Robbie Williams’ return boosts Take That sales

November 22nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Robbie Williams London, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams’ return to British pop band Take That has got the newly-reformed quintet’s latest album the biggest opening week sales of any album since the last 13 years.

“Since their reunion as a four-piece four years ago, Take That have firmly established themselves as the UK’s favourite band,” quoted Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts company as saying.

“Progress”, the band’s new album, has sold almost 520,000 copies, which is more than the rest of the charts’ top ten put together, according to the Official Charts Company.

The last album to exceed sales of 500,000 copies was Oasis’s “Be Here Now”, which sold 663,000 units in its first week in 1997.

“Following the return of Robbie Williams to their ranks, that record has been further cemented and they are now well on course to rule Christmas 2010, just as they dominated Christmas 2006 and 2008,” Talbot added.

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