Streaming Masters – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Iconic diva Lady Gaga made a stunning comeback since the release of the song Shallow from A Star Is Born movie. The track and the album quickly jumped to the top of sales and streaming charts all over the world.

Is it fueling her back catalog as well? How does the soundtrack perform in comparison to her blockbuster The Fame?

Lady Gaga streaming review – the method

Streaming is made up of audio and video streams. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube.

To factor in the growing impact of multiple Asian countries where these platforms aren’t always the go-to site for music streaming, more sources have been added.

In order to account for their real popularity in each relevant country, the below sources have been used along with the mentioned ratios that reflect the market share of each area.

Audio Streams
– South Korea : Genie streams * 3.05 (consistent with Gaon streaming numbers)
– Japan : AWA streams * 100/5.5 (AWA has 5.5% of the Japanese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Spotify streams * (370 – 8.5 – 9.5 – 33 – 9) / 207 (370 million global subscribers minus 8.5 million from South Korea minus 9.5 million from Japan minus 33 million from China divided by the number of Spotify only users minus 9 million more Asian users) + Genie streams * 3.05 (uses Genie rather than Spotify to extrapolate markets like Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)

Video Streams
– China* : Xiami streams * 125/6.5 (Xiami has just over 5% of the Chinese streaming market)
– Elsewhere : Youtube views

*since 96.4% of Chinese streaming platforms are free users, that paid-for users pay less than $2 a month and that they are also used as video streaming platforms, their streams are weighted in par with YouTube streams.

Audio Stream value – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream value – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = ( Spotify * 310/207 + Genie * 3.05*2 + AWA * 100/5.5 ) / 1500 + ( Xiami * 125/6.5 + YouTube ) / 11750

Lady Gaga streaming review – the results

CSPC Lady Gaga streaming discography numbers spotify youtube

Total: 12,515,139 EAS

Lady Gaga most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Shallow [A Star Is Born]1,565,000
2. Bad Romance [The Fame / The Fame Monster]674,000
3. Poker Face [The Fame / The Fame Monster]624,000
4. Always Remember Us This Way [A Star Is Born]610,000
5. Million Reasons [Joanne]573,000
6. Rain on Me [Chromatica]542,000
7. Telephone [The Fame / The Fame Monster]444,000
8. I’ll Never Love Again [A Star Is Born]426,000
9. Just Dance [The Fame / The Fame Monster]405,000
10. Born This Way [Born This Way]339,000
11. The Cure [Orphan]337,000
12. Applause [Artpop]334,000
13. Alejandro [The Fame / The Fame Monster]267,000
14. Stupid Love [Chromatica]264,000
15. Paparazzi [The Fame / The Fame Monster]260,000
16. Perfect Illusion [Joanne]196,000
17. Sour Candy [Chromatica]194,000
18. The Edge Of Glory [Born This Way]175,000
19. Judas [Born This Way]169,000
20. Do What You Want [Artpop]143,000

Sources: SpotifyYouTube, AWA, Genie (app), Xiami.

5 3 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ehtesam Zunnuryn

What is AWA stream?

hi, sorry to bother you, but could you guys update katy perry's discography here on this site? the discography of several other artists has recently been updated, except her discography;-;

Please add top gun: maverick soundtrack pure sales and hold my hand preformance as the OST was by lorne balfe, harold faltermeyer, lady gaga and hans zimmer
Lady gaga worked as a producer and songwriter


The song Vanity is missing! It’s on some versions of The Fame and it’s on Youtube but it’s on on Spotify

Also Do What U Want is missing over 50 million streams from the Youtube audio that was taken down:


Hi MJD, I know this is kinda minor, but those ASIB dialogues have about 200k each on YouTube:


Jewels N’ Drugs has way over 1 million streams on YouTube, that 516k doesn’t even include the official upload!


Please do Mariah Careys CSPC toooooo. We lambs, badly wanna see her sales update. Thank you in advance


Again Again also has over 1 million streams on Spotify, you didn’t count it


It’s there in the Orphan section (very last track) with 1,853,000 streams!

