Robbie Williams has surpassed Elvis Presley to become the solo artist with the most number-one albums in the UK.
he, 48-year-old former Take That singer, earned his 14th chart-topping record Friday with XXV, according to the Official Charts Company.
The collection marks the 25th anniversary of his solo career, and includes a selection of his biggest hits – including Angel, Let Me Entertain You and Millennium – remixed with an orchestra.
Having overtaken American rock and roll star Presley, who has recorded 13 number-one albums in the UK, Williams is second only to the Beatles, who have had 15.
Williams said: “Thanks to everyone who supported the album: everyone who bought it, streamed it, downloaded it, and rated it.
“I’m so glad it made it to number one, and while it feels odd to receive an award during these murky times, I want to thank you all for your support and encouragement. take this for the fans, who I never take for granted. .
“I really appreciate it, thank you very much.”
During her time on Take That, Williams won four more number-one albums.
The overall record holder for an individual with the most records in the UK remains Sir Paul McCartney with a total of 23 during his career in The Beatles, Wings and solo.
Ozzy Osbourne has the best solo career with Patient #9 in second place, while Harry Styles is in third with Harry’s House, and Manic Street Preachers claims fourth place on record re-releases Their 2001 Know Your Enemy.
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Fifth place goes to Reading rock’s outfit The Amazons’ third album, How Will I Know if Heaven Will Find Me?
On the singles chart, Lewis Capaldi claims his third UK number one with his return single Forget Me – following Someone You Loved (2019) and Before You Go (2020).
He said, “I can’t thank everyone enough for doing this with me and getting it to this point, even though I’ve done most of the work myself!
“This is for all of you who love me, and especially for my enemies.
“May you all die in flames and know nothing but eternal suffering.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/robbie-williams-becomes-solo-artist-with-most-uk-number-one-albums-41995289.html Robbie Williams becomes solo artist with most number one UK albums