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Elvis makes history by landing 12th UK No.1 album by solo male

Elvis has made a new UK chart record.

The late singer now has 12 No.1 albums in the country - the most of any male solo artist in history.

The legendary singer achieved the feat today (November 6) as 'If I Can Dream' - a reworking of his music by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - reached No.1.

The record sold 79,000 units in its first week to become the UK's second fastest selling album of the year behind Noel Gallagher's 'Chasing Yesterday'.

Elvis is now equal with Madonna in second place in the list of the UK's most number one albums, with the Beatles lording things with 15.

Former wife Priscilla Presley said: "This is an album that Elvis always really wanted to do and he would have been so pleased to know his fans are still there and they continue to love his music.

"The most talented team put this album together and helped us all realise an unfulfilled dream.”

At No.2 on this week's chart is Rod Stewart's new effort 'Another Country', while Guy Garvey's debut solo album 'Courting the Squall' enters at No.3.

Ed Sheeran's 2014 record 'x' is No.4 and Jess Glynne's maiden effort 'I Cry When I Laugh' follows at No.5.

James Morrison's 'Higher Than Here is a new entry at No.7, with former Britain's Got Talent group Jack Pack debuting at No.8.

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