Robbie's 'Swings Both Ways' Is UK's 1000th Number One Album

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Robbie Williams won the UK's 1,000th number one album with ‘Swings Both Ways’.

We were discussing the possibility last week and it happened - Robbie Williams won the UK's 1,000th number one album with ‘Swings Both Ways’.

The singer sold almost 109,000 copies of his latest swing record during its first week on sale. Williams has scored the landmark number one 57-and-a-half years after Frank Sinatra's Songs for Swingin' Lovers became the UK's first ever number one album.

Williams told The Official Charts Company: "I am over the moon that Swings Both Ways is Number one! And such an honour to be the 1000th album in that spot too, following Frank Sinatra who was the first person in that spot and my hero.

"Thanks to everyone who bought the record, see you all on the tour next year!"

Martin Talbot, the Official Charts Company's chief executive, commented: "Congratulations to Robbie Williams on claiming the 1000th Official Number One Album.

"He couldn't be a more suitable victor, both as one of the all-time greats of the Official Albums Chart (now tied with Elvis Presley as the male solo artist with most number one albums) and with his Swings Both Ways providing a beautiful symmetry with the very first number one in 1956, Frank Sinatra's Songs For Swingin' Lovers."

Elvis Presley retrospective The Nation's Favourite Elvis Songs held its number five slot and Michael Bublé's Christmas album jumped 23 places to number 14 as the festive period draws closer.

Watch the music video for Robbie Williams's 'Go Gentle' below: