Fleetwood Mac’s Music Spikes In U.K. Following Christine McVie’s Death

Fleetwood Mac’s Music Spikes In U.K. Following Christine McVie’s Death

The band’s classic 1977 album “Rumours” is set for a top 10 return.

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Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac pose for a portrait circa 1987 in Los Angeles.

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When news of Christine McVie’s death reached the U.K., her fans turned to Fleetwood Mac‘s music.

The English singer and songwriter died last Wednesday (Nov. 30) following a “short illness,” her family explained. She was 79.

Now, based on sales and streaming data captured by the Official Charts Company, the group’s iconic 1977 LP Rumours (Rhino/Warner Bros) is surging, and is on track for a return to the top 10.

The set, which led the chart for a single week following its release, rises 28-9 on the midweek survey, thanks to a 200% week-on-week uplift, the OCC reports. Further down the chart blast, Fleetwood Mac’s hits collection 50 Years – Don’t Stop vaults 29-14.

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McVie was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame for her work with Fleetwood Mac, which she joined in 1970.

She sang the lead vocals on a number of the group’s most popular songs, including “Hold Me”, “Little Lies,” and “Don’t Stop,” as well as “Say You love Me” and “You Make Loving Fun.”

She received two Grammy Awards and a Gold Badge of Merit Award at the Ivors Academy.

With McVie in the lineup, Fleetwood Mac had 25 Hot 100 hits in the United States, including nine top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100 and one No. 1 smash: “Dreams” in 1977.

In the U.K., the band has ten top 10 singles, including a No. 1 with 1968’s “Albatross” (a pre-McVie lineup), and four No. 1 albums.

Friday is the Official U.K. Albums Chart.



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