The English singer-songwriter passed away last Wednesday (November 30) after a “brief illness,” her family explained. She was 79 years old.
The group, which led the chart for one week after its release, is up 28-9 in the mid-week poll, thanks to a 200% rise week-over-week, OCC reports. Further down the chart explosion, the group hits Fleetwood Mac 50 years – do not stop Cabinets 29-14.
McVie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work with Fleetwood Mac, which she inducted in 1970.
She wrote and sang lead vocals on some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Hold Me”, “Little Lies”, “Don’t Stop”, “Say You Love Me” and “You Make Loving Fun”.
During her lifetime, she was awarded the Ivors Academy’s Golden Badge of Merit, the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, and two Grammy Awards.
With McVie in the lineup, Fleetwood had the Mac 25 Hot 100 Hits in the US, including nine top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the No. 1 smash: “Dreams” in 1977.
In the UK, the band has ten top ten singles, including a No. 1 with 1968 album “Albatross” (a pre-McVie lineup), and four No. 1 albums.
The official UK Albums Chart is published on Friday.