Friday, August 12, 2016

ELO Again Has Highest Charting Album in Britain by a Veteran Artists; Elvis Presley Has Highest Debut

by VVN Music

Once again, ELO have the top selling album in Britain by a veteran artist with All Over the World: The Very Best of ELO. This is its ninth week in a row in the U.K. top ten, giving it, by far, its best showing since the album was released in 2005.

When first released, the album debuted at 11 and moved up to 6 in its second week. It only spent eleven weeks in the top 100 at that time. This is its twentieth separate run on the charts.

Bob Marley's Legend falls to number eleven after having spent the last three weeks in the top ten, it's longest run since its original release in 1984.

As for new albums by veteran artists, Elvis Presley has the highest charting for the week at number 16 with Way Down in the Jungle Room, a compilation of the final studio recordings by the King.

Dinosaur Jr. is at 23 with Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, becoming their second highest charting album in Britain behind only 1993's Where You Been which went to number 10. In total, they have had eight albums make the British top 100.

The Dead Daisies debut at 35 with Make Some Noise. It is the first charting album by the coalition of musicians, including former Motley Crue lead John Corabi, in the U.K. and their third studio album overall.

At 45 is the debut of Unleashed by Christian rockers Skillet. Their tenth studio album since 1996, it is the first to make the British Albums chart.

Blossoms tops the Albums chart with their self-titled album followed by Landlord by Giggs, Views by Drake, ELO and Viola Beach by Viola Beach.

On the Singles chart, Major Lazer with Justin Bieber and M0 are once again at number 1 with Cold Water followed by Let Me Love You by D.J. Snake Featuring Justin Bieber and Dancing on My Own by Calum Scott.

Guns N' Roses are at the top of the British Rock & Metal Songs chart with Sweet Child O' Mine.