Michael Ball and Alfie Boe 'Together' at No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe support BBC Children in Need Rocks for Terry at Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 1, 2016 in London, England.

In the last sales charts before the race for the prestigious Christmas No. 1 slots, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Together (Decca/Universal) completes its climb to the top of the album bestsellers. Clean Bandit's “Rockabye” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, moves into a fifth week atop the singles chart.

Ball & Boe's first album collaboration had spent five consecutive weeks in the top five before moving 2-1 in the Official Charts Company's new data. It's Boe's first chart-topper, and Ball's first since his self-titled debut of 1992. Combined weekly units of 96,000 take the album past the platinum threshold for 300,000 sales.

The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome (Polydor/Universal), which entered at No. 1 last week, has a strong second week. It dips only to No. 2 with 70,000 units to take its two-week tally to 176,000. Little Mix's former No. 1 Glory Days (Syco Music/Sony) holds at No. 3.


Elvis Presley's The Wonder of You (RCA/Sony) and Olly Murs' 24 HRS (RCA/Song) are also unchanged at Nos. 4 and 5. On the compilation chart, Now That's What I Call Music 95 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) spends a fourth straight week at No. 1.

Clean Bandit leads the singles market by some 15,000 combined sales ahead of “Just Hold On” (Syco Music/Sony), which enters at No. 2 for Louis Tomlinson of One Direction with Steve Aoki. Matt Terry, who last weekend became the winner of the 2016 X Factor season, debuts at No. 3, also on Syco, with “When Christmas Comes Around,” which was released last Sunday.

The Weeknd's “Starboy” (XO/Republic/Universal), featuring Daft Punk, dips 3-4 while Rag 'n' Bone Man's “Human” (Best Laid Plans) climbs 8-5. Mariah Carey's “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Sony) falls 6-8 but is still the highest-placed of six classic festive recurrents in the top 40, with “Fairytale Of New York” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) by the Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl, next with a 16-18 fall.