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Miranda Lambert’s ‘Platinum’ Tops Billboard 200 Albums Chart

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Miranda Lambert‘s fifth studio album ‘Platinum’ nabbed her a first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The record sold 179,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard, making it her best week yet, and earning her the largest number of albums sold from a female country artist since the week ending Dec. 30, 2012, when Taylor Swift‘s hit album ‘Red’ sold 241,000 nine weeks after it debuted at No. 1 with 1.2 million.

Lambert’s accomplishment sets her apart from women in country music, as she’s only the 11th female country artist to top the Billboard 200, since 1956. That’s 11 of the more than 400 acts that have nabbed a No. 1 album. For a female to accomplish what Lambert has is pretty impressive.

All of the ‘Automatic’ singer’s albums have seen higher release weeks than her previous albums. Lambert’s first release, ‘Kerosene’ sold 40,000 in 2005, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ in 2007 nabbed 53,000, ‘Revolution’ in 2009 sold 53,000 and ‘Four the Record’ from 2011 sold 133,000.

‘Platinum’ also easily earns Lambert her fifth straight No. 1 debut on the Top Country Albums chart.

The fiery songstress is seeing much success with this album. She recently nabbed her sixth No. 1 with the lead single ‘Automatic.’ Congratulations to Lambert on topping Billboard 200!

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