Charts analysis: Rod Stewart beats Stormzy and Harry Styles in race for Christmas No.1 album

Rod Stewart has the Christmas No.1 on the album chart for the second time in his career, with You’re In My Heart – his collaboration with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ending a run of 18 changes in leadership in as many weeks to successfully defend its position atop the chart.

Consumption of You’re In My Heart grew 59.30% week-on-week to 71,330 units (including 710 from sales-equivalent streams) to earn Stewart his first Christmas No.1 for exactly 40 years. In ...

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