Home News TV Listings Movies Oscars Music Video Photos Radio Book Club Life & Style


Robbie Williams' album 1,000th chart topper

1 of 1 Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams is having a great start to his week following the news that his album Swings Both Ways has become the 1,000th album to top the charts in the UK.

Williams tenth studio album has sold over 109,000 copies, beating Eminem and Jake Bugg and knocking Lady Gaga off the top spot.

However The Beatles were the most frequent visitors to the album charts top spot over the years and Frank Sinatra set the ball rolling in the UK charts in 1956 with Songs for Swingin' Lovers.

It's hard to believe but Williams has now had 11 number ones as a solo artist, equalling Elvis Presley and that's not including his four number ones as a member of Take That.

If you add in all of those hits, he has been in pole position 15 times - the same as The Beatles however there is still room for improvement.

The Beatles have spent 174 weeks, over three years, at number one, while Williams has only had 31 weeks so at least he has something to work towards!

add your own comment
User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use