Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hold off Richard Ashcroft to score UK album and singles chart double

There are also high new entries for Queen, Dua Lipa and Greta Van Fleet

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have returned to the top of the UK albums chart with the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, holding off Richard Ashcroft‘s comeback album ‘Natural Rebel’.

The former Verve man was on course to score this week’s Number One in the midweek chart but was beaten to the top towards the end of the week, coming in at Number Four.

The soundtrack to the new Queen movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was another new high entry at five while the deluxe re-release of Dua Lipa‘s self titled debut has shot up 47 places to Number Nine, according to the Official Charts Company. Elsewhere, Greta Van Fleet came in at Number 12 with their debut album ‘Anthem Of The Peaceful Army’.

In the singles chart, Gaga and Cooper also went in at Number One with new single ‘Shallow’ from the soundtrack, her first in eight years and fifth in her career.

It’s actually the third time Gaga has grabbed the double. She first did it in 2009 with ‘Poker Face’ and debut album ‘The Fame’, before doing it again in 2010 with ‘The Fame Monster’ reissue when ‘Telephone’, featuring Beyoncé went to Number One.

Shallow cleared its nearest rival – ‘Promises’, last week’s Number One from Calvin Harris and Sam Smith – by just over 1,200 combined sales. Two further ‘A Star Is Born’ cuts are also in the Top 40 – ‘Always Remember Us This Way’ climbs to 25, and ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ rises to 27.

Meanwhile, Gaga recently confirmed her engagement to Christian Carino.

Gaga and her talent agent fiancé are said to have been together since the beginning of last year. Rumours of the engagement have been circulating since late 2017.