Boy bands rule the charts

After spectacular first-day sales, partly fuelled by Take That's high TV profile, Progress sold 518,601 copies. While falling short of the all-time record of 663,389 sales in a week (a figure corrected from an original estimate of 696,000) established by Oasis' Be Here Now (a Thursday release) in 1997, it easily beats the 21st century record of 464,471 copies that Coldplay's X&Y sold the week of its release in June 2005.

With downloads available for as little as £3.99, Progress ...

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