Lady Gaga has scored her sixth number-one album on the Billboard chart with her new disc, Chromatica, and its success has brought her a new chart record.
According to Billboard, Gaga has now racked up six number-one albums in nine years and two days: the fastest for any female artist. This breaks a record set by Taylor Swift, who scored six number-one albums in 10 years and nine months.
And speaking of Taylor, Chromatica moved 274,000 units in its first week of release, the largest sales week for a woman since Taylor’s Lover debuted at number-one in September with sales of 867,000 units.
In addition to earning another number-one album notch on her belt, Gaga’ joins Taylor, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Britney Spears, as part of an exclusive group of female artists to achieve six number-one albums. Barbra Streisand holds the lead with 11, followed by Madonna with nine, and Janet Jackson with seven.
Gaga previously reached the number-one spot with the A Star Is Born soundtrack, her 2016 album Joanne, her collaboration record with Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek, 2013’s Artpop, and 2011’s Born This Way.
By Danielle Long
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