Rod Stewart Ends 34-Year Wait To Climb To The Top Of The UK Album Chart Again
The Scottish singer was also joined by fellow shock entrants Gabrielle Aplin and Agnetha Faltskog
Singer Rod Stewart is currently re-living the glory years of his career after seeing his latest album, Time, shoot to the top of the UK Album Chart this Sunday (May 19); his first to reach the coveted position since his 1979 Greatest Hits collection.
Stewart wasn't the only 70's star to dart up the album chart with a new release either, as former Abba singer Agnetha Faltskog's return to music saw the singer's A album climb tho number 6.
The last number one single for the singer came thirty years ago, when 1983's 'Baby Jane' reached the top of the charts and following the fantastic success of his album, now looks as goood a time as ever for the singer to end that drought too. Speaking about the success of his album, the singer told reporters that he was 'very proud' of the achievement, adding that he thanks a long life of experience and God for his enduring success. He said; 'I've lived a wonderful life and when I was putting the book [his autobiography] together it inspired many of the songs. If there's anything that God gave, and some people may disagree, he gave me a tremendous vehicle in my voice. It's just very unique, so I was just lucky to be given this voice.'
Rod Stewart will embark on a world tour later this year
Rod is due to embark on a world tour later this year and released his auto-biography to great success in 2012. When asked what keeps him going recently, he replied; 'The music business and my children - I've got lots of kids, I still play football and I don't smoke which is a very important thing.'
Another seventies star to achieve chart recognition yesterday was Agnetha Faltskog, who reached number six with her first release of original songs since 2004. It was also a fantastic week in the charts for young British singer Gabrielle Aplin, who reached the number two spot with her debut album English Rain, some achievemnet considering the Chippenham-native only began to reach notoriety for singing covers on YouTube over the last year or so. Speaking about her success, the singer said; 'I don't really know how to handle the attention, but I don't feel like I'm getting any attention [either]
because you just bypass it.'
Gabrielle Aplin's success has been extraordinary