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U.K. CHARTS: CHROMATICA CRUSHES

Lady Gaga’s Chromatica (Polydor) has posted the biggest opening week sales for an album in the U.K. this year, hitting the top of the Official Albums Chart on 53,000. Over on singles, DaBaby f/Roddy Ricch’s “Rockstar” (Polydor) returns to the top.

With Chromatica, Gaga has her fourth U.K. #1 and smashes the first week tallies of her 2014 album Cheek To Cheek, 2016’s Joanne and the cast recording of A Star Is Born from 2018.

It outperformed the rest of this week’s Top 10 combined and is the fastest-selling vinyl record of the year to date with 8,500 copies sold. In addition, Gaga claims the biggest opening week for a female artist album since Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next in February 2019.

Three songs from Chromatica finish inside this week’s Official Singles Top 40: “Rain On Me” f/Grande is at #2, “Sour Candy” with Blackpink lands at #17 and “Alice” is #29.

Elsewhere on albums, two more new releases land in this week’s Top 10: Golden Hour (Sony) by Norwegian producer Kygo opens at #6 and Manchester rapper Aitch is new at #7 with his Polaris EP (NQ Records).

Over on singles, DaBaby’s “Rockstar” is back on top for a third week with over 64,000 chart sales, including 8m streams (its biggest weekly streaming numbers yet).

“Breaking Me” (Virgin EMI) by German producer Topic and Swedish singer A7S rises six places to #5, and a Tion Wayne, Dutchavelli and Stormzy collaboration, “I Dunno” (Atlantic), is this week’s highest new entry at #7.

Elsewhere, 220 Kid & Gracey’s “Don’t Need Love” (Polydor) continues to climb—it’s up three to #14—and Harry Styles is back in the Top 20 with “Watermelon Sugar” (Columbia), up five places to a new peak at #16. Regard & Raye’s “Secrets” (Ministry of Sound) is up seven to #18.

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