In a battle of the pop divas, Lady Gaga shattered Britney Spears' four-week-old Billboard record with the number one debut of her new single, "Born This Way." Lady Gaga sold 448,000 digital copies of the song during the first three days of its release, besting Spears to hold the title of biggest debut ever for a female artist.
Lady Gaga's third album is due out May 23rd. She debuted her new single, "Born This Way," at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, arriving in an egg and incubating until she was "born" on stage during her performance.
"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."
In other Billboard news, "Glee" beat Elvis Presley's 52-year-old record for most appearances in the Hot 100. Their rendition of Katy Perry's "Firework" was the highest debut for the "Glee" cast this week.
Spears sold 411,000 copies of her new single "Hold It Against Me," setting the record just a few weeks ago for the largest debut for a female artist. Spears' much anticipated new video for "Hold It Against Me" is set to debut world-wide February 17th. The video will premiere on MTV at 9:55 p.m. ET.