Take That Competes with JLS and Westlife
In the UK, Take That have shown their staying power with their number posting for the second week in a row for their album "Progress". This is their first release since re-uniting with Robbie Williams (who left the band in 2005, but has recently re-joined them).
As a foursome without Williams, they chalked up a number of chart hits reaching over 40 million sales across the world. Since forming originally in the 1990s, they have had 25 top forty singles, 16 top 5 singles in the UK, and six number 1 albums.
Take That has shown their strength against competition boy-bands JLS and Westlife. This week "Outta This World" by JLS claimed the number two position. Westlife edged in at number three with their release "Gravity". Spots four and five are claimed by Susan Boyle and Rihanna.
JLS came to fame as runners-up in the 2008 final of The X Factor. To date they have now sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide. In July 2010, "The Club Is Alive" became their third number one hit on the UK singles chart.
Brian McFadden wants to re-unite with Westlife for a chance to do battle with Take That and JLS. On Twitter he wrote: "If I'm to be honest yes I would love to do an album with (the) boys and show JLS and Take That what we are really made of!" But Westlife are not interested in any form of re-union with McFadden.
Fellow singer Shane Filan from Westlife has spoken out. He told Britain's Hello! Magazine: "He left because he didn't like what Westlife were. Robbie got kicked out of Take That, but Brian left of his own accord. He wasn't happy. If he did come back, we'd be thinking every day, 'Is he happy with what we're doing now?'"
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