Tom Jones beats Eminem in albums chart – then suggests collaboration

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Tom Jones has revealed that his new album ‘Praise And Blame’ is ahead of Eminem‘s ‘Recovery’ in the UK albums chart today (July 27) – and has said he’d like to collaborate with him.

The Welsh singer’s spokesperson revealed that the album is currently outselling ‘Recovery’ and is in the provisional Number One slot after being released yesterday (July 26).

“I couldn’t be more proud of this album and I’m really blown away by the response from everyone,” Jones said. “It’s great to be top of the charts with Eminem, maybe next time we could be top together.”

If Jones‘ album stays at the top spot on Sunday he will, at 70, become the oldest male musician to have a UK Number One album. The current holder is Bob Dylan, who hit the top spot last year aged 67 with ‘Together Through Life’.

Check NME.COM from 7pm (BST) on Sunday to find out if Jones achieves the feat.