Calvin Harris' album '18 Months' beats Michael Jackson's chart record
DJ and producer's album becomes first to produce eight Top 10 singles
The DJ and producer entered the record books this weekend (April 21) when his track with Ellie Goulding rose from Number 11 to Number Seven. 'I Need Your Love' followed seven previous hit singles including to chart-toppers in the shape of 'We Found Love' featuring Rihanna and the Florence Welch collaboration 'Sweet Nothing'. Harris takes the title from Michael Jackson, whose 1987 album 'Bad' spawned seven Top Ten efforts. Jackson's next album 'Dangerous' matched the same feat four years later.
Martin Talbot, from the Official Charts Company, said in a statement: "Many artists only achieve a handful of hits in their entire careers. So for any act to secure three or four from one album is an excellent achievement. In turn, eight top 10s from one album is not just impressive, it is absolutely remarkable. And, of course, record breaking. Congratulations to Calvin Harris, the modern day hitmaker."
Tweeting about the record, Harris wrote: "8 top 10s from my album 18 Months now! So happy!!!" Before adding, tongue in cheek:
I'll never dance, sing or be an ultimate musical legend & icon like MJ but he didn't know anything about sidechaining so it all balances out— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 22, 2013