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Robbie Williams lands Britain's 1,000th album number one

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Nov 24, 2013 | 2:39pm EST

British singer Robbie Williams has made U.K. pop history by scoring the albums chart's 1,000th number one with his new release, Swings Both Ways. The Angels hitmaker notched up his 11th solo chart-topper, equalling Elvis Presley, 57 years after Frank Sinatra earned the first ever U.K. number one. The Beatles hold the record for the most releases to hit the top of the albums countdown with 15, although Williams also has four more accolades under his belt from his time as a member of boyband Take That. Swings Both Ways left Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 trailing in second place, while Jake Bugg entered at three with Shangri La. In the singles chart, Lily Allen climbed to the top with her cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, which features in Christmas TV advertisements for leading British retailer John Lewis. She also racked up another hit at nine with her new track Hard Out Here. Meanwhile, rockers Bastille debuted at two with Of The Night, and Williams' ex-Take That bandmate Gary Barlow landed at three with solo release Let Me Go.

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