MADONNA’S MDNA has gone straight in at number one, sending the singer into the record books, as she overtakes Elvis Presley.
MDNA is Madonna's 12th album to top the UK charts a feat which means the singer has beaten Elvis Presley's record of 11 chart-topping albums to become the most successful solo artist ever in UK album charts, the Official Charts Company said.
The album's success will be welcome news for Madonna, whose first single from MDNA, Give Me All Your Luvin', peaked at only number 37 when it was released in February, making it one of her biggest UK chart flops.
Tenor Noah Stewart set another chart record when he became the first black musician to have a number one album in the classical chart with his debut Noah.
The album also entered the main album chart at number 14, the second highest new entry behind MDNA.
Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said: ''This is a truly groundbreaking achievement for Noah Stewart.
''Most people naturally look to the singles and albums charts for the emergence of new talent, but Noah is sure to become a familiar name for years to come following this landmark breakthrough.''
Last week's number one album, Paul Weller's Sonik Kicks, dropped to number 10.
David Guetta held on to the number two spot with his album Nothing But The Beat and it was a good week for Katy Perry whose album Teenage Dream moved up 28 places to number six despite being in the chart for 83 weeks.
In the singles chart, Chris Brown's new single, Turn Up the Music, debuted at number one, knocking Katy Perry off the top spot. Perry slipped to number four with Part Of Me.
It is Brown's most successful-ever single in the UK. He reached number two in 2006 with Run It!