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Lana Del Rey conquers UK album chart

Lana Del Rey
Image caption More than 50,000 copies of Del Rey's album were purchased as digital downloads

Lana Del Rey has gone straight to number one in the UK album chart with her debut release Born To Die.

The record sold more than 117,000 copies in a week, more than the rest of the top 5 combined, said the Official Charts Company.

The US singer's first two singles, Video Games and Born To Die, also climbed back up the singles chart in the wake of the album's release.

David Guetta's Titanium, featuring Sia, was the number one single.

The DJ and dance music producer moved up one place to topple Twilight by Cover Drive from the top slot.

Cover Drive, a Bajan pop act, dropped to number six.

Elsewhere in the album chart, Canadian veteran Leonard Cohen came in at number two with Old Ideas while Ed Sheeran dropped two places from number one with his acclaimed debut album +.

Canadian Alyssa Reid entered the singles chart at number two with her track Alone Again, which samples elements from Heart's 1987 soft rock classic Alone.

Gotye rose from seven to number three with his track Somebody I Used To Know, featuring Kimbra.

The song by the Belgian-Australian musician was a big hit in Australia last year, spending eight weeks at number one.

Wild Ones by Flo Rida, also featuring Sia, remained at number five.

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