Lady Gaga’s newest album Joanne just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as it sold over 201,000 units (including 170,000 pure album sales). This way, Joanne marked the fourth largest album debut in 2016 and we couldn’t be happier about it!
At the same time, Gaga was named the Female Artist with the most number 1 albums this decade, with four No.1 pieces, surpassing big names such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift that had only three topping albums of the 2010s.
Since Joanne’s release on Oct. 21st Lady Gaga traveled the U.S. on a promotional run for the album, including performances on Saturday Night Live, two Dive Bar Tour sets (in New York City and Los Angeles), and, of course, a Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.
According to Billboard, Joanne’s 201,000-unit launch, which also includes streaming-equivalent albums, is the fourth largest of 2016 (and second best for a woman), falling short of Drake’s Views (1.04 million), Beyoncé’s Lemonade (653,000), and Frank Ocean’s Blonde (276,000). Its traditional sales total sits at the No. 7 position on the list of 2016’s best-selling albums, behind Views (852,000), Lemonade (485,000), Blonde (232,000), David Bowie’s Blackstar (174,000), Radiohead’s Moon Shaped Pool (173,000), and Blink-182’s California (172,000).
Watch below Bud Light x Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour in Los Angeles: