Katy Perry claims her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, with the release of Witness.

has secured her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with “Witness,” her fourth studio album.

The set earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen Music.

162,000 of those units were in traditional album sales.

“Witness,” released June 9 on Capitol Records, is the latest of Perry’s albums to debut at No. 1 after “Prism” in 2013 and “Teenage Dream” in 2010.

All three albums debuted atop the list.

Katy Perry’s bow of 180,000 units is the biggest week for an album by a woman in 2017, and the largest since Lady Gaga’s Joanne started at No. 1 with 201,000 units on the chart dated Nov. 12, 2016.

Witness also logs the largest sales week for an album by a woman since Joanne (170,000).

“Witness” was ushered in by a widely watched Big Brother-style multi-day livestream event that garnered 49 million global views.

In addition, “Witness” was available in a deluxe edition at Target (which came with two exclusive bonus songs).

The album’s sales also benefit from a concert ticket/album bundle sale redemption promotion in association with Perry’s upcoming Witness: The Tour.

Elsewhere on the albums chart, SZA scores her first top 10 album with her debut full-length “Ctrl” entering the chart at No. 3.

The TDE artist sold 60,000 equivalent album units giving her her second top 40-charting effort, following the No. 39 peak of her mixtape “Z” in 2014.

Meanwhile, peep the video for Katy Perry’s “Bon Appétit,” featuring Migos.

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