Zedd Gets Boost From Lady Gaga


On the list of things that can supercharge a new artist’s career, a supportive tweet from Lady Gaga to her 30.2 million followers is right up there. So on Aug. 22, when she tweeted, “Monsters you need to hear this amazing song by @Zedd,” with an iTunes link to his new single “Spectrum,” the 23-year-old producer/DJ instantly became a much bigger deal. Overnight, “Spectrum” — which features singer/ songwriter Matthew Koma — shot from No. 23 to No. 10 on iTunes’ dance chart and it’s stayed in the top 10 since. On Sept. 1, the track hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs tally, and spent two weeks at No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. Total downloads are now at 97,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Read more at Billboard.com.