Friday, August 26, 2016

Dolly Parton Debuts at 2 on U.K. Albums; Marley's "Legend" Holds at 5

by VVN Music

Dolly Parton has the biggest debut of her career and ties her highest chart position in the U.K. with her new album Pure & Simple.

The album opens at number 2, the same position where her last studio album, Blue Smoke, peaked in 2014 after her triumphant show at the Glastonbury Festival. The difference is that Blue Smoke debuted at 6 and took seven weeks before making it to 2.

Bob Marley's Legend holds at number 5, it's highest position since the album's release in 1984 while ELO, who had the veteran slot at Glastonbury this year, falls 3 to 6 with All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO.

At 42 is the premier of the latest album by classical veteran Andre Riu and His Johann Strauss Orchestra, Viva Olympia. That's a big drop from his last album, Roman Holiday, which debuted at number 8.

The top five albums of the week are Blonde by Frank Ocean, Parton, Life on the Road by David Brent (aka Ricky Gervais), Views by Drake and Marley.

On other Album charts, Parton's Pure & Simple is at the top of both the Physical Albums and Country Artists Albums charts while Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1 returns to the top of the Soundtrack Albums tally in its 109th week of release.

Cold Water by Major Lazer with Justin Bieber and M0 once again is at the top of the British Albums chart followed by Let Me Love You by DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber and Closer by the Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are at the top of the Rock & Metal Singles chart with Can't Stop, a song from their 2002 album By the Way.

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