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Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica scores biggest opening week of 2020


Lady Gaga scored the biggest opening week of 2020 (Picture: Lady Gaga/Instagram

Lady Gaga has gone and done it again as she scored the biggest opening week of 2020 with her new album Chromatica.

The Stupid Love singer released her sixth studio album on 29 May and we couldn’t be prouder of her number one position on the UK Official Albums Chart.

Gaga proved she’s the top dog with 53,000 chart sales in the first week of sales, beating the first week tallies of her 2014 duets album with Tony Bennett Cheek To Cheek, 2016’s Joanne and the cast recording of A Star Is Born from 2018.

Chromatica, which was critically-acclaimed across the board for its pop-tastic stylings, outperformed the rest of this week’s Top 10 combined, finishing as the best performing album across physical, streaming and downloads.

It also happens to be the quickest-selling vinyl record of the year to date, with 8,500 copies bought.

Only the best from our favourite pop legend, whose latest record we described as a ‘freeing dance opus that exorcised the ghost of Artpop’, her less-successful third album.

Gaga has reclaimed her throne (Picture: Interscope)

But wait, there’s more, as the music superstar also claimed the biggest opening week for a female artist album since Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next in February 2019.

Coupled with an Oscar win for Shallow and a best actress nomination for her stint in A Star Is Born, she’s had an incredible few years.

But the 34-year-old wanted fans to know – just in case they haven’t already received the memo – that her success is all down to her talent.

During a recent chat on a special instalment of Australia’s The Project, she said: ‘Even though I might wear skimpy outfits sometimes and I’m sitting here with no pants on with my big shoes, my definition of beauty has always been very against the grain.

‘I just dressed like how I felt like dressing today, how I wanted to do my hair, how I wanted my make-up to look.

‘But I would never want to send a message to anyone, especially a young person, that you have to be perfect in any type of physical way in order to be a beautiful person.’

‘I didn’t get here because I’m pretty. I’m not a supermodel,’ she added to the host. ‘I make music and it’s my brain and my heart that got me here and a lot of hard work.’

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