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Lana Del Rey maintains Official Albums Chart lead amid flood of new releases

08/02/2012

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Lana Del Rey maintains Official Albums Chart lead amid flood of new releases

By Lauren Kreisler

Lana Del Rey is currently maintaining her reign atop of the Official Albums Chart today with Born To Die despite a smattering of new releases this week. The 25 year old US songstress catapulted straight to the summit upon the release of her eagerly anticipated major label debut album last week and currently holds the lead by 3,000 copies.

Maverick Sabre released his debut studio album, Lonely Are The Brave, this week. The Anglo-Irish singer, who has previously collaborated with the likes of electronic duo Chase & Status and fellow Hackney-born rapper Professor Green, enters the Official Albums Chart Update today at Number 2. The album features previous singles Let Me Go and I Need.

Paul McCartney’s Kisses On The Bottom (3) is the 16th solo studio album by The Beatles superstar, and his first since 2007's Memory Almost Full. The album enters at Number 3 in today’s Update, while Van Halen’s 12th studio album, A Different Kind Of Truth, enters at Number 4. A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen’s first studio album since reuniting with lead vocalist David Lee Roth in 2006.

High Wycombe rockers Young Guns new release Bones enters at Number 9, just 700 copies ahead of Mark Lanegan Band’s Blues Funeral (10). In at Number 12 is Pet Shop BoysFormat, a compilation of B-sides and bonus tracks from the Pet Shop Boys circa 1996 – 2009, Air's Le Voyage Dans La Lune (19) , Goldfrapp The Singles (29), Big Country’s The Crossing (35), and High Ceilings & Collarbones by Juan Zelada (37) completes the flood of new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

This week's Official AlbumsChart Update Top 40 is as follows:

Official Albums Chart Update Top 40
01 BORN TO DIE - LANA DEL REY
02 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE - MAVERICK SABRE
03 KISSES ON THE BOTTOM - PAUL MCCARTNEY
04 A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH - VAN HALEN
05 + - ED SHEERAN
06 OLD IDEAS - LEONARD COHEN
07 21 - ADELE
08 WHO YOU ARE - JESSIE J
09 BONES - YOUNG GUNS
10 BLUES FUNERAL - MARK LANEGAN BAND
11 MYLO XYLOTO - COLDPLAY
12 FORMAT - B-SIDES & BONUS TRACKS - PET SHOP BOYS
13 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT - DAVID GUETTA
14 STEREO TYPICAL - RIZZLE KICKS
15 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
16 UP ALL NIGHT - ONE DIRECTION
17 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW - OLLY MURS
18 CEREMONIALS - FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
19 LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE - AIR
20 FALLEN EMPIRES - SNOW PATROL
21 EL CAMINO - BLACK KEYS
22 LIONESS - HIDDEN TREASURES - AMY WINEHOUSE
23 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS - BRUNO MARS
24 AT LAST - THE BEST - ETTA JAMES
25 HEAVEN - REBECCA FERGUSON
26 19 - ADELE
27 STRONGER - KELLY CLARKSON
28 TAKE CARE - DRAKE
29 THE SINGLES - GOLDFRAPP
30 EVERY KINGDOM - BEN HOWARD
31 LOVESTRONG - CHRISTINA PERRI
32 BEYOND THE SUN - CHRIS ISAAK
33 TALK THAT TALK - RIHANNA
34 BORN THIS WAY - LADY GAGA
35 THE CROSSING - BIG COUNTRY
36 TEENAGE DREAM - KATY PERRY
37 HIGH CEILINGS & COLLARBONES - JUAN ZELADA
38 LOUD - RIHANNA
39 NO MORE IDOLS - CHASE & STATUS
40 THE AWAKENING - JAMES MORRISON

© The Official Charts Company 2012.


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