Today is the two year anniversary of Lady Gaga’s debut album The Fame, which was first released in Canada on August 19th, 2008!

The album reached top 10 in over thirty countries and has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. In the United States, despite debuting at No. 17 with only 24,000 copies sold, it became the best-selling 2008 album.

In 2009, Gaga released her sophomore effort The Fame Monster, which charted as a re-release of The Fame.

The Fame / The Fame Monster spawned seven smash hits which reached top 10 on almost every chart. Tracks from the album have sold a combined total of more than 25 million digital copies in the United States, more than any other album in history.

Take a look at the list of achievements of The Fame (and the re-release) after the jump!
– 13 million copies sold worldwide
– Number one in more than ten countries
– Top 10 in more than thirty countries
– Over 45 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200
– Over 75 weeks at number one on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic albums
– Six weeks at number one on the UK albums chart
– Double platinum in France, Japan and New Zealand
– Triple platinum in the United States, Australia and Canada
– Four times platinum in the UK, Russia and Germany
– Nine times platinum and best selling album of 2009 in Ireland
– Best-selling digital album of all time in the United States
– Most digital track downloads of all time in the United States
– First album to spawn two 5 million-selling singles in the United States
– Seven consecutive top 10 singles in the United States
– Six consecutive number one singles on pop radio in the United States
– Six number ones on Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs
– Seven top 10 hits in the UK, Australia and Canada
– Best selling female digital single of all time in the United States (“Just Dance”)
– Second best selling female digital single in the United States (“Poker Face”)
– Best selling digital single of all time in the UK (“Poker Face”)
– First debut album since 2000 to collect four number ones in the UK
– Two Grammy Awards, six nominations
– Eight Billboard Year End Chart Awards
– Three Teen Choice Awards
– Five World Music Awards
– Three BRIT Awards

Happy anniversary!


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