British fans of Glen Campbell have reacted in numbers to the news of his passing on Tuesday (8) at the age of 81. The great country and pop singer- guitarist’s final album Adiós, released in the territory by UMC in June, races from No. 11 to a new peak of No. 2 on the new album chart, published today by the Official Charts Company.
The album, featuring 12 songs recorded after Campbell’s Goodbye Tour of 2012, folllowing his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease, entered the U.K. chart at No. 3. It spent a further initial week in the top ten at No. 6 and has remained in the top 30 since, climbing back over recent weeks 28-28-13 and now into runner-up spot behind Ed Sheeran’s ÷.
Furthermore, Adiós is this week’s No. 1 album in Scotland, climbing from last week’s No. 5 to overtake Sheeran, who holds at No. 2 there. The Campbell set also holds at No. 1 on the OCC’s Americana album chart, staying ahead of the former chart-topper Life Love Flesh Blood (Decca/Universal) by Imelda May.
Adiós has enjoyed substantial success in many other countries, debuting on the Billboard 200 at No. 40. It reached No. 7 on the US country chart, and hit the top of New Zealand’s Heatseekers chart. The album reached silver certification from UK trade body the BPI on 4 August.
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