Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Reaches No. 1 on the Charts
The album sold 258,000 copies in its first week in stores, reports Billboard. A No. 1 is a No. 1 and while some of her critics are already deeming this 'ARTFLOP,' simma down now. She's just getting started and the album needs some time to either marinate or disappear.
'ARTPOP' predecessor 'Born This Way' also landed in the top slot its first week in stores, selling 1.1 million. Yes, that's a big difference in sales, but it was also aided by a deep discount promotion that saw the album sell for 99 cents for two days on Amazon. Almost half the sales were accounted for with that promotion. Still, it's a massive dip from 'Born This Way,' which was a huge statement record for Gaga.
So while Gaga did achieve a No. 1 record, she didn't sell an outrageous amount of records. That said, she has a whole year of promoting to do, and touring, so things could go and grow from there.