Engelbert Humperdinck Debuts at 5 on the U.K. Albums, Erasure at 6 For Best in 23 Years

by VVN Music

Two new albums by veteran artists have debuted on the British Albums chart.

Engelbert Humperdinck comes in at 5 with his new compilation 50; celebrating fifty years of hits from his first single, Release Me.

This is the fourth compilation to make the British top five for Engelbert after His Greatest Hits (1974 / #1), At His Very Best (2000 / #5) and Greatest Love Songs (2004 / #4).

Erasure is one spot lower at 6 with their seventeenth studio album, World Be Gone. It is the highest charting set they have had in 23 years going all the way back to I Say I Say I Say (1994 / #1).

Overall, this is the seventh of their seventeen albums to make the top ten.  It is also at number 1 on the Vinyl and Independent Albums charts.

Also holding in the top ten is Paul Weller's A Kind Revolution which drops from 5 to 10 in its second week.

At 20 is the premier of Crooked Teeth by Papa Roach which is a slight drop from the number 13 that their last album, 2015's F.E.A.R., hit.

Rammstein start at 27 with their new live album and film Paris. Their third official live release, it is the first to make the British charts.

Jethro Tull's new, deluxe anniversary version of Songs From the Wood debuts at 28 giving them their highest charting album in the U.K. since 1995's Roots to Branches went to number 20. The original release of the album peaked at 13 in 1977.

A brand new three-disc compilation, Nights in White Satin: The Essential Moody Blues opens at 63 while Iron Maiden's Complete Albums Collection 1990-2015 is one spot lower at 64 and Foreigner's 40 is at 79.

Ed Sheeran's Divide reclaims the number 1 spot on the British Albums chart from Harry Styles who falls to number 2. The rest of the top five is made up by Human by Rag'N'Bone Man, One More Light by Linkin Park and Humperdinck.

On the Rock & Metal Albums, blink-182 returns to the top with the new edition of California followed by Papa Roach, Rammstein, Jethro Tull and Iron Maiden for a complete veteran sweep of the top five.

Once again, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 and Vol. 1 are 1-2 on the Soundtrack Albums while Diane Krall's Turn Up the Quiet displaces the Rolling Stones from the top of the Jazz & Blues Albums.

Daddy Yankee, along with Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber, are at number 1 for a third week on the Singles chart with Despacito (Remix). They are followed by DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper with I'm the One, Liam Payne Featuring Quavo with Strip That Down, Shawn Mendes with There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back and Clean Bandit Featuring Zara Larsson with Symphony.

Despacito also tops the Streaming and Download charts.

David Bowie repeats again at the top of the Physical and Vinyl charts with No Plan.

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