Robbie Williams' new album heading for top of the charts

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Robbie Williams is heading back to the top of the charts.

The Angels star, 42, looks set to claim his 12th UK number one solo album, with The Heavy Entertainment Show.

A picture of Robbie Williams performing
Robbie Williams (Joan Leong/AP/PA)

The Official Charts Company said that only two other solo artists have achieved more number one albums than Robbie so far - Elvis Presley (13) and Madonna (12) - making him the most successful British solo artist in Official Albums Chart history.

It came after the star's latest single, Party Like A Russian, flopped in the charts.

The rest of the top five is expected to consist of Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's collaboration Together, Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale, Michael Buble's Nobody But Me and Elvis's The Wonder Of You.

Meanwhile, after three weeks at number one, Little Mix's Shout Out To My Ex is expected to slip to second place in the singles chart.

Little Mix.
Little Mix (Ryan Phillips/PA)

Clean Bandit could be celebrating their second number one in the chart with Rockabye.