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Lady GaGa Breaks Record by Officially Selling 1.1 Million Copies of 'Born This Way'

June 1, 2011 (2:20 am) GMT
Selling 1,108,000 copies in the first week of 'Born This Way', GaGa has the highest sales week since 50 Cent's 2005 'The Massacre' which bowed with 1,141,000.
Lady GaGa Breaks Record by Officially Selling 1.1 Million Copies of 'Born This Way'

The official sales number of 's new album "" is in, and it's revealed that the May 23 studio release has sold around 1,108,000 copies in its opening week. The huge number actually has been predicted by music experts when they heard that the CD was sold only for 0.99 cents on Amazon last week.

With such a big number, the Mother Monster has broken record as an artist with the highest sales week since sold 1,141,000 copies of his album "" in 2005. The SoundScan-era record week, however, is still firmly held by 's 2000 "" (2,416,000).

GaGa joins four other solo female acts to ever sell more than a million albums in just a week. The other four record holders are 's 2010 "" (1,047,000), ' 2000 "" (1,310,000), 's 1992 "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (1,061,000), and ' 2004 "" (1,022,000).

That impressive sales week has also granted GaGa a No. 1 position on Billboard Hot 200. This will mark her first ever No. 1 album on the U.S. album chart. She previously debuted at No. 2 with 2008 "", landed at No. 5 with 2009 "", and arrived at No. 6 with 2010 "" hit No. 6.

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