Long may it reign! Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee album Sing rules the charts as it shoots straight to Number One
10:58 GMT, 4 June 2012
Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band's Jubilee album Sing has climbed to the top of the album charts.
The record shot to the top following last night's 'making of' documentary on BBC One.
Barlow said of the achievement: 'I couldn't have wished for anything more on this momentous weekend!'
What a weekend: Gary Barlow's Diamobnd Jubilee record has reached number one in the album charts
He also took to Twitter to express
his thanks, writing: 'Thank you so much #GbArmy for making Sing the
number 1 album this week #foreverindebted'
The Take That star co-wrote the track with music legend Andrew Lloyd Webber.
was equally thrilled with the news, saying: 'I'm absolutely thrilled,
this is a burst of sunshine on a rainy Sunday – let's hope the sun
shines on Gary's concert tomorrow.'
Found inspiration: Prince Charles helped Gary by showing him music which he has come across on his travels
Helping hand: Prince Harry played the tambourine for the title single
The compilation record features 7
tracks including collaborations with the Military Wives, Hayley
Westenra, Alfie Boe and Laura Wright.
single Sing, the making of which was shown on last night's programme
Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, has climbed to number
eight in the iTunes Singles chart today.
The track, which includes musicians from all over the Commonwealth also features Prince Harry playing the tambourine.
Collaboration: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber co-wrote the song with Gary
Shot to the top: The record rocketed up the charts after last night's BBC documentary Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service
Dedication: Gary travelled all over the Commonwealth to create the unique track
Gary's solo version of the song has reached the top 20.
This marks an incredible weekend for the singer, who also curated the Diamond Jubilee concert'
Eclectic: Gary featured musicians from all over the world on the record
Came together: Sing includes collaborations with Military Wives, Hayley Westenra, Alfie Boe and Laura Wright
show will include stars such as Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Sir Paul
McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Sir Elton John, performing at Buckingham
Sing narrowly pipped Paloma Faith's album Fall to Grace to the top spot, leaving her at Number Two.
And that's not all: Gary also curated tonight's Diamond Jubilee concert, including stars such as Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Sir Elton John