Lady Gaga has topped the charts once again with new album “Chromatica,” despite ceasing promotion due to nationwide unrest over George Floyd’s death.
The set starts with 274,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 4, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data — the biggest week for any album by a woman in 2020.
Chromatica was released on May 29 via Interscope Records. The set was led by the singles “Stupid Love” and “Rain on Me” with Ariana Grande. The former debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March, while the latter opened at No. 1 on the June 6 chart.
Chromatica was originally slated for an April 10 release but was delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. This is also Gaga‘s sixth No. 1 studio album on the Billboard 200, Lady Gaga previously hit number one with the A Star Is Born soundtrack, Joanne, Cheek to Cheek, Artpop and Born This Way.
Two days after “Chromatica” was released May 29, Gaga stopped promoting the album on social media and began posting lengthy messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and condemning President Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the socially conscious singer also deactivated her official online store, leaving only a letter urging people to support the black community in its place.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 31, 2020
However, the album marks the fifth biggest week of 2020 for any album. With six No. 1 albums in nine years, she holds the record for fastest a woman has claimed six No. 1 albums. She’s now just one of eight women to have at least six No. 1 albums.
Congratulations, Lady Gaga!