Fans send Cilla’s greatest hits back into the Official Albums Chart Top 20

The Best Of compilation scores a new chart peak.

Cilla Black’s The Very Best Of has scored a new Official Albums Chart peak as fans continue to pay tribute to the star following her death last weekend.

The album, which finishes at Number 14 today, now marks Cilla’s highest charting album in 47 years, trailing 1968’s Sher-oo which peaked at Number 7.

The last time Cilla entered the Official Albums Chart Top 20 was back in January 1983 upon The Very Best Of Cilla Black’s release.

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Cilla’s former Number 1 single and the UK’s biggest selling single of the 1960s by a female, Anyone Who Had A Heart, also lands just outside the Top 40 at Number 41 this week, its highest chart position in 51 years.