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Lady Gaga's Born This Way becomes biggest album debut of 2011

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Playing second fiddle for only the second time in its 18-week chart career, Adele’s 21 was dethroned by Lady GaGa’s second album, Born This Way, which became the biggest debut of the year.

Reaching number one with 215,639 copies, Born This Way eclipsed the 208,090 that 21 sold when it entered the chart in January – but not the 257,731 copies it sold in its 10th week - and has the best first week tally of any album by an American female solo artist since Madonna’s Confessions On A Dancefloor opened with sales of 217,610 copies in 2005.

Although it outsold the rest of the Top 10 artist albums combined, Born This Way’s opening week was only the 36th biggest of the 21st century – and its arrival has blunted the impact of the four singles thus far lifted from it: Judas retreats from eight to nine (29,895 sales); Born This Way dropped from 16 to17 (22,495 sales); The Edge Of Glory fell from six to 18 (20,377 sales) and Hair slumped 13 to 68 (4,667 sales).
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