Singer Robbie Williams has said he is “chuffed” after his latest number one album made him the most successful British solo act in official chart history.
The Heavy Entertainment Show is Williams’ 12th album to reach the top spot on Britain’s official chart.
The only solo act to have achieved more number one albums is Elvis Presley, after a collection of the King’s hits remastered with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra became his 13th two weeks ago.
Williams has passed David Bowie and is tied with Madonna, who also had 12 studio albums hit number one.
“I’m chuffed that this album is number one and I’m humbled by these amazing statistics and facts,” he told Official Chart.
The artist thanked record label Sony for their work and said he was “as proud of this album as much as any other and hope that the fans enjoy it as much as I loved making it”.
In just one week since its release, Williams’ album has also become the fourth highest-selling of the year behind Bowie’s Blackstar, Drake’s Views and Beyonce’s Lemonade.
The album was followed by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe’s new duo release Together at number two and Presley’s The Wonder Of You coming in third.
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In fourth place in the album charts was Michael Buble’s Nobody But Me followed by Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale.