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Prince Harry tops UK albums chart

June 4, 2012 - London

Gary Barlow's musical celebration of the Diamond Jubilee - featuring Prince Harry on tambourine - has scored a first place position in its first week in UK albums chart.

The Take That star's album Sing, which was recorded at Abbey Road studios and features a cameo appearance by the royal, has made it to the top on its debut.

The album, which sees Barlow backed by the Commonwealth Band, was presented to the Queen herself to commemorate the celebration of her 60 years on the throne.

Barlow recruited Prince Harry, a keen music fan, to play on the track - although the royal refused to sing. The track, also called Sing, was written by Barlow and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and features the chart-topping Military Wives.

The 41-year-old star has been organising the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, which will also see appearances from stars such as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue and Barlow's bandmate Robbie Williams.

"I couldn't have wished for anything more on this momentous weekend," the Daily Star quoted him as saying about the success of the album ahead of the concert.

All other top five albums in the chart this week were also newcomers, with Paloma Faith's Fall To Grace in at 2 and Rumer's Boys Don't Cry charting in third place. They were followed by Magic Hour by the Scissor Sisters and Anthems by Russell Watson.


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