Elvis Presley tops UK album chart again, 40 years on

Nov 08, 2015, 07:58 IST | The Hitlist Team

Nearly 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley is back at the top of the British album charts with his 12th UK Number 1,  If I Can Dream, a collection of Elvis classics featuring reworkings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


This means Elvis now has more Number 1 albums in the UK than any other male solo artiste, and this puts him alongside Madonna in second place for the most chart-topping LPs, behind the Beatles, who have 15.

Elvis claimed top spot with 79,000 chart sales, it added, giving him the second-fastest selling album of the year behind Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday.

In the singles charts, Adele was top for a second week with Hello, Britain’s fastest-selling record of 2015, keeping Justin Bieber’s Sorry in second spot and  Sam Smith’s James Bond theme on the third.

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