George Michael Works His Way Back Into the British Top Ten

by VVN Music

Even though George Michael has been gone a little over two months, his music continues to resonate with the British people.

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael moves 11 to 8 on the new British Albums Chart from the Official Chart Company, giving him the only album by a veteran artist in the top ten.

Rick Wakeman just falls short of another trip to the top ten as his Piano Portraits moves 16 to 11 while last year's top selling album in the U.K. that was actually released in 2016, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe's Together, leaps 43 to 13.

There is only one debut by a veteran artist on this week's chart. Roy Orbison starts at 74 with Black & White Night 30, a 30th anniversary edition of the famous concert where Orbison was joined by numerous musical luminaries like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt. The original version of Black & White Night peaked at 51 in its second week of release in 1989.

Gang Signs & Prayer by Stormzy tops the Albums chart followed by Rag'N'Bone Man's Human, Ed Sheeran's X, the Trolls soundtrack and Adele's 25.

Hard rockers Thunder top the Rock & Metal Albums again while Ryan Adams is at number 1 for a second week on the Americana Albums. Thirteen weeks after its release, the Rolling Stones' Blue and Lonesome is heading the Jazz & Blues Albums.

Ed Sheeran tops the singles chart for the eighth week in a row with Shape of You followed by Something Just Like This by the Chainsmokers & Coldplay, Sheeran's Castle on the Hill, Human by Rag'N'Bone Man and Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry Featuring Skip Marley.

David Bowie is at the top of two of the Singles charts but for different releases. His EP (which is evidently considered a single now) No Plan is number 1 on the Physical Singles chart while Sound and Vision spends another week at the apex of the Vinyl Singles.

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