The pop superstar has scored her fourth number one on the Billboard 200 with equivalent sales of 201,000 units, placing her just behind 2016's other top sellers. Drake's Views leads the way having racked up 1.04 million sales in its opening week, while Beyonce's Lemonade launched with 653,000 units and Frank Ocean's Blonde shifted 276,000 copies.

Joanne, which is named in memory of the singer's late aunt, is Gaga's latest project to hit the top spot, following Cheek to Cheek, her 2014 collaboration album with Tony Bennett, 2013's Artpop, and 2011's Born This Way.

The feat also makes the New York native the first female to secure four Billboard 200 number ones in the 2010s, surpassing both Beyonce and Taylor Swift, who each have three chart-toppers to date this decade.

Justin Bieber and Drake lead all artists with six albums hitting pole position on the Billboard 200 in the past six years.

Celebrating the news on Twitter on Sunday (30Oct16), Gaga wrote, "I can't believe I'm the Female Artist with THE MOST #1 ALBUMS THIS DECADE! 4 #1s That's a grand slam! @billboard Thank you to my fans!"