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Paul McCartney Officially Recognised As UKs Most Successful Album Act

by Paul Cashmere on July 22, 2016

in News

Paul McCartney is officially the UK’s most successful album act with 22 number one albums to his name.

McCartney has had number one records with The Beatles, Wings, his wife Linda and solo. UK’s also recognises The Beatles ‘Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album is also recognised as the biggest selling album of all-time with 5.1 million sales’.

Paul McCartney’s career in numbers

22 – number one albums across Paul McCartney’s career (15 – The Beatles; 2 – Wings; 4 – solo; 1 – Paul & Linda McCartney)

191 – weeks Paul McCartney has spent at number one on the Official Albums Chart across his career

5.1m – UK copies sold of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Britain’s biggest-selling studio album of all time

30 – weeks that The Beatles’s Please Please Me spent at number one, the longest-running debut Number 1 album ever

Paul McCartney’s 22 Number 1 albums

1963 – Please Please Me (The Beatles)
1963 – With the Beatles (The Beatles)
1964 – A Hard Day’s Night (The Beatles)
1964 – Beatles for Sale (The Beatles)
1965 – Help (The Beatles)
1965 – Rubber Soul (The Beatles)
1966 – Revolver (The Beatles)
1967 – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles)
1968 – The White Album (The Beatles)
1969 – Abbey Road (The Beatles)
1970 – Let It Be (The Beatles)
1971 – Ram (Paul & Linda McCartney)
1974 – Band on the Run (Paul McCartney & Wings)
1975 – Venus and Mars (Wings)
1977 – The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl (The Beatles)
1980 – McCartney II (Paul McCartney)
1982 – Tug of War (Paul McCartney)
1984 – Give My Regards to Broad Street (Paul McCartney)
1989 – Flowers In The Dirt (Paul McCartney)
1994 – Live At The BBC (The Beatles)
1996 – Anthology 2 (The Beatles)
2000 – 1 (The Beatles)


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