Diva scores second No. 1, but album is only the third by a woman to debut with 200,000 in 2013.

As forecast last week, Lady Gaga debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new album, "ARTPOP." It sold 258,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It's the second No. 1 set for Gaga, who also debuted at No. 1 with her last album, 2011's "Born This Way." That set bowed with 1.1 million sold in its first week (a number amplified by a temporary 99 cent sale deal by Amazon MP3). "ARTPOP" is also the fifth top 10 for Gaga, following "The Fame" (No. 2), "The Fame Monster" (No. 5), "The Remix" (No. 6) and "Born This Way."

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