The Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart

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The Best of Series One , was released in June , containing almost two-and-a-half hours of material. This consisted of the Saturday Almost Live compilations with the music performances removed. Eminem holds the record for the most consecutive number one albums in Official Albums Chart history, with nine consecutive UK number one albums.

The youngest artist to top the chart is Neil Reid , whose debut album topped the chart in when he was only 12 years old. The Very Best of Vera Lynn , released in though the album only contains material she recorded between and Lynn also holds the record for the oldest living artist to have a chart album, with the release of Vera Lynn , released to mark her th birthday though again, this only contains material she recorded decades earlier. The album peaked at number 3.

The album which has spent the most weeks on the charts is Queen's Greatest Hits , which has spent over weeks on the chart by January In , Kate Bush became the first British female artist to have a number-one album in the UK with Never for Ever , as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at number 1.

In August she became the first female artist to have eight albums in the Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart simultaneously, altogether she had eleven albums in the Top 50 in one week. The fastest selling album first chart week sales is 25 by Adele. Released in November , it sold over , copies in its first week. The X Factor ' s runner-up, Ray Quinn , is the only solo artist to top the album chart without ever releasing a single, though Led Zeppelin achieved eight consecutive number-one albums from to without releasing a single in the UK until The Rolling Stones have reached number one in the album chart with new studio albums during five different decades s, s, s, s and s.

In the s, they failed by the narrowest of margins to reach the top in with A Bigger Bang , which was the best-selling album of the week in the UK. ABBA have reached the top spot in four consecutive decades, though this was with the same album Gold in the s and the s.

For solo artists, Elvis Presley has scored UK number-one albums in five different decades the s, s, s, s and s. In , Cliff Richard became the first male solo artist to score UK number-one albums in four consecutive decades the s, s, s and s. In , Kylie Minogue became the first female solo artist to have UK number-one albums in four consecutive decades the s, s, s and s.

The longest number one by a group is Simon and Garfunkel 's Bridge Over Troubled Water which was number one for 33 weeks 13 of which were consecutive. The longest consecutive number one by a group was the Beatles' Please Please Me , which held the top spot for a straight 30 weeks. The longest number one by a male solo artist was Elvis Presley with G. Blues which stayed at the top for 22 weeks his Blue Hawaii album was also the longest consecutive number one album for a male artist with 17 weeks.

Adele 's album 21 has the most weeks at number one by a female solo artist and by a solo artist of either gender with 23 weeks, 11 of which were consecutive which is also a record for a female artist. Blossoms ' self-titled album holds the record for having the lowest one-week sales while at the top of the chart in the modern era, when it was number one the week of 19 August on sales of only 7, copies.

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