With the extraordinary album “Praise & Blame” still sitting at Number 1 in the UK album charts mid-weeks today, Sir Tom Jones looks set to be the oldest male musician to have a UK Number 1 album. Sir Tom first held the accolade when his album reload went to number 1 in 1999 when Tom was 60.
Now at 70 he looks set to take the crown from Bob Dylan whose last album went to number 1 in the UK in 2009 at the age of 67.
The Legendary Sir Tom Jones who recently celebrated his 70th birthday and is entering his 6th decade in music, has leapt aheadÂ of Eminem to top the UK album chart in today’s mid-weeks.
“Praise & Blame” looks set to stop Eminem from claiming his 5th week at number 1. Sir Tom, who has worked with many of the greats, including Elvis, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and many more, has released what the critics are calling the album of his career.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this album and I’m really blown away by the response from everyone. It’s great to be top of the charts with Eminem, maybe next time we could be top together”
“Praise & Blame” is Jones’ most successful release since he last entered the UK chart at no. 1 in 1999 with “Reload”. www.tomjones.com
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