Put your paws up, Monsters, because you just helped Lady Gaga break an iTunes record: Apple announced on Feb. 18 that “Born This Way” is officially the fastest selling single ever. She’s starting to make this whole pop star thing look way too easy, no?
The song, which Gaga wrote as an anthem for the LGBT community (She has said: “I knew when I wrote the song it was special”), debuted on iTunes last Friday (Feb. 11) and became an instant hit all over the world: It took the top spot in 23 countries. Apple said the song has over one million downloads in just five days.
“Born This Way” is also the 1,000th No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. In an interview with Billboard, Gaga said, “I’m humbled, honored and overwhelmed at the reception to “Born This Way. This has been so life-changing for me. Between Billboard and the international No. 1, and the radio numbers… I couldn’t be more blessed to have the fans I have.”