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Lady Gaga has finally ended Adele’s sixteen week run at the top of the albums chart. Her latest confection “Born This Way” biffed Adele’s “21″ to one side with the highest first week sales of any album so far this year. It sold over 215,000 copies, which is more than the combined sales of all of the rest of the Top 10.
Adele’s not doing too badly though, “21″ is at No.2, and her first album “19″ is holding firm at No.3.
On hearing the news Lady Gaga told the BBC: “I feel so honored 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.”
She concluded: “To the United Kingdom, thank you for believing in me.”
Well they’ve not heard the album yet love, let’s not go mad.
Meanwhile, over in the singles chart, Pitbull has remained at the No.1 spot with ‘Give Me Everything’, his collaboration with Ne-Yo.
Is “Born This Way” better than “21″? Tell us here.
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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