Lady Gaga's latest album A Star Is Born with Bradley Cooper makes a smashing debut on the Billboard 200, scoring the singer's fifth consecutive album on the chart. The soundtrack sold 231,000 units in the United States in its first week, exceeding the industry's original projections by over 80% percent. That also bests Gaga's previous effort, Joanne, which opened at No. 1 with 201,000 units in 2016.
A Star Is Born becomes Gaga's fifth number one album following Born This Way (2011), ARTPOP (2013), Cheek to Cheek (2014), and Joanne (2016), which breaks her tie with Taylor Swift and makes her the only female artist to top the Billboard 200 five times this decade.
Over on the Billboard Hot 100, Gaga and Cooper's "Shallow" is expected to enter the Top 10, while several other tracks from the soundtrack album make a debut. Check back later this weekend for more details on the singles chart.