Friday, March 18, 2016

David Bowie Remains at 4 in the U.K. For the Third Week; Jeff Buckley Debuts at 16

David Bowie remains at number 4 for the third week in a row with Best of Bowie.

Since its release in 2002, the album has had twenty separate runs on the British Albums chart with, previous to today, it's best run occurring when it was released, spending 19 weeks on the chart from November 16, 2002 to March 22, 2003. Throughout that run, the highest the chart got was number 11 during it's release week. In 2013, the album spent 23 consecutive weeks on the charts with a peak of number 38.

The latest run is now ten weeks old and, except for the first week when it made it to 18 on sales in just the day after Bowie's death, it has not been out of the top four.

The highest charting new album by a veteran artist goes to Jeff Buckley whose archive set You and I debuts at 16. That's equal to the last Buckley release, 2007's So Real. His only true studio set before his death, Grace, only made it to 31 in 1994.

At 51 is the premier of Robot by CJ Wildheart. Wildheart, whose real name is Christopher Persaud-Jagdhar, was the founding member of the British band The Wildhearts who recorded from 1992 to 2009. This is Wildhearts' second charting album with 2014's Mable only making it to 79. The Wildhearts, as a group, had eight charting albums with the biggest being P.H.U.Q. (1995 / #6).

The top ten albums this week in the U.K. by veteran artists:

  1. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  2. You and I - Jeff Buckley
  3. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  4. Nothing Has Changed. - David Bowie
  5. The Ultimate Collection - Whitney Houston
  6. Blackstar - David Bowie
  7. Number Ones - Michael Jackson
  8. Tapestry - Carole King
  9. Time of My LifeRonan Keating
  10. Dark Sky Island - Enya
The top five albums overall:
  1. 25 - Adele
  2. Purpose - Justin Bieber
  3. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
  4. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  5. A Head Full of Dreams - Coldplay
The top five singles:
  1. I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
  2. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
  3. Lush Life - Zara Larsson
  4. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla Sign
  5. Work - Rihanna Featuring Drake
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Vinyl Album Sales - You and I - Jeff Buckley
    • Soundtrack Album Sales - Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Progressive Albums - Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
    • Country Compilation Albums - The Best of Music & Memories - Daniel O'Donnell
  • Tracks/Singles
    • None

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