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News October 22, 2018

Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ is a Box Office and Billboard hit

Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ is a Box Office and Billboard hit

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s affecting love story remake A Star Is Born is a global box office hit.

The film is holding on in a similar fashion to blockbusters like Gone Girl and The Martian having just made $201.1 million at the global box office.

Over on the Billboard chart in the US, the A Star Is Born soundtrack has just notched its second week at #1. Featuring tracks like ‘Shallow’ and ‘Maybe It’s Time’, the soundtrack earned 143,000 equivalent album units last week, down 38% from the week prior.

Stream the A Star Is Born soundtrack below:

The #1 is Lady Gaga‘s second album to take two weeks in the top spot, following in the footsteps of 2011’s Born This Way. It also marks her fifth #1, with Gaga’s other three LPs all topping the Billboard chart for a week.

Here in Australia, A Star Is Born sits at #3 on the ARIA chart, behind Eminem’s Kamikaze and Paul Kelly‘s Nature, Kelly second #1 for the year.


ARIA Albums Chart (Oct 22, 2018)

As Rolling Stone points out, A Star Is Born was helped to #1 in the US for a second week by the fact that there were no major new releases to compete with.

Migos rapper Quavo’s solo album Quavo Huncho hit #2 but the LP wasn’t technically ‘new’ since it debuted at #66 in an abbreviated sales week on the last Billboard 200 and had an extra full week to rack up sales.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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