Miranda Lambert scores first 'Billboard' No. 1

June 11, 2014 4:37 PM

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Miranda Lambert scores first 'Billboard' No. 1

Platinum-blond country star Miranda Lambert scored her first No. 1 on the Billboard album charts with fifth album Platinum, which sold 179,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan Wednesday.

It's the largest sales week for a female country artist since Taylor Swift's Red sold 241,000 in late December 2012, nine weeks after it debuted at No. 1 with 1.2 million copies, Billboard reports.

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