Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Sells Over 1 Million Copies
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 14:04:06
Lady Gaga's Born This Way media blitz paid off...literally. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling 1,108,000 copies in its first week. It's only the 17th album to sell a million during its first week in stores since SoundScan begin tracking sales in 1991 and it is the highest sales week tally since 2005. The last record to sell that much was 50 Cent's The Massacre, which sold 1,141,000 copies in March 2005.
Born This Way is also Gaga's first No. 1 bow. Congrats, Gaga. You've earned it.
The last album to sell over 1 million records in a week was Taylor Swift's Speak Now, which moved 1,047,000 copies in November of 2010.
Also, Gaga is only the fifth woman in history to nab 1 million in sales during her first week in stores.
Did you pick up a copy of Born This Way yet?
—Frank TJ Mackey