Lady Gaga's Born This Way Highest-Selling Album in 6 Years

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Monstrous numbers!

Lady Gaga's legion of U.S. fans have helped her make music history. EW reports that, in its first week of release, her album Born this Way sold 1.11 million copies nationwide -- the highest debut since March 2005, when 50 Cent's The Massacre sold 1.14 million copies in its first week.

Born This Way is only the 17th album to sell one-million plus copies in a week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

Digital sales for the record totaled 662,000, the biggest week ever for a digital album in SoundScan history.

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