Lana Del Rey beats Paul McCartney to albums No.1 with ‘Born To Die’

Lana Del Rey has retained the number one spot on the UK album chart for a second week with Born To Die.

The ‘Video Games’ singer’s first album proper lives on at pole position after beating Maverick Sabre’s Lonely Are The Brave and Kisses On The Bottom from Beatles legend Paul McCartney to second and third place.

Van Halen’s 12th studio album A Different Kind Of Truth – their first since reuniting with lead vocalist David Lee Roth – is a new entry at six, while music icon Leonard Cohen slips from second place to eight with Old Ideas.

Further down, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto and Rizzle Kicks debut Stereo Typical fall four apiece to nine and 11 respectively, Amy Winehouse’s posthumous release Lioness: Hidden Treasures advances two to 12 in its 10th week on the chart and the self-titled album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds drops from eight to 14.

X Factor 2010 alumni One Direction and Rebecca Ferguson rise three to 13 and 12 places to 16 respectively with their debut records Up All Night and Heaven, while The Black Keys climb to 17 from 22 with El Camino.

Former chart-topper Doo Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars is down eight to 18, Young Guns score a new entry at 19 with Bones and Ceremonials by Florence + the Machine completes the top 20 after falling seven in its 15th week.

Etta James fans, meanwhile, propel her At Last: Best Of collection to 22 in the wake of her death on January 20 at the age of 73.

The late Whitney Houston, who passed away yesterday (February 11) at the age of 48, is expected to dominate the UK singles and album charts next Sunday.

Source: Official Charts Company