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Paul named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time

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2016

Paul named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time

Paul named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time
‘King of albums’ revealed: Paul is named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time
On this day 60 years ago, the first ever Albums Chart was published in the UK. 
The Official Albums Chart represents the most trusted and longest established measure of album popularity in Britain, and to celebrate today’s landmark birthday the Official Charts Company is honoured to announce Paul McCartney as the UK’s most successful albums artist of all time.

Paul becomes the latest recipient of the new Official Chart Record Breaker Award - a prestigious new accolade presented to a selected elite of artists achieving the greatest feats on the Official Chart. 


The music icon’s impact on the Official Albums Chart across the past six decades is something most artists can only dream of; racking up an astonishing 22 Number 1 albums across his illustrious career as a member of The Beatles (15 Number 1s), Wings (2 Number 1s), through his Paul McCartney solo projects (4 Number 1s) and his work with Linda McCartney (1), to become the most prolific chart topper in history.
Since his debut Number 1 as a member The Beatles in May 1963 with 'Please Please Me' (the longest-running Number 1 debut album in chart history at 30 weeks), McCartney has taken hold of the Official Albums Chart like no other individual, past or present. Spending a staggering 191 weeks on the albums throne across a 50+ year career, the former Beatle also claims the UK chart record for the most weeks spent at Number 1.  
The chart records don’t stop there; Paul also played a hand in the biggest selling studio album of all time in the UK with The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a record which has to date sold 5.1 million copies in Britain alone. (See the full list of the UK’s Top 60 biggest selling albums of all time, as unveiled by the Official Charts Company earlier this month.)
Reacting to the news, Paul McCartney tells OfficialCharts.com: 
“Okay, you know how it really feels? It feels unbelievable, because when you write your songs you don't count how well they're doing. I remember when 'Please, Please Me' went to Number 1, that was our first Number 1 record, and it’s a beautiful feeling to suddenly get this [award], I mean it's amazing. So thank you to the people for giving it to me, I love you. And thank you to everyone who made it possible by buying the records, we love you too!”
Martin Talbot, Chief Executive, Official Charts Company adds:
“It is a huge honour for the Official Charts to pay tribute to Paul McCartney’s incredible achievements with this special award. Over more than fifty years, Paul has been a fixture on the British and world music scene – so to recognise his contribution as part of the UK Albums Chart’s 60th birthday feels absolutely appropriate.
“Congratulations Paul! Here’s to many more Number 1 albums to come!”
Enjoying top-flight UK chart success in every decade since the 1960s and selling 700 million albums globally, the legendary singer-songwriter is still making hit records and playing packed out shows worldwide. Last month his new career retrospective Pure McCartneycharted at Number 3, while his current sell-out 'One On One' world tour - which includes his first single ever with The Beatles’ 'Love Me Do', and his most recent track 'FourFiveSeconds' with Kanye West and Rihanna - has pulled up in 11 countries since April.
To commemorate Paul’s status as an all-time Official Chart Record Breaker, Paul is presented with a 


bespoke Official Chart Record Breaker Award to recognise his achievement as the UK’s most successful albums act of all time on the 60th anniversary of the Official Albums Chart. 



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Paul McCartney named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time: "It’s a beautiful feeling"
To mark the 60 years of the Official Albums Chart, the music icon is presented with our Official Chart Record Breaker Award for his incredible success.
By Official Charts Company
21 July 2016
Paul McCartney has been named the UK’s most successful albums act of all time
On  this day 60 years ago, the first ever Albums Chart was published in the UK - and we're marking the occasion by honouring a true chart diamond.
The Official Albums Chart represents the most trusted and longest established measure of album popularity in Britain, and to celebrate today’s landmark birthday, the Official Charts Company is honoured to announce Paul McCartney as the UK’s most successful albums artist of all time.
Paul becomes the latest recipient of the new Official Chart Record Breaker Award - a prestigious new accolade presented to a selected elite of artists achieving the greatest feats on the Official Chart.
Paul McCartney with his Official Chart Record Breaker Award: MPL Communications/MJ Kim
The music icon’s impact on the Official Albums Chart across the past six decades is something most artists can only dream of; racking up an astonishing 22 Number 1 albums across his illustrious career. Paul has scored 15 Number 1s as a member of The Beatles, two with Wings, four via his solo projects and one with Linda McCartney to become the most prolific chart topper in history.
Reacting to the news, Paul told OfficialCharts.com: “Okay, you know how it really feels? It feels unbelievable, because when you write your songs you don't count how well they're doing. I remember when Please, Please Me went to Number 1, that was our first Number 1 record, and it’s a beautiful feeling to suddenly get this [award], I mean it's amazing.
"So thank you to the people for giving it to me, I love you. And thank you to everyone who made it possible by buying the records, we love you too!"


