Cilla Black Remains Queen of Veteran Artists on British Albums; Bon Jovi in at Number 3

The late-Cilla Black remains the top veteran artist on the British Albums chart for a second week as her The Very Best of Cilla Black drops from 1 to 2. Black died on August 1 after a fall at her villa in Spain.

Bon Jovi's album to fulfill their contract with Mercury, Burning Bridges, opens at number 3, breaking a streak that goes back 29 years.

Since their 1988 album New Jersey, every Bon Jovi studio album has (nine total) have debuted at either number 1 or number 2 in the U.K. In the end, the number 3 start is not that surprising as the band has called this a "fan album" and has not put the publicity push behind it that they would have a more official release.

AFX (aka Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin and a number of other pseudo-names) premiers at 34 with Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-08. This is James' first release under the AFX name since AFX/LFO ten years ago. He has been very active in the last year under his Aphex Twin name, including the 2014 album Syro which peaked at 8 in the U.K.

Wilco's surprise album from a few weeks ago finally officially hit stores this past week. Star Wars debuts at 83. Their distribution policy on the original date of release most likely hurt the album's eventual entry on the charts as it is their lowest charting studio album in the U.K. since 1996's Being There. 

The top five albums this week in the U.K. according to the Official Charts Company:
  1. I Cry When I Laugh - Jess Glynne
  2. The Very Best of Cilla Black - Cilla Black
  3. Burning Bridges - Bon Jovi
  4. 143 - Bars & Melody
  5. Compton - Dr. Dre
The top five singles:
  1. Fight Song - Rachel Platten
  2. Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Felix Jaehn Featuring J. Thompson
  3. Don't Be Hard On Yourself - Jess Glynne
  4. How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples
  5. Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth Featuring Meghan Trainor
Veteran Artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • R&B Albums - Compton - Dr. Dre
    • Country Compilations - Blue Smoke / The Best of Dolly Parton - Dolly Parton
    • Soundtracks - Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Vinyl - Orphaned Deejay Selek - 2006-2008 - AFX

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