Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ Is UK #1

Published: Sunday 5th Feb 2012 by David

All hail the Adult Contemporary female!

Indeed,following the continued success of Adele‘s ‘21‘ and the buzz surrounding Emeli Sande‘s ‘Our Version Of Events‘, it seems the once overlooked sect is making a comeback, with Lana Del Rey being the latest act to benefit from this trend.

For, despite a number of criticisms she has faced in recent weeks,  her new album ‘Born To Die‘ is the UK #1.

Full chart check below…

Beating Jessie J, Adele and Coldplay to the top spot, Rey’s ‘Born To Die‘ is the highest selling LP in the country this week, despite its single ‘Video Games‘ coming in at less than stellar #17.

This, following the starlet’s recent appearance on ‘Letterman‘ which saw her perform the cut in support of the LP’s US release nights ago.

Elsewhere on the chart, Drake‘s ‘Take Care‘ rises six places to #19 while Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk’ is  #21 for a second week, one spot below Adele’s ‘19‘.

Lady GaGa‘s ‘Born This Way’ drops 3 spots to #23, two places above Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream‘ which comes in at #25.

Meanwhile, Beyonce’s ‘4‘ falls by 14 spots to #26  after 32 weeks on the chart and now resides 3 spots above Rihanna’s ‘Loud’ which holds court at #29, one position beneath ‘Heaven‘ by Rebecca Ferguson.

Hours before she takes to the Superbowl 2012 stage, Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday‘ rises to #52 after spending last week at #61 placing it above GaGa’s ‘The Fame‘ which has now spent a whopping 160 weeks on the chart.

Back to Beyonce, her fans will be pleased to know that her 2008 effort  ‘I Am… Sasha Fierce‘ rose by 14 places since last week, 166 weeks after making its debut.

Well done to all!

Side Note:

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  1. Yuran February 5, 2012

    You forgot to say say that her her single ‘Born To Die’ is #9 in the Singles Charts, that was also Video Games peak 🙂

  2. SaDare February 5, 2012

    C’mon Lana!!!!! So Happy for Her 🙂

  3. PamB February 5, 2012

    I love this girl. I am super happy for her.

  4. dOneGun February 5, 2012

    The album is amazing!

  5. Nahjee February 5, 2012

    Give respect were respect is due.. But where is the album sells at how much she sold in the first week????

  6. Jay Scorpio February 5, 2012

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOUD is stays SLAYING the CHARTS!!!!!!! SLAYANNA 2012

    this message was endorsed by #RihannaNAVY

  7. Jay Scorpio February 5, 2012

    Hmmm… guess all the hype surrounding BLUE IVY has past and now 4CLOSURE is back in DEFAULT!!!! ROTFLMBAO

  8. oh baby(b****** will deal) February 5, 2012

    hahahahahahahah @Jay scorpio you funny cow you! i find it rather hilarious that you also forgot to mention how Flop That Flop is already out of the top 20 after only 2 1/2 months out! LMAO,NOW THAT’S COMEDY! at least “4closure” is still in the top 30 after all those months (almost 8 months) THAT’S THE POWER OF BeyonSLAY YOSSS at IASF still rising on this chart after 4 years! lmao,i can’t with SLAYONCE slaying like it’s nobody’s bussiness like that! http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcb6h4MKFh1qf3xzvo1_400.gif

  9. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! February 5, 2012

    Sold 117,000

  10. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) February 5, 2012

    claps for Lana

  11. Gus February 5, 2012

    Born to die is a very good album

  12. Teacher February 5, 2012

    Congrats Lana!

    oh baby(b****** will deal)
    February 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    hahahahahahahah @Jay scorpio you funny cow you! i find it rather hilarious that you also forgot to mention how Flop That Flop is already out of the top 20 after only 2 1/2 months out! LMAO,NOW THAT’S COMEDY! at least “4closure” is still in the top 30 after all those months (almost 8 months) THAT’S THE POWER OF BeyonSLAY YOSSS at IASF still rising on this chart after 4 years! lmao,i can’t with SLAYONCE slaying like it’s nobody’s bussiness like that! http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcb6h4MKFh1qf3xzvo1_
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    And Rihanna’s GGGB is STILL on the charts after 5 years! I can’t w/ Slayanna…and ‘Flop That Flop’ has already outsold 4lop after 2 1/2 months…[email protected] has plenty of reasons to laugh!……again Congrats Lana!

