Elvis Presley has been named the most successful music act of all time by Guinness World Records, having spent the most weeks in the UK charts. The late singer has spent 2,463 weeks in the UK album and singles charts.
He retained his position atop the annual Guinness top 100 list, followed by Cliff Richard and The Beatles. Presley returned to the singles chart earlier this year when 18 of his singles were re-released to mark what would have been his 70th birthday. It secured Presley a further three UK number ones - "Jailhouse Rock", "One Night" and "It's Now or Never".
Produced for the latest edition of The Book of British Hit Singles and Albums, most acts retain their top 10 position in the list of artists from 1952 onwards. Most successful acts of all time:
1. Elvis Presley
2. Cliff Richard
3. The Beatles
6. Elton John
7. The Shadows
8. Michael Jackson
9. David Bowie
Source: BBC / Updated: May 18, 2005