Robbie Williams remains top of the Official Albums Chart going into 2014

by Martin
British singer Williams addresses audience  during Bambi 2013 media awards ceremony in Berlin

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We’re fast approaching the end of 2013 and according to the Official Charts Company Robbie Williams has managed to remain at the top of the Official Albums Chart going into 2014.

Robbie Williams went back to Number 1 last week on the Christmas chart with his new album ‘Swing Both Ways’ beating One Direction to the top and he’s held on for another week.

Last weekend ‘Swing Both Ways’ faced tough competition from those One Direction boys and their album ‘Midnight Memories’ but Robbie managed to beat the X Factor stars by just 200 copies.

This week however Robbie Williams has managed to keep his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow and his latest solo album ‘Since I Saw You Last’ from the top spot.

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According to Official Charts Company sales data Robbie Williams has taken the top spot after shifting 91,000 copies of ‘Swing Both Ways’ compared to Gary Barlow’s 79,000 copies of ‘Since I Saw You Last’ which is at Number (2).

Towards the end of last month Robbie Williams and ‘Swing Both Ways’ became the UK’s 1000th Number 1 album and is Robbie Williams’ second big band album.

So while Gary Barlow is at Number (2) on the last Official Albums Chart of 2013 this means One Direction finish at Number (3) with their album ‘Midnight Memories’.

Finally, according to the Official Charts Company Beyoncé and her self titled album (4) switches places with Olly Murs’ ‘Right Place Right Time’ (5) to round off the Top 5.

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Looking at re-entries on the final Official Albums Chart of the year we can see that there are a total of six re-entries this week according to the Official Charts Company.

These include Emeli Sandé and ‘Our Version Of Events’ which climbs 12 places to Number (31) and The 1975 and their self titled album which is up 21 places to Number (32).

Lorde and her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’ moves up 19 places to Number (33) while Rudimental and ‘Home’ move up 12 places to Number (34).

Finally on the final Official Albums Chart of 2013 ’18 Months’ by Calvin Harris moves up 27 places to Number (35) while ‘Days Are Gone’ by Haim move up 8 places to Number (40).