Kenny Rogers' songs enter Top 40 following singer's death at 81
22 March 2020, 18:55 | Updated: 22 March 2020, 18:56
Kenny Rogers' biggest hits have entered the UK chart following the American country singer's death at 81.
Some of Kenny Rogers' biggest songs are back in the charts following the country music star's death this weekend.
Kenny's family confirmed that he "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes" at the age of 81.
Fans have been streaming and downloading his albums since the news and its pushed two of Kenny's biggest hits back into the chart this Sunday, decades after they were first released.
The classic song 'Islands In the Stream' by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton was in the chart at Number 37 this week, with Kenny's 1978 single 'The Gambler' at Number 34.
Dolly Parton paid tribute to her friend, tweeting: "You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone."
"I’ve had so many wonderful years and wonderful times with my friend Kenny, but above all the music and the success I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend."
Lady Gaga's 'Stupid Love' secured a third week at Number 1 on the UK's biggest chart show, beating competition from Dua Lipa with 'Physical' and SAINt JHN's 'Roses'.
There were also New Entries this week from BENEE, Nathan Dawe, JP Saxe, Ava Max and Tinie.