Justin Bieber Just Can't Pass Elvis Presley in Britain; Beatles Place 4 in Top 100

The British charts finally got a bit of a shakeup now that the Christmas sales and albums are behind us.

Not changing is Elvis Presley's incredible run in the top three, now in its ninth week, as If I Can Dream remains at number 2.

Albums that were big for gifts did take a bit of a plunge, Jeff Lynne's ELO's Alone in the Universe, out seven weeks, falls 7 to 16 while Rod Stewart's Another Country, also in its ninth week of release, falls 9 to 14.

The release of the Beatles' catalog onto streaming services sent four of the albums back up the British charts, which now take listens on such services as Spotify into account, with 1 jumping 28 to 17 and three making reentries (The White Album (#48), 1967-1970 (#95) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (#99)).

Eight of the top twenty albums by veteran artists in the U.K. (see our chart here) are reentries; however, there are no new releases by either veteran or modern artists in the top 100.

The top five albums by veteran artists:
  1. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  2. Another Country - Rod Stewart
  3. Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
  4. 1 - Beatles
  5. The Very Best of Cilla Black - Cilla Black
The top five albums overall:
  1. 25 - Adele
  2. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  3. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  4. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
  5. Made in the AM - One Direction
The top five singles:
  1. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
  2. Sorry - Justin Bieber
  3. Hello - Adele
  4. What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
  5. You Don't Own Me - Grace Featuring G-Eazy
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Physical Albums Sales - If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
    • Rock & Metal Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • Scottish Albums - If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Rock & Metal Singles - Ace of Spades - Motorhead

1 comment

Brian said...

Elvis' chart run in the UK with his latest album 'If I Can Dream' is nothing short of sensational. It has sold around 900,000 units to date and is his fastest selling album ever here. Elvis' Achilles Heel is his fans not wishing to download or use streaming and this has proved detrimental when compared to younger artists.

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