Last edited 1 year ago by Martin

Bad Kids has over 5 million on youtube, not 21k


hi MJD,

me again.. just wanna ask about DWUW’s YT Views
as far as i can remember.. the audio video garnered 40M-60M, i ain’t that sure but yeah 4.4M only from YT is impossible
4.4M is from DWUW ft. Christina Aguilera Audio Vid. no??? still too low

tom riise

If you have liked a video on Youtube, you are able to see the how many views it has even
if it”s been removed, that”s how i got the numbers in The Beatles streaming masters thread.


Hello MJD!
I was wondering if G.U.Y. An ARTPOP film -music video should also count for the songs Artpop, Venus and Manicure as Youtube streams, since they all appear in it for 1m20sec or more each? It is actually a music video for 4 songs. (Like superbowl counts too, right?)



Ok, thanks for answering! Atleast Manicure is played full in that music video (extended actually, over 4 mins), you should check it out. Also Artpop (song) is played over 2 mins in it, does it count as a snippet too? (Like, I thought you count SuperBowl Halftime Shows too..?)
Also DWUW and Bad Kids Youtube numbers are incorrect as mentioned already before. Source for correct numbers:
Bad Kids:
DWUW (deleted audio from Youtube): (total views 52,515,093)


G.U.Y. An ARTPOP film:
(Includes songs ARTPOP, Venus, G.U.Y. and MANiCURE)


Kworb still has it. 52M Views for DWUW Audio.. not that much yes but it’s more accurate if it’ll be included in the next update.. thanks


Joanne SPS US sales?? Sea + tea?


Insanely low numbers for the album run between BTW – Joanne. A Star is Born put her on the map when it comes to streaming, the question is will her next proper studio album continue the trend.

Fun fact: Despite being deemed a FLOP on release and none of its singles making the top 10, Beyoncé ‘s 4 outstreamed Born This Way 🙂 Stan the queen bey


And Shallow was #1 on Hot 100 also #1 on itunes for 154days.


Thanks to the discount on Oscar week lmaooo surely you know that by now, Gag is all smoke screen and gimmicks.


it wasn’t even discounted in Oscar Week.. troll better and fume harder.. cause your fave ain’t talented enough


And Beyonce the supposed queen ( I would hardly call her a queen) has been slayed by many other artists in the past. Many other artists from her era outsold her by millions and millions of total EAS. Even albums viewed as flops at their time such as Black & Blue or “Britney” were pulling comparable numbers to Dangerously in Love which was viewed as a smash for Beyonce standard. Even Christina Aguilera debut album did almost as good as Beyonce’s top 2 album. Its fun to laugh at other artists supposed weakness, its not fun when others point it… Read more »


They’re all fads now like Gag none of them sold as much as Bey’s first 3 album run of 15M+. Beyoncé’s albums are consistent even when she stopped promoting in her second decade of solo career. Bottom line longevity is Key! High peaks are fleeting and so are careers!


Looks like it didn’t even with payola and using teen pop stars(Ari) who came off a huge pop era to score a hit. Well and truly a 2 era artist.


Lmao, it didn’t even have payola… And it’s one of the biggest albums this year despite having minimal promo and only one live performance. How is The Fame, The Fame Monster, Born This Way and ASIB “truly a 2 era artist”, not to mention ARTPOP with nice 5M SPS? Sure… But I know you’re a hater and can’t accept facts, Shallow outsreamed every song from your faves. Now let’s talk about Spirit and other ultimate flops by Bey…


Not u being obsessed with Gaga. This is not the platform honey to spread and troll, go back to Twitter or Facebook and keep ur hate there 😂


I can’t believe people really have the time to search for a certain page to hate a certain artist. I would understand if we are on YouTube or in any social media platform coz they are there you can say whatever you want to say about them but this is Gaga’s streaming data. You have to intentionally search for her name to find this. My goodness Pick a struggle. Find a job.