January 22, 2018

Take That Named U.K.’s Most Popular Live Act

Take-That-RobbieTake That, the reformed pop group, has taken 2010 as their own after being named the United Kingdom’s most popular act, kicking Lady Gaga and the band Kings of Leon out of the fought-for position.

Take That, who recently reunited with group member Robbie Williams, has dominated the British album chart with their latest album "Progress" ever since it was released in November of last year. 235,000 copies of Progress were sold in one day and 520,000 the first week, with the single “The Flood” making a major splash in the British music industry.

Kings of Leon and their hit single "Sex on Fire" found themselves shoved into second place with the band JLS behind them. Lady Gage and Michael Buble were given forth and fifth place. Featured in the top ten were Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas, and Muse.

Take That began releasing albums and dominating music charts in 1990; Robbie Williams left the band in 1995 but, after 15 years, decided to return in July of 2010. Progress, the first album to feature Williams since his returns, has remained on the number one spot for six consecutive weeks in the U.K. and has gained wide recognition across the world.