. With opening-week digital sales of 448K, the arrival of the track is the largest debut sum for a female artist, which beats Britney Spears’ previous record with her new single “Hold It Against Me” when it sold 441k copies its opening week. It is also just the 19th title to debut at #1 in the Hot 100’s history.

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album is due in stores on May 23rd.


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