March 31, 2010 / 3:06 PM / 9 years ago

Lady Gaga back atop UK album charts midweek

Lady Gaga accepts the award for best international breakthrough act at the 30th Brit Awards ceremony at Earl's Court in London, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. glam pop star Lady Gaga is in pole position to return to the top of the UK album charts, with midweek sales of “The Fame” putting her ahead of last weekend’s No. 1, Boyzone’s “Brother.”

Lady Gaga has dominated the British music scene in recent weeks, with The Fame already hitting the top spot three times and her latest single “Telephone,” featuring Beyonce, becoming her fourth No. 1 single earlier this month.

Madonna had the biggest-selling new entry album with “Sticky & Sweet Tour,” which is on course for a no. 9 placing when the weekly charts are announced on Sunday, according to The Official Charts Company which compiles sales data.

In the midweek singles race, Scouting For Girls are well ahead of the competition with “This Ain’t a Love Song.”

The No. 2 slot is more closely contested, with Plan B’s “She Said” and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” neck-and-neck.

A big new arrival could be the first Top 10 hit for Delirious, the Christian rock band aiming for an Easter hit.

The band’s single, “History Makers,” is on course to take 7th place in the Official Singles Chart, with four days sales yet to be counted.

Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato

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