Lady Gaga Scores Another Number One Album with 'Joanne'

Lady Gaga Scores Another Number One Album with 'Joanne'

It's her fourth in this decade.

It's her fourth in this decade.

Text: William Defebaugh

It's official: Lady Gaga has scored another certified hit with Joanne, having debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart. It is her fourth album to do so this decade alone, marking another milestone in Gaga's career.

Lady Gaga at her Bud Light Dive Bar Tour show in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Bud Light)

According to Nielsen, Joanne has sold 170,000 copies and 25.7 million streams in the U.S. alone, which equates to roughly 200,000 sales. The album had the fourth biggest debut of any album released this year, following Drake's VIEWS, Beyoncé's Lemonade, and Frank Ocean's Blonde.

Billed as her most personal album yet—and rightfully so—Gaga took a risk with her most recent release, veering toward soft rock in favor of classic pop. If the numbers are any indication, it was a successful one. But we already knew that.

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