Friday 30 September 2016

Cilla Black compilation enters top ten in albums chart

Published 14/08/2015 | 18:08

The Very Best Of Cilla Black collection has climbed up to eighth spot in the UK albums chart
The Very Best Of Cilla Black collection has climbed up to eighth spot in the UK albums chart

Cilla Black has continued her posthumous chart comeback as her greatest hits compilation climbed into the top ten.

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The Very Best Of Cilla Black collection rose up to eighth spot in the UK albums chart, having re-entered the top 20 for the first time in 32 years last week, as fans paid tribute to the TV star and singer, who died from a "traumatic" head injury following a fall at her home in Spain on August 1.

The album, which was first released in 1983 and most recently re-released in 2013, marks her highest-charting album in 47 years.

The last time Black entered the Official Albums Chart top 20 was back in January 1983 upon The Very Best Of Cilla Black's release.

This latest entry is her highest-charting album in 47 years since Sher-oo in 1968, which peaked at number seven, according to the Official Charts Company.

Dr Dre tops this week's albums chart with his first record in 16 years, Compton.

The soundtrack to the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Xzibit, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Eminem, and knocked Frank Turner's Positive Songs For Negative People into second spot.

Charlie Puth scored his second UK number one on the singles chart with Marvin Gaye, his collaboration with Meghan Trainor.

It comes after he featured on Wiz Khalifa's Fast And Furious 7 tribute track to Paul Walker, See You Again.

"UK! Thank you so much for making Marvin Gaye number one," Puth told OfficialCharts.com.

"This song was a labour of love and I feel beyond blessed to have everyone's support overseas. I can't wait to spend a lot more time making friends in the UK. To many more..."

Calvin Harris and Disciples take second place with How Deep Is Your Love, which is the UK's most-streamed track of the week, followed by The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face.

Former chart-toppers Little Mix's Black Magic and Lost Frequencies' Are You With Me round out the top five.

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