The soundtrack to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s latest film collaboration “A Star Is Born” has been breaking the pop star’s previous chart records and it’s easy to see why. In a new video posted to YouTube, Lady Gaga sings the film’s powerful piano ballad “I’ll Never Love Again” alongside clips from the movie.
“I want to know what this is,” Gaga’s character, Ally, says in a film clip after stumbling on some lyrics. “You hiding love songs?
“No, I wouldn’t say I was hiding it. I started putting it down on paper when we were home. I don’t know. It just fell out of me I guess and onto this page,” Bradley’s character, country rocker Jackson Maine, explains.
The nearly five-minute video clip then pans to Lady Gaga singing the heartbreaking “I’ll Never Love Again” as she’s overcome with emotion. With vocals that showcase Lady Gaga’s ability as a singer and heartbreaking lyrics penned by Lady Gaga, Natalie Hemby, Hilary Lindsey and Aaron Raitiere, the song strikes a chord. Added string accompaniment only help the powerful ballad soar in the live setting.
The soundtrack to “A Star Is Born” has spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, setting a new record for Gaga. Previously, her album “Born This Way” reigned at No. 1 for two weeks in 2011. That album was her longest-leading No. 1 album, according to Billboard.
Additionally, “Shallow,” another song from the film that features Gaga and Bradley, finds itself at No. 1 for the fourth week on Billboard‘s Digital Song Sales Chart. The song’s chart success ties Lady Gaga’s previous singles “Just Dance,” “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way.”
“A Star Is Born” was released to theaters on Oct. 5.