Elvis Presley tops UK album chart for 12th time

 Almost 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley has topped the UK album charts for a 12th time.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 07, 2015, 13:49 PM IST
Elvis Presley tops UK album chart for 12th time

London: Almost 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley has topped the UK album charts for a 12th time.

If I Can Dream, a collection of Presley's songs reworked by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, shot to the top of the countdown with the second-best opening week sales of 2015, reported BBC online.

Meanwhile, Adele kept her hold on the singles chart, staying at number one for a second week with "Hello". The song is the fastest-selling single of 2015 and has already been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Presley claimed the top album spot with 79,000 chart sales, giving him the second-fastest selling album of the year behind Chasing Yesterday by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Receiving the award on Presley's behalf, the star's former wife Priscilla Presley said, "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."

Rod Stewart landed his 34th top ten album with Another Country, just behind Presley at two, while Elbow frontman Guy Garvey was at three with his first solo release Courting The Squall.