Kate Bush - Kate Bush Scores British Album Chart Record

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Kate Bush has made history in the British charts by becoming the first female artist to score eight albums in the Top 40 in the same week.

Bolstered by the reclusive singer/songwriter's comeback tour - her first since 1979 - sales of albums like Hounds of Love and The Kick Inside have swelled, giving the Wuthering Heights star a huge career boost.

Madonna previously held the record with three albums in the Top 40 back in 1987.

Only Elvis Presley and the Beatles have enjoyed a greater album chart run - Elvis had 12 releases hit the Top 40 following his death in 1977, and the Fab Four landed 11 albums in the top 40 in 2009.

Bush is currently performing 22 shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo venue in total. Tickets for the shows sold out in just 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, duo Royal Blood have scored the fastest-selling rock debut album in three years, rocketing to the top of the Official Charts Company with their eponymous new release, while Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz top the Official UK Singles Chart with their track Prayer In C.


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