Cliff Richard sets a new all-time Official Chart record this week by becomming the first artist ever to score a Top 5 album in eight consecutive decades.
The chart icon, who celebrated his 80th birthday last month, lands at Number 3 on this week's Official Albums Chart with his latest record Music… The Air That I Breathe.
In doing so, Cliff enters his eighth decade of chart success. Cliff’s first entry on the Official Albums Chart was the chart-topping Cliff by Cliff Richards And The Drifters in April 1959, it entered at Number 7 while the South Pacific soundtrack was reigning in the top spot.
Across Cliff’s career, the singer has scored a grand total of 14 Number 1 singles, and 7 UK Number 1 albums. See where all of Cliff Richards’ hit singles and albums have charted.
This week's new entry marks Sir Cliff’s 46th Top 10 album, and beats other enduring 1950s favourites including Elvis to this new chart record.
Music.. The Air That I Breathe is also Cliff's highest charting album in ten years, since 2010's Bold As Brass; a collection of covers from the Great American Songbook. His new record features two original songs, Falling for You and PS Please.
“Looking back, I remember thinking that I wouldn’t make it to 50 and here I am at 80, and what’s even better than that is I have a new album!" Sir Cliff said. "Music… The Air That I Breathe which features, not just me, but friends I admire who duetted with me on some of the tracks. I loved recording it and hope you will enjoy listening to it."