I suppose when you sell over a million copies of your album during the first week of it’s release, there’s only one way to go – and that’s down.
After selling a million plus copies of ‘Born This Way’ last week, Billboard is reporting that a mere 174,000 were sold this week.
Of course, Lady Gaga’s album was on sale for just 99 cents not once but twice after its May 25 release thanks to Amazon, which was offering “Born This Way” at the deep discount along with storage space for the Amazon cloud player service.
Billboard notes that because the promotion likely tacked on hundreds of thousands of units to Gaga’s first week sales, the second week’s drop-off seems to be at even steeper decline than is normally expected.
At this rate, Billboard says, Adele – who has been suffering from laryngitis and had to cancel the remainder of her North American tour – could soon reclaim No. 1. The Brit singer’s “21″ is currently at the No. 2 spot, with 121,000 units sold.
I haven’t bought it yet… I’m just sorta bored with Gaga. Or maybe I’ve just seen too damn much of her lately. I think I’m over her. Need a Gaga break. Right now I’m listening to Lykke Li. LOVE HER!