Rod Stewart just became the oldest male performer to top the British albums charts, with his new set, You're In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. BBC.com reported, "Sir Rod, who is 74 years and 11 months old, has taken the accolade from American singer Paul Simon. He beat Simon by three months, the Official Charts Company said." Simon had previously held the record with his 2016 release, Stranger To Stranger.
On his Instagram feed, Rod touched upon Britain's recent elections and gave a shout out to the Who, who were expected to top the charts this week for the first time since 1971's Who's Next -- but instead came in third behind Robbie Williams. Rod said, "A new government and a new number one for Sir Rod. Thank you once again to my legions of fans who I will never take for granted. Bless you all and a Merry Christmas. Well done Robbie, well done Boris, no hard feelings Pete Townshend!"