November 06 - #1 Album In The UK, Scotland And Australia!

Almost 40 years after his untimely passing, Elvis Presley has still got the charts – and the record books – all shook up. "If I Can Dream", a collection of Elvis classics featuring orchestral reworkings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, tops the Official Albums Chart this week, giving The King his 12th UK chart-topping album.

This means Elvis now has more Number 1 albums in the UK than any other male solo artist, and puts him level with Madonna in second place for the most chart-topping LPs, behind the Beatles, who have 15.

Receiving the award on Elvis’s behalf, the star’s former wife Priscilla Presley told OfficialCharts.com: “This is an album that Elvis always really wanted to do and he would have been so pleased to know his fans are still there and they continue to love his music. The most talented team put this album together and helped us all realise an unfulfilled dream.” 

Elvis claims the Number 1 spot with 79,000 chart sales, giving him the second-fastest selling album of the year behind Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday.

The album also reached the #1 spot in Scotland and down-under in Australia.

More UK Charts
  • The vinyl version of the "If I Can Dream" album is #1 on the Official UK Vinyl Album Charts while the single with the title track dropped from #1 to #2 on the Official UK Vinyl Single chart while the "Doo Wop" EP dropped from #6 to #31. 
  • The "If I Can Dream" album dropped from #2 to #3 on the Official UK Physical Sales chart while the "Doo Wop" EP dropped from #11 to #51.
  • The album "ELV1S 30 #1 Hits" is a re-entry at #62, "The Real ... Elvis" is a re-entry at #84 and the "Love Songs" compilation is a new entry at #87 on the Scottish Album chart.
  • The Warner Brother 6 DVD set “The Elvis Collection” reentered the Music Video chart at #25 while the Sony / BMG DVD “Elvis: ’68 Comeback – Special Edition” re-entered this chart at #37.

On the Official UK Albums Streaming Chart Top 100 Elvis has the following entries:
  • Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight - new entry at #53
  • Artist Of The Century - new entry at #59
  • If I Can Dream - new entry at #68
  • Elvis' 30 No.1 Hits - new entry at #76
  • I Am An Elvis Fan - new entry at #87
  • The Perfect Elvis Presley Collection - new entry at #89
  • Best Of Artist Of The Century - new entry at #91.

Other Charts
  • The “If I Can Dream” CD is a new entry at #17 on the Dutch Album Top 100 and a new entry at #22 on the Dutch Combi Album Top 100.  
  • The “If I Can Dream” CD is a new entry at #10 on the Belgian Ultrapop Album Top 50. 
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" entered the German Album Top 100 at #35.
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" is a new entry at #2 on the Irish Album chart while "The Real ... Elvis" climbed from #92 to #84.
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" entered the Swedish Album chart at #48.
  • The CD "If I Can Dream" entered the Italian Album chart at #95.
  • The CD "Elvis Presley – The 50 Greatest Hits" re-entered the Swiss Album chart at #75.
(Source:Official Charts Company / DutchCharts / Brian Quinn / Various)

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