A collaborative project organized by Take That star Gary Barlow to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne has shot to the top of the U.K. albums chart on her Diamond Jubilee weekend (02-03Jun12).
The British singer traveled around the world to record performances by musicians from all over the Commonwealth for Sing, which includes a title track penned by Barlow and theater impressario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and features Prince Harry playing a tambourine.
The special compilation narrowly beat Paloma Faith's Fall To Grace to number one; she enters at two.
I said, 'Yeah, I can't believe it', and kept my head down
The top five albums on the countdown were all new entries - Rumer's Boys Don't Cry debuts at three, while the Scissor Sisters' Magic Hour and opera star Russell Watson's Anthems land at four and five, respectively.
In the U.K. singles chart, Feel The Love by electro act Rudimental shoots to first place, forcing fun's We Are Young hit into second.
The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Loreen, enters at three with Euphoria, the dance track which landed Sweden the 2012 title.
Meanwhile the Take That star faces the wrath of London taxi drivers because of the traffic congestion caused by Monday's (04Jun12) Diamond Jubilee Concert.
The music extravaganza at Buckingham Palace features a star studded line-up, including Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Sir Elton John - and is being held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne.
Barlow is organising the mammoth music spectacular, and admits he is suffering from nerves after calling the concert the "biggest thing I will ever do".
He tells Britain's The People, "It's the biggest achievement for me, ever. The concert is the biggest thing I will ever do. It's b**ody scary. The stage is enormous. "I was in a cab near the Palace the other week and I asked if there was any way around the traffic.
The driver said, "Nah, some t**t decided to build a stage here'. I said, 'Yeah, I can't believe it', and kept my head down".
But Barlow can't wait to see the gig unfold.
He adds, "We've never had the Palace as a concert backdrop before... The show is going to be incredible. I will be more nervous than about anything else in my career".