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Lana Del Rey Beats David Gilmour To #1 Album Debut

26 September 2015 | 6:02 pm | Staff Writer

The Pink Floyd guitarist claims second place

US singer Lana Del Rey has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, which is the third time the international star has done so in Australia.

Del Rey's fourth studio album, Honeymoon, was in competition with the new release from Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, Rattle That Lock, which came in at #2. [In the UK charts released today, it was Gilmour who entered at #1 and Del Rey in at #2.]

Midweek reports revealed a close competition, with fans of Gilmour having to wait nine years between records.

Drake and Future's new mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive, was looking for a top 10 entry, and ended up smashing into the top five, placing #4.

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UK singer Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh and Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift cover album, 1989, also cracked the top 10 at #7 and #9 respectively.

Other notable top 20 album debuts this week include Keith RichardsCrosseyed Heart (15), Chris Cornell’s Higher Truth (15), and Atreyu's comeback album, Long Live (19), with Mac Miller’s GO:OD AM (32) and Dustin Tebbutt’s Home (34) also charting.

The success of Seven's Peter Allen mini-series, Not The Boy Next Door, continued to have an affect on the sales of the late Australian star's music.

Last week Allen's anthem I Still Call Australia Home reached its highest ever position, peaking at #60. This week his 1972 ballad Tenterfield Saddler achieved its highest ever ARIA position, coming in at #53. The 2006 compilation album The Ultimate Peter Allen also enjoyed another strong week, moving up from 24 to 18 (its peak position).