Plus Dame Vera Lynn becomes oldest ever chart topper

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The Beatles have beaten a record, previously held by Elvis Presley, by having the most albums by the same artist in the UK albums Top 60, which was set in 1977.

The Beatles, after releasing their entire catalogue as new remasters on September 9, have also charted four times in the Top 10 with ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ as the highest entry at No.5, followed by ‘Abbey Road’ at No.6.

The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ charted at No.9 and ‘Rubber Soul’ rounded off the Top 10.

The group, this week have 16 albums in total in the Top 60, however the top spot was claimed by another record-breaker.

Dame Vera Lynn has become the UK’s oldest living chart topper with her album compilation ‘We’ll Meet Again‘ rising to No.1 after three weeks in the Top 20.

At the age of 92, the singer beats the previous record holder Bob Dylan, who claimed the top spot aged 67 with ‘Together Through Life’ in May this year.

The UK’s Top Ten albums this week (commencing Spetember 13, 2009) are:

  1. Vera Lynn – ‘We’ll Meet Again – The Very Best Of’
  2. Jamie T – ‘Kings & Queens’
  3. David Guetta – ‘One Love’
  4. Arctic Monkeys – ‘Humbug’
  5. The Beatles – ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
  6. The Beatles -‘Abbey Road’
  7. Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’
  8. The Cribs – ‘Ignore The Ignorant’
  9. The Beatles – ‘Revolver’
  10. The Beatles – ‘Rubber Soul’

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