Robbie Williams is the most successful British solo act in Official Albums Chart history

I’m chuffed that this album is Number 1″

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Robbie Williams has gone straight in at Number 1 with his new album The Heavy Entertainment Show.

Robbie’s eleventh studio album notched up 67,000 combined sales to reach the top – the 12th of his career to do so. Ten of Robbie’s 11 studio records have reached the Official Albums Chart top spot, in addition to his two greatest hits collections.

“I’m chuffed that this album is Number 1 and I’m humbled by these amazing statistics and facts,” explained Robbie to OfficialCharts.com. “Thank you to the wonderful, wonderful team at Sony. I’m as proud of this album as much as any other, and hope that the fans enjoy it as much as I loved making it… this is for the friendlies. I’m very excited to be taking The Heavy Entertainment show on tour next year.”

Robbie’s 12 chart toppers as a solo artist push him past David Bowie as the British solo artist with the most Number 1 albums on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. This milestone ties Robbie with Madonna, who also has a dozen chart toppers to her name. Elvis Presley is the only solo artist with more Number 1 albums; he claimed his 13th just two weeks ago.

The Heavy Entertainment Show’s performance also makes the album 2016’s fourth fastest-selling behind David Bowie’s Blackstar, Drake’s Views and Beyoncé’s Lemonade.