Kate Bush sees 11 albums enter the Top 100 ahead of first live shows in 35 years

Kate Bush has seen a massive lift in sales this week with 11 of her albums appearing in the early midweek sales flash for the Official Albums Chart Top 100, as she prepares to kick off her first run of shows in 35 years.

As legendary singer Kate Bush gears up to play her first run of shows in 35 years in London tonight (August 26), OfficialCharts.com can reveal that early figures show all of her studio albums and greatest hits collection The Whole Story are set to re-enter the chart this week.

Her retrospective The Whole Story, which originally hit Number 1 upon its release in 1986, is currently Number 8 on the tally (a sales lift of 536% from the previous week), followed by 1985’s Hounds Of Love at Number 14.

Elsewhere, her 2011 LP 50 Words For Snow and her 1978 debut The Kick Inside are at 32 and 33 respectively, and 1989’s The Sensual World is up 52 places at Number 41. The full list of Kate's entries for the early midweek sales flash appear below:

8 THE WHOLE STORY KATE BUSH
14 HOUNDS OF LOVE KATE BUSH
32 50 WORDS FOR SNOW KATE BUSH
33 THE KICK INSIDE KATE BUSH
41 THE SENSUAL WORLD KATE BUSH
61 THE RED SHOES KATE BUSH
65 NEVER FOR EVER KATE BUSH
66 THE DREAMING KATE BUSH
67 DIRECTOR'S CUT KATE BUSH
72 LIONHEART KATE BUSH
75 AERIEL KATE BUSH

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Meanwhile, her highest charting single to date and only UK Number 1 is Wuthering Heights, which spent four weeks at the top in 1978.

To date, Kate has spent a total of six weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart across three of her records; Never For Ever (1980), Hounds Of Love (1985), The Whole Story (1986).

The news comes after Kate also saw a sales boost following the announcement of the tour back in March this year, where her most recent revelease, 50 Words Of Snow, saw the biggest uplift of 810%. The album has sold 155,000 copies to date in the UK. 

Kate kicks off her run of 22 shows at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith tonight (August 26) and wraps up on Wednesday, October 1. Click here to see the full list of dates.

Click here to see Kate's full Official Chart history and peak positions

For all the latest on this story, check the Official Chart Update tomorrow from 4pm here on OfficialCharts.com, while this week’s full Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be published here this Sunday at 7pm.