Status Quo were celebrating on Sunday (04Jan15) after discovering their records have spent 500 weeks on the U.K. albums chart.

The veteran British rockers hit the milestone with their 31st studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare), which charted at number 34 on Sunday in its eleventh week of release.

The feat puts them in the select group of 50 acts whose records have spent 500 weeks in the British album charts throughout their career.

Frontman Francis Rossi tells, "To be celebrating 500 weeks in the Official Album Chart - that's almost ten years! - 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!"

Rock band Queen lead the pack with 1,457 weeks on the chart. The Beatles and Elvis Presley round out the top three.