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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Do the U.K. Chart Double

A Star Is Born
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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper score a U.K. chart double, climbing 4-1 on the singles countdown with “Shallow” and returning 2-1 on the album survey with Interscope/Universal's parent soundtrack A Star Is Born.

“Shallow” is Gaga's fifth No. 1 single in the territory and first for more than eight years, since “Telephone” featuring Beyoncé spent two weeks at the summit. It's also the third time she had achieved the double victory, after “Poker Face” and The Fame did it in 2009 and “Telephone” and The Fame Monster in 2010. The Official Charts Company reports that Cooper is the first Hollywood actor to top the U.K. singles chart since Nicole Kidman did so with Robbie Williams on 2001's “Somethin' Stupid.”

The Gaga/Cooper track finishes the week some 1,200 combined units ahead of last week's No. 1, “Promises” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith. Another former chart leader, Dave's “Funky Friday” (Dave Neighbourhood), featuring Fredo, falls 2-3, as “Happier” by Marshmello & Bastille (Positiva/Universal) dips 3-4. Rita Ora's “Let You Love Me” (Atlantic/Warner) moves back 6-5. 

Post Malone secures a third U.K. top ten single as “Sunflower” (Republic/Universal), featuring Swae Lee, arrives at No. 7. “Zeze” (Atlantic/Warner Music) by Kodak Black, Travis Scott and Offset climbs 11-8. 

Soundtracks again hold sway in the album market, with A Star Is Born followed by The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner), which rises 3-2. Last week's new entry at the top, Jess Glynne's Always In Between (Atlantic/Warner Music), falls to No. 3. Richard Ashcroft has the week's highest new entry at No. 4 with Natural Rebel (BMG) and Queen's soundtrack to the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic (Virgin/Universal) starts at No. 5, to become their 24th U.K. top five album. 

Disturbed enter at No. 7 with Evolution (Reprise/Warner), for a third top ten album, while the repackaged version of Dua Lipa's self-titled debut album, subtitled The Complete Edition, helps it jump 56-9.