Elvis Presley Had Fourth Biggest Album of the Year in Britain; Giving Adele a Run For Her Money

Elvis Presley continues his incredible run near the top of the British Albums chart, topped off by taking the number 4 spot on the Official Charts Company year end chart for 2015.

If I Can Dream, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has struck a chord with British and Australian audiences, something that it failed to do in North America where it currently has fallen off the Billboard 200 Albums.

The set debuted at number 1 in the U.K., where it stayed for two weeks, before falling to a seven week run (so far) at either number 2 or 3 and it may be getting ready to reascend to the top, taking the crown from Adele's 25. At the mid-week point, Presley was just 4,000 in sales behind Adele, an astounding feat if he can pull it off considering the popularity of Adele's set.

Rod Stewart and Jeff Lynne both also placed well on the year-end chart with Stewart's Another Country coming in at 16 for 2015 and Lynne's Alone in the Universe at 18.

Here's the top ten of 2015 in Britain according to the Official Charts Company followed by all other appearances by veteran artists:
  • 01. 25 - Adele
  • 02. X - Ed Sheeran
  • 03. In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
  • 04. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  • 05. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  • 06. 1989 - Taylor Swift
  • 07. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
  • 08. Chaos and the Calm - James Bay
  • 09. A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
  • 10. Wanted on Voyage - George Ezra
  • 16. Another Country - Rod Stewart
  • 18. Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
  • 21. Chasing Yesterdays - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
  • 25. The Very Best of Cilla Black - Cilla Black
  • 27. The Ultimate Collection - Paul Simon
  • 29. Dark Sky Island - Enya
  • 33. III - Take That
  • 35. Rattle That Lock - David Gilmour
On the singles side, Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars tops the year-end list with Uptown Funk, followed by Omi's Cheerleader and Hozier's Take Me to Church. The highest position for a veteran artist goes to Paul McCartney and his collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West, fourfiveseconds, which comes in at number 18. 

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