After her glorious comeback to the live stage, Kate Bush has set a new UK chart record, with eight of her albums charting in the top 40 this week.
In the wake of her majestic comeback shows, which kicked off earlier this week to critical acclaim, Bush is officially the first woman to have that many albums in the charts at one time.
Hounds of Love and The Whole Story placed at numbers three and six respectively, whilst 50 words For Snow placed at number 20.
Despite not performing any material from it in her new live show, her debut album The Kick Inside placed at 24, with The Dreaming at 37, Never For Ever at 38 and Lionheart at 40.
This marks the second chart record for Bush, who became the first female artist to go to number one in the official single charts back in 1978 with ‘Wuthering Heights’.
Watch the video for ‘Wuthering Heights’ below:
Official Charts Company Chief Executive Martin Talbot commented on the new record, telling the BBC: "Her new live shows have created a huge stir, but for them to help push her catalogue to make such a significant sales impact is further evidence of the love that the British public have for her music, from generation to generation.”
Kate Bush’s run of live shows, which famously sold out in 15 minutes earlier this year continue until October. For more information and ticket details visit here, full dates are below.
Tuesday, 2nd September
Wednesday, 3rd September
Friday, 5th September
Saturday, 6th September
Tuesday, 9th September
Wednesday, 10th September
Friday, 12th September
Saturday, 13th September
Tuesday, 16th September
Wednesday, 17th September
Friday, 19th September
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