With rumors about an imminent release of a new Lady Gaga album getting more and more frequent, it is time to get into the artist discography up to now.
When Just Dance gained heavy rotation in 2008, that was just one more dance hit by an unknown singer. One year later, Lady Gaga was the hottest popstar alive. This summarizes well the impact this American singer is able to create on her fans and over the entire general public.
Up to Born This Way single, everything she released became out of the blue smashes. After Judas song, the trend completely changed and getting a hit looks more and more difficult at each new single.
Still, with her visibility remaining strong and consistent plus her quite positive image lately, all conditions seem to fit in order to smash again. As other divas have been pretty quite in recent months, we may expect all Medias and radios to quickly jump behind the Lady Gaga machine if her upcoming lead single is catchy enough.
But before getting into discussions about her future releases, let review her past discography to see if The Fame was really that big and if Artpop was really that weak!
As a reminder for users who are not yet familiar with the CSPC idea you do not need to worry, it is quite simple since it only consists in merging every format sales an artist has been getting and attributing them to respective studio albums. We will start by focusing on raw data, setting how much each Lady Gaga album sold. Then, we will check sales of each track from those albums on each format – physical, digital and streaming – and weight them to value those figures on a par with album sales. To complete the study, we will analyze sales of all remaining EPs and LPs she released, compilations, live albums, remix albums and music videos. Once all the raw data is set, we will only need to apply appropriate weighting to get the overall picture of the Poker Face career results.