Monday 19 March 2018

Lady Gaga celebrates chart double

Lady Gaga has surged to the top of the UK's album and singles charts
Lady Gaga has surged to the top of the UK's album and singles charts

Lady Gaga has enjoyed double chart success as her album and latest single rose to the No 1 spots.

The singer, known for her unconventional dress sense, saw Telephone go to the top of the singles chart.

It has a promotional video which is more than nine minutes long and features a lesbian kiss, swearing and a story of mass murder.

The previous week's most popular single Pass Out by Tinie Tempah fell to No 2, and Rihanna's Rude Boy to three. Clean cut teen star Justin Bieber's hit Baby was at No 4, and Starry Eyed by Ellie Goulding at five.

There were three new entries in the top forty this week - Hot by Inna at No 8, Bad Boy by Skepta at No 26 and True Colours by the cast of Glee at No 35. Songs from high school drama have frequently featured in the charts since the series came to UK screens in January.

Lady Gaga's album The Fame rose four places to No 1 in the album chart, followed by a collection of songs by the cast of Glee - which went from 91 to two. Boyzone were at No 3 with Brother, Gorillaz' Plastic Beach was at four and The Element Of Freedom by Alicia Keys at five.

There were two new entries in the album chart, the highest of which was Sweet 7 by Sugababes. Some of the vocals on the album had to be re-recorded after founding member Keisha Buchanan acrimoniously left the band in September. She was replaced by Jade Ewen, who represented the UK at Eurovision last year.

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