Lady Gaga’s ‘Joanne’ Surpasses Half-A-Million Milestone

Published: Thursday 30th Mar 2017 by Nehemiah

Much of Lady Gaga‘s career has been spent plugging albums, anchoring herself a daring fashionista, and flexing her acting skill-set. The latter of which earned her a Golden Globe.

But it’s the release of recent LP ‘Joanne‘ that has allowed Mother Monster to experience some of the highest points of her career.

Arriving in October last year, Gaga’s 5th studio effort sold over 200k first week and topped the Billboard 200 in the process.

The era more broadly carried her to stages across the globe and to the most iconic platform of all -the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Fittingly, the project is continuing to yield commendable landmarks.

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Still sitting within the top 50 of the Billboard 200 this week, ‘Joanne’ has officially surpassed the half-a-million pure sales mark in the U.S, bringing its Stateside total to 503,000. With streaming (SPS) factored in, the LP has shifted over 800,000 equivalent units.

In effectively going Gold (RIAA announcement pending), Gaga now has 6 consecutive releases to hit that goal-post – most of which did so on the way to Platinum.

With the ‘Joanne Tour’ to come in August and major gigs such as Coachella also on the horizon, the totals look set to continue rising.


More power to Gaga. She’s working the album, in all its polarizing glory, to the max and yielding the results.

Sure we long for something more mass appealing next time, but ‘Joanne’ always felt like something she had to get out of her system. A cornerstone project of sorts.

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  1. Cash_rulez March 30, 2017

    Who cares
    I hate that album

    • JC March 30, 2017

      You are entitled to your opinion and I respect that but there is no need to be disrespectful. In today’s music climate where artist pure sales are becoming endangered I applaud Lady Gaga for crossing this milestone solely based of off PURE SALES as many artist have streams to thank for turning their DOA projects into plaques. And while Joanne might not have been the most commercially radio friendly LP it showed to me Gaga’s strength as an artist which is more than I can say for some of your favs that are busy mumbling and whispering inaudible and incorrect diction/grammar over a trap beat.

      • Jasmine March 31, 2017

        @JC I think it is “disrespectful” to hate on people that have a difference in opinion. It is perfectly fine for Cash_rulez to not like Gaga’s album. Why on earth would someone not liking something bother you? Also, please drop the petty “inaudible and incorrect diction/grammar” comment. I like Gaga too but depicting Lady Gaga as the picture of excellent grammer and pronunciation is laughable. Just enjoy her music and stop attacking people that don’t like “your fav”.

      • JC March 31, 2017

        @Jasmine Please kindly reread my post. No where did I hate on @Cash_rulez; in fact I stated that I respect difference of opinion. What I spoke about was the use of the word HATE that was explicitly used in @Cash_rulez post. Not deifying Lady Gaga at all or attacking others; just giving my opinion on the the depreciation of artistry continuously shown in posts like this.

  2. How Many Drinks March 30, 2017


    • baby monster March 30, 2017

      Coming from a Miguel stan? Ha

    • Rima March 30, 2017

      Your fav is out here sexually assaulting people keep your f****** mouth shut.

  3. Black power March 30, 2017

    She’s changed so much from the Gaga I fell in love with back in 2010. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but simply an observation. She use to be full of creativity & surprise. Every time she was spotted out it was A SHOW.. now she could care less how she walks around, I never see her smiling or happy and she’s so distant. I still appreciate her music and hope she makes Diamond Heart & Dancin in Circles singles, but I have to state the obvious.

  4. Meme March 30, 2017

    Gaga has nothing to prove to no one. She’s had her time as the it girl, now she’s more fix on the art and performance alone. No matter how y’all try to shade her, she slayed this era

  5. Rima March 30, 2017

    Egg in all the haters faces.

    Joanne numbers are great she pulled threw in an era where you have to release ghetto trap music to be successful.

    • FAF March 30, 2017

      But this trap music isn’t successful tho
      It has high debut weeks and then flops
      Hip hop isn’t sellin more album, they’re just moving more singles

  6. Mark111 /.\ March 30, 2017

    Flop! An album in this age that still not platinum when all you need is streams is a flop. The tricks she tried (and Katy is now doing) would work for a week and then back to flopping. These pop stars were nothing but radio deals artist, now that the radio is only a fraction of success now, these pop stars are running out of tricks. They never had a solid fan base, and we seen this time and time again. White pop stars are used and tossed aside once they’re over.

    • Black power March 30, 2017

      She never had a solid fan base but she’s easily selling out stadiums something your fav CANT DO!

    • Jo March 30, 2017

      THAT PART!!!!!

  7. Drakonce March 30, 2017

    I wish she would’ve made ayo a single, but I guess she just relaxing until the tour.

  8. Theman March 30, 2017

    No one cares about those stupid a** streams. This about pure sales. She has a platinum top five single with a gold album. And she didn’t need those phony streams to do it. She is awesome. This is great. She did this with an album that wasn’t pop fluff. And she debuted higher than Rihanna in terms of first weeks sales. So you sound stupid. Pure sales >..

    • Datredd23 March 30, 2017

      Are you slow? lol Anti is over 650,000 pure sales in the U.S and 1.7 million million worldwide with “pure sales” with Streaming she is well over 3 million. Gaga will never see those numbers! even after the 1.4 million giveaway of Anti. Really your bragging about a top 5 gold single? When Work and Needed Me are both over 4xplatinum and Anti having 3 other singles being platinum?! lol your applauding Gaga and discrediting Rih? Delusional!

