Barry Gibb has just earned his very first solo UK Number 1 hit, featured on the Official Albums Chart along with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook (Vol. 1).
This selection includes country versions of hit Bee Gees songs and combines others with classic collaborations, including Olivia Newton-John and Dolly Parton. It has reached twice as many sells as the closest competitor and the final tally was made up of 83% physical purchases.
Barry Gibb himself has recently stated, “There is no such thing as too much heaven. I couldn’t be more thrilled. The past is unpredictable. Today is unbelievable. The greatest moment of my life! Thank you too all of our fans in the UK and all the folks at EMI. You’ve changed my life.”
Barry has had another peak on top of the charts as a solo artist with his 2016 In The Now album. This reached Number 2 on the charts. As a part of the Bee Gees, he earned five Number 1 singles, as well as a Number 1 album called Spirits Having Flown, which was released in 1979.
The Number 2 spot goes to Passenger (real name: Mike Rosenberg). His 13th studio album Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted was the placeholder, as well as his sixth Top 10 collection. He also earned a Number 1 album in 2016 with Young As The Morning Old As The Sea.
David Bowie’s greatest hits collection Legacy has improved by 13 places reaching Number 18. This comes as fans revisit his collection just after the fifth anniversary of his death and what would have been his 74th birthday in early January.
Ian Hunter & Mott The Hoople from the seventies have returned to the UK chart reaching Number 33 with Gold, a compilation of Mott The Hoople’s hits, as well as classic tracks spurring from Ian Hunter’s solo albums.
D-Block Europe’s debut studio album The Blue Print: Us Vs Them has also returned to the Top 40 reaching Number 35.
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Written by Ashley Riordan