Chart regulars since 1999, Westlife have had five number one albums and 13 number one singles but never topped both charts simultaneously - until this week, writes Alan Jones.
They do so by dint of the fact that their 17th single, You Raise Me Up, sold a further 58,175 copies last week - a 40.2% dip week-on-week but far in excess of the 22,986 copies the number two single by Arctic Monkeys sold - even as their seventh album ...
Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.
Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.Start your free trial