Robbie Williams’ big band album “Swings Both Ways” on Sunday became the 1,000th album to top the country’s charts, 57 years after Frank Sinatra’s “Songs For Swingin’ Lovers” became the first.
Williams now has 11 number ones as a solo artist, the same as Elvis Presley, but four behind The Beatles.
Measured by length of time at the top, Williams has now notched 31 weeks, way behind the fab-four’s record of 174.
The 39-year-old admitted he was still motivated by trying to beat Take That bandmate Gary Barlow.
“I’ve always said I want to sell a million-and-one records, and I want Gaz to sell a million,” he said.
“Gaz is a very good friend of mine, and I want him to knock it out of the park next week when his album comes out, but a few yards shorter than I knock it out of the park.”