Robbie Williams has managed to keep One Direction at arms length to score this years 2013 Official Christmas Number 1 Album with ‘Swing Both Ways’.
All week over on the Official Singles Chart it’s been fairly obvious that Sam Bailey would shoot to the top but over on the Albums Chart it’s been incredibly close between both 1D and Robbie Williams.
Robbie Williams has had incredible success with ‘Swing Both Ways’ as it returned to the top of the Official Albums Chart last weekend.
Not only that but he also managed to score the UK’s 1000th Number 1 album and now the Christmas Number 1 album.
Since the midweek update it’s been incredibly close between Robbie, One Direction and Gary Barlow but Robbie has managed to keep One Direction off the top by less than 200 copies.
This means One Direction and ‘Midnight Memories’ are at Number (2) while Gary Barlow and ‘Since I Saw You Last’ is at Number (3).
The three albums however have sold a combined 116,000 copies over the past week with ‘Swing Both Ways’ (Robbie Williams) and ‘Midnight Memories’ (One Direction) racking up more than 126,000 sales apiece.
One Direction might have missed out on the Christmas Number 1 album but if sales of their album continue at the rate it has been then 1D could earn themselves the biggest selling album of 2013 come the end of the year.
Sticking at Number (4) on this weeks Official Albums Chart is Olly Murs with ‘Right Place, Right Time’ while Beyoncé and her self titled album remains at Number (5).
Beyoncé also revealed recently that she was “terrified” to release her new album as a surprise.
Finally on this weeks Official Albums Chart the highest climber this week goes to The Killers with ‘Direct Hits’ which has climbed 15 places on the chart to go to Number (10).
A big congratulations however goes to Sam Bailey over on the Official Singles Chart after her debut single ‘Skyscraper’ shot straight to the top of the charts.
Check out an interview with Sam below.