She may be most famous for sporting meat dresses and travelling in an egg, but on Monday Lady Gaga and her new album managed to stall the Amazon servers.
The online retailer was offering fans a one-time deal of 99 cents to download her new album, “Born This Way.”
But so many people wanted to cash in, they sent the Amazon servers crashing.
“Amazon is experiencing high volume and downloads are delayed,” the company said in a statement. If customers order today, they will get the full Lady Gaga, Born This Way album for $0.99. Thanks for your patience.”
The promotion is widely seen as a way for Amazon to promote its new Cloud Drive service, which allows users to store music files on remote servers and stream them over the Internet to their computer or smartphone.
But perhaps Amazon underestimated the power of Gaga, aka Stefani Germanotta.
Many frustrated users blasted Amazon’s service, along with what some considered a disappointing album on the company’s discussion board.
“I wish Amazon allowed returns for digital downloads. I’d surely return this,” said one user.
“I cannot recommend this product because Amazon cannot deliver it on time. Before I knew of the delivery problems, I told several friends what a good deal it was. Now I’m embarrassed, thanks to Amazon. I won’t forget,” said another commenter.