- 08 Jun 20
It's the highest debut by a female musician in 2020 thus far.
Lady Gaga has officially scored her sixth Billboard No. 1 album and the highest debut by a female musician in 2020 thus far with futuristic pop LP Chromatica.
The album was released six weeks after it was initially scheduled to drop, with Gaga pushing the release date back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The singer instead turned her focus to the World Health Organisation, curating the 'One World: Together At Home' concert which raised an incredible $127 million for healthcare workers.
Gaga's new dance-pop effort has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, shifting an impressive 274,000 units and garnering 87 million streams from excited fans.
Chromatica has found huge success in Europe and Australia, becoming the star's fastest-selling album in the UK since 2013's Artpop.
Al but one of Gaga's full-length albums have reached the summit on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart; Born This Way in 2011, Artpop in 2013, Cheek to Cheek with Tony Bennett in 2014, Joanne in 2016 and the A Star Is Born soundtrack, which was credited to both her and Bradley Cooper, in 2018.
The singer-songwriter's debut album The Fame missed the No. 1 mantle by just one spot, and a remix collection simply titled The Remix peaked at No. 5 in 2010.
Chromatica's lead single 'Stupid Love' started off and peaked at No. 5 while its follow-up, 'Rain on Me,' a collaboration with fellow pop singer Ariana Grande, debuted at No. 1.
Promotional single 'Sour Candy,' featuring South Korean girl group Blackpink, has debuted on various other Billboard rankings, helping the band earn several spots in the history books.