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And you thought her entrance at the Grammy Awards was attention-getting.

By storming the Billboard Hot 100 song chart at No. 1, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" makes history as the 1,000th leading song in the list's 52-year history.

"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." "I am so humbled and so honored and overwhelmed by the reception to 'Born This Way,' " Gaga adds. "[it] has been so life changing for me as an artist, and between Billboard and the international number ones and the radio numbers...I couldn't be more blessed to have the fans that I have."

Fittingly for such a milestone, the first single and title track from Lady Gaga's third album, due May 23, arrives in record-breaking fashion.

On Radio Songs, the Hot 100's airplay component chart, "Born This Way" begins at No. 6 with a first-week audience of 78.5 million. That's the highest bow and largest opening airplay figure for a song since the tally began incorporating all radio formats in December 1998.

The arrival of "Born This Way" bests the previous debut record on Radio Songs, set when Janet Jackson's "All for You" soared in at No. 9 with 70 million in 2001.

With opening-week digital sales of 448,000, "Born This Way" likewise breaks barriers with the largest debut sum for a female artist. Britney Spears established the prior mark four weeks ago upon, the arrival of "Hold It Against Me" (411,000).

The opening of "Born" marks the third-largest debut among all digital tracks. Flo Rida's "Right Round" started with 636,000 in February 2009 and the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" with 465,000 two months later.

Notably, "Born This Way" rewrites airplay and digital history after just five days of availability at radio and three days at online retailers.

The song is also just the 19th title to debut at No. 1 in the Hot 100's history.

The 1,000th Hot 100 No. 1 is Lady Gaga's third chart leader, following her first two singles: "Just Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis (the 968th No. 1), and "Poker Face" (972), both in 2009.

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Did anyone see this girls cover of "Born This Way" on YouTube? Thought she did great! Lady Gaga even gave her a shoutout on Twitter, said she cried over it or something, and I believe she was featured on Good Morning America this morning.

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Did anyone see this girls cover of "Born This Way" on YouTube? Thought she did great! Lady Gaga even gave her a shoutout on Twitter, said she cried over it or something, and I believe she was featured on Good Morning America this morning.

she sung this way better then lady gaga did.

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she is so fake...i'm sorry. when she first came on the scene, she was something fresh and new. and it was good. but it obviously went right to her head. she so obviously just wants to be loved and thought of as the best that she is now striving so hard to be "fresh" that she comes off as fake-as-hell.

I will always love Money Honey, The Fame, Eh Eh Nothing Else I can Say and some of her other early stuff....But IMO she started the downard spiral with Alejandro and it's been wrose since.

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I'm mixed on it. I dunno though the Gaga is fake argument/criticism makes me laugh cuz IMHo that's her whole shtick--it's ALL show, an act, and that's what appeal she has for me. Pop music should be like that IMHO--a show.

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It's hard to buy it as an intentional act when Gaga goes on and on in interviews about her everything she does, wears, writes, etc is a true reflection of who she is and what she's really like. And she seems so deathly serious about it all.

She hypes herself to the point where nothing seems genuine about her at all. She wants you to think of her in a certain way, but it just comes off in the opposite direction for me, though a lot of people seem to buy the sh!t she spills out.

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Did anyone see this girls cover of "Born This Way" on YouTube? Thought she did great! Lady Gaga even gave her a shoutout on Twitter, said she cried over it or something, and I believe she was featured on Good Morning America this morning.

I guess I am the only one who can't really see the hype behind this girl. I guess because she is only 10? I find the whole thing rather uninspired. Also, she left out the most "important" part of the song. From what I understand she is from an extremely religious and conservative family... I guess that's not her fault, but still, it falls extremely flat for me. I know, I'll rot for harping on a poor 10 year old child...

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It's hard to buy it as an intentional act when Gaga goes on and on in interviews about her everything she does, wears, writes, etc is a true reflection of who she is and what she's really like. And she seems so deathly serious about it all.

She hypes herself to the point where nothing seems genuine about her at all. She wants you to think of her in a certain way, but it just comes off in the opposite direction for me, though a lot of people seem to buy the sh!t she spills out.

Shrug. I see that as exactly why it's all an act. She sees herself (pretentiously I admit) as a creation, like Bowie saw himself in the 70s, etc. I've never heard her actually say it's a direct reflection of who she is, but rather of who her influences have been and what she thinks the world (again pretentious) "needs".

I enjoy her because nothing is genuine about her. I guess that doesn't make me one of her monsters, but I don't see any of the messages she rants on about as BAD, so it doesn't bug me. I see a lot of people get really worked up (people who dislike her) by all this though, which is exactly what she wants.

I guess I am the only one who can't really see the hype behind this girl. I guess because she is only 10? I find the whole thing rather uninspired. Also, she left out the most "important" part of the song. From what I understand she is from an extremely religious and conservative family... I guess that's not her fault, but still, it falls extremely flat for me. I know, I'll rot for harping on a poor 10 year old child...

She does sing the important part on Ellen, but I agree actually. I'm sick of people covering pop songs on youtube and being heralded as the Next Great Thing, particularly when they're not so cute little kids that Ellen loves. But I guess that makes me evil and grumpy :P

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She does sing the important part on Ellen, but I agree actually. I'm sick of people covering pop songs on youtube and being heralded as the Next Great Thing, particularly when they're not so cute little kids that Ellen loves. But I guess that makes me evil and grumpy :P

Oh did she? Oh well that's good then... but yeah... youtube is awesome for alot of things, but the way it brings these nobodies out of the woodwork is kind of annoying.... has anyone discovered on youtube actually amounted to anything? Good for her though and good for GaGa inviting her to sing at her Toronto show.... its just all so shallow and frankly, boring. At least I know I'll have company in that special ring of hell reserved for grumpy, cantankerous souls like us :P

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