That thing when good things happen to people who deserve it…

Marina And The Diamonds‘ stellar new record, Electra Heart, is officially the #1 album in the UK this week!

From the UK’s Official Charts:

Marina Diamandis, AKA Marina And The Diamonds has scored her first Official Number 1 album.

The half Welsh / half Greek singer’s second album, Electra Heart, featuring Top 20 single Primadonna, claims first place today ahead of Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die (Number 2) – toppling last week’s chart topper Jack White from the summit of the Official Albums Chart.

The news will certainly cheer up Diamandis who was forced to postpone her upcoming UK tour earlier this week after being advised by doctors to rest her voice or risk permanently damaging her vocal chords. Marina And The Diamonds’ debut album, The Family Jewels, peaked at Number 5 when it was released in 2010.

So happy for you, Mizz Marina! Well deserved! (If you haven’t yet, check out the MuuMuse review of Electra Heart.)

And with my other favorite release of the year–Lana Del Rey‘s Born To Die–sitting at second place right underneath?


Electra Heart was released in the UK on April 30, and will be released in the US on July 17. (iTunes UK)