Elvis chart bid 40 years after death that rocked world
Elvis Presley could be back at the top of the UK album charts exactly 40 years since his death - but only if he outsells Ed Sheeran.
The two stars are battling for number one this week, with Presley's compilation 'The 50 Greatest Hits' hoping to unseat Sheeran's 'Divide'.
If Presley beats Sheeran, his record as the solo artist with the most UK number one albums will grow to 14.
However, Sheeran holds two chart records Presley is unlikely ever to beat.
His first album 'Plus', released in 2011, has so far spent a total of 281 weeks on the UK album chart.
Presley's first album managed only 16.
Sheeran's first three albums have collectively clocked up 468 weeks on the chart, compared with just 61 for the first three albums by Presley.
The US singer has the edge when it comes to number-one singles, however, having to date enjoyed 21 compared with Sheeran's three. He has also spent more weeks at number one in the singles chart (80) than his present day rival (17).
Presley's longest uninterrupted run at number one in the UK singles chart is eight weeks, with the song 'It's Now Or Never' in 1960.
By contrast, Sheeran had an uninterrupted run of 13 weeks at the top earlier this year with 'Shape Of You'.
Both artists have enjoyed uninterrupted spells at number one in the UK album chart, but here Presley beats Sheeran, with his 1962 album 'Blue Hawaii' staying at the top for 16 straight weeks compared with nine for Sheeran's 'Divide'.
Yesterday, Presley fans from around the world held a candlelit vigil outside his Memphis home.
His daughter Lisa Marie joined the vigil and lit candles for fans who gathered at Graceland where tributes to the King of Rock 'n' Roll are planned this week.
Presley died aged 42 on August 16, 1977, from heart failure.