Lana Del Rey’s sophomore set “Ultraviolence” (Polydor/Universal) made it two U.K. No. 1 albums in a row for the New York-born singer-songwriter, as the new sales charts were unveiled Sunday (June 22). Former “X Factor” contestant Ella Henderson started a second week atop the singles list with “Ghost” (Syco Music/Sony).
Del Rey’s debut album “Born To Die” topped the U.K. charts in 2012, and became the fourth bestselling artist release of that year, with 719,000 sales to the end of that December. The new set outsold Linkin Park’s “The Hunting Party” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), which entered at No. 2, by nearly two to one, according to the Official Charts Company.
Sam Smith’s former No. 1 album “In The Lonely Hour” (Capitol/Universal) held at No. 3 in the new data, with another former bestseller, Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music), down 2-4. Last week’s album chart champion, Kasabian’s “48:13” (Columbia/Sony), fell to No. 5.