CHART TOPPERS

Robbie Williams laid claim to the pop throne on Sunday as he reigned supreme across both singles and album charts.

The aptly named Take the Crown was a new entry at the top of the album charts while Candy, his 14th number one, stayed at the top of the singles chart for the second week in a row.

Programme chiefs decided the song was not appropriate for the target audience of 15 to 29-year-olds but it became his first solo number one for eight years despite the lack of coverage on the prime time show.

Take the Crown is Williams' tenth number one album in 15 years as a solo artist, and it is the second time he has topped both charts simultaneously, according to the Official Charts Company.

The last time was in December 2001 when Something Stupid, his duet with actress Nicole Kidman, hit the top spot during his easy listening covers album Swing When You're Winning's seven week stay at the top of the album chart.

Labrinth FT Emeli Sande spent a second week at number two with former chart-topper Beneath Your Beautiful.

In the album chart Williams was the highest of four new entries in the top five.

Dutch violinist Andre Rieu came in at number two with Magic Of The Movies, his collection of film score classics.

GIGS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Lawson, whose hits include 'When She Was Mine' and 'Taking Over Me', have seen all four of their tours in the past 18 months sell out completely and it's left plenty of fans wanting more.

Therefore the four-piece band, who had their mainstream breakthrough after becoming the support act for one of Britain’s biggest pop bands, The Wanted, have now announced a tour to supper their debut album Chapman Square, kicking off on 22 February. 

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Andy Brown, Joel Peat, Ryan Fletcher and Adam Pitts of Lawson

 
Tickets went on sale on Friday 9 November and you can find them online with Live Nation here.

Or if you fancy sitting down during a gig, with a bucket of popcorn by your side, why not check out an exclusive screening of the anticipated Coldplay Live 2012 Mylo Xyloto World Tour?

It will screened at cinemas globally for one night only on 13 November – before the official DVD release. Check out more details here.

OPEN YOUR EARS

Described by her management as the UK’s new 'pop vixen', Liverpudlian singer/songwriter Jenn D is preparing for the release of her debut single 'Lose It' with its big bassline on 18 November.

If you think you recognise her sound, two of her demos have already featured on reality TV show 'Made In Chelsea'.

She’s been working with the team behind the likes of Kylie, Girls Aloud and The Saturdays' hits and is tipped for big things in 2013.

Watch her video, shot in LA and which has already had over 25,000 plays, below and let us know if you think she can make it into the charts.