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Noel Gallager Debuts at Number 1 in the U.K., Elvis Presley Back at 6, Andre Rieu in at 7

by VVN Music

For over a month now, there have been five or more veteran artists in the British top ten albums and this week is no different.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds debuts at number 1 with Who Built the Moon. He's now three-for-three on solo number 1's after previously doing it with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011) and Chasing Yesterday (2015).

Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu starts at 7 with Amore, giving him his 24th charting album since 2000 and his ninth to make the top ten. His last set, Falling in Love, also debuted at 7 while his highest charting albums remain 2010's Forever Vienna and 2012's Magic of the Movies.  Both peaked at number 2.

Three other albums by veteran artists remain or return to the top ten. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe's Together Again moves 3 to 5 in its fifth week of release, Elvis Presley's Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra reenters the chart at 6 after the release of a Deluxe Edition, and Roy Orbison and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's A Love So Beautiful drops 7 to 9 in its fourth week.

Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell starts at 19 with Christmas with Daniel O'Donnell. He has charted over forty albums in England with the new set falling in the same range of 11 to 20 that six of his last seven albums achieved.

Bjork debuts at 25 with her latest, Utopia. That is the lowest she has charted with a studio album, not counting her 1977 debut from before her time in The Sugarcubes. Her previous low was 21 with 2011's Biophilia.

We've already talked about two albums with artists recordings being rearranged by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with a third premiering at 61.  It looks like Aretha Franklin's A Brand New Me may be the album to break the string of three Presley and one Orbison album all making the top ten.

Gallgher is followed in the top five albums by Sam Smith's The Thrill of It All, Little Mix's Glory Days, Ed Sheeran's Divide and Ball & Boe.

Camilla Cabello Featuring Young Thug is once again atop the Singles chart with Havana followed by Rita Ora's Anywhere, Ed Sheeran's Perfect, Marshmello's Silence and Big Shaq's Man's Not Hot.