Lady Gaga is now the most certified artist of the digital era, with more than 20 million downloads sold.

The Recording Industry Association of America confirmed that sales of Born This Way push the fame monster ahead of Rihanna and Taylor Swift, who have totals of 19 and 18.5 million digital sales respectively.

In addition to her latest platinum-selling smash, Just Dance has been certified six times platinum (i.e. six million copies sold), Poker Face five times platinum, Bad Romance four times platinum, Paparazzi triple platinum and Love Game double platinum.

Given her impressive track record, sales expectations for the diva’s new album are through the roof.

Not that Gaga seems particularly bothered.

On Friday, she tweeted: “In Nebraska, finishing up record today. I’m so proud of the album: I keep dancing+drinking: metal/techno rock journey of a woman on the run.”

Born This Way drops on May 23.

While we wait for her new opus, let’s re-visit where it all began (below).

Via Pop In Stereo.

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