The Numbers Are In! Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ Sold…

Published: Friday 28th Oct 2016 by Sam

Lady Gaga has done it.

The superstar singer will officially open atop of the Billboard 200 this week.

With initial estimates rising over the course of the week, all eyes are on where the diva’s fifth studio effort bowed.

Well wonder no more because the numbers await below…

According to Hits Daily Double, ‘Joanne’ drummed up a sales + streaming first week figure of…

199,000 [SPS]
[168,000: Pure Sales]

The number represents a lead of over 100k from Gaga’s nearest competitor Michael Buble.

Beyond the album’s strong performance on the pure sales front, the various layers of its streaming push have certainly come in handy.

On the one hand, there’s the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour that was streamed to thousands on Facebook. While the viral effect of ‘Carpool Karaoke’ gifted individual songs a sales boost, momentum that would ultimately go on to benefit the album.

Of course, there’s the ultra official numbers from Billboard/Nielsen due imminently. There’ll be reported in Rashad‘s next Chart Check.

More times than not, there’s next to no movement in the numbers. That said, it’ll be interesting to see whether the figure is rounded up or down.

Whatever the case, it’s a touchdown for next year’s Super Bowl Halftime headliner. Especially given all the factors.

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  1. The Navy October 28, 2016

    Lol it flopped so badly? Gaga is officially over

    • Lol October 28, 2016

      It will struggle to go gold in pure sales like Anti did??

    • Beyhive Millitant October 28, 2016

      People acting like these numbers are good are beyond delusional like her fans. She should be debuting with 300K sales anything less is a massive flop.
      It’s not too late for the NFL to pick someone else for the half time show

      • Bb8345 October 28, 2016

        $16.99 is a discount???? HAHAHAHA tried and failed!!!!

      • B2B October 28, 2016

        For 16.99 and it’s being bought. That’s innovative af most people sell concert tickets on there but she put her album.

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

        And yet at 17 dollars it is still more expensive than all the albums on I TUNES..(IN WHICH IT IS STILL BEING SOLD AT FULL PRICE OF 18 DOLLARS)..LMAO. On the other hand, CANTi will not even reach 700k pure sales at this rate.. FRIH better thank streaming for saving her….AND NOT AT MARK SAYING CANTi HAS SOLD 3 MILLION COPIES…LOL

    • Kris October 29, 2016

      Beyoncé nor Gaga flopped. Times are hard… they’re pulling in great numbers… Adele is just a part of the new English explosion. Keep in mind the beetles were selling 1 million records a month consecutively… she did it once in a. Week

  2. The Great Lacefronce. October 28, 2016

    Tragic flop for massive promo and an album the price of a whopper

    • Ughhhh October 28, 2016

      Wasn’t this album $3? Does this count if you cheat?

    • Miguel October 29, 2016

      Few artists can have beyoncé’s longevity

  3. Kiah October 28, 2016

    Sorry but this is a huge flop for a well established pop star like her

  4. Lake Erie October 28, 2016

    Wow!! GOOD numbers! She really has a chance at going gold ASAP, especially after the SB performance. Congratulations to her!

    • FAF October 28, 2016

      This isn’t a flop these posters are delusional she sold 200k and will only do better around holiday
      Esp next year after her big tour and Super Bowl
      I haven’t seen one commercial for this album
      Carpool karaoke and a dive bar tour is hardly “massive promo”

      • Mark111 October 28, 2016

        She sold 168K. You stans said streaming is cheap, remember?

      • BEY>RIH October 29, 2016

        And Canti hasn’t sold 3 mill WW.

  5. Meme October 28, 2016

    Great push thru Gaga. Love seeing this era turn around for the better because god knows I can’t stand the bandwagon haters who hates something just too go with the popular opinion. They did the same with Rihanna and her era turn out one of the best this year.

  6. Molly October 28, 2016

    She should ask Samsung to purchase her flop album so it can go platinum??

    • Mark111 October 28, 2016

      Can’t, don’t own her music masters.

