Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” Is Number One

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Thursday, 21 November 2013 | 953 Total Views


Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new set, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

This is the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No. 1 with her last album, 2011's "Born This Way." That set bowed with 1.1 million sold in its first week (a number amplified by a temporary 99 cent sale deal by Amazon MP3). "ARTPOP" is also the fifth top 10 for Gaga, following "The Fame" (No. 2), "The Fame Monster" (No. 5), "The Remix" (No. 6) and "Born This Way."
The arrival of "ARTPOP" is the third-largest sales week for a woman in 2013. It follows Katy Perry's "PRISM" (286,000 in its No. 1 debut) and Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" (270,000 in its No. 1 bow).