“I feel so honored to have the highest first-week sales in the UK this year,” said Gaga. “I wrote the album’s first single ‘Born This Way’in Manchester because I was so inspired by the confidence and bravery characteristic of my fans. To the United Kingdom, thank you for believing in me.”
Lady Gaga tops the UK albums chart for thesecond time in her career – her debut album The Fame (re-released as The Fame Monster in 2009) reached the number one spot four times and is currently No. 7 in its 124th week on the chart.
Thesinger will return to the UK next month for more album promotion, including a performance of four songs from Born This Way on Paul O’Grady Live.
“It’s honestly true that money meansnothing to me. The only big things I’ve purchased are my dad’s heart valve and a Rolls-Royce for my parents, for their anniversary. And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga licence plate on ourold car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car. Other than that I put everything in the show, and I actually went bankrupt after the firstextension of The Monster Ball.”
“I sent them hot chocolate yesterday, and macaroons, and then today I had press all day and I felt a bit bad because I wouldn’t have much of a chanceto go down and say hello. But I did manage to go down and brought them some fresh cookies and flowers. Little Monsters are a community. It’s kind of nice that wherever I go they create a little homefor me.
“I genuinely love her so much. I think she is so amazing. She could never be replicated and, yes, I’m Italian, I’m from New York, and not for nothing, it’s not my...