It’s official! Born This Way is the second highest debut of a female artist on the Billboard charts, selling 1,108,000 copies. According to Billboard, Gaga is “the fifth woman to notch a million-plus week. The record frame for a woman is held by the bow of Britney Spears’ Oops! I Did It Again, which started with 1,319,000 upon its release in May of 2000. The Bodyguardsoundtrack, driven mostly by Whitney Houston songs, was the first SoundScan-era album to shift a million, and it did so over the busy Christmas shopping week of 1992 (1,061,000). Later, Norah Jonas’ Feels Like Home debuted with 1,022,000 in 2004, and then the aforementioned Swift sizzled just last year.Born This Way had the largest sales week of any album since 50 Cent’s The Massacre did 1,141,000 in its first week, in March of 2005.


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