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Lady Gaga heading for chart-toping double

Lady Gaga is looking to become the first artist this year to achieve simultaneous album and singles number ones with early retail reports revealing 'The Fame' and 'Poker Face' are leading their respective markets.

The Interscope/Polydor artist scored her second number one single a fortnight ago with Poker Face and it is now looking to fight off a challenge by Vertigo/Mercrury’s Noisettes with 'Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)' to make it a third week at the top.

At the same time Lady GaGa’s album The Fame, which in January reached number three and sat in that position on last Sunday’s chart, has opened up a gap at the top of the artist albums chart of around 1,000 units over nearest rival Only By The Night by Hand Me Down/Columbia’s Kings Of Leon.

The current albums number one, Polydor act Ronan Keating's 'Songs For My Mother,' should remain in the top five where it is likely to be joined by a new entry from Atlantic’s FLO RIDA with Roots (Route Of Overcoming The Struggle). Two other new albums are presently hovering in or around the Top 10: Leonard Cohen's Columbia-issued Live In London and PJ Harvey and John Parish’s first album together in more than a decade, the Island-issued 'A Woman A Man Walked By.'

Further down, the albums chart is expected to welcome brand new entries from Columbia’s Metro Station, Gomez on their Eat Sleep label and Rabid’s Fever Ray.

Back on the singles chart and Data /MoS pairing Steve Angello and Laidback Luke are showing indications their hit Show Me Love will move from its present position of 12 into the Top 10 this Sunday.

Mercury artist Just Jack's returning single Embers looks a certainty to make the Top 40 after charting at a lowly 149 last week, while XL artist Jack Penate will debut with 'Tonight’s Today,' as will Heavenly/Virgin’s Doves with 'Kingdom Of Rust.'

Watch Lady Gaga perform 'Just Dance' Live on T4 below: