5 Sep 2013

100th album for Cliff Richard

10:40 am on 5 September 2013

Sir Cliff Richard is to release the 100th album of his career.

His debut album was released in 1959. Since then the singer has produced 47 studio albums, 35 compilations, 11 live albums and seven film soundtracks.

The new release will feature classic rock 'n' roll tracks that were made famous by Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Buddy Holly.

The BBC reports Sir Cliff, 72, is the only artist to have had at least one UK top five album in each of the last seven decades.

Averaging two albums per year throughout his career, 14 LPs reached number one in Britain, with a further 54 reaching the top 10.

He has also sold more singles in the UK than any other male British artist, with sales of 21.5 million.