Cilla Black’s career-spanning ‘Very Best Of’ album hits No. 1!
The Official UK Album Chart announced today Cilla’s 2013 career-spanning 50th anniversary compilation ‘The Very Best of Cilla Black’ has hit the No.1 spot. A fitting public tribute to a British National Treasure who sadly passed away on the 1st August 2015 and always wanted to be remembered as ‘Cilla the singer.’
This is Cilla Black’s first ever No.1 album – she had of course reached the top of the singles chart twice in the 60’s with “Anyone Who Had A Heart” (1964) and “You’re My World” (1964)
“We have all been touched by the public’s outpouring of love for our mother this week, and now to give her a number one album today is absolutely perfect. Thank you!” – Cilla’s Family
CILLA FAST FACTS: Cilla Black outsold all other female recording artists in Britain during the 1960s and was the 2nd most successful act after The Beatles to emerge out of the Liverpool Merseybeat boom. She released 15 studio albums and 37 singles (many of which charted world-wide) and then went on to become Britain’s most popular TV entertainer and host of two of the longest-running Saturday evening entertainment shows of the 1980s and 1990s – Surprise, Surprise (1984–2001) and Blind Date (1985–2003.)