Charts analysis: Springsteen triumphs in chart battle with Madonna

Battle of the sexagenarians: Only nine acts in chart history have had 10 or more albums in UK chart history, and two of them, both in their 60s, went head-to-head to increase their tallies this week, namely Madonna and Bruce Springsteen.

Already No.1 among women, with 12 No.1s, Madonna had far more publicity ahead of the event, releasing five tracks from her new set as singles/preview tracks, performing at Eurovision and chatting on The Graham Norton Show. However, it is ...

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