Captain Sir Tom Moore broke information in 2020 (Image: PA)
In a stunning finish to the yr, Captain Tom Moore – effectively, Sir Tom, really – has made 2020 chart historical past alongside the likes of music heavyweights Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.
Capturing the hearts of the nation earlier this yr when he raised millions for charity amid the pandemic, Sir Tom went on to top the charts together with his rousing cowl of You’ll By no means Stroll Alone.
At 99 years and 11 months the Second World Battle veteran was the oldest artist to attain the highest spot.
Days later he turned 100, making him the primary ever centenarian to have a UK chart-topping single.
Alongside Billie, Taylor and Ariana, Sir Tom joined Mariah Carey and the Rolling Stones in breaking different UK Official Charts information this yr.
On the different finish of the age scale, 19-year-old Billie made historical past of her personal; the dangerous man singer had the largest ever opening week for a James Bond title observe when No Time To Die topped the charts in February.
Pity we have to wait a little longer for the movie…
He joined Billie in smashing the charts (PIcture: David Fisher/REX)
In the meantime, pop titan Taylor loved an enormously profitable yr, with two primary albums in 5 months: Folklore, her first of two shock albums, topped the charts as did Evermore, which arrived with little warning earlier this month.
That makes ol’ Swifty the primary artist to have two studio albums at primary in the identical yr since Rihanna in 2012.
To not be disregarded, Ariana scored probably the most UK primary singles of the yr with two topping the charts in Could with Rain On Me, her funky AF duet with Girl Gaga, and one other in October with Positions.
The true Chrimbo miracle got here from Mariah, the so-called Queen of Christmas, who set a brand new document for the track with probably the most weeks within the high 40 earlier than (lastly…FINALLY) reaching number one with her festive banger.
It occurred (