KATE Bush has become the first female performer to have eight albums in the Official UK Albums Chart simultaneously.
Eleven of the her albums re-entered the top 100 following her acclaimed live shows at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The singer has a home near Beesands in the South Hams.
Two of her records gained a position in the top 10, with her compilation album The Whole Story (1986) entering at number six, and Hounds of Love (1985) at number nine.
Elsewhere, 50 Words For Snow (2011), The Kick Inside (1978), The Sensual World (1989), The Dreaming (1982), Never For Ever (1980) and Lionheart (1978) entered the top 40, with Director’s Cut (2011), The Red Shoes (1993) and Aeriel (2005) in the top 100.
Elvis Presley holds the record for the most number of simultaneous albums in the UK Albums Chart with 12 entries following his death in 1977.