‘A Star Is Born‘ might have lost out on the top spot at the box office, thanks to the comic-book flick Venom, but it did land a number one debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The album was released back on October 5. It sold over 230,000 album units, which is the biggest debut week for a soundtrack in more than three years.
“Of A Star Is Born’s 231,000 units, most come from album sales: 162,000. The rest of the units are comprised of SEA units totaling 37,000, and TEA units equaling 32,000.”
This is Lady Gaga’s fifth No. 1 album this decade. That’s the most among female performers. She was previously tied with Taylor Swift.
Here is another cool fact…
“After only one week on sale, A Star Is Born becomes the third-largest selling soundtrack of 2018. With 162,000 sold, it trails only The Greatest Showman(with 1.26 million sold in 2018, of its total 1.35 million, as it was released in 2017) and Black Panther: The Album (with 223,000).”
By the way, the film is performing well at the box office as well. It’s made over $94 million in the states and has a worldwide total of $135 million.[mashshare]