Lana Del Rey has scored the fastest-selling vinyl album of the century in the UK by a female artist and for international artists.
The LA-based musician grabbed this feat with her new album ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club,’ which was released last week (19 March).
The record sold 16,700 copies in the past seven days, according to Official Charts Company. The fastest-selling vinyl album of the 21st century is ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ Arctic Monkeys.
‘Chemtrails…’ also became Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart this week, marking Del Rey’s fifth UK Number One album of her career. She is now tied with Celine Dion for the fifth-most number one album by a female solo artist in the UK. Only Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand, and Taylor Swift have more.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Del Rey was outperforming the rest of the Top 10 combined with 34,000 chart sales – more sales than the overall first-week sales of her last three albums.
Elsewhere on the album charts, Justin Bieber’s ‘Justice’ landed at Number Two, while Central Cee dropped to Number Three with ‘Wild West.’
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More new music from Del Rey is coming soon. Shortly after the release of ‘Chemtrails Over The Country Club’ was released, she took to Instagram to announce a new album titled ‘Rock Candy Sweet,’ saying it would arrive on June 1st.
In her Instagram Story, she posted a screenshot of Harper’s Bazaar article entitled “Lana Del Rey can’t qualify her way out of being accountable.” Writing over it in red text, she said: “Just want to thank you again for the kind articles like this one and for reminding me that my career was built on cultural appropriation and glamorizing domestic abuse. I will continue to challenge those thoughts on my next record on June 1 titled ‘Rock Candy Sweet.’”