The Official Charts Company has confirmed that Robbie Williams’ new album ‘Under The Radar Volume I’ is not eligible for inclusion in the charts, thus rendering his previous stated battle against Take That void.
A spokesperson from the company confirmed, “Robbie’s album isn’t chart eligible as it’s solely available through his website and has been released by his management rather than the label.”
This means that his previously stated chart battle against former band Take That – who released their own album ‘III’ on Monday (December 1) as well – no longer applies.
Williams had previously compared the two acts’ rivalry to that of Oasis and Beady Eye, mocking the recently split Beady Eye in the process by adding, “except at the end of this week WE’LL all still have a career!”
The comment came after Take That singer Gary Barlow compared the battle for the top spot to Blur and Oasis’ famous 1995 chart war when the rival Britpop stars released ‘Country House’ and ‘Roll With It’ on the same day.