The album was a commercial success, topping the charts in different countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland. In the United States, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, while topping the Dance/Electronic Albums chart for 106 non-consecutive weeks. The Fame has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.


In the United States, The Fame debuted at number seventeen on the Billboard 200 with sales of 24,000 on the issue dated November 15, 2008. After fluctuating down the charts, the album reached number two on the issue dated January 16, 2010.  The album also topped Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums chart; it has been at the number-one spot for over 100 non-consecutive weeks.

In mainland Europe, the album peaked at number one on the European Top 100 Albums, the Austrian Albums Chart and the German Album Chart. In Germany, it was the 4th most downloaded album ever. It also reached the top twenty in Mexico, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Switzerland. Learn more


On February 26, 2010, The Fame went Diamond (10 million albums sold) selling around 12 million copies world wide. On March 2010, the album was certified three-times platinum for shipments of three million copies, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The Fame has sold over 4.4 million copies in the United States and is the fourth best-selling digital album, selling 1.01? million digital copies. On July 7th, 2010, The Fame became the best selling album in U.S. digital music history.

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5-2-09 Terminal 5 Gold Certification 001 Gaga receiving her gold certification by Vincent Herbert on May 2, 2009.


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Gaga after winning 2 BRIT awards in 2010.

On December 2, 2009, The Famewas nominated for six Grammy Awards and won Best Dance Recording for "Poker Face". The album was nominated for Album of the Year, and won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

On February 16, 2010, it won Best International Album at the 2010 BRIT Awards.

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