Elvis Presley has topped the UK album chart, 38 years after his death with If I Can Dream. The album is a collection of some of The King’s most famous songs given an orchestral reworking by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley has topped the UK album chart.

It’s the 12th time Elvis has topped the UK album chart, meaning he now has more number one UK albums than any other male solo artist, and is tied with Madonna in second place for the most chart-topping records, behind the Beatles, who have 15.

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Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Elvis’ former wife Priscilla Presley said, "This is an album that Elvis always really wanted to do and he would have been so pleased to know his fans are still there and they continue to love his music. The most talented team put this album together and helped us all realise an unfulfilled dream.”

Elsewhere in the album chart, Rod Stewart landed his 34th top 10 record with Another Country, debuting in the number two spot. In at number three was Elbow frontman Guy Garvey with his first solo album Courting The Squall.

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At number four, Ed Sheeran’s x climbed back up three places to spend his 72nd week in the Top 10, while Jess Glynne moved up one place to round off the top five with I Cry When I Laugh. A new entry at number seven came from James Morrison with his comeback album Higher Than Here.