Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Arrives At # 1 On Billboard 200, Lorde Dominates Hot 100 For 8th Consecutive Week!

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Mother Goose Monster Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP‘ extravaganza arrives at # 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week.

With over 258,000 units sold this week, ‘ARTPOP‘ becomes the second # 1 album and 5th top 10 album for the illustrious vocalist – who has been vehemently displaying way too much of her nipples lately on a slew of magazine covers.

Irrespective of  a hefty fall in first-week sales (Gaga’s ‘Born This Way‘ debuted with sales of over 1.1 million units within a week – 440,000 of which were sold for 99 cents at Amazon.com), ‘ARTPOP‘ achieves the third highest first-week sales for a female artist this year, following Katy Perry’s ‘Prism‘ (286,000) and Miley Cyrus’ ‘Bangerz‘ (270,000).

Seriously y’all – the industry is in some deep shit with sales like these.

Over at the Hot 100 Singles Chart, it’s a fierce diva-overload with Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus all vying for the coveted # 1 spot – which of course is being firmly kept on lock by the newest and youngest diva in the game – Lorde.

Lorde’s ‘Royals‘ commands the Hot 100 summit for an 8th consecutive week, while Eminem and Rihanna’s ‘The Monster‘ looks all set to claim the penthouse next week, due to the massive surge in airplay and digital sales.

Check out all the action right after the jump!

 

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Royals – Lorde

2. The Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna

3. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

4. Wake Me Up – Avicii

5. Roar – Katy Perry

6. Counting Stars – One Republic

7. Demons – Imagine Dragons

8. Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake feat Majid Jordan

9. Applause – Lady Gaga

10. Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. ARTPOP – Lady Gaga

2. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem

3. Now 48 – Various

4. Duck The Halls : A Robertson Family Christmas – The Robertsons

5. Prism – Katy Perry

6. Wrapped In Red – Kelly Clarkson

7. On Air : Live At The BBC Vol. 2 – The Beatles

8. Sail Out (EP) – Jhene Aiko

9. Nothing Was The Same – Drake

10. Pure Heroine – Lorde