Lady Gaga earns fourth No. 1 album with 'Joanne'

For Lady Gaga, four is a lucky number.

The singer scored her fourth No. 1 debut this week with Joanne, which landed on top of the Billboard 200 chart with 201,000 album units sold.

Joanne is Gaga's fifth studio album, released on Oct. 21, following her previous chart-toppers Cheek to Cheek (her 2014 Tony Bennett collaboration), Artpop (2013) and Born This Way (2011).

The album's strong sales give Gaga the fourth-largest debut of 2016, behind Drake’s Views (1.04 million), Beyonce’s Lemonade (653,000) and Frank Ocean’s Blonde (276,000 units). According to Billboard, Joanne's sales exceeded industry forecasts.

She may lag behind Beyonce in first-week sales, but Gaga's prolific release schedule is paying off in a new record for the star. Joanne's chart-topping debut makes Gaga the first woman with four No. 1 albums in the 2010s, passing Beyonce and Taylor Swift, who each have three.


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