Lady Gaga's new album sale slows Amazon to a crawl

May 23, 2011 10:20:54 PM PDT
On Monday, fans of Lady Gaga swamped for the debut of her latest album.

Amazon put the "Born This Way" album download on sale for 99-cents. That steep discount caused so much demand that the traffic slowed Amazon's servers to a crawl. Some fans weren't even able to download it.

Amazon turned to twitter to thank customers for their patience.