      • JOHNVIDAL March 31, 2017

        TheMan only said truths. Rihanna wouldn´t survive without streams and hits. You coming for Gaga while Rihanna has not sold that much more depite releasing many many months before and having the biggest promo of all which is a long running #1 single says it all. Remember when Rihanna tried to really change in 2015 and the project had to be cancelled? Hmm yeah that´s the difference.

  9. Jake March 30, 2017

    Isn’t that what Beyoncé did in like 6 days? ( 485’000 pure sales ) this is a flop , wth? With Million reasons and the superbowl and all the press she’s done ? I’m shocked .
    Tbh I stopped listenning to it a month after the release , and Diamond Heart and Ayo not being first singles is rubbish

  10. DanYiel Iman March 30, 2017

    Well I am pleased at her sales alongside other Pop-R&B acts such as Beyoncé & others who are barely selling like they used to back in the day…

  11. Wonder Woman stan March 30, 2017

    That’s it?!?’!?!?? Oh my how the mighty have fallen.
    Flashback to 2011 Monsters calling Beyoncé over after 4 underperformed and Born this way scanned discounted 1 milli copies in a week. Flash forward to 2017 Lemonade Beyoncé 6th solo album after a 20’years long career is about to reach 3M with PURE SALES & sold 1.6M in the US. Meanwhile Gaga is getting congratulated by billboard for selling a mere 500k us and 1M WW the same billboards that called her the new queen of pop.
    I’m so tired of always applauding WHITE MEDIOCRITY. 4 was a flop with no hit minimal promo 1 M US but this overhyped clown that promoted her album on every stage possible from a dive bar to the freaking Super Bowl is getting congratulated for half of that.

    And before you came in with the nobody is selling anymore yes no one may sell like Adele but let’s no act like mainstream artists are not capable of pushing at least 2M WW. Taylor is , the weekend is Bruno’ is Justin Is and of course Beyoncé is. If Gaga was really that bytch she would have pull in numbers
    Rant over.

    • XYZ March 31, 2017

      Whatever this has to do with white mediocrity, except of your racism.

      Those Stan wars are always stupid and I never understood the point of putting of putting artists against each other? Why? Cause you only want one artist and no diversification?

      But whatever, one may like Gaga or not, personally I’m not a fan, but she is not mediocre at all. She is a very good skilled singer and a great performer. So stop with the lying.

      She is simply not as popular saleswise anymore, which is due to her being overhyped and too much of an IT thing in the beginning

  12. Xoxo March 30, 2017

    I miss poker face Gaga. This wasn’t it for me

  13. Black power March 30, 2017

    Calm down she hasn’t even toured the album yet! And she’s only released 2 singles!!!

  14. JanStan March 30, 2017

    Gaga slays. Her versatility is unmatched. People just don’t appreciate that she did a jazz album and then this country rock album and is SELLING OUT STADIUMS on the back of them. Let’s not get into certain artists whos fans stream their music but whos tours can’t even outgross art rave. Gaga is in her own lane and is doing things her way. She’s never seemed happier and looks to finally be enjoying herself. Good for her.

    • Uh March 31, 2017

      Girl shut the hell up, only an idiot who isn’t well versed in music outside of pop would make such a stupid statement.

      • JanStan March 31, 2017

        If you’re going to comment then CORRECT me you basic trash. I assume you’re thinking that there are other artists who can do dance/pop albums, tribute Bowie, duet with Metallica, win a Grammy for a Jazz album with Tony Bennett, win a Golden Globe for acting, and then sell out stadiums on the back of a country inspired pop album? Name them I’ll wait biotch.

  15. S jam best waytran boys tme ooh British March 31, 2017

    When is her next song gonna be release

  16. JOHNVIDAL March 31, 2017

    She truly prevailed. Love it love it love it when real talent prevails. Against all odds she made this album survive and proved the haters wrong again and again. Starting with the first week sales predictions, then the Superbowl being the most successful since Madonna´s (but without the need of drama, hype or any guests) and also the stadiums thing.
    Her real sales for being an album with no huge hit (the biggest promo one can get) are on par with some albums that some fans are taking as big success. So cut the ccrap and admit she has done good.

  17. Bad_Bihhind March 31, 2017

    I do miss ‘monster bops’ Gaga ngl, low key want her to make a comeback, Joanne is not her at all. She was so happy singing the Bad romances at the sb, you could tell. Its cute that she stripped down the extra bs this era but i want crazy bops next time. Either way her music isnt going to chart that good, so why not please her core fan base with some fire dance music? A red-one produced album but guess thats a reach.

  18. King B March 31, 2017

    So Rih and Gaga couldn’t sell a mil. Katy couldn’t release an album. Britney struggling for Gold. And 4 was at 1.5-1.6 Mil with 0 hits. Not to mention it’s 600 M streams despite released when streaming wasn’t a thing + Vevo certified videos. When I see these artist struggles, I’ll think of 4 eras when everyone’s making fun at Bey.

  19. Theman March 31, 2017

    For starters, RIhanna’s album was out way before LG’s. LG’s sold a lot more at a much faster rate. Rihanna also had more hits/singles thus far. LG didn’t release a typical pop single. Moreover, of course Beyonce would sale like she does because the media kisses her a** & she has the element of surprise going for her. Y’all will do anything to denounce someone’s success.. Lastly, Beyonce’s latest album was very polarizing. And she doesn’t do any promo & she hasn’t made any pop singles in quite a while, which would help her to sale more. So that’s that.

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