20. Hear’Say: Popstars
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According to the Official Charts Company Lady Gaga’s Born This Way sold 94,125 copies on its opening day of sale in the UK, easily making it the fastest-selling album of the year to date. Once total sales are totted up at the end of the week, Ms Germanotta’s second full-length album is set to knock Adele’s all-conquering 21 off number one and enter the list of the quickest-selling UK albums of all time. Until then here’s the current top 20 fastest-selling albums.
First week sales: 306,631Their first single Pure And Simple went straight to number one, selling over a million copies. The album - consisting mainly of cover versions - was equally successful, remaining in the album charts for 27 weeks.