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Kate Bush has become the first woman to have eight albums in the charts at the same time following a spectacular stage comeback.

Two of Kate Bush’s albums are in the top 10 of the new chart, and eight overall in the top 40.

Kate Bush’s success comes after she returned to live concerts after 35 years.

Kate Bush returned to live concerts after 35 years

Kate Bush returned to live concerts after 35 years

The only artists ahead of Kate Bush are Elvis Presley, who had 12 entries in the top 40 after his death in 1977 and the Beatles who had 11 in 2009.

Kate Bush’s album The Whole Story is at number six – three places ahead of Hounds of Love.

At number 20 is 50 Words For Snow with The Kick Inside – her first album – at 24, The Sensual Word at 26, The Dreaming at 37, Never For Ever at 38 and Lionheart at 40.

More than 80,000 tickets were sold for kate Bush’s 22 Before the Dawn shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

In 1978 Kate Bush became the first female artist in history to go to number one on the Official Singles Chart with a song she had written herself – Wuthering Heights, which topped the chart for four weeks.

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