On Feb. 5, Lady Gaga had the honor of performing for the Super Bowl halftime show, where she performed some of her biggest hits and tied in her latest single "Million Reasons." The set made headlines and buzz across the Internet as she received praise for putting on a solid, clean show. Now, the NFL has announced on Feb. 17 that Lady Gaga's halftime show is now the most watched musical event in history across all platforms.
On the day of the event, 118 million people tuned in at home to see the spectacle beginning with Gaga jumping off the roof of the stadium. Between all digital platforms including NFL.com, Facebook and YouTube, Lady Gaga racked in 150 million unique viewers. On YouTube, the performance was viewed 24 million times while over on Facebook it received 49 million views. On Twitter, Lady Gaga had 2.2 million real-time tweets about the show.
"We were thrilled to collaborate with Lady Gaga – one of the most talented and versatile performers in the world – on the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show," said the NFL Network’s Senior Vice President of Programming and Production Mark Quenzel. "Through her incredible music, choreography and unifying message, Lady Gaga created a unique performance that will remembered for years to come."
Following her performance as noted, Lady Gaga's music sales and overall activity soared. Her fourth studio LP Joanne rocketed to No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart moving 74,000 units, up 818 percent from No. 66. Her latest adult contemporary single "Million Reasons" saw its highest peak on the Hot 100 songs chart since its release hitting No. 4.
After the Super Bowl LI performance, Lady Gaga announced a world tour in support of the album beginning August 1 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She's hitting mostly major cities in the U.S. before heading overseas then returning for more U.S. dates.