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Gary Barlow rides jubilee wave to top UK album charts

4th June 2012 | 2.976 Views
Gary Barlow rides jubilee wave to top UK album charts
Gary Barlow. (Reuters)
London (ANTARA News/Reuters) - An album commemorating Queen Elizabeth`s Diamond Jubilee shot straight to the top of charts on Sunday, sporting a song penned by Take That frontman Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber with performances by musicians from across the Commonwealth.

"Sing", a souvenir collection including the Military Wives, Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Prince Harry playing tambourine, saw off other new entries from quirky UK singer Paloma Faith, Rumer and U.S. glam band Scissor Sisters.

The top five albums were all new entries in this week`s chart, according to the Official Charts Company.

Barlow`s success caps a momentous weekend of jubilee pomp and national festivities which have seen millions pour out into London`s streets to celebrate Elizabeth`s 60th year on the throne.

Rudimental featuring John Newman`s "Feel The Love" entered the singles charts at number one, the Official Charts Company said, dislodging We Are Young by Fun featuring Janelle Monae.

(Reporting by Matt Falloon, editing by Paul Casciato)