As previously reported, Lady Gaga comes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as her "Born This Way" set sold 1,108,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, country superstar Brad Paisley is yet again denied at No. 1 album as he arrives at No. 2 behind Mother Monster with "This Is Country Music," bowing with 153,000.
Industry prognosticators suggest the set, the diva's third, will likely hit the 1 million threshold by week's end on May 29. If "Born This Way" hits the magic 1 million mark, it will be the 17th album to sell 1 million copies in one week, and the first to do so since Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. 13, 2010 with 1.05 million.