Two weeks ago, a sale of 29,638 would have sufficed only for a number 47 slot on the album chart. This week it's enough to earn Take That's comeback album Beautiful World a sixth straight week at number one, writes Alan Jones.
It's a vivid illustration of how dramatically the market declines between the week prior to Christmas and the first of the new year.
Beautiful World turned in a stunning sale of 443,070 a fortnight ago, ...
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