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Take That Named Amazon's Best-Selling Music Act

January 3, 2011 (3:12 am) GMT
The Robbie Williams boyband beat The Beatles and Michael Jackson to top the U.K.'s best-selling artist list on Amazon.

British pop stars have fought off competition from and to be named the best-selling music act ever on website Amazon.co.uk. The group's latest record, "", has dominated Britain's album chart since it was released last month and has gone on to sell more than 1.8 million copies.

Combined with sales of previous discs, Take That have topped the online retailer's music rundown to find the best seller since the site launched in 1998. The Beatles came second on the list, while Michael Jackson was third.

Christopher North, Amazon's vice president of media, says, "(It) is testament to the continued and growing popularity of Take That." The band's latest offering marked their first record with Robbie Williams since he left the line-up in 1995.


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