Elvis Presley is most successful solo artist in UK
Elvis Presley is the most successful solo artist of all time in the UK.
The late King of Rock 'n' Roll - who tragically died in 1977 - has knocked Madonna off the hot spot after his latest LP 'The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' flew to the top of the official Album Charts on Friday (28.10.16) - making him the only solo musician to have 13 Number One albums across England, Scotland and Wales.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, producer Nick Patrick - who worked on the reworking of Presley's hits - said: "Madonna will be weeping into her cornflakes. She will be frantically calling up her record label saying, 'Get me another album now I need to get this back.' It would be gracious [if Madonna gave him a nod on Twitter]."
The Beatles are currently record holders for the band with the most Number One hit albums in the UK with 15 and, although he'd like nothing more than to smash that target too, Nick is just taking it as it comes for the time being.
He added: "One step at a time - that's a long way off."
'The Wonder Of You' is the second record to be made with the orchestra following last year's smash hit 'If I Can Dream'.
Nick explained: "This one is more up - there's more up-tempo things. There is a huge wealth of material and these are definitely more overtly commercial with a lot of his biggest hits."
He worked on the album with Don Reedman and Presley's ex-wife Priscilla and they all agreed to keep the original element of the late rocker's tracks.
He said: "You so often hear remixes of artists from the past and they really pull apart the original and make them entirely new, we respected the spirit of the original records, making them fresh and bigger, which the orchestra does brilliantly. When Priscilla heard it, she absolutely loved it."