U.K. pop singer Robbie Williams moved 85,000 copies of his comeback set "Reality Killed the Video Star" on the first day of release, according to label Virgin.

Williams is currently ahead of boy band JLS in the mid-week chart based on first day sales on Nov. 9, according to the Official Charts Co.

The album is also No. 1 in the iTunes charts in 16 European countries. It currently tops the iTunes chart in Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Holland, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Portugal and Greece.

If Williams does claim the top spot in the U.K. on Sunday (Nov. 15) it will be his ninth No. 1 album in Britain. He has reached the top of the chart with all seven of his previous solo albums as well as a 2004 greatest hits set.

His new single "You Know Me" is out on Dec. 7.