Lady Gaga is truly on the edge of glory. The pop superstar is set to do what few have done in recent years—sell a million albums in her first week.
Billboard projects that Gaga’s third album Born This Way will sell over a million copies when final numbers are announced next week.
Amazon.com has contributed to the sales boost, offering the album as a .99 download for two days this week. According to Gaga’s manager Troy Carter, her camp was not responsible for the discounted pricing which the online retailer set. “Although we weren’t aware of Amazon’s deal that they were offering, I applaud them for their efforts,” Carter told The Lefsetz Letter.
The album, available at over 27,000 non-traditional retailers worldwide, moved at least 500,000 units on its first day of release and was on track to do a million prior to the second day of Amazon’s promotion.
Gaga becomes the first artist since Taylor Swift to sell a million copies in her first week. The country crooner’s album Speak Now opened with sales of 1.047 million units last fall. Lil Wayne is also a member of the milli club with Tha Carter III, which registered 1.005 million copies in June 2008.