British pop icon Robbie Williams has managed to make history once again. The ‘Angels’ singer topped the Official Chart Company’s Albums in the UK this week with his latest release – ‘Swings Both Ways’ – which is the one-thousandth different record to reach number one in the 57-year-long history of the popular chart.
This recognition is even more meaningful for the ‘Bodies’ singer, as his personal idol, Frank Sinatra also had the first number one record with ‘Songs For Swingin’ Lovers’, which is another swing album. In addition to that, ‘Swings Both Ways’ is Williams’ eleventh number one record as a solo artist, which places him right next to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, as the male solo artist with the highest number of chart topping albums in the UK.
Here is the list of Williams’ eleven number one albums in the UK:
•Life Through a Lens (1997)
•I’ve Been Expecting You (1998)
•Sing When You’re Winning (2000)
•Swing When You’re Winning (2001)
•Greatest Hits (2004)
•Intensive Care (2005)
•In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010 (2010)
•Take the Crown (2012)
•Swings Both Ways (2013)
‘Reality Killed the Video Star’, released in 2009 is the only one of Williams’ studio albums which did not reach the number one spot, but came in at number two. The list does not include the ‘Come Undone’ singer’s three number one albums as a member of Take That: ‘Everything Changes’, released in 1993, ‘Nobody Else’, released in 1995 and ‘Progress’, released in 2010.
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