Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Have Britain's Christmas #1 Album; Presley at 3, Stones at 4, Robbie Williams at 5

by VVN Music

Singers and theater stars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have the number 1 album on the Christmas charts in Britain with Together.

This is the seventh week of release for the album and their second at number 1 after hitting the top last week. With sales of 110,000 for the week, it is the second highest one-week total for the year behind David Bowie's Blackstar which sold 146,000 the week of release and of his death.

Ball and Boe also top the Sales and Physical Sales charts.

It also continues to be an excellent holiday season for a number of veteran artists. Elvis Presley moves 4 to 3 this week with The Wonder of You which has now been out for nine weeks. The Rolling Stones drop 2 to 4 (third week) with Blue & Lonesome and Robbie Williams stays at 6 (seventh week) with The Heavy Entertainment Show.

There are no debuts by veteran artists for the week and only one in total with the soundtrack to the latest Star Wars movie.

Rounding out the top five is Little Mix at number 2 with Glory Days and Olly Mars at 5 with 24 Hrs.

The top downloaded album is, once again, Now That's What I Call Christmas while Metallica tops the Rock & Metal Albums with Hardwired...to Self Destruct. The Stones Blue and Lonesome is number 1 at Record Stores and on the Jazz & Blues Albums and Van Morrison lead the Americana Albums with Keep Me Singing.


Clean Bandit's Rockabye is the Christmas number 1 single followed by Human by Rag 'N' Bone Man, Just Hold On by Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki, Touch by Little Mix and All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey.

The Physical Singles chart is topped by a new recording of The Living Years by the original singer Paul Carrack, from when he was with Mike + the Mechanics, and the London Hospices Choir.

Finally, it a bit of an oddity, the top of the Indie Singles chart is occupied by the Dave Clark Five's Glad All Over.

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