I’d never heard of Angela Cheng before. But you can bet that Lady Gaga and former Billboard Editorial Director Bill Werde have. And they don’t like her one bit.
Cheng seems to have exposed a flaw in the way Billboard compiles their charts, citing Gaga’s single “Dope” as proof. How did a song that received almost zero radio airplay and one that sold poorly on iTunes reach all the way to #8 on the American singles chart?
Great question–and the answer is fascinating. Go to Noisey for the full story. In addition to taking Gaga to task, there are some pretty interesting comments about Beyonce and Miley Cyrus, too.