Selena Gomez Beats Jay Z, Tops Billboard Chart For First Time

What a week for Selena Gomez!

After blowing 21 candles last week, the "Come & Get It" singer has something else to celebrate.

For the first time in her career, Gomez has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Gomez's fourth studio album and first solo endeavor, “Stars Dance," sold 97,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

Gomez took the number 1 spot from rapper Jay-Z, whose album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" had been atop the chart for two straight weeks.

After the news broke, Gomez took to Twitter and shared the Instagram picture below along with the message, "#1! From the Stars Dance tour and lil G... THANK YOU."

The singer-actress, who had her breakthrough on Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place" at age 15, says she knows she hasn't been too revealing in the past, but she's becoming comfortable in her own skin — and that's reflected on her new album.

"Genuinely, the whole record is me being a woman and wanting to explore that and being comfortable in my skin and my body, and exuding confidence," Gomez said. "People speculate or think what they want to think, but it's been really fun for me to kind of explore what I want to explore."

On Aug. 14 Gomez will kick off a 56-city world tour — where she'll play venues like the Staples Center in Los Angeles and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. — in Vancouver, British Columbia. It wraps Nov. 27 in St. Louis.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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