  7. Mason October 28, 2016

    As a fan, just need to share something that has been bothering me about this site. The writing here continues to get worse. In fact, it’s so bad it has become a chore to visit on a daily basis. Between the often misleading headlines, poorly written sentences and embarrassingly inaccurate analysis of the music industry, it has become difficult to continue coming here. You guys have built such a massive platform — please invest in better writers.

    • Pu$$iePopstress October 28, 2016

      or you could always INVEST your time in other sites, ya know? you won’t be missed hun


  8. Lamb4life October 28, 2016

    Might as well begin a new era this is a flop

  9. Ex Little Monster October 28, 2016

    A lot of promo and excessive discounts yet she still flopped
    I’m so happy I jumped ship??

  10. Josh October 28, 2016

    Poor Gaga now she can retire and go to being a live act at her fathers resturant and sell stale breadsticks

  11. Josh October 28, 2016

    Selling less than Ariana Grande kii what a flop?????????

    • BubblePopElectric October 28, 2016

      Bruh chill… Ariana only sold 175,000 equivalent album units (of which 129,000 were in traditional album sales).

  12. Sam October 28, 2016

    She won’t go gold bookmark me ??

    • Lake Erie October 28, 2016

      I think she will…. I mean they did have to revise her predicted numbers sooo…

  13. Lake Erie October 28, 2016

    Lol! I don’t follow Gaga at all BUT I do remember her previous album numbers, and those numbers had the whole industry/everyone talking like “wow” and telling her to keep her head up etc…. So for her to come back out with numbers like this? I think it’s pretty good. She kind of stayed consistent. TBH, besides her news about her SB performance, this album was barley promoted, and besides the usual that everyone does. I just can’t wait until the superbowl performance and after. I mean from what I’ve only SEEN, it’s interesting to see someone who literally had the WORLD in their hands end up doing unthinkable (now) numbers. Shes definitely a contender for the underdogs right now.

    • R.I.P October 28, 2016


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  15. R.I.P October 28, 2016


  16. BubblePopElectric October 28, 2016

    Congratulations Gaga! This is great considering she put out a folk album and hasn’t had a proper hit from this album….. yet

  17. Theman October 28, 2016

    Lol these are very good numbers for her. Congrats LG. She wasn’t coming off of a huge hit nor a huge era. She is pure talent. Lol, y’all are mad. 300k without a massive hit? Lol, you’re delusional. She doesn’t give up. Her marketing was smart. Promotion, being a great singer & artist does wonders. If she can get two hits, all will be amazing..

  18. Danzou October 28, 2016

    Chris sold these same numbers.

  19. B_Roni October 28, 2016

    This is good especially since streaming is coming through. It’s all about the end sale and who you are pleasing. I can’t get mad for discounting her album because whether it’s full price or discounted, this means that over 168k people in the U.S. decided to spend some type of money on her album.

  20. Theman October 28, 2016

    She actually sold more than Grande. And this album is definitely going gold. Her singles are doing great on iTunes too. So that’s good. Stop hating and give her her credit. She’s a very hard worker. Her performances helps her album sales.

  21. CommonSense October 28, 2016

    If this is her débuted front end sales then what will she do to push her remaining album sales??
    Gagz has no pending hits on this album to drive its success.
    She already promoted and discounted the album to its stretched limits. Lol Her *comeback* is such a kiiii

  22. steve October 28, 2016

    Good numbers regardless
    . I can’t hate.

  23. Rima October 28, 2016

    Great numbers Gaga! You proved the haters so f****** wrong.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

      Cant wait for those SECOND week PURE sales….EXCITED FOR HER.

      • Tori October 28, 2016

        Um… weren’t you one of the ones saying she didn’t have a chance with this album in another post?

      • HailLegendBeysus October 28, 2016

        @Tori, that is clear sarcasm from @Surprise. We all know Fad’s second week is going to be so sad! LOL

  24. @ASAPicon October 28, 2016

    Congratz Gaga

  25. Lourdes October 28, 2016

    Stans didn’t seem to have a problem when MDNA + Rated R were sold for $0.99, Anti was given away for free, and Katy’s #1 singles were $0.69?

