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Lady Gaga scores first platinum download album in U.K.

Lady Gaga has made chart history in Britain after becoming the first artist to reach platinum status for a downloaded album.

Gaga's The Fame has sold a total of 2.5 million copies in the U.K. and, on Monday (28Feb11), 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."