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Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' Grabs No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200

June 26, 2014 (2:12 am) GMT
Marking Del Rey's first album to land atop the chart, 'Ultraviolence' sells 182,000 in its first week.

has just scored her first No. 1 album on Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports that "", her latest studio effort, has made its way out to No. 1 on the chart after selling 182,000 copies. That's the best sales week for a female artist since December 29, when ' self-titled set sold 310,000 copies in its third week.

Del Rey didn't promote "Ultraviolence" by giving live performances on U.S. TV shows. Despite that, the record manages to better 2012's "", her first album to be released under a major label that debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 77,000 sold in its first week.

Behind Del Rey, British soul sensation 's "" comes at No. 2 with 166,000. That's the largest debut for a solo artist's first album since ' "" opened at No. 4 with 169,000 on November 25, 2012.

Rounding out the top three is another newcomer, 's "". Selling 110,000, the rocker's sixth LP fails to match the success of its predecessor "" that opened at No. 1 with 223,000 in 2012.

The soundtrack of "" falls one rung to No. 4 with 42,000. It's currently in its 26th consecutive weeks in Billboard 200's top 5. Country legend is at No. 5 after his "" sells 37,000.

Fellow country star has her "" landed at No. 6 with 34,000. Last week's first placer 's "" plunges to No. 7 with 34,000.

At No. 8, 's "" arrives with 33,000, her smallest first-week sales to date. 's "

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