Lady Gaga’s ‘Dawn of Chromatica’ Crowns Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart in Record-Setting Week

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Lady Gaga launches at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart (dated Sept. 18) with Dawn of Chromatica, her seventh career leader. The remixed set, released Sept. 3, earned 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 9, according to MRC Data. The album sports remixes of songs first released on her 2020 LP Chromatica.

With the coronation, Gaga — who already owned the mark for the most No. 1s among female acts dating to the chart’s 2001 inception — ties Louie DeVito for the most leaders overall. With six No. 1 debuts, Gaga also ties DeVito for that mark.

Further, Gaga holds the chart’s top four positions, with Dawn of Chromatica (No. 1), Born This Way (No. 2), The Fame (No. 3) and Chromatica (No. 4). It’s the first time any act has claimed the top four spots in a single week.

Here’s a look at Lady Gaga’s seven career Top Dance/Electronic Albums No. 1s:

Title, Date First Hit No. 1, Total Weeks at No. 1:

  • The Fame, Nov. 15, 2008, 142, a chart record
  • The Fame Monster (EP), Dec. 12, 2009, two
  • The Remix, Aug. 21, 2010, one
  • Born This Way, June 11, 2011, 19
  • Artpop, Nov. 30, 2013, 10
  • Chromatica, June 13, 2020, 36
  • Dawn of Chromatica, Sept. 18, 2021, one to-date

With 142 weeks at No. 1, the hit-laden The Fame (which includes Gaga’s breakout hits “Just Dance” and “Poker Face,” among others) has logged not only the most time on top among all titles, but more weeks at No. 1 than any other act: Gaga has reigned for 211 total weeks. The Chainsmokers are next, with 89 cumulative weeks at the summit.

Meanwhile, the new set’s impact is felt on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, led by “911 (A. G. Cook Remix),” with Charli XCX, new at No. 14 (1.3 million U.S. streams).

Gaga also charts “Free Woman (Clarence Clarity Remix),” with Rina Sawayama (No. 20); “Rain on Me (Arca Remix),” with Ariana Grande (No. 23); and “Sour Candy (Shygirl & Mura Masa Remix),” with BLACKPINK (No. 24), in the survey’s upper half.

Two songs from the original version of Chromatica topped Hot Dance/Electronic Songs last year: lead single “Stupid Love” (for three weeks) and “Rain on Me,” with Grande (two).

 
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