  13. i’m just sayin February 5, 2012

    @Teacher

    Congrats Lana!

    oh baby(b****** will deal)
    February 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    hahahahahahahah @Jay scorpio you funny cow you! i find it rather hilarious that you also forgot to mention how Flop That Flop is already out of the top 20 after only 2 1/2 months out! LMAO,NOW THAT’S COMEDY! at least “4closure” is still in the top 30 after all those months (almost 8 months) THAT’S THE POWER OF BeyonSLAY YOSSS at IASF still rising on this chart after 4 years! lmao,i can’t with SLAYONCE slaying like it’s nobody’s bussiness like that! http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcb6h4MKFh1qf3xzvo1_
    ____________________________________

    And Rihanna’s GGGB is STILL on the charts after 5 years! I can’t w/ Slayanna…and ‘Flop That Flop’ has already outsold 4lop after 2 1/2 months…[email protected] has plenty of reasons to laugh!……again Congrats Lana!
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    This she did do, but she only did it because she was on tour in the UK when her album dropped. But as you can see now that she is no longer on tour where did that album go??? to the bottom of the charts, so stop. Bey has not done a real tour tour in the UK yet her album was sitting higer after 8 months. But when you look at the US side, RiRi is still like 400k albums below Bey. So sit with that foolishness. Real Arist such as Adele, and Bey, needs nothing to keep their albums on the chart

  14. Teacher February 5, 2012

    i’m just sayin
    February 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    @Teacher

    Congrats Lana!

    oh baby(b****** will deal)
    February 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    hahahahahahahah @Jay scorpio you funny cow you! i find it rather hilarious that you also forgot to mention how Flop That Flop is already out of the top 20 after only 2 1/2 months out! LMAO,NOW THAT’S COMEDY! at least “4closure” is still in the top 30 after all those months (almost 8 months) THAT’S THE POWER OF BeyonSLAY YOSSS at IASF still rising on this chart after 4 years! lmao,i can’t with SLAYONCE slaying like it’s nobody’s bussiness like that! http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcb6h4MKFh1qf3xzvo1_
    ____________________________________

    And Rihanna’s GGGB is STILL on the charts after 5 years! I can’t w/ Slayanna…and ‘Flop That Flop’ has already outsold 4lop after 2 1/2 months…[email protected] has plenty of reasons to laugh!……again Congrats Lana!
    _________

    This she did do, but she only did it because she was on tour in the UK when her album dropped. But as you can see now that she is no longer on tour where did that album go??? to the bottom of the charts, so stop. Bey has not done a real tour tour in the UK yet her album was sitting higer after 8 months. But when you look at the US side, RiRi is still like 400k albums below Bey. So sit with that foolishness. Real Arist such as Adele, and Bey, needs nothing to keep their albums on the chart
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    Queen Rih was on the LOUD Tour promoting Loud(album) she performed like a total of 3 times to promote TTT…w/ that being sed..being only 400k behind 4 (8 months) after only being out for 2 months is GREAT considering the amount of promo….WW Rihs TTT has just about outsold 4( if she already hasn’t) in 2 months….Queen Bey did the Glastonbury Festival (as u guys brag n say its the biggest festival n the world) and still sold less than TTT ( w/ only 1 or 2 perfmncs)…NEway I was just sayn that Queen Rih was still on the charts w/ GGGB cuz smbdy sed smthn about IASF….GGGB 5 yrs ago>>>>>IASF 4 yrs ago…….smthn to brag about but then again its not cuz Rih is on the charts too w/ an even older album…..Real artists? lol…Adele’s a ‘real’ artist …..she is doing AMAZING…OUTSTANDING…and she hasnt done promo really….but that other one…u coulda kept that s*** cuz it was a lie…so…YOU..sit the f*** down w/ yo b******* ass lies…..———>

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