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Saturday 18 November 2017

Gaga storms to top of album chart

Lady Gaga's latest album Born This Way has stormed to the top of the UK chart, selling more copies than the rest of the top 10 combined
Lady Gaga's latest album Born This Way has stormed to the top of the UK chart, selling more copies than the rest of the top 10 combined

Lady Gaga's latest album Born This Way has stormed to the top of the charts this week, selling more copies than the rest of the top 10 combined.

With more than 215,000 sales, the record has achieved the biggest first week for an album so far this year, said the Official Charts Company.

The singer - famed for her outlandish outfits - said: "I feel so honoured to have the highest first week sales in the UK this year.

"I wrote the album's first single Born This Way in Manchester because I was so inspired by the confidence and bravery characteristic of my fans: Little Monsters. To the United Kingdom, thank you for believing in me."

Lady Gaga's debut album The Fame joined her latest offering in the top 10 this week, climbing to number seven from last week's position of 11.

The Fame, which previously reached number one and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in the UK, has spent a total of 72 weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 since its release in January 2009.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: "Congratulations to Lady Gaga - she just keeps delivering the hits."

Lady Gaga's new entry Born This Way knocks former queen of the charts Adele off the top spot.

The star, who has spent 16 of the last 21 weeks at the top of the Official Albums Chart, occupies the next two slots with albums 21 at number two and 19 at number three.

Lady Gaga also fared well in the Official Singles Chart, with three tracks in the Top 20, including Judas at number nine, Born This Way at 17 and The Edge of Glory at 18.

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