Michael Ball and Alfie Boe secure Britain’s most popular album this Christmas
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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have gone one better than last week’s Number 1 – they’re officially the holders of the UK’s Christmas Number 1 album.
Ball & Boe’s Together accumulated a further 110,000 combined chart sales, 98% of which was made up by physical sales – that’s a lot of Christmas presents. Alfie’s first ever Number 1 record and Michael’s first for 24 years, Together has secured its best tally of sales yet to secure not only the coveted Xmas chart topping status, but also the title of being the biggest selling artist album released in 2016.
“It’s a dream come true,” Ball & Boe told OfficialCharts.com. “There’s only one thing better than having a Number 1 album and that’s having a Christmas Number 1 album. A huge thanks to everyone who bought the album. Our hearts go out to you all for Christmas. We hope we entertain you with the album for Christmas and lots of love to everyone.”