Gary Barlow's Jubilee songs top single and album charts

Gary Barlow has hit the top of the UK single and album charts with his tracks inspired by the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Recorded with musicians from across the Commonwealth, Sing is both the title of the single and album.

The Take That star helped to organise the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace last week.

Sing was co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and features 210 musicians including the African Children's Choir, Aboriginal guitarist Gurrumul, Slum Drummers from Kenya's Kibera slum and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Band, as well as the Military Wives choir.

Prince Harry even makes an appearance on the track playing the tambourine.
The record is raising money for the Queen's Jubilee charities.

The Official Chart Company has revealed that it was the biggest selling number one of the year so far, with 142,000 copies sold in the past week.

Barlow told PA: "It's been such a great week, it would take something very special to top it.

"I'd like to say thanks on behalf of about 200 people, as we've got a massive cast on this record.

"I love collaborating with other artists and being able to put them all on one stage, the other night was such an honour for me. It's something I'll never forget."

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