OFFICIAL CHARTS: Elvis Presley breaks all-time Official Albums Chart record

Priscilla Presley: “This achievement is something I know Elvis would have been so thankful for”

Elvis also claims the largest span between Number 1 albums by the same artist, having scored his first Number 1 record 60 years ago with Elvis Presley Rock N’ Roll in 1956, a particularly apt achievement as the Official Albums Chart itself celebrates its 60th anniversary throughout this year.

New entries and high climbers

Michael Bublé settles for second place this week with his ninth studio album Nobody But Me, while Lady Gaga’s Joanne finishes at 3. 

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Leonard Cohen’s 14th LP You Want It Darker debuts at 4, Status Quo’s Aquostic II – That’s A Fact lands at 7, and a new deluxe edition of Sia’s This Is Acting sees it soar 35 places to 8. Korn’s 12th record The Serenity Of Suffering (9) gives the band their first UK Top 10 album since 2002, and the cast recording of the new David Bowie musical Lazarus is new at 10.

The Trolls film soundtrack vaults 46 places to Number 11 this week, while Hacienda Classical – an album of orchestral re-workings of club classics – enters at 14, and Michael Buble’s Christmas album re-enters at 16. 

Further down, Jimmy Eat World’s ninth album Integrity Blues lands at 21, The Pretty Reckless’ Who You Selling For opens at 23, and Melanie C’s seventh album Version Of Me is new at 25.

Finally, Danish singer Agnes Obel is at 30 with Citizen Of Glass, and The Pretenders’ first album in eight years Alone bows at 40.

Official Albums Chart: Elvis Presley breaks all-time Official Albums Chart record with 13th Number 1

Almost 40 years after his untimely passing, Elvis Presley is still The King of the Official Chart as new album The Wonder Of You earns him a historic 13th Number 1 this week - the most Number 1 albums achieved by any solo artist in the UK ever. 

The second collection of orchestral re-workings of Elvis’ hits with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (following last year’s chart-topping, million selling If I Can Dream) shifted 63,500 to land straight in at Number 1. 

While 13 may be an unlucky number for some, for Elvis it means a new chart record has been set - The King now has more Number 1 albums than any solo act in Official Chart history, overtaking Madonna’s 12 chart-toppers. Click here to look at Elvis’ complete Official Chart history. The Beatles hold the overall record for the most chart-topping albums in the UK, with 15 to their name.

Priscilla Presley told“This achievement is something I know Elvis would have been so thankful for. 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.”

October 28, 2016 1:00pm ET by Pressparty  

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