Friday 28 October 2016

King Elvis set to reclaim throne at top of album chart

Published 02/11/2015 | 18:06

Elvis Presley could be set to top the album charts once again
Elvis Presley could be set to top the album charts once again

Nearly 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley looks set to be crowned king of the album charts once again.

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His new album If I Can Dream, pairing 14 of the singer's classic tracks with new musical arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and duets with Michael Buble and Il Volo, has edged ahead of closest rival Rod Stewart and his album Another Country by 7,000 sales.

If Elvis maintains the number one position until the end of the week, it will be his 12th chart-topping album in the UK - released as part of the celebrations for what would have been The King's 80th birthday year.

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey continues the new entries at number three with his first solo release Courting The Squall, while four-piece swing band and former Britain's Got Talent finalists Jack Pack are on course to make their Top 10 debut at number four with their self-titled first album.

Sheffield rockers Def Leppard are on track to score their first Top 10 album in seven years with their latest, eponymous release, currently at number five.

Adele's Hello is not ready to part ways with the number one spot just yet, and is heading for a second week atop the singles chart.

She overtook Justin Bieber's streaming record last week, and looks set to beat out the Sorry singer again - with 45,000 more combined sales than her competitor.

Writing's on the Wall, Sam Smith's Spectre theme tune, climbs one place to three in the chart update, followed by KDA's Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) featuring Tinie Tempah & Katy B, up two places to four, and The Weeknd's The Hills, which holds firm at 5.

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