"Is That Alright?" You bet it is!
Lady Gaga just reached a new milestone. She and Bradley Cooper co-star in the new film "A Star Is Born," and they are also the lead artists on the smash hit soundtrack. That soundtrack dropped October 5 and debuted at No. 1, selling 231,000 units in the United States in its first week. According to Billboard, it was the biggest week for a soundtrack in more than three-and-a-half years.
The soundtrack marked Gaga's fifth No. 1 album, and it's also her fifth No. 1 album this decade. That marks a new record for women, surpassing her previous tie with Taylor Swift for four No. 1 albums in the '10s.
Gaga previously had No. 1 albums with "Born This Way" (2011), "ARTPOP" (2013), "Cheek to Cheek" (2014), and "Joanne" (2016). Gaga is now tied with Kanye West, Future, and J. Cole with five No. 1 albums this decade. Justin Bieber has six No. 1 albums so far in the '10s, and Drake is leading the pack with eight.
"A Star Is Born" is already the third best-selling soundtrack of the year after just one week. The 231,000 units sold included 162,000 pure album sales; that already puts it close behind "Black Panther: The Album" with 223,000 albums sold. Top of the list is still "The Greatest Showman" at this point, with a total of 1.26 million albums sold in 2018, and 1.35 million if you also include its numbers from 2017.
"A Star Is Born" has taken second place on the box office charts for two weeks in a row, behind the Sony/Marvel comic book movie "Venom."
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