Published on June 4th, 2012 | by RMX0
Gary Barlow Tops the UK Album Chart with his Commonwealth Band
The lead singer from ‘Take that’ has topped the UK Album Charts but it is not because of Gary Barlow’s reformed band. Rather it is because of the newly formed Commonwealth Band, a tribute Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. She has been on the British throne for 60 years now. Yesterday hundreds of thousands of people braved the rainy day in order to watch the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant which was held on the River Thames.
An album penned by Barlow tops the charts
He wrote the album to mark the grand occasion and it is not surprising that it has hit the top spot on the charts. Gary Barlow from ‘Take that’ teamed up with the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber as they penned a compilation of songs that recognize the monarch’s 60 year reign. The singer Barlow is playing a very important role in the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations which are taking place this weekend. ‘Sing’ features performances by various artists. These come from across The Commonwealth, a diverse group of countries which used to be part of the British Empire.
- Prince Harry joins the band: One of the highlights occurs when Prince Charles’ youngest son hits a tambourine as part of the celebrations. ‘Sing’ went straight to number one beating releases by Rumer, the Scissor Sisters and Paloma Faith. It was noted that all the top 5 entries are new according to the Official Charts Company.
Many famous faces lent their support during the historic occasion. These include Jessie J., Stevie Wonder and Elton John. They will be joined by Ed Sheeran, JLS and Sir Paul McCartney at the Diamond Jubilee Concert which is going to be held at Buckingham Palace. Barlow is one of the organizers for this event.
How about the singles chart?
The top spot was taken by Rudimental featuring John Newman. The act released the track ‘Feel the Love’. Last week it was ‘Fun’ on top, featuring Janelle Monae in ‘We are Young’.