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Lady GaGa's 'The Fame' Reaches Platinum in Downloads

March 2, 2011 (9:42 am) GMT
Her debut album has scored 300,000 downloads in Britain, making her the first artist to reach platinum through such sale.

has made chart history in Britain after becoming the first artist to reach platinum status for a downloaded album. GaGa's "" has sold a total of 2.5 million copies in the U.K. and, on Monday, February 28, it set a new record by topping the 300,000 downloads mark.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot says, "In setting this latest landmark, Lady Gaga has further cemented her position in the annals of pop music history. Lady Gaga is the kind of artist who is constantly striving to break new ground and she has done that yet again for album downloads."

GaGa has also scored a history on iTunes. "Born This Way" from her new album of the same name became the fastest selling single in iTunes for selling more than one million copies worldwide.

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