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Robbie Williams crowned king of the charts with Number 1 single and album

11/11/2012

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Robbie Williams with his Official Singles Chart Number 1 Award

By Brand Barstein

Having stormed to the top of the Official Singles Chart with Candy last week, Robbie Williams scores a second career Official Charts double this week as Candy holds on to the top spot, whilst new album Take The Crown becomes his tenth Number 1 album in fifteen years as a solo artist.

Candy holds tight at Number 1 for a second week running, having stormed to the top of the Official Singles Chart last week, becoming the fastest-selling male artist single of the year, and the third fastest-selling single of 2012 overall.

Last week, Robbie told OfficialCharts.com: “Number 1 - YEAH! So chuffed, really, really happy that Candy reached the top spot. Good work Team Williams and thanks to everyone who got it there. I'm so excited about this album”

Robbie has more reasons to be pleased this week as his ninth studio album Take The Crown does pretty much what it says on the tin and secures Robbie his second career Official Charts double. The last time he did the Official Charts double was back in December 2001 when Something Stupid, his re-working of Carson And Gaile’s 1967 classic track, hit the top spot during his easy listening covers album Swing When You’re Winning’s seven week stand at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

The last artist to secure the Official Charts double was Rihanna, who held the top spot on both the singles and albums chart in November last year with We Found Love and Talk That Talk.

Official Singles Chart:

Candy finishes the week just ahead of Labrinth FT Emeli Sande, who spends a second week as Number 2 with Beneath Your Beautiful. English-Irish boy band The Wanted score their seventh Official Singles Charts Top 3 with I Found You coming in at Number 3, while Adele’s Bond theme Skyfall climbs one place to Number 4. Swedish House Mafia rounds off this week Official Singles Chart Top 5 with new-house anthem Don’t You Worry Child.

Misha B scores her first Top 10 hit as Do You Think Of Me comes in at Number 9, four months after her debut single Home Run peaked at Number 11. Sub Focus FT Alpines is at Number 12 with Tidal Wave while Your Body, the new single from Christina Aguilera, charts at Number 16.

Further down the list, 19 year old Brixton rapper Sneakbo debuts at Number 35 with Zim Zimma, while Gabrielle Aplin‘s cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love enters at Number 36 after just over 24 hours on sale. The track features in the new John Lewis Christmas ad campaign.

Assisted by a spot in a new Apple advert, New Zealand singer-songwriter Willy Moon jumps 57 places to Number 34 this week with Yeah Yeah, while Jason Mraz leaps 47 places to Number 20 with I Won’t Give Up. A massive leap too for Rita Ora who jumps 37 places into the Official Singles Chart Top 10 as Shine Ya Light finishes at Number 10.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows:

1 CANDY ROBBIE WILLIAMS
2 BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDE
3 I FOUND YOU WANTED
4 SKYFALL ADELE
5 DON'T YOU WORRY CHILD SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA/MARTIN
6 GANGNAM STYLE PSY
7 CAN YOU HEAR ME (AYAYAYA) WILEY/SKEPTA/JME/MS D
8 DIAMONDS RIHANNA
9 DO YOU THINK OF ME MISHA B
10 SHINE YA LIGHT RITA ORA

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Official Albums Chart:

Robbie takes the crown comfortably ahead of Dutch violinist Andre Rieu, whose collection of film score classics Magic Of The Movies finishes the week at Number 2. JLS’ fourth album Evolution becomes their fourth Official Albums Chart Top 3 smash, finishing just ahead of last week’s chart topper Calvin Harris, whose 18 Months is down three to Number 4. The Military Wives complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5 with new album Stronger Together.

In addition to the four new entries in the Top 5 (Robbie, Andre Rieu, JLS and Military Wives), there are five other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart. Andrea Bocelli is back just in time for Christmas with new collection Opera coming in at Number 10, three places ahead of The Difficult Second Album (13) by former Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles. At Number 14 is Music From Another Dimension, the first studio album in 11 years from veteran US rockers Aerosmith, while Ne-Yo’s new album R.E.D. comes in at Number 17 while Kristina Train completes this week’s new entries with Dark Black at Number 27.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows:

1 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS
2 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR
3 EVOLUTION JLS
4 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
5 STRONGER TOGETHER MILITARY WIVES
6 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
7 THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS KYLIE MINOGUE
8 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
9 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
10 OPERA ANDREA BOCELLI

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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