Official Charts Analysis: Ed Sheeran holds off Elvis from albums chart summit

The King is dead, long live the King: Wednesday (August 16) marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, and the timely re-promotion of compilation The 50 Greatest Hits - a No.8 album when first released in 2000 - sees that album re-enter the charts at No.2 on sales of 15,308 copies (including 908 from sales-equivalent streams).

Looking set to become Presley's 14th No.1 album - a tally that would further his position second only to The Beatles ...

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