Robbie Williams has bagged his fourteenth number one in the UK singles chart with his new release, Candy. The star who has recently returned to solo work has managed to achieve the number one despite having been banned from being played on Radio 1.
Williams, who has always been a major start within the UK, managed to take the number one spot after selling more than 137,000 copies of his new single. The Official Charts Company revealed that the artist became the record holder for 2012 for having the quickest selling single by a male artist.
The artist has now achieved seven number ones from his solo career and he has also achieved a further seven as part of Take That.
Robbie Williams has now achieved the same amount of number ones as his bandmate Gary Barlow and also Cliff Richard’s. It is only The Beatles who hold more number ones than Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard.
The number one achieved by Robbie Williams is a major achievement, especially as Radio 1 refused to play this as they believed it was irrelevant for their listeners. Rather than being played on Radio 1, the song was played on BBC Radio 2.
The song at number one last week, Beneath Your Beautiful by Labrinth and Emeli Sande fell to number two.
The Swedish House Mafia fell to number four with their song Don’t You Worry Child and Adele jumped up to number five with the James Bond theme song for Skyfall.