Once Lady Gaga secured a position for herself in the music industry with her debut album "The Fame", it was time to release another set of songs! At the time of its release, "The Fame Monster" was believed to be the second album by Gaga, however, a year or so later, it was confirmed that it was only an EP, and her second album would be her 2011 follow-up "Born This Way". "The Fame Monster" takes a whole different route than "The Fame". This album deals with the same qualities as her debut, except for the fact that it deals with the downsides and dark sides of fame. Recording for the album began in 2009. Lady Gaga had teased a part of her lead single "Bad Romance" on one of her performances on Saturday Night Live. Early October, a demo version of the lead single had leaked. Later that same month, the official version of the song premiered as an official single. In November 2009, the music video for the same premiered, which became her most popular music video to date and one of the most popular videos in history, garnering over 300 million views on YouTube as of June 2011. While at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in September, Lady Gaga had met up with superstar Beyonce, who then later released a collaboration with Gaga titled "Video Phone". The song was featured as a deluxe track off of Beyonce's third album. It was later announced that Beyonce was to be featured on Gaga's "The Fame Monster" on a track titled "Telephone". The single was officially released as the second single in January 2010, and was deemed another Gaga hit. The video's release was pushed back multiple times, after finally being released in March 2010. The video was a sequel to Gaga's previous video for her hit "Paparazzi", and garnered positive reviews from critics and fans. The third and final single, "Alejandro", was released as a single in April 2010, with the video premiering in June. The video was criticized by some fans and religious groups upon its release. It's also known as one of Gaga's most controversial videos to date.
Dance In The Dark (Promo Only)
The EP debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 5, which is its highest position on the chart. It had topped the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, as well as the album charts in New Zealand, Poland, and Germany!Sales:
The EP had debuted with a lot more albums sold than its predecessor (The Fame) did, with around 174,000 copies sold in the U.S. in one week! The album has since sold around 1,400,000 copies in the U.S. and around 5 million copies worldwide!