It was a bittersweet win of sorts for Lady Gaga on the Canadian album charts this week.
The New York superstar captured the top spot once again, but sales of her second studio album "Born This Way" spiraled down by 73%.
Gaga's numbers reached 22,000, down from the 81,000 she sold last week, which made it the biggest debut of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan data.
She narrowly beat out Adele, whose album "21" was nipping at her heels, remaining to No. 2, selling 21,000 copies.
Gaga also saw dip in the U.S., where her album remained No. 1 with sales of 174,000, down from 1,108,0000 last week (a huge drop of 84 per cent), according to figures from Billboard.com.
Back here, three new efforts shot into the top 10. Death Cab For Cutie's critically acclaimed "Codes & Keys" (8,000) premiered at No. 3, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's "Ukelele Songs" checked in at No. 4, and Vancouverite Matthew Good's "Lights of Endangered Species" rang in at No. 5.
Jennifer Lopez's "Love?" went down one to No. 6, Brad Paisley's "This is Country Music" sank four to No. 7, while Rihanna's "Loud" jumped up one to No. 8.
"Glee, the Music: Season Two, Volume 6" had an unhappy second week, sinking five notches to No. 9, and Daniel Desnoyers' "Summer Session 2011" hung on to the No. 10 slot.
In the U.S. Adele placed second, followed by Death Cab For Cutie in third, Eddie Vedder in fourth, and My Morning Jacket's "Circuital" in fifth.