LONDON Nov 16 (Reuters Life!) - Take That's new album
"Progress" released this week is the fastest-selling of the
century in Britain, according to the Official Charts Company.
The record, which also features the voice of Robbie Williams
who has rejoined the group he left in 1995, has sold more than
235,000 copies in its first day.
The opening figure accounts for sales up until the end of
Monday, and is the highest first-day tally since "Be Here Now"
by the British band Oasis scored just over 350,000 in 1997.
"This is a phenomenal achievement from an already
phenomenally successful band," said OCC managing director Martin
Take That and Robbie Williams, who forged a successful solo
career before fading from the limelight in recent years, have
sold more than 80 million albums between them.
The OCC said Progress could challenge the sales achieved by
the last Take That album (without Williams), "The Circus", which
sold one million copies in 18 days.
Take That are signed to Universal Music Group's Polydor
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)