    • Ihaterihanna November 6, 2016

      MDNA tour goases $300 million. That also the amount of sales Manna has sold so she doesn’t have to sell albums anymore.

  26. SMH October 28, 2016

    Kudos to Gaga. The seething is severe in here lol.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

      Sis even you know her SECOND WEEK will be tragic….and u have to see that she might not even go gold.

  27. LB October 28, 2016

    Very good and solid numbers, and she did it TRADITIONALLY, no gimmicks, flop HBO specials, shaming your husband, 7310583715087105 flop pretentious videos, fake Black lives matter support, RADIO avengers, and paid for reviews.

    Just pure song writing skill, and extraordinary music. No need for 11805710 radio avengers that flop on radio anyway. Good job gags.

    • Pu$$iePopstress October 28, 2016

      erm…you can’t tell me that Gaga didn’t pay for those reviews that were praising the album like it was the next best thing to sliced bread.

      next, $3.99 and $.69 is not traditional hun. she didn’t sell this album on her name alone. she sold it with tactics

  28. Mark111 October 28, 2016

    She did a 100k more than I predicted, so good for her. I know the car pool did Million Excuses justice because it turned my opinion on the song. Super Bowl is too far away from this album, but as long as she hit some night shows and some award shows, she’ll do fine. It’s her LIVE performances that is turning this train wreck around. Still only see this doing 350K tops tho.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

      Agreed…. i don’t even see it doing past 350 too..

      • LB October 28, 2016

        It will cross 350K and you will continue to cry and weep you hateful maggot.

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016


      • Mark111 October 28, 2016

        All caps = you’re mad.

      • LB October 28, 2016

        LOL @Mark, the the lie too;


        Never happened. And it cannot produce a receipt because there is non. Try again maggot.

  29. LB October 28, 2016

    $3.99 or not, Amazon is still paying full price for Gags, album, and seeing that she wrote and produced most of the songs, and didn’t rely on expensive radio avengers, and tacky 12857105871 music videos, that’s a huge share for her and Interscope. She ain’t mad, Interscope ain’t mad.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016


      • LB October 28, 2016

        She is not hiding them, they are being released gradually. You’re just too damn, incompetent and stupid to do a simple google search; which, judging by your sentence construction and consistent grammatical errors, is way beyond your scope.

        Stick to what you’re good at, which is “yaaassssing” everytime your queen roach takes a sh!t, and address me when you gain 10 more IQ points, ok.

      • HailLegendBeysus October 28, 2016

        It’s so mad Slaygend Yonce is making more than fRih with her $18 album!

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

        @Hailbeysus….can u imagine the GUTS and IRONY of that PARASITE called FAGGBIRD calling me ‘HATEFUL”…LOL

      • HailLegendBeysus October 28, 2016

        @Surprise right! The Slavi is so bothered by Beyoncé because she can still sell her album and sell out stadiums. Not her fault fRih was scared of flopping and gave away albums to mask her inevitable flop! Im going to laugh so hard if her Boxscores come back with these outrageous $160-180m claim yet no dates reported! ???? Hoeanna is all SMOKES AND MIRRORS!

      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

        LOL…@Hailbeysus…She is scared to release those numbers. At this rate she might have begged SAMSAVE to help purchase those unsold tickets and save her once again.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016


  30. HailLegendBeysus October 28, 2016

    Good for her, How many albums this year debuted with 200k im sales or more? The sales this year are tragic and Beyond repair! Not even Queen Adele can save the sales. Her album is like a little over 1m over Drake and Bey for 2016 album sales.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) October 28, 2016

      @Hailbeysus….can u imagine the GUTS and IRONY of that PARASITE called FAGGBIRD calling me ‘HATEFUL”…LOL

    • HailLegendBeysus October 28, 2016

      LMAO all The Wall street Journal had to say about your “stream queen” was: Indeed, traditional album sales are no longer an indicator of success. Released in late January, Rihanna’s album “Anti” sold a paltry 5,000 copies in the past week, yet it’s still in the Billboard’s Top 10 thanks to more than 26 million streams.
      ??? That whole article all they could mention was Drake (The true Queen of Streams) ???

