Lady Gaga Earns Fourth No. 1 Album, Makes Billboard History

Lady Gaga has claimed the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her brand new album, Joanne. Gaga's fifth pop record enters atop the list with 200,000 album units earned in its first week in the stores, making it the second-highest debut of any female artist in 2016, topped only by Beyoncé's Lemonade:

1. Beyoncé - Lemonade: 653,000
2. Lady Gaga - Joanne: 200,000
3. Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway: 149,000
4. Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman: 175,000
5. Rihanna - Anti: 166,000
6. Britney Spears - Glory: 111,000
7. Meghan Trainor - Thank You: 107,000
8. Gwen Stefani - This Is What the Truth Feels Like: 84,000
9. Sia - This Is Acting: 81,000
10. Fifth Harmony - 7/27: 74,000

Gaga's new album cycle has been greeted with positive reviews from critics, and significant chart success. Joanne debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in over 60 countries. In addition, the album has been No. 1 on the worldwide iTunes albums chart for a full week.

Fueling the projects's success has been the remarkable sales increase that singles "Million Reasons," "A-YO," and "Perfect Illusion" have posted. In most countries, all of the tracks have been placed in the Top 20 of iTunes at the same time.

To top it all off, Lady Gaga makes history with Joanne's big debut. She is now the first female artist of the decade to notch four number-one albums, following up Born This Way, ARTPOP, and Cheek to Cheek.

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