Lady Gaga Dethrones Carly Rae Jepsen For Most Days At Number One... Seven Years After Friendly Tweet
Lady Gaga dethrones Carly Rae Jepsen for most days at number one... nearly seven years after she promised revenge in a friendly viral tweet
Lady Gaga put Carly Rae Jepsen on notice when the singer broke one of Gaga's chart records in 2012.
Now, nearly seven years later, Gaga has lived up to her friendly promise and dethroned Jepsen when her song-- Shallow -- from A Star Is Born soundtrack stayed at number one for the 101st day.
This friendly rivalry all started when Jepsen's hugely popular song -- Call Me Maybe --went to the top of the Billboard 100 chart.
Lady of her word: Lady Gaga has lived up to her friendly promise and dethroned Carly Rae Jepsen for more days at number one on the music charts with Shallow
Call Me Maybe not only took over the number one spot, it stayed there for seven weeks, which broke the record set by Gaga's 2011 hit, Born This Way, which managed six weeks at the top.
When that happened, the New York native took to Twitter and announced her playful warning shot.
'I SEE you just swooped in and broke my BORN THIS WAY record of the most weeks at #1. DONT GET COMFORTABLE IM COMING FOR YOU.'
How it all started: Gaga issued a friendly warning shot when Jepsen's song Call Me Maybe topped her tune Born This Way for most weeks at #1 in 2012
Take that! Gaga got her revenge when Shallow topped Call Me Maybe for more days at #1
Well, Gaga has finally surpassed Jepsen and @musicnewsfact sent out a tweet acknowledging the milestone.
'Shallow by @LadyGaga & Bradley Cooper has now surpassed @CarlyRaeJepsen's Call Me Maybe & is now the 5th longest running #1 song on iTunes Worldwide, spending 101 days at #1.'
Gaga, 32, can also celebrate another major milestone for her hit tune.
'Shallow is now also eligible for 2x PLATINUM in the US for selling over 2 million copies there.'
Hit song: Gaga's song Shallow was the first single from the A Star Is Born soundtrack; she performed the hit song at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday
Jepsen, 33, first made headlines when she placed third on the fifth season of Canadian Idol in 2007. She followed that up with her folk-influenced debut studio album Tug Of War in 2008.
Her major breakthrough came four years later with Call Me Maybe, which went on to become the best-selling single of 2012. In all, it hit number one in 18 countries worldwide.
Jepsen also had success with her single I Really Like You, which was included on her third studio album Emotion.
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, rose to prominence in 2008 with her electro-pop album The Fame.
She has seen huge mainstream success with her follow-up album Born This Way (2012, Artpop (2013), Cheek To Cheek (2014) and Joanne (2016).
Making her mark: Jepsen, 33, had her biggest hit with Call Me Maybe; she has released three studio albums from 2008 to 2015