Lady Gaga's third studio album, “Born This Way" sold 1,108,000
copies in its first week of release, debuting at number 1 in the
Billboard top 200. It is only the 17th album in the world to hit
the million benchmark, after album sales started being tracked by
SoundScan, since 1991. This is Lady Gaga's first album which has
topped the Billboard charts on its debut.
The record for highest sales in the opening week is held by
NSYNC's “No Strings Attached," which also topped the Billboard 200
charts, selling 2,416,000 copies. Gaga's “Born this Way" is the
first album to hit the million mark since 50 Cent's, “The Massacre"
Also Gaga is only the 5th female artist to hit the million mark
after Whitney Houston in 1992, Britney Spears in 2000, Norah Jones
in 2004 and Taylor Swift in 2010.