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Miranda Lambert Tops Billboard 200

“Platinum” debuts at Number One on all-genre chart

Miranda Lambert

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Miranda Lambert isn’t just the biggest name in country music this week. After selling 180,000 copies of her fifth record, Platinum, during its first seven days of release, she’s the biggest name in any genre, with Platinum sitting at the Number One slot on the Billboard 200.

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It’s the first time a female country artist has topped the chart since December 2012, back when Taylor Swift‘s Red sold more than 240,000 copies during the final days of the Christmas shopping season. It’s also only the 11th time that a female country artist has claimed the Number One spot during the Billboard 200’s 58-year existence.

Another bit of chart history: Lambert is the only country singer to send her first five albums to the top of the country charts. The first four — 2005’s Kerosene, 2007’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, 2009’s Revolution and 2011’s Four the Record — have since been certified platinum. With Platinum, the best first-week sales of any Lambert album to date, its own platinum certification may not be too far behind. 

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