The American singer Lady Gaga ranked for the sixth time in her career at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with the album “Chromatica”, released on May 29.
The album sold 274,000 units in the United States in the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
This was the best sales week this year of an album released by a woman.
“Chromatica”, whose release was postponed due to the pandemic, includes the singles “Stupid Love” and “Rain On Me” (collaboration with Ariana Grande). The first debuted at the head of the Billboard Hot 100, in March, and the second, on the same position of the ranking, on June 6.
All tracks on the album have been accessed online 87.16 million times.
Lady Gaga was also number one on the Billboard 200 with “A Star Is Born” (collaboration with Bradley Cooper, in 2018 and 2019), “Joanne” (2016), “Cheek to Cheek” (with Tony Bennett, 2014), “Artpop” (2013) and “Born This Way” (2011).
Apart from Lady Gaga, only one woman had an album ranked first on the Billboard 200 this year: Selena Gomez, with “Rare” (January 2020).
Jimmy Buffett’s “Life on the Flip Side” debuted at number two on the US album chart. The album sold 75,000 units. Most recently, the artist was in first place in 2004, with “License to Chill”.
“Life on the Flip Side” is Buffett’s 40th appearance on the Billboard 200, the top of which he debuted in 1974 with “Living and Dying in 3/4 Time” (176th place).
Third place in the top is occupied by “My Turn” by rapper Lil Baby, who dropped one position after being sold in 62,000 units in the 14th week after its release.
After debuting in the first place a week ago, rapper Gunna’s “Wunna” now ranks fourth, with 49,000 units sold.
The rapper Future and “High Off Life” dropped two places, to five, with 44,000 units sold in the third week since its debut.
Drake and “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” remained in sixth place, with 41,000 units sold in the fifth week after release, and Polo G and “The Goat” dropped two places to seven after the album was sold in 40,000 units in the top third week.
The rapper Anuel AA recorded his first presence in the top 10 this week, with his second album, “Emmanuel”, which debuted in eighth place, being sold in 39,000 units.
Rapper DaBaby’s “Blame It on Baby” dropped two positions to nine with 39,000 units sold in its seventh week of release.
Run the Jewels ranked tenth with “RTJ4,” which sold 38,000 units in its first week of release. This is the first presence in the top 10 of the rap duo.
Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the United States over a week, based on multimetric consumption, which includes selling physical copies of records, singles (10 songs means an album), and online activity (1,500 hits equals one album). More recently, YouTube has included audio and video on demand, as well as video views from Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo.