Doris Day makes UK chart history
- 11 September 2011
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
Doris Day has become the oldest artist to score a UK Top 10 with an album featuring new material, according to the Official Charts Company.
Day's My Heart has gone in at number nine, 62 years after the 87-year-old's debut album was released in the US.
My Heart is a selection of recordings produced by her son, Terry Melcher, before his death in 2004.
Playing In The Shadows, the third album by British pop artist Example, entered the chart at number one.
Mercury-winner PJ Harvey's Let England Shake is this week's number 24 in the album chart.
The critically-acclaimed record has leapt 151 places from last week.
In the singles chart, Pixie Lott has secured her third number one with All About Tonight.
Former X Factor-winner Leona Lewis and Swedish DJ Avicii's collaboration Collide has charted at number four.
The track found the pair at the centre of a copyright dispute after the producer claimed the singer had used a piano sample without his permission.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Day - Hollywood's "girl-next-door" - has appeared in 39 films and recorded 28 other albums.
British singer Vera Lynn topped the UK album chart in August 2009, at the age of 92, but that was with a greatest hits album, We'll Meet Again - The Very Best Of Vera Lynn.