George Michael goes back to no. 1 in UK
Pop star George Michael has stormed the British albums chart this week with the reissue of his beloved record Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, which returns to the top of the tally with ease. According to the Official Charts Company, the special edition of his album bounces back to No. 1 thanks to 56,000 equivalent units shifted.
George Michael has topped the UK album charts, 10 months after his death. An expanded version of his second solo album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1, beat Niall Horan and Pink to become the week's best-selling record.
It means George's album has spent two weeks at number one, 27 years apart. But CD sales have collapsed in the meantime. In 1990 the album sold 423,577 copies to top the chart. This week, it shifted just 56,000 copies.
Nonetheless, George Michael was 30,000 sales ahead of Pink, his nearest rival, whose Beautiful Trauma album fell one place to number two. She overtook Horan, whose debut album Flicker had been number two in the midweek sales update.
The Irish One Direction star ended up at number three instead.