By Daniel Lane
Lady Gaga’s new single, Applause, has almost reached the Top 10, entering today at Number 11 after just seven hours on sale.
The track was rush released yesterday (Tuesday, August 13) after it leaked online over the weekend with Lady Gaga declaring a “pop music emergency” on her official Twitter account.
According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, Applause had sold over 10,500 copies up to midnight last night, having gone on sale late afternoon.
Since making her Official Singles Chart debut in 2009, Lady Gaga has clocked up nine Official Singles Chart Top 10 hits, including four Number 1s. Her 2009 single, Poker Face, has gone on to sell over a million copies.
To find out where Applause makes its Official Singles Chart debut on Sunday, tune into BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show to hear Jameela Jamil countdown the Top 40 from 4pm, and log on to www.officialcharts.com at 7pm, the only place to view the Top 100 singles and albums in full.Back