Since his debut Number 1 as a member The Beatles in May 1963 with Please Please Me (the longest-running Number 1 debut album in chart history at 30 weeks), Paul has taken hold of the Official Albums Chart like no other individual, charting in the Top 5 at least once a decade in the last six decades. Spending a staggering 191 weeks on the albums throne across a 50+ year career, the former Beatle also claims the UK chart record for the most weeks spent at Number 1.

The chart records don’t stop there; Paul also played a hand in the biggest selling studio album of all time in the UK with The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a record which has to date sold 5.1 million copies in Britain alone. See the full list of the UK’s Top 60 biggest selling albums of all time, as unveiled by us earlier this month.

Martin Talbot, Chief Executive, Official Charts Company, said: “It is a huge honour for the Official Charts to pay tribute to Paul McCartney’s incredible achievements with this special award.

"Over more than fifty years, Paul has been a fixture on the British and world music scene – so to recognise his contribution as part of the UK Albums Chart’s 60th birthday feels absolutely appropriate. Congratulations Paul! Here’s to many more Number 1 albums to come!”


Enjoying top-flight UK chart success in every decade since the 1960s and selling 700 million albums globally, the legendary singer-songwriter is still making hit records and playing packed out shows worldwide. Last month his new career retrospective Pure McCartney charted at Number 3, while his current sell-out One On One world tour - which includes his first single ever with The Beatles’ Love Me Do, and his most recent track FourFiveSeconds with Kanye West and Rihanna - has pulled up in 11 countries since April.

Macca is only the second recipient of the new chart award, launched in February 2016. The inaugural winner was Justin Bieber, who was presented with his award after becoming the first act in history to hold positions Number 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously on the Official Singles Chart.

Individuals with the most Number 1s on the UK's Official Albums Chart

ARTISTTOTAL NUMBER 1 ALBUMSBREAKDOWN ACROSS CAREER
PAUL MCCARTNEY2215 The Beatles, 2 Wings, 4 solo, 1 Paul & Linda McCartney
JOHN LENNON1815 Beatles, 3 solo
GEORGE HARRISON1715 The Beatles, 2 solo
RINGO STARR1515 The Beatles
ROBBIE WILLIAMS154 Take That, 11 solo
ELVIS12n/a
MADONNA12Includes Evita OST
PHIL COLLINS126 Genesis, 6 solo
DAVID BOWIE11n/a
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Paul McCartney's 22 Number 1 Albums

YEAR OF RELEASETITLEARTIST
1963PLEASE PLEASE METHE BEATLES
1963WITH THE BEATLESTHE BEATLES
1964A HARD DAY'S NIGHTTHE BEATLES
1964BEATLES FOR SALETHE BEATLES
1965HELPTHE BEATLES
1965RUBBER SOULTHE BEATLES
1966REVOLVERTHE BEATLES
1967SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BANDTHE BEATLES
1968THE BEATLES (THE WHITE ALBUM)THE BEATLES
1969ABBEY ROADTHE BEATLES
1970LET IT BETHE BEATLES
1971RAMPAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY
1974BAND ON THE RUNPAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS
1975VENUS AND MARSWINGS
1977THE BEATLES LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWLTHE BEATLES
1980MCCARTNEY IIPAUL MCCARTNEY
1982TUG OF WARPAUL MCCARTNEY
1984GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET (OST)PAUL MCCARTNEY
1989FLOWERS IN THE DIRTPAUL MCCARTNEY
1994LIVE AT THE BBCTHE BEATLES
1996ANTHOLOGY 2THE BEATLES
20001THE BEATLES
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