Robbie Williams matches Elvis Presley's UK album chart record

Robbie Williams matches Elvis Presley's UK album chart record

- Robbie Williams released The Christmas Gift and it was such a hit that it went number 1 recently

- This is Robbie's 13th album to go to the top and he now shares a music record with the King of Rock, Elvis Presley

- They are tied for the record for the most UK number 1 albums by a solo artist

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Although Robbie Williams has always had a reputation for being a 'bad boy', he has hardly ever given his fans bad music.

Since walking away from the boy band Take That, Robbie's career has been soaring, for the most part. His personal life is another matter, but he seems to have sorted himself out now.

Recently, Robbie's latest album, The Christmas Present, reached the number one spot in the UK and he now shares a record with Elvis Presley.

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Robbie and the King of Rock both hold the record for most UK number 1 albums by a solo artist.

This is Robbie's 13th album to go all the way to number 1. Briefly.co.za gathered that Robbie has many, many albums that went platinum and the same is expected of The Christmas Present.

Here are just a few examples of his albums over the years and how well they did in the UK:

Life Thru A Lens, 1997

First of his 13 number 1 albums - sales of more than 2 million

I've Been Expecting You, 1998

10 times platinum in Britain - sales of 2.6 million

Swing When You're Winning, 2001

8 times platinum in Britain - sales of 2.3 million

Escapology, 2001

6 times platinum - 2 million copies sold

Intensive Care, 2005

5 times platinum - 1.6 million sales

Rudebox, 2006

2 times platinum- sales of 515 000

Take The Crown, 2012

Platinum - sales of 519 000

Sing When You're Winning, 2000

8 times platinum - 2.2 million sales

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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