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JUST DO YOU, BOO: A PRIDE SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER
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U.K. CHARTS: BREAKING RECORDS
12/13/19

Rod Stewart has emerged victorious in a tight chart battle with Robbie Williams and The Who, claiming his 10th U.K. Official Albums #1 with You’re In My Heart (Rhino) rising one place to #1. Over on singles, Tones & I makes chart history.

In reaching #1, Stewart sets a new U.K. chart record as the oldest male solo artist to top the Official Albums Chart. At 74 years and 11 months old, he beats previous record-holder Paul Simon by three months.

With just 750 copies between them, Williams’ The Christmas Present (Columbia) sits at #2 and, despite a midweek lead, The Who settle for third place with WHO (Polydor).

On the Official Singles Chart, Tones & I now claims the longest-running #1 single by a female artist in U.K. chart history with “Dance Monkey” (Parlophone) spending an 11th week at the top. The feat was previously jointly held at 10 weeks by Rihanna’s “Umbrella” (2007) and Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” (1992).

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