Miranda Lambert Takes ‘Platinum’ to No. 1

Miranda Lambert is no stranger on the music charts—she’s been atop the country singles and album charts multiple times. This week, however, the country star and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year has topped the Billboard 200 for the first time ever.

Lambert released her fifth studio album Platinum on June 3, and it went on to sell 179,000 copies in the week ending June 8, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That sales figure was enough to place her in the No. 1 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200.

Related: Video interview: Miranda Lambert on her new album Platinum

This marks Lambert’s first time topping that chart, and she’s only the 11th female country artist to have done so since the chart launched in 1956. Before Lambert, the most recent female country artist to top the Billboard 200 was Taylor Swift.

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