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Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.

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Elvis is alive and well, uh-huh. Which is more than can be said for the charts

It is a milestone fit for The King. Shortly before 7pm today, Elvis Presley, arguably the most important figure in the development of rock and pop, will claim the landmark 1,000th No 1 single with the track "One Night".

Let's hear it for hit singles...

This is a momentous week in the history of pop music. If the re-release of Elvis Presley's "One Night" goes to the top of the charts tomorrow, as expected, it will become the 1,000th Number One UK single. How fitting that The King, who has dominated the chart more than any other artist and blazed such an inspired trail in music, performance and behaviour, should claim that coveted slot.

Presley's daughter sells rights to the Elvis estate for £52m

Elvis Presley's daughter sold the rights to her late father's estate for £52m yesterday in a deal she hoped would "preserve and protect his legacy".

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