Did Lady Gaga try to game the Billboard charts?


Lady Gaga, who is knee deep in drama lately, stepped out yesterday for the new phase of her ARTPOP look in her giant blond wig that looks like she scalped Nicky from Orange is the New Black, and some pixelated Lennon glasses. Yesterday Bill Werde, the editorial director of the Billboard charts called out Lady Gaga on Twitter for inflating her music video views.

Gaga, who held a contest asking for fans to send her “purchase/gift screenshots, radio requests, ‘Applause’ selfies/video” to enter into a contest to meet Gaga and attend the iTunes Festival in London, pulled another trick to chart Tuesday night. She tweeted and Facebooked a link to a playlist that allowed her fans to let their computer or device play the “Applause” video 150 times, which is a total of 9 hours of viewing. Billboard include data from Vevo and Youtube when calculating the music charts.

Of course, when Werde called out this practice, he had to defend himself against an onslaught of Gaga fans, but he held his own in a respectful and dignified manner.

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  • no one

    What a hungry weirdo. Gaga except defeat…you can’t always be at the top. Your desperation for number 1 is looking really sad right now.

  • Cheaters have no selconfidence

    She’s such a disgusting troll. John Lennon would have NEVER done such a thing. Do you know why? Artists who have confidence in themselves don’t need to CHEAT. She knows she’s a loser with a bunch of tricks and imagery, but not much else. She copies everyone.

    No WONDER people were outraged when she played Lennon’s piano. What a hypocrite.

    • Morelikecaca

      Not to mention that John Lennon was a REAL ARTIST!!!

    • bailey

      What does this have to do with John Lennon? What – shes wearing round lens sunglasses? Just like Gaga, people need to stop putting John Lennon on a pedestal.. He wasn’t a god in music, he preached about love and peace yet he physically abused his partners and mentally abused his son. Just putting that out there.

  • Bec

    I think she is a talented girl ( her aucostic songs are nice) but her need to always be “on” is off-putting. I don’t need to feel like I’ve dropped acid at a gay bar every time I watch a music video. It would be nice if she just toned EVERYTHING down, it’s just too much.