Elvis Presley Scores Chart Record With 12th U.K. No. 1 Album

The King of Rock and Roll has topped the U.K. album charts for the 12th time around 40 years after his death.

AceShowbiz - %cElvis Presley% has broken the record for the most U.K. No. 1 album by a male solo artist. Elvis has topped the U.K. album charts for the 12th time with his new album "If I Can Dream", a collection of his classics featuring orchestral reworkings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elvis' former wife %cPriscilla Presley% received the award on the behalf of the King of Rock and Roll on Friday, November 6. Wearing a black tight dress, Priscilla 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 realize an unfulfilled dream."

Elvis is now level with %cMadonna% for the most No. 1 albums in the territory, behind %cThe Beatles% on 15. The "Love Me Tender" hitmaker claims the No. 1 spot with 79,000 chart sales, giving him one of the second-fastest selling albums of the year.

%cRod Stewart% lands his 34th album "Another Country" just behind Elvis at No. 2. %cElbow%'s frontman %cGuy Garvey% following behind at No. 3 with his first solo release "Courting The Squall". %cEd Sheeran%'s "x" jumps three places back up the chart to spend its 72nd week in the top ten at No. 4, while %cJess Glynne% returns to the Top 5 with "I Cry When I Laugh".

%cAdele%'s "Hello" holds on to the singles top spot, keeping %cJustin Bieber%'s "Sorry" at No. 2 in the singles chart for another week. %cSam Smith%'s "Spectre" theme song "Writing's on the Wall" climbs up back to No. 3. %cThe Weeknd%'s "The Hills" lands No. 4, while %cDrake%'s "Hotline Bling" slides two places to round out the Top 5.

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