Lady Gaga's "Judas" was officially released last Friday, and it's already poised to debut at the top of the singles charts this week, reports Billboard magazine.
The second single from Gaga's highly anticipated third album, Born This Way, leaked four days earlier than planned, so Interscope Records, Gaga's label, rush-released the song to iTunes. Her previous single, the title cut from the new album, debuted at the top of the charts in 21 countries and became the fastest-selling single in the history of iTunes.
According to Billboard, "Judas" will need to sell more than 350,000 downloads "in less than two and-a-half days of sales in the week, in order to possibly debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Also playing a role in its initial Hot 100 ranking will be the radio audience impressions 'Judas' will garner through the end of the airplay tracking period which runs through Tuesday (April 19). A fast first week start at radio, similar to 'Born This Way' (78.6 million), would certainly help Gaga's No. 1 cause."
On Saturday, Gaga tweeted the album artwork (pictured) designed by Nick Knight and the Haus of Gaga. It features her head and arms morphing into a motorcycle.