  31. Mark111 October 28, 2016

    Pest are just bitter. Minutemaid sold less than Beyonce, so by your logic, is it a flop? Cause it only sold 1.4M in the states.

    • Kado#DaKingsSon#Says October 29, 2016

      No because it didn’t debute with 199,000 copies (little bus much) check the receipts not knocking Gaga. But yea facts are facts bro.

      • Kado#DaKingsSon#Says October 29, 2016

        Da **** how do i change this pic i want shiz up ☝

  32. Jay Jay October 28, 2016

    I decided to give this album a listen and I’m happy I did. It’s definitely a good album but you can only enjoy this album if you don’t expect the Gaga we are used to.

    I still prefer “The Fame” Gaga but I love this mature sound of her. Maybe because I matured and my taste in music has matured too.

  33. Theman October 28, 2016

    Adele has the best selling album this yr. she’s sold over a half a million or more copies in pure sales than Drake..

    • JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2016

      What Adele has done is almost inconceivable. Never seen since the 90s.

  34. Theman October 28, 2016

    And Beyonce. She actually sold over two million in pure sales in the US this yr..

    • JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2016

      Beyonce has been doing really well. Her change to concept albums was for the better and it shows in the long run. Despite this Gaga change being way more abrupt (pure Jazz album and then this flok-indie-country inspired album many people got a bit of trouble getting into at first), I´ve been saying for months it was going to be a pleasant pay off for her, at least as an artist. Turns out such thing is coming sooner than I thought.

  35. Paulo October 28, 2016

    where’s that b**** who said she predicted this would do 90k? killed herself yet? #WhòresieIsOverParty

    • Rosie October 29, 2016

      Calling me a w**** won’t erase the STDs leaking from your loose bottom.

  36. Paulo October 28, 2016

    now back to what’s truly relevant – congrats Gaga! <3

  37. LB October 28, 2016

    LOL The hive and their lack of critical thinking abilities, it is pathetic how dumb and stupid these people are they should be classified as people with mental disabilities.

    Not only is their cognitive dissonance an annoyance to the intelligent thinking public, but their path dependence is laughable if not pathetically sad. A reason I no longer visit this struggling site.

    I bring up an article from the WSJ, one the most respected publications in the world (a fact the hive do not know) and all a Yonce fan does is look for Rihanna. Not the fact that streaming is surpassing tradtional in revenue

    Not the fact that there is a change in the trend of the way music is tracked and consumed, and streaming is popular among millennials, not the fact that streaming is getting even more popular due to mobile phones.

    Not the fact that streaming is responsible for the success of some genrees like RnB and Hip Hop, nope, Rihanna. Hive can’t do critical thinking LOL.

    • Cocoa October 29, 2016

      Wooo you a fine ass brotha!!! What’s yours Instagram?

      • LB October 29, 2016

        That’s not me

    • BEY>RIH October 29, 2016

      The Nazí are typing essays and shxt… SEETHE BÍTCH!!!!

  38. Meteorite October 28, 2016


  39. GEEZUS October 29, 2016

    Pinkprint outsold.

    • Danzou October 29, 2016


  40. cocobutta October 29, 2016

    That’s very good to start with. I was scared for her.
    Glad she pulling in those sale did artpop sell more 1st week?

    • JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2016

      Yes it did. But it was still pop Gaga and Applause had been a moderate hit for months. Plus sales keep decreasing. I´d say she has equalised Artpop, taking into account it´s big change of direction and the promo campaign has been way smaller than what her previous albums got. I´m as surprised as the haters. I though she was going to do around 100k (and only thanks to loyal fans cause maisntream and othe rpeople seemed to be prepared to never let her in again).

      • cocobutta October 29, 2016

        Oh didn’t think art did more. Where only a few really sell I think she did excellent in my opinion so congrats to her.

  41. Rosie October 29, 2016

    Not the Navi clinging to Gaga now djdodnsdk ⚰️? How the mighty have fallen.
    Good numbers, but that’s expected when you discount your album to less than the cost of a tray at Cook Out, perform on SNL and Carpool Karoke, have Super Bowl promos shown during every NFL game, and do interviews at literally every major radio show in the US. At least she got the soccer moms to buy Million Reasons (still flopping @ streaming though).
    Like I said last week, the true test is tomorrow.

    • JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2016

      LMAO Girl are you ok? First you said she was doing less than 100k, then u focused on every single chart or discount move for a day in one platform, then when the album finally got mainstream exposure in SNL and Carpool and predictions started to go up thanks to her great performances you disappeared… and now, you accept is is good but still you are full of “buts”. And now you are waiting for week 2? Why do you care that much anyway? Why? Does Lana do better with this type of indie-folk albums? No. So why so angry?

      • Rosie October 29, 2016

        Fāg do you have Google Alerts on for me or something? Why is it that everytime someone says something similar to whatever I post, you’re MIA but by the time I finally show up you reply within 30 minutes? And bringing up Lana for NO reason whatsoever as always because apparently I’m “pressed” that she’s less successful? News flash: Lana did NO promo and had NO radio play. What do you expect? Her first week sales were just fine. Every song on Toucanne still a MILLION times more radio/GP friendly than anything on Honeymoon except for maybe High By The Beach. Girl bye, go reset your alarm clock so you can be on time for your shift at Wendy’s soon.

      • JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2016

        First of all wash your mouth before you insult anyone. You´re truly loosing it over this. Your life must be truly pathetic. Secondly, you´re wrong as usual, you´ve been mia these last few days (conveniently) and I left comments on Gaga´s post (you know, an artist I like) regardless. How are Joanne´s listening parties going at yours btw? 🙂

  42. Rosie October 29, 2016

    Also apparently Frih is hiding Empti Tour box scores now? After Fāgbird dragged my fave for apparently doing the same? Death.

    • LB October 29, 2016

      The tea is Rihanna is actually releasing her boxscores, still waiting for that tumble weed to pass by for Lana’s boxscores huh.

  43. JOHNVIDAL October 29, 2016

    Good numbers. I suppose she´ll keep having her good performances here and there on tv from now until Xmas and then next year the Superbowl exposure will come. I think she has totally saved this era. Well deserved.

  44. Paulo October 29, 2016

    Yeeeeees Johnvidal scalp that kookoo ass b**** Alyssa Edwards style! #WhòresieIsOverParty go back to f****** your loose walls with razors listening to ULTRABOMB and Moonshine.

  45. Cristian Vlades October 29, 2016

    Reading all your comments guys is the most horrifying thing ever seen!

    You don’t enjoy anything, lives your lifes criticizing other and talking s*** like that kind of things is going to make the world a better place.

    RELAX! And if you don’t like some music just don’t listen to it, focus on your kind of and let the rest enjoy it.

    It looks like most of you guys are obsessed with Lady Gaga…. Chill out

  46. BEY>RIH October 29, 2016

    These are good numbers. I expected more with all of the promo. Let’s see how the 2nd week turns out…..

  47. Lolz October 29, 2016

    Kii the standards have sunk so low in camp Monster and Navy. The bish is selling her album for 3.99 and yall are praising these tragic numbers just like you praised CANTi #Tragic

  48. P October 29, 2016

    With the music industry being in such a bad state, I think 200K is pretty good. With streams being counted, and the super bowl approaching, she’ll have no problem going gold. Congrats Gaga.

  49. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 29, 2016

    Better debuted than Anti but what else is new…

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 29, 2016


    • Datredd23 October 29, 2016

      Rihanna didn’t even have physical copies out to include in the first week and it was only a tidal exclusive for a week and she gave away 1.4 million albums that people had to click to download and got a 25 million dollar check next

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  51. Jasmine October 30, 2016

    I’m not sure why people are calling a flop. I think those numbers are great for the current music industry.

  52. Samsung brought my albums October 30, 2016

    Did she get help from Samsung?

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