July 6th, 2011
05:36 PM ET
Now Beyonce has another reason to love the number four. The 29-year-old is back on top of the Billboard 200 again with her latest solo offering, "4."
The album, which was leaked three weeks early and noted as thus far lacking a standout hit single, takes the No. 1 spot with 310,000 units sold, Billboard reports.
But while it’s another No. 1 album, it’s also her lowest first week of sales: “I Am…Sasha Fierce” sold 482,000 when it arrived in 2008, “B’Day” moved 541,000 in 2006, and even her 2003 solo debut “Dangerously in Love” notched a touch higher with 317,000 in the first week.
Nonetheless, it’s still the third highest sales week so far, trailing behind Lady Gaga’s 1.1 million bow with "Born This Way" and Adele’s 351,000 sold in "21's" first week.
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