Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ tops UK album chart

Singer's debut album sells more than 100,000 copies to become fastest seller of 2012

Lana Del Rey’s debut ‘Born To Die’ has gone straight to the top of album chart.

The Official Charts Company reports that the album sold more than 117,000 copies in a week, making the debut the fastest-selling album of 2012 so far, and, in selling more than 100,000 copies, outsold the rest of the Top 5 combined.

‘Born To Die’ continues 2011’s upward trend in digital music sales, too, notching up 50,000 digital sales, with ‘Born To Die’, the album’s title track and Del Rey’s current single, rising six places to No 9 in the single chart, while ‘Video Games’ climbed three places today to sit at No 17.

Del Rey’s debut outsold Leonard Cohen’s new release ‘Old Ideas’, which went straight in at No 2, by three copies to one.

Meanwhile, in the single chart, David Guetta‘s ‘Titanium’ sits at No 1, making it the French DJ/producer’s fifth UK No 1, and beats 18-year-old Canadian Alyssa Reid to second place.

Gotye ft Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ continues to rise, and now sits at No 3.

Highest climbers so far this week in the singles race are David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj’s ‘Turn Me On’, catapulting 87 places to Number 33. Christina Perri’s ‘Jar Of Hearts’ climbs 15 places to Number 22, and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Drunk’ rises 14 places to this week’s Number 15.

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