This week Lady Gaga's "Applause", debuts at No. 6 on HOT 100. Following its radio and retail release on Aug. 19, the track begins on Digital Songs at No. 3 (218,000 sales), Streaming Songs at No. 9 (2.9 million sales) and Radio Songs at No. 40 (31 million, up 97%- it registered 16 million in last week's airplay tracking period after less than two days of availability.)
Lady Gaga nabs her 12th Hot 100 top 10 with "Applause"…
(which marks her third-highest debut, following the No. 1-bowing "Born This Way" and the No. 3-starting "The Edge of Glory" in 2011). She'd last appeared in the top bracket almost two years ago with the No. 6-peaking "You and I," one of four top 10s from "Born This Way," her last proper studio set. "Applause" ushers in "ARTPOP," due Nov. 11.