Lady Gaga sets a record

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Lady Gaga's latest album Born This Way stormed to the top of the charts this week, selling more copies than the rest of the top 10 combined.

With more than 215,000 sales, it achieved the biggest first week for an album so far this year, the Official Charts Company said yesterday.

The singer said: "I wrote the album's first single in Manchester because I was so inspired by the confidence and bravery characteristic of my fans: Little Monsters."

Her debut album, The Fame, joined her latest offering in the top 10 this week, climbing to number seven from last week's 11.