Lady Gaga’s Chromatica is the best-selling album of 2020


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The star’s sixth album was due out in April, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica entered the UK charts at number one after surpassing the rest of the combined top 10.

The record, which sees Gaga return to rocket-powered pop from its beginnings, has sold 53,000 copies, the biggest opening week of the year to date.

It’s also the star’s best-selling album since Artpop in 2013.

The album follows Gaga’s performance in A Star Is Born, for which she won an Oscar for best song in 2019.

Critics have called the record a return to form, after the country-leaning acoustics of his fifth album Joanne and the failed experiments of his Artpop project.

“Song for song is still her best,” wrote Variety magazine, adding, “It looks like she knows exactly who she is, what she means and how she wants to say it. “

“His pop renaissance couldn’t have come at a better time,” agreed Rolling Stone, while The Independent hailed “hymns of self-doubt, self-reflection, self-destruction, and self-esteem.” recovery ”.

Gaga, who suffers from chronic illnesses and depression, said the dossier was intended to be an antidote to difficult times.

“I’m making a dance record again and this dance floor … it’s mine, I deserved it, and all that I have experienced,” she told Zane Lowe in a recent interview. .

“The beginning of the album really symbolizes, for me, what I would call the start of my journey to recovery,” she added, “and what I hope would be an inspiration to people who have need healing by happiness, by Dance. “

Top 5 albums – June 5, 2020

According to the Official Charts Company, Chromatica was the most popular album of the week in all formats – physical, streaming and downloads – and the fastest seller of the year on vinyl, with 8,500 copies sold.

Three of the titles also appeared in the singles’ charts, led by the duo Ariana Grande Rain On Me at number two.

Sour Candy, a collaboration with the K-pop group Blackpink, debuted at 17; while Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, was 29 years old.

Gaga is also slated to top the U.S. rankings next week, with expected sales of 250,000.

Top 5 in singles – June 5, 2020

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