Poker Face

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"Poker Face"
Song by Lady Gaga
from the album The Fame
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2008
Music video
"Poker Face" on YouTube

"Poker Face" is a song by American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga. It was first released in 2008 in her debut album, The Fame. Later, it was released as the album's second single, after "Just Dance".

The song has been very successful worldwide, reaching #1 in over 20 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany. It finished as the best-performing single of 2009 in the United Kingdom and the second-best performing in the US and Canada. "Poker Face" has sold over 7.5 million copies in the United States as of February 2018.[3]

The song has won Gaga several awards, including Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards in 2010. On November 30, 2015, the song was certified Diamond (10× Platinum) in the US for sales and streams equal to 10 million copies in that country alone.

In an interview with Barbara Walters, she said that this song is about dealing with bisexuality. The lyrics "Bluffin' with my muffin" are about her fantasizing about women when having sex with her boyfriend. In a Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show with James Corden, where Corden and Gaga sang several of her songs as they played on the radio, Gaga revealed that she wrote "Poker Face" in only ten minutes.[4]

Gaga has performed the song at all of her major concert tours, at her Super Bowl LI Halftime show, and at the Coachella Music Festival in April 2017.

Certifications[change | change source]

Country Certifications
Australia 3× Platinum
Austria 4× Platinum
Belgium Platinum
Brazil Platinum
Canada 4× Platinum
Denmark Platinum
Europe 3× Platinum
Finland Gold
France 2× Platinum
Greece Platinum
Germany 6× Platinum
Hungary 2× Platinum
Ireland Platinum
Italy 2× Platinum
Japan Platinum
Mexico 3× Platinum
New Zealand 2× Platinum
Norway Platinum
Poland 3× Platinum
Portugal Gold
Russia 4× Platinum
Spain Platinum
Sweden Platinum
Switzerland 3× Platinum
United Kingdom 2× Platinum
United States Diamond

References[change | change source]

  1. ""Poker Face" writing credits". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2010.
  2. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA.
  3. "Ask Billboard: Lady Gaga's Career Sales, The Biggest No. 2 Hits & Ed Sheeran's Latest Chart Record". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  4. The Late Late Show with James Corden (2016-10-24), Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke: Coming Tuesday, retrieved 2018-02-24