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Robbie Williams would equal Elvis with one more hit

Former Take That singer Robbie Williams could equal Elvis Presley's tally of chart-topping albums if he claims the 1,000th number one next weekend.

Robbie Williams could equal Elvis. Credit: Michael Kappeler/DPA/Press Association Images

Robbie faces up against acts such as JLS and Jake Bugg to achieve the milestone in the Official Album Chart, succeeding Lady Gaga who is currently in the top with Artpop. Williams is favourite to land the coveted position with Swings Both Ways which was released today.

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Contestants get All Shook Up at Elvis Championships

Elvis tribute artist Carl Ryder from Birmingham at European Elvis Championships. Credit: PA

Elvis Presley impersonators from across the world have gathered together to compete to be crowned Europe's next big King.

More than 70 wannabe rock and roll idols descended on the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel to strut their sequinned stuff in front of judges in the European Elvis Championships.

Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships. Credit: PA

The annual event is held around Elvis' birthday weekend on January 8 and celebrates the musical and cultural icon who died at the age of 42, on August 16, 1977.

John Paul Melling,6, alias Johnny B Goode from Billinge, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships in Birmingham. Credit: PA

The contest, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is in its 10th year, will see the winner of the grand prize awarded the accolade for best act, as well as a cash prize, a trip for two to Memphis, Tennessee, and a specially made jumpsuit created by designers who tailored Elvis's outfits.