|Studio album by Lady Gaga|
|Released||August 19, 2008|
|Label||Streamline, Kon Live, Cherrytree, Interscope|
|Producer||Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, Lady Gaga, RedOne, Space Cowboy|
|Lady Gaga chronology|
The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who commended the album's lyrical content and Gaga's musicianship and vocal ability. 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 became the fifth best-selling album of 2009. It has sold 4.6 million copies in the United States as of March 2015 and is the seventh best-selling digital album in history. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide as of November 2010.
The first two singles from The Fame—"Just Dance" and "Poker Face"—gained international success, topping the charts in several countries worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Subsequent single "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi", were commercial successes as well, charting within the top ten of more than ten countries worldwide. "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)" had a limited release, while "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich" was a promotional single.
The Fame has won multiple awards since its release. It was nominated for a total of five Grammy Awards at the 52nd Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album and the Best Dance Recording for the single "Poker Face". It also won Best International Album at the 2010 BRIT Awards, In 2013, Rolling Stone named The Fame as one of the "100 Greatest Debut Albums of All-Time".