Original Album Sales – Comments
2008 The Fame / The Fame Monster – 16,200,000
2011 Born This Way – 6,900,000
2013 Artpop – 2,200,000
2014 Cheek To Cheek – 1,400,000
Starting with such a monster seller as The Fame can be hard to follow up. At 16,2 million without counting both successful side albums The Fame Monster EP and The Remix, Lady Gaga have set the criteria for success insanely high.
Thus, even a great success in our day and age like Born This Way looks someway disappointing despite nearly 7 million albums sold. If Tony Bennett paired Jazz album Cheek To Cheek had obvious excuses to sell in lower amounts, Artpop had none and its 2,2 million sales pale in front of her debut album released only a few years earlier.
With 26,7 million studio albums sold but less than 10% that amount with her last two records, as mentioned in the introduction Lady Gaga should now target a rebound with her upcoming Pop record.