Lady Gaga May Score Two Albums in Billboard 200 Top 10 After Super Bowl

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Lady Gaga performs during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. 

Both "Joanne" and "The Fame" are heading back to the top 10 following Gaga's halftime show.

In the wake of Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance on Feb. 5, the pop diva is aiming to place two albums inside the top 10 of next week’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry forecasters suggest her most recent studio effort, Joanne, could leap from No. 66 to No. 2 with around 70,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 9. Meanwhile, her debut album The Fame may re-enter the list, straight into the top 10, with around 40,000 units.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Feb. 25, 2017-dated Billboard 200 chart -- which could feature both Joanne and The Fame -- is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Also heading for a return on next week’s Billboard 200: Gaga’s Born This Way album, with perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 units earned. It could jump back into the top 30 of the chart.

During the halftime show, Gaga performed six of her own songs -- four of which (“Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Telephone” and “Bad Romance”) are from 2008’s The Fame and its deluxe reissue released a year later. In addition, she sang the title track of Born This Way and a more recent single, “Million Reasons,” from her Joanne album. The latter set was released last October, and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, granting Gaga her fourth chart-topping set.

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