Robbie Williams breaks records by scoring 14th solo number one album

Robbie Williams breaks records as he scores his 14th solo number one album with XXV, with only The Beatles hitting the top spot on more occasions

  • Robbie Williams has broken records by securing his 14th number one solo album with his latest release XXV 
  • The singer, 48, stormed to the top of the UK’s Official Albums Chart on Friday, with the star beating Elvis Presley’s previous record as the solo artist with the most UK number one albums 
  • Only The Beatles have achieved more number one albums, with the group having 15 top ranking discs across their career 

Robbie Williams has broken records by securing his 14th number one solo album with his latest release XXV.

The singer, 48, stormed to the top of the UK’s Official Albums Chart on Friday, with the star beating Elvis Presley’s previous record as the solo artist with the most UK number one albums.

Only The Beatles have achieved more number one albums, with the group having 15 top ranking discs across their career.

Success story: Robbie Williams, 48, has broken records by securing his 14th number one solo album with his latest release XXV

Including his work with Take That, Robbie now has a total of 19 chart topping albums to his name. Only The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney has more – a total of 23 with The Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist.

Robbie said on Friday: ‘Thank you to everyone who’s supported the album: everyone who’s bought it, streamed it, downloaded it and reviewed it. 

‘I’m so pleased that it’s gone to number one, and whilst it feels strange to be receiving an award during these somber times, I wanted to thank you all for your support and dedicate this to the fans, who I never take for granted. 

‘I really appreciate it, thank you so much.’

Record breaker: Including his work with Take That, Robbie now has a total of 19 chart topping albums to his name

Robbie released XXV in the UK on September 9 and album celebrates 25 years of the pop star as a solo artist, featuring many of his smash hits newly orchestrated by Jules Buckley, Guy Chambers and Steve Sidwell, and re-recorded with the acclaimed Metropole Orkest in The Netherlands.

Tracks include Let Me Entertain You, Millennium, Bodies, Rock DJ, Kids and Angels, previously released with Kylie Minogue.  

It comes after Robbie publicly invited Kylie Minogue to perform their 2000 duet Kids with him at the AFL Grand Final.

Competition: The singer stormed to the top of the UK’s Official Albums Chart on Friday, beating Elvis Presley’s previous record as the solo artist with the most UK number one albums (Elvis pictured in 1976)

King of the charts: Only The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney has more number one albums – a total of 23 with The Beatles, Wings and as a solo artist (Sir Paul pictured in 2016)

The hitmaker is set to play the 2022 Toyota AFL Grand Final halftime show on Saturday 24 September at The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Kylie’s native Australia.

And he hinted he and the 54-year-old pop princess could reunite to perform their noughties classic at the sporting event.

During an appearance on FOX FM, he said: ‘I need to ask her, maybe I should do that on this radio station right here, right now.

‘Kylie, please come and sing with me. I’d love it if you did.’

Born to perform: It comes after Robbie publicly invited Kylie Minogue to perform their 2000 duet Kids, which is featured on XXV with him at the AFL Grand Final later this month (Robbie and Kylie pictured in 2000)

He then teased: ‘I cannot confirm or deny [but] I will be singing a song that isn’t a Robbie Williams song. I’ll just put that out there.’

Last year, Robbie teased a new collaboration with the I Should Be So Lucky hitmaker.

The former Take That star revealed he and Kylie have ‘big plans’ for a follow-up.

He said: ‘I have a song with Miss Kylie Minogue, I have big plans for it if she is up for it. I have big plans.’

Fame fame: Robbie (left) rose to stardom as a member of boyband Take That (pictured with fellow band members (L-R) Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen in 1992)

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