Can You Name All of Lady Gaga’s Firsts?

Can You Name All of Lady Gaga’s Firsts?

We'll give you a hint: there are a lot

We'll give you a hint: there are a lot

Text: Gabriella Salkin

In 2008, the world was introduced to Lady Gaga with "Just Dance." With the release of the song's video, featuring the singer's infamous white-blonde hair with bangs, shades, and glitter—lots and lots of glitter—we knew this woman would be revolutionary. Soon enough, Gaga became a household name, breaking records left and right in the first few years of her career. Read on discover all twenty of the singer's breakthrough accomplishments.

  • Gaga became the first artist to reach the 4 million mark in digital downloads with just two songs
  • She became the first artist in the history of Billboard's pop songs chart to have four chart-topping hits from one debut album
  • She also made history in Britain, being the first artist in British chart history to score three number one singles in one year
  • Born This Way became the first fastest selling US digital album, with 1.1 million copies in its first week
  • It also had the fastest first day album sales with 524,000 copies; Britney Spears previously achieved this with 500,000 copies
  • "Just Dance" became the first song by a female artist to have sold six million digital downloads
  • "Born This Way" became the first track to top all 23 iTunes charts at once
  • "Born This Way" also had the highest first day radio plays with 1,838 plays
  • The star became the first person to top 8,000,000 followers on Twitter; she now has 61.3 million
  • Gaga became the first to have seven multi-platinum singles in the digital age
  • Lady Gaga became the first to reach one billion views in total on YouTube
  • Gaga is the first artist to have two music videos nominated for "Video of the Year" during the MTV Video Music Awards
  • "Poker Face" became the first song in history to spend 100 weeks in the top 100.
  • Lady Gaga became the first person to ever hold the top three positions on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart
  • Gaga became the first person to reach 10 million likes on Facebook
  • The music video for "Alejandro" became the first to garner 20 million views in just two weeks
  • "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, became the first all-female collaboration song to top two million downloads
  • Lady Gaga became the first person to have seven top ten hits off a single album
  • She became the first artist in history to reach the one billion views mark on YouTube with all her videos combined
  • Lady Gaga was named the Top Fashion Buzzword by the Global Language monitor, the first time a person has ever topped the list

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