Eminem's "Revival" Drops to 3 in the U.K.; Veteran Artists Have 4 of Top 10 Albums; 7 of Top 10 Singles

by VVN Music

Eminem's new album Revival drops 1 to 3 in its second week of release, staying the highest charting album by a veteran artist in the U.K.

Three other veteran acts are also in the top ten. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe stay at 6 with Together Again, Michael Buble jumps 14 to 8 with Christmas and Roy Orbison moves 7 to 10 with A Love So Beautiful.

Seven of the next ten also go to veterans with Noel Gallagher (#11), Elton John (#12), George Michael (#15 & #20), Liam Gallagher (#16), Elvis Presley (#17) and Andre Rieu (#19).

New to the chart at number 65 is Nat and Dean at Christmas by Nat King Cole and Dean Martin and, at 91, Ultimate Christmas by Frank Sinatra.

Ed Sheeran tops the chars for the 17th week with Divide. It's the eighth time the album has hit the top over the past year, setting a record previously held by this week's number 2 artist, Sam Smith. They are followed by Eminem, Rag'N'Bone Man's Human and P!nk's Beautiful Trauma.

The Singles chart sees the biggest influx of veteran artists in the top ten in a long time with seven including six holiday classics.
  • 02. Last Christmas - Wham!
  • 03. River - Eminem Featuring Ed Sheeran
  • 04. All I Want For Christmass is You - Mariah Carey
  • 05. Fairytale of New York - Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl
  • 07. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
  • 09. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
  • 10. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Ed Sheeran has the number 1 single of the week with Perfect.

Overall, 32 of the top 100 singles this week are holiday singles by veteran artists.  The rest:
  • Step Into Christmas - Elton John (#11)
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Michael Buble (#13)
  • Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea (#14)
  • I Wish It Would Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard (#15)
  • Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade (#16)
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams (#17)
  • Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono & the Plastic Ono Band (#21)
  • White Christmas - Bing Crosby (#22)
  • Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney (#26)
  • Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord - Boney M (#29)
  • Holly Jolly Christmas - Michael Buble (#34)
  • Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue (#38)
  • Santa's Coming For Us - Sia (#39)
  • Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms (#63)
  • The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole (#66)
  • Lonely This Christmas - Mud (#67)
  • Santa Baby - Eartha Kit (#68)
  • Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley (#75)
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love (#77)
  • Sleigh Ride - Ronettes (#80)
  • Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano (#86)
  • Christmas Wrappings - Waitresses (#87)
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin (#91)
  • Carol of the Bells - John Williams (#97)
  • You Make It Feel Like Christmas - Gwen Stefani Featuring Blake Shelton (#98)
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Michael Jackson & Jackson Five (#99)

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