Elvis Pres­ley beats Madonna to al­bum chart record

Malta Independent - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Elvis Pres­ley has bro­ken the record for the most num­ber one al­bums by a solo artist.

The late singer’s new al­bum The Won­der Of You has beaten com­pe­ti­tion from Lady Gaga and Michael Bu­ble to be­come his 13th al­bum to top the chart.

Be­fore now, Elvis and Madonna were tied record hold­ers with 12 num­ber one al­bums each to their names.

His ex-wife Priscilla Pres­ley told the Of­fi­cial Charts Com­pany he would have been “so thank­ful” for the achieve­ment.

She said: “I am in­cred­i­bly proud of all he has ac­com­plished and so grate­ful to the UK fans who have kept his legacy alive with all of their sup­port.

“I hope they con­tinue to lis­ten and love his mu­sic as much as I do.”

In Elvis’s new­est al­bum, his orig­i­nal vo­cal per­for­mances are ac­com­pa­nied by mu­sic from The Royal Phil­har­monic Orches­tra.

The singer, who died in 1977, is now sec­ond only to The Bea­tles, who have 15 num­ber one al­bums to their name.

Top five al­bums

1) Elvis Pres­ley

The Won­der Of You 2) Michael Bu­ble No­body But Me

3) Lady Gaga Joanne 4) Leonard Co­hen

You Want It Darker 5) Kings of Leon WALLS

This week’s top four al­bums were all new re­leases - with Michael Bu­ble’s ninth al­bum No­body But Me de­but­ing at num­ber two.

Lady Gaga’s fourth solo al­bum Joanne en­tered the chart at num­ber three. All her pre­vi­ous solo al­bums have reached the top of the chart.

Leonard Co­hen’s You Want It Darker landed at num­ber four, while last week’s num­ber one WALLS by Kings of Leon, dropped to fifth place.

Fur­ther down the top 10, Sta­tus Quo’s Aquostic II - That’s A Fact de­buted at seven, while a new deluxe edi­tion of Sia’s This Is Act­ing helped the al­bum climb 35 places to num­ber eight.

Korn’s 12th al­bum The Seren­ity Of Suf­fer­ing de­buted at num­ber nine, giv­ing the band their first UK top 10 al­bum since 2002, and the cast record­ing of the new David Bowie mu­si­cal Lazarus was new at 10.

Other new en­tries in­cluded Jimmy Eat World’s In­tegrity Blues (num­ber 21), The Pretty Reck­less’s Who You Sell­ing For (23), and Me­lanie C‘s Ver­sion Of Me (25).

The top five of the sin­gles chart re­mained en­tirely un­changed this week - with Lit­tle Mix’s Shout Out to My Ex hang­ing on to the top spot.

Top five sin­gles

1) Lit­tle Mix Shout Out To My Ex 2) James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go 3) The Chainsmok­ers feat Halsey Closer 4) The Weeknd feat Daft Punk Star­boy 5) Hailee Ste­in­feld, Grey and Zedd Starv­ing

Clean Ban­dit landed the high­est new en­try at num­ber seven with Rockabye, which fea­tures Sean Paul and Anne-Marie.

Fur­ther down the chart, Drake scored his 20th top 40 hit with Fake Love, which was new at num­ber 37.

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