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Record-breaker Elvis reigns at top of the charts again

Published 28/10/2016

Elvis overtakes Madonna's total of 12 UK number one albums
Elvis overtakes Madonna's total of 12 UK number one albums

Elvis Presley has broken the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist after reaching the top spot for the thirteenth time.

The Wonder Of You sold 63,500 copies when it was released last week, marking another chart-topping album for the king of rock and roll, overtaking Madonna's 12.

Created almost 40 years after his death, the album is a second co llection of orchestral re-workings of some of his best loved hits by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told OfficialCharts.com: "This achievement is something I know Elvis would have been so thankful for.

"I am incredibly proud of all he has accomplished and so grateful to the UK fans who have kept his legacy alive with all of their support.

"I hope they continue to listen and love his music as much as I do."

Presley also claims the largest span between number one albums by the same artist, with 60 years between The Wonder Of You and his first, Elvis Presley Rock N' Roll, in 1956.

The 60-year stretch coincides with the Official Album Charts' own 60th anniversary this year.

Michael Buble's ninth studio album Nobody But Me came in at second place this week, followed by Lady Gaga's Joanne at number three.

Meanwhile, Little Mix's Shout Out To My Ex, from their latest album Glory Days, topped the singles chart for the second week in a row.

With four chart-toppers under their belt, the band has the most number one singles of any X Factor winner.

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