Elvis Presley tops UK album chart again, 40 years on
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.