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  • 1 September 2014, 10:58

Kate Bush Makes Top 40 Album Chart History

Kate Bush has made it into the history books after eight of her albums went into the UK charts at the same time.

The achievement follows her return to the stage 35 years after her last tour.

Bush's Before The Dawn shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo have gone down a storm with critics and fans, who have called her performance "spellbinding".

Today, two of Bush's albums are in the Top 10 - The Whole Story at number six and Hounds Of Love at number nine - with a total of eight Bush albums in the Top 40, the Official Charts Company said.

50 Words For Snow is at number 20, The Kick Inside is at number 24, The Sensual World is at 26, The Dreaming is at 37, Never For Ever is at 38 and Lionheart is at 40.

A further three of her albums are at numbers 43, 44 and 49.

Bush is now only behind Elvis Presley, the overall record holder who managed 12 entries in the top 40 following his death in 1977, and The Beatles, who notched up 11 simultaneous Top 40 entries with their 2009 album reissues.

Back in 1978, Bush became the first female artist in history to score a UK number one on the Official Singles Chart with a self-penned song. Wuthering Heights went on to top the chart for four weeks, becoming the first of Bush's 26 Top 40 hits.

The Official Charts Company's chief executive, Martin Talbot, said: "Her new live shows have created a huge stir, but for them to help push her catalogue to make such a significant sales impact is further evidence of the love that the British public have for her music, from generation to generation."

 

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