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Dylan is in chart seventh heaven

Bob Dylan
Dylan released his first album in 1962

Bob Dylan has topped the UK album chart for the seventh time in his career, nearly 40 years since his last number one LP.

Together Through Life is the folk music legend's 33rd studio album, according to the Official Charts Company.

He last topped the UK chart with New Morning in 1970. His first, in 1964, was The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

Dylan now holds a record, previously held by Tom Jones, for the longest gap between solo number one albums.

New record

Jones' 1999 comeback, Reload, topped the UK chart more than 31 years after Delilah reached the top in 1968.

Together Through Life was recorded late last year and is Dylan's first studio album since 2006 and is his 53rd album, including compilations and soundtracks.

UK TOP FIVE ALBUMS

1. Together Through Life - Bob Dylan
2. Music For The People - The Enemy
3. The Fame - Lady GaGa
4. I Am Sasha Fierce - Beyonce
5. It's Not Me, It's You - Lily Allen
Source: Official Charts Company

The album chart's other highest new entry was The Enemy's second album, Music For The People, which went straight in at number two.

That is one place down from their 2007 album We'll Live and Die in These Towns.

The Fame, the debut album by New Yorker Lady Gaga, fell two places to number three.

In the singles chart, Tinchy Stryder's Number 1 claims the top spot for the second week running.

Newcomer La Roux remains at number two with In For The Kill and the highest new entry was Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer), a collaboration between UK hip-hop artists Ironik and Chipmunk and Sir Elton John, which went in at number three.



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