Cilla Black earns posthumous Number One with ‘Very Best Of’ album

While Jess Glynne earns fifth Number One in Official Single Chart

Cilla Black has earned her first Official Album Chart Number One with her ‘The Very Best Of’ reaching Number One the day after her funeral.

‘The Very Best Of’ first re-entered the Official Album Chart two weeks ago following Black’s death on August 1. The hits collection climbed a further seven places this week to land the top spot following her funeral on Thursday (August 20).

This marks the first time ‘The Very Best Of’ has reached Number One and Black’s first ever Official Albums Chart Number One.

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“This Number 1 is a reflection of the special place Cilla Black occupied in the hearts of the British public and a fitting tribute to an icon who shaped popular music and entertainment,” Dan Chalmers, President, Rhino, East West & ADA, UK told, “Cilla had an extraordinary and unforgettable voice and her timeless music will inspire fans and musicians for generations to come.”

Bullet For My Valentine were Number One in the Official UK Album Chart at the midweek stage but eventually charted at Number Three with their new album ‘Venom’. It becomes the Welsh metal band’s third Top Five album following ‘Scream Aim Fire’ and ‘Fever’, both of which peaked at Number Five in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Also new in the Top 10 this week is the new album from UK pop-punk act Neck Deep. Their album ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ is new at Number Eight. US blues band Vintage Trouble are new at Number 14 with ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’

Former Gallows and Pure Love frontman Frank Carter is back in the chart with new band Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, entering at Number 18 with debut ‘Blossom’, while American singer-songwriter Melanie Martinez’s ends the week at 32 with debut ‘Cry Baby’.


In the Official Single Chart, Jess Glynne has matched a record first set by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini with her new single entering at Number One this week. ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ is her fifth Number One hit; a record for a British solo female previously held only by Fernandez-Versini.

Glynne’s previous chart toppers are ‘Rather Be’ (with Clean Bandit), ‘My Love’ (with Route 94), ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Not Letting Go’ (with Tinie Tempah).