Status Quo Achieve 500 Weeks In The Album Charts


English rock band Status Quo join an elite list of artists that have been spent 500 weeks in the official UK album chart.

The group released their thirty-first album titled Aquostic (Stripped Bare) in October 2014. The latest record has been in the charts for 11 weeks, entering in at number 34.

With those 11 weeks added to their previous album charts total, the band have entered the 500 weeks club.

The band’s current line up is Francis Rossi (guitar-vocals), Rick Parfitt (guitar-vocals), John ‘Rhino’ Edwards (bass), Andy Brown (keyboards) and Leon Cave (drums).

Only 50 other musicians have managed to accomplish this. David Bowie, U2, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Oasis are all part of the 500 weeks club.

Leading the album chart list are Queen, who have managed to rack up an incredible 1,457 weeks in the charts, coming very close in second place are The Beatles with 1,406 weeks in total and Elvis Presley with 1,364 weeks.

“To be celebrating 500 weeks in the Official Album Chart – that’s almost ten years,” Status Quo’s Francis  Rossi told the Official Charts Company. “It feels incredible.

“It’s almost surreal that this band that we formed all those years ago could reach this point. It’s a tangible achievement though, and a milestone we’re very proud of.”

“Aquostic (Stripped Bare) is itself our highest charting album for 18 years and has just been certified Gold, so it’s not been a bad few weeks. I rarely believe in looking backwards though, we’re by no means done yet; 2015 will be another interesting year for Quo!”