| 07 Oct 2022
Elvis Presley rules UK chart for record 12th time

MUMBAI: Elvis Presley has become the first male solo artist to feature on the UK albums chart, for the 12th time. The Rock n Roll legend’s latest album is a compilation of his classics reworked by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra titled ‘If I Can Dream’.

The new album has put ‘The King’ in second place with Madonna for the most chart-topping LPs (12), three short of British rock group- The Beatles (15). Almost 40 years since his death, Presley’s latest album has managed 79,000 chart sales in this year.

British singer songwriter Rod Stewart’s 29th studio album ‘Another Country’ fetched the second spot on the albums chart, followed by Guy Carvey’s ‘Courting the Squall’ which took third position in its first week. Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ maintained its presence on the album chart for the 72nd week, at number four- three spots higher than last week. Jess Glyne’s ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, in its 11th week, climbed one place to fifth, while Andrea Bocelli fell to the sixth spot after spending a week in the third position. James Morrison’s ‘Higher Than Here’, vocal group- Jack Pack’s self-titled album, and synthpop duo Erasure’s ‘Always- The Very Best Of’ also featured in the top 10 for the first time at number seven, eight and nine respectively, followed by Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ rounding up the top 10 albums.

The top two positions on the Singles chart remain unchanged with Adele’s ‘Hello’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ continuing a successful second week at number one and two, respectively.

Sam Smith's single 'Writing's On The Wall' from ‘Spectre’ climbed up one place to number three, followed by The Weeknd's 'The Hills' which also climbed up one place this week to four. Drake's 'Hotline Bling', which finished last week at three, slipped down to number five, followed by Bieber's other single 'What Do You Mean', which continues its top 10 run for the 10th week. Last week’s number 11 ‘Never Forget You’ by Mnek & Zara Larsson, climbed four places to number seven, with 'Turn The Music Louder' by KDA ft Tinie Tempah and Katy B, in eighth place. Coming in at number nine was 'Runnin' by Naughty Boy/Beyonce, while Ariana Grande’s new entry- ‘Focus’ rounded up the top ten singles.