Kate Bush makes chart history after live show prompts surge in album sales

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Kate Bush's record sales have increased by 2,813%.

The 56-year-old singer - who has returned to the music scene for the first time in 35 years with a 22 night stint at London's Hammersmith Apollo - has seen a significant rise in her previous album sales since the opening of her 'Before The Dawn' tour on Tuesday, August 22.

Following the buzz surrounding the sold out London gigs - which saw 80,000 tickets sold in just 15 minutes - fans have rushed online to revisit the singers catalogue of past hits.

According to Amazon.co.uk, sales of Kate's 1986 offering 'The Whole Story' have risen by 1,743%, while '50 Words of Snow' has increased by 3,314%.

By far the biggest uplift has been seen in her 'Hounds of Love' and 'The Red Shoes' albums, of which sales have increased by 5,000% and 8,000% respectively.

Because of the vast increase, she has become the first woman in music history to have eight albums in the UK top 40 chart simultaneously.