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Elvis Presley is on track for a 12th chart-topping UK No.1 album

They don’t call him The King for nothing and almost 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley is on track to rule the Official Albums Chart once more.

His new album 'If I Can Dream', which features orchestral reworkings of classic Elvis tracks by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is ahead in the race to No.1 in today’s Update. If Elvis can hang on until Friday, 'If I Can Dream' will give him a 12th chart-topping album in the UK.

Elvis is currently 7,000 combined chart sales ahead of another new entry and nearest rival Rod Stewart, who will be hoping 'Another Country' can overtake The King and give him a ninth No.1 record.

Continuing the new entries, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey starts at No.3 this week with his first solo release 'Courting The Squall', while former Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack look set to make their Top 10 debut. The swing four-piece’s self-titled first album is new at No.4.

Sheffield rockers Def Leppard look set to score their first UK Top 10 album in over seven years with their new eponymous release, which starts today at 5.

Aside from the all-new Top 5, there are nine titles hoping to score a Top 40 place this week, with two albums making a return.

James Morrison is in with a chance of a fourth Top 10 with comeback album 'Higher Than Here', new at No.6, and Erasure are on track for an eighth Top 10 with their latest hits collection 'Always – The Very Best Of'.

Ryan Adams’ reinterpretation of Taylor Swift’s No.1 album '1989' rockets back into the Top 40 to match its previous chart peak and land at No.19 today. Welsh rockers Skindred are heading for a new UK chart peak with 'Volume' going in at No.20, and the soundtrack to the recent Amy Winehouse documentary makes a start at 24.

Rod Stewart makes another appearance as his 1990 collection 'The Storyteller – The Complete Anthology' is new at 26, and EL VY – a collaboration between The National’s Matt Berninger and Menomena’s Brent Knopf – is on track to score a Top 40 with debut album 'Return To The Moon'.

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Check out one of the songs from Presley's chart-topping album here:




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