Amazon’s 99-cent offer for Lady Gaga’s latest album, “Born This Way,” crashed its servers earlier this week as fans rushed to cash in on the deal.
“Clearly customers are really excited for Lady Gaga’s new album – we saw extraordinary response to Monday’s promotion – far above what we expected – she definitely melted some servers," said Craig Pape, director of Music for Amazon. "So we're doing it again, and this time we're ready.”
For those who bought the album on Monday but couldn’t download their purchase, Amazon’s got you covered.
Customers who saved the album to the Amazon Cloud Drive should be able to play it now. If you saved the file to your computer, you can go to your Amazon MP3 Downloader application, clear any failed attempts and re-download the album by heading to your order history.
Amazon, which launched its Cloud Player in March, may soon see some competition from — Facebook. On Wednesday, Forbes reported that “sources close to the deal” revealed said that the social networking site will team up with Spotify and that users will be able to listen to the streaming-music site through Facebook with friends or alone.
Amazon’s new service is already poised to face stiff competition from Google and Apple, which is thought be nearing a launch date for its own cloud music service.