At 80 years and 10 months outdated, Tom turns into the oldest male to assert a No 1 album on the Official Albums Chart, and the oldest artist ever to take action with an album of latest materials, overtaking Bob Dylan, who topped the chart at 79 years outdated final June with Tough And Rowdy Methods.
The late Dame Vera Lynn holds the general document together with her biggest hits assortment We’ll Meet Once more – The Very Greatest Of, No 1 in 2009 when Vera was 92.
Surrounded By Time is Tom’s fourth No 1 album and his first since 1999’s Reload. He’s additionally the primary Welsh soloist to land a UK chart-topper in 9 years, since Marina & The Diamonds’ Electra Coronary heart in 2012.
Celebrating the information, Sir Tom Jones advised OfficialCharts.com:
“I’m thrilled past phrases with the reception for Surrounded By Time, and to now maintain these UK chart data is super, simply unbelievable. I’m so pleased with everybody who helped me create this music, I had a ball working with them and to get this result’s simply unbelievable. It’s fantastic that the general public has allowed me to be musically expressive at my time of life and have proven their help. I’m endlessly grateful.”
Final week’s No 1 album, Californian Soil by London Grammar, drops to 2, and AJ Tracey’s Flu Sport completes the Prime 5.
Simply exterior the Prime 10, a 50th anniversary version of John Lennon’s 1971 solo debut album Plastic Ono Band enters at Quantity 11. Equally, a reissue of The Who’s third studio album The Who Promote Out lands at Quantity 15, and a reissue of ska band Selecter’s 1980 album Too A lot Strain is new at Quantity 24 – and is that this week’s best-selling album on vinyl.
Additional down, alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. declare their fifth Prime 40 album with Sweep It Into House at 29, Icelandic blues outfit Kaleo are new at 34 with Floor Sounds, and Sunderland rock band Area Music rating their third Prime 40 album with Flat White Moon at 36.