The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Madonna top the lists for both most number one singles and most number one albums by a group, a male soloist and a female soloist, respectively in the UK.
Having left her female competitors behind, Madonna is now closing on Presley and The Beatles in the overall list of artists with most number one albums, securing the 10th of her career with Hard Candy, which races to pole position this week.
Presley has had 11 number one albums, and The Beatles 15. The bad news is that Hard Candy’s first-week sales of 94,655 are less than half the terrific career best 217,610 opening week posted by her last studio album, Confessions On A Dance Floor in 2005. More positively, Hard Candy is only the second artist album to post a sales tally of more than 90,000 so far in 2008, trailing only the 183,874 first-week tally, and second-week 97,645 scored by Duffy’s Rockferry in March.
From Music Week - thanks to martalto