Fleetwood Mac’s music spikes in Britain after Christine McVie’s death

When news about Christine McVie’s death reached Britain, her fans turned to Fleetwood Mac‘s music.

The English singer-songwriter died last Wednesday (November 30) after a “short illness”, her family explained. She was 79.

Now, based on sales and streaming data captured by Official Charts Companythe group’s iconic 1977 LP Rumors (Rhino/Warner Bros) is rising and heading to a return to the top 10.

The set, which led the chart for a single week after its release, rises 28-9 on the midweek survey, thanks to a 200% week-over-week gain, OCC reports. Further down the chart comes Fleetwood Mac’s hit 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 wrote and sang lead vocals on a number of the group’s biggest songs, including “Hold Me”, “Little Lies”, “Don’t Stop”, “Say You Love Me” and “You Make Loving Fun”.

During her lifetime, she received a Gold Badge of Merit Award from the Ivors Academy, the Ivor Novello Award for lifetime achievement and two Grammy Awards.

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

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

The official UK Albums Chart is published on Friday.

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