Rewinding the Charts: In 2009, Lady Gaga ‘Just Dance’-d Her Way to No. 1 on the Hot 100

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After writing her breakthrough hit with Akon & CrimsonOne, she virtually misplaced it to The Pussycat Dolls.

Fame didn't come straightforward for Lady Gaga.

By the time she started engaged on what would grow to be her breakout single, "Just Dance," the singer-songwriter born Stefani Germanotta had already been dropped by Def Jam Recordings in 2006 after simply three months on the label.

Interscope took an opportunity on her subsequent, and in 2007, Gaga wrote "Just Dance," a shimmering synth-pop monitor a few woozy evening within the membership, with chart-topping singer Akon and the tune's producer CrimsonOne, then recognized stateside for his work on Kat DeLuna's "Whine Up."

CrimsonOne informed Entertainment Weekly in 2018 that when he performed "Just Dance" for Interscope's Jimmy Iovine, the label boss requested if he might give the tune to a different act on his imprint, The Pussycat Dolls. "And Akon was like, 'No! It's Gaga! She could be the subsequent large factor!' "

Gaga was 22 when "Just Dance" debuted on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart in May 2008 and crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 that August. Five months later, it started a three-week keep at No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 17, 2009.

The album on which the only seems, The Fame, reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is Gaga's prime vendor within the United States with 5.1 million copies, in response to Nielsen Music.

Gaga has since added two extra Hot 100 No. 1s amongst 14 prime 10 hits, which embrace "Shallow," her duet with Bradley Cooper from A Star Is Born. The ballad reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 final October and is up for report and tune of the 12 months on the Grammy Awards in February.

On Dec. 28, Gaga, who has grossed $494 million touring the globe, in response to Billboard Boxscore, started her Enigma residency on the Park MGM in Las Vegas, the place "Just Dance" is the set opener on alternating nights.