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Jay-Z breaks Elvis chart record

By | Published on Thursday 17 September 2009

So, on Monday The Beatles broke one of Elvis’ British records by having the most albums in the UK Top 60 album chart at the same time, and now Jay-Z has broken one of the King’s US chart records by having his 11th American number one album. As predicted last week, ‘Blueprint 3′ has topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, meaning the hip hop mogul has beaten Elvis’ ten number one albums achievement. Come on Presley, quit the chip shop job and get back into the studio to reclaim these chart records.

Oasis have also just broken a chart record apparently. Well, it’s not that they’ve just broken it, it’s that they’ve had the record confirmed by the Guinness people. Yes, the possibly now defunct Manchester band will appear in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records for having the most consecutive top ten hits in the UK. A statement on their website reads: “The band enter the book for the second time by setting the longest top ten UK chart run by a group notching up an unprecedented 22 successive top ten hits in the UK. Oasis previously entered the record book for being the most successful act of the decade between 1995 and 2005 by spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts”.

PS: While we’re discussing chart records, when we said, on Monday, that The Beatles, by having four albums in the Top Ten this week, had broken the record for having the most LPs in the top ten at the same time, a record previously held by The Monkees, what we forgot to add in there was “by a group”, obviously. MJ had five albums in the top ten back in July, of course.