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Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury

06 july 2015, 11:26

Crooner Lionel Richie scored his first number one in the United Kingdom in 23 years after playing an acclaimed set at British music festival Glastonbury, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, AFP reports.

"The Definitive Collection" of the music of Lionel Richie & The Commodores was the most-sold album in the United Kingdom this week, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl, and audio streams.

It reached number 10 in the chart when it was released in 2003, according to the Official Charts Company, which said Richie last had a number one album in 1992, with "Back to Front".

Tens of thousands of people watched Richie perform at Glastonbury last Sunday, in a performance hailed as one of the big hits of the five-day music festival, which has been held on a farm in England since 1970.

"I was overwhelmed performing at Glastonbury in front of all those people and for the fans to make the album Number 1 is ‎unbelievable," Richie told OfficialCharts.com. 

"The UK has always been a special place for me, thank you, I love you all."

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