Lady Gaga holds top billing on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week. But the pop queen only sold a fraction of the 1.1 million copies she put up in her first week.
Born This Way, Gaga’s third project, moves 174,000 copies, enough to retain the No. 1 spot. However, the album experienced an 84% drop after its blockbuster opening of 1,108,000. The significant drop in sales can be attributed to Amazon.com, which offered the LP for 99-cents for two days during its release week.
Gaga became the fifth woman to sell a million copies in one week following Britney Spears’ Oops! I Did It Again (1,319,000), The Bodyguard soundtrack featuring Whitney Houston (1,061,000), Norah Jonas’ Feels Like Home (1,022,000), and Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (1,047,000).
Adele could overtake Gaga on next week’s chart. The British songstress’ platinum album 21, which currently sits at No. 2 with 121,000, is poised to return to the top.