Official Chart Analysis: Lana Del Rey scores biggest-selling album of 2012, Gotye shifts another 83k

With six weeks on 2012 gone, it advances to the top of the year-to-date chart, where its tally of 176,770 sales in a fortnight place it ahead of runner-up Adele's 21 (135,897). Del Rey's singles also continue to do well - the album's title track slips 9-10, although it has its best sales week (28,802 sales), while first single Video Games rebounds 17-13 (21,662 sales).

Anglo/Irish singer/rapper Maverick Sabre comes closest to dethroning Del Rey, with his debut album, Lonely ...

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