JLS pip gracious Robbie to the post for number one

Monday November 16, 2009

It was almost too close to call with just 1,517 sales in it. But boy band JLS have taken the number one album spot in the British music charts.

They beat stiff competition from Robbie Williams – recently seen on stage with his former Take That band mates – and his offering Reality Killed The Video Star.

JLS's self-titled debut record is now the record holder for the fastest first-week sales in the UK charts this year, selling a record 239,643 copies.

And the first person to congratulate the boys – runners up in the 2008 series of the X Factor – was Robbie himself.

The 35-year-old singer phoned up to say well done to Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, JB Gill and Oritse Williams, and to set a challenge of another kind.

He invited the band to join him the next time they are in LA and also invited them to take him on again - this time in a game of football, the Sun reports.

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