Lady Gaga's 99 cent album offer on Amazon.com for today only

She is perhaps the biggest pop music star on the planet and she has just released her newest album. But Lady Gaga is now offering her latest work, Born This Way, for just 99 cents for today only. Amazon.com has the special price for the album via MP3 download. It contains 14 music tracks for the price that you might normally buy for just one song.

Amazon.com tried to offer this special price for the same album on Monday, but the site got hit with a massive amount of traffic. In fact the company's servers pretty much melted under the strain. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amazon.com has now beefed up its servers and connections and promises that it is now ready for the influx in traffic today. Amazon is also offering people who purchased the album (or indeed any music album via down) 20 GB of free space on Amazon.com's cloud server so people can listen to their songs without having to download the actual files.

The Amazon.com 99 cent sale on Monday was apparently handled directly by the artist herself and Amazon.com. Billboard reports that neither Lady Gaga's management nor her record label were alerted to the Amazon.com promotion. It's estimated that 300,000 copies of Born This Way were sold on Monday via Amazon.com and that number will certainly rise thanks to today's repeat of the sale and the fact that Amazon.com is now better prepared to handle the traffic. Billboard now says total sales of the album should go over 1 million copies with the Amazon.com 99 cent sale.

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To most of you:

1. Keep your ideas to yourself.
2. Selling the album for 0.99 cents does not mean that the album is bad. It is a marketing strategy. You should know that better.
3. No one asked if you would buy the album or not. If you don't like it, again, keep it to yourself.
4. The article is for information, not for your bitching.

So, when it comes to the album, it actually is not bad. But, again, this is my impression. Thanks for the article

If you also like it and don't like to hear other bitching about it, how about go enjoying your musics and not replying ?
You can't attack people for not having the same tastes as you. At least we are complaining about the album, not your tastes of musics.

XIII said,
If you also like it and don't like to hear other bitching about it, how about go enjoying your musics and not replying ?
You can't attack people for not having the same tastes as you. At least we are complaining about the album, not your tastes of musics.

Oh man! I am enjoying my music more than you can imagine. Well, I am not attacking people. On the other hand, people are attacking and fighting over an album. The main idea of the article was not to hear people how much they dislike it. Plus, I am not bitching. Your comment looks like bitching though Oh one more thing, you cannot judge one's music taste based on only an album, right? (That's not a question!)

Haha... Take care

If you want a 1 year 20GB trial for amazon cloud instead of the free 5 GB (which is enough for me) and never bought an mp3 albums yet to get it then 99 cents is a cheap solution.

I'll get this for my daughter. I am beginning to see a trend here of how parents view kids' music every generation. Although, I really don't think Stone Temple Pilots, R.E.M., and Guns n Roses were that far off from what my father listened to growing up.

briangw said,
I'll get this for my daughter. I am beginning to see a trend here of how parents view kids' music every generation. Although, I really don't think Stone Temple Pilots, R.E.M., and Guns n Roses were that far off from what my father listened to growing up.

I hated pop music growing up. Now that I'm about 30, it is probably my fav. genera. I stopped being so anal retentive and started to enjoy what is enjoyable.

Shadrack said,

I hated pop music growing up. Now that I'm about 30, it is probably my fav. genera. I stopped being so anal retentive and started to enjoy what is enjoyable.

Well played! I too just enjoy music for its own sake. Good music is what sounds good to YOU. Who gives a crap what everybody else says?

BTW, the Gaga has many talents. She was amazing on Saturday Night Live finale with Timberlake. Especially the singing beer bottle bit.

nunjabusiness said,

Well played! I too just enjoy music for its own sake. Good music is what sounds good to YOU. Who gives a crap what everybody else says?

BTW, the Gaga has many talents. She was amazing on Saturday Night Live finale with Timberlake. Especially the singing beer bottle bit.

Timberlake is becoming one of my favoraite guess host on SNL.

Some of her songs are good like born this way, loves it besides she's just made like 1 million dollars in 2 days with no costs on physical media just whatever cut amazon takes. Not to shabby!

I like some Lady Gaga tunes. *shrug* I'd probably buy it and listen to it for $0.99. >.> I'm one of those people that likes anything that appeals to my ears, I don't stick to specific genres or eras.

Shadrack said,
My favorite music is better than your favorite music.

Well said. Has anyone ever seen a forum where people keep their mouth shut about something they don't like or want? I don't think I have...

jafoman said,

Well said. Has anyone ever seen a forum where people keep their mouth shut about something they don't like or want? I don't think I have...

It would be very very boring, come to think of it, that's probably why there aren't any.

The Teej said,
It's £3.99 on the amazon UK store, that sucks

Damn, wish i'd known that before I bought it off iTunes for £5 (using the Complete My Album offer).

tsupersonic said,
People buy this crap?

Everyone has different tastes in music. I actually like her music, its very catchy and the songs have meaning. But that is just my opinion, which people are entitled to.

Minimoose said,
kesha has some of the most inspirational songs too I guess

Of course. She taught me how to live my life. TAKE IT OFF
*cough*

I just downloaded it for 'free' using Zune Pass. Good thing too, because the album is awful. I don't know, maybe it will grow on me.

rfirth said,
I just downloaded it for 'free' using Zune Pass. Good thing too, because the album is awful. I don't know, maybe it will grow on me.

Like mold.

Even if I don't like it, I'll buy it and say, hey I got it for a .99 cents. XD.

Edit: Meh, is US only.... Gotta grab HotspotShield...

Jose_49 said,
Even if I don't like it, I'll buy it and say, hey I got it for a .99 cents. XD.

Edit: Meh, is US only.... Gotta grab HotspotShield...


And record companies wonder why albums get pirated? Cause they constantly jew everyone outside of the great US of crAp!

Off to ISOhunt I go!

Jose_49 said,
Even if I don't like it, I'll buy it and say, hey I got it for a .99 cents. XD.

Edit: Meh, is US only.... Gotta grab HotspotShield...

It's 4 quid on amazon.co.uk - Not bad I guess

DomZ said,

It's 4 quid on amazon.co.uk - Not bad I guess


Not bad, but certainly a big difference (% wise) when stacked up against USA, and that's just wrong. It's "only music".

Jose_49 said,
Even if I don't like it, I'll buy it and say, hey I got it for a .99 cents. XD.

Edit: Meh, is US only.... Gotta grab HotspotShield...

I got it for free just to say she's not worth 99 cents.