It was co-written and co-produced by Gaga with several producers, including RedOne and Fernando Garibay , with whom she had previously worked. The music of Born This Way stems from the synthpop and dance-pop styles of her previous material while incorporating different forms of instrumentation from that on her previous releases, such as electronic rock and techno. Despite divided opinions among religious and conservative commentators, the album was well received by music critics, who praised the varying musical styles and Gaga's vocals; others felt Gaga was trying too hard to please everyone through the album's self-empowerment message. Born This Way debuted in the top five spots of every major music chart worldwide, including the Billboard In the United States, the record sold more than one million copies in its first week—the highest first-week album sales in five years; an estimated , copies were sold on Amazon in two days of its first week at a price of 99 cents. Four of the album's singles —" Born This Way ", " Judas ", " The Edge of Glory ", and " You and I "—charted in the top ten of the Billboard Hot in the United States, where "Born This Way" became the 1,th song to reach the number one spot since the inauguration of the chart in The album's fifth official single, " Marry the Night ", charted within the top-thirty in the United States. Gaga has performed songs from the album on different occasions, including the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards , as well as in other events and on worldwide television, including her third headlining concert tour, Born This Way Ball —
Born This Way is Lady Gaga 's second studio album. It was released on May 23 , The writing of the album took place in during The Monster Ball Tour. Preceding its release, the album's lead single and title track, " Born This Way ", debuted on February 11 , As of June 1 , , Born This Way had become the fastest-selling album worldwide in With , copies sold on its first day and 1,, in its first week in the U.