Bee Gees Move Up to Number 6 in the U.K.; Daddy Yankee on Number 1 Single For Eighth Week

by VVN Music

Every year, the veteran artist who takes the Legends slot at the Glastonbury Festival gets a pretty hefty sales boost.

The best example is Dolly Parton who flew up the charts after her appearance and stayed in the top ten for twelve weeks in 2014.  Lionel Richie had a similar experience in 2015 when his Definitive Collection, which was released in 2003, went to the top ten for five weeks.

This year, the legends spot was held by Barry Gibb and, true to form, his music, along with his brothers, have ascended the charts as Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits moves from 9 to 6 in its second week.

Also selling big is the Foo Fighters' Greatest Hits which moves 6 to 9 in its 225th week on the charts.

The highest charting new album by a veteran artist goes to TLC whose self titled album starts at 40. It's their highest charting studio album since 1999's Fanmail went to 7.  Their debut, Crazysexycool, peaked at 4 in 1995.

TLC also takes the crown on the Urban Albums.

The Beach Boys' reworking of their Smiley Smile and Wild Honey sessions premiers at 49. 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow didn't come close to the performance of the original albums back in 1967 when Smiley Smile went to 9 and in 1968 when Wild Honey peaked at 7.

Peter Perrett has been on the scene since 1978 when he was part of the group The Only Ones. How the West Was Won, his solo debut, debuts this week at 61.

Ed Sheeran has also been riding the Glastonbury wave as his Divide is spending its thirteenth week at number one. He's followed by the debut of Calvin Harris' Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1, Rag'N'Bone Man's Human, Royal Blood's How Did We Get So Dark and Stone Sour's Hydrograd.

On the Soundtrack Albums chart, the superb Baby Driver has unseated Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 1 and Vol. 2 while the Official Record Store and Indie Albums charts are topped by Radiohead's deluxe OK Computer.

Glen Campbell is once again at the top of the Americana and Country Artists Albums charts with Adios.

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are in their eighth week at number 1 with Despacito followed by Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, Unforgettable by French Montana Featuring Swae Lee, Mama by Jonas Blue Featuring William Singe and Strip That Down by Liam Payne Featuring Quavo.

Despacito also tops the Streaming, Sales and Downloads charts while Liam Gallagher tops the Physical and Vinyl Singles charts with Wall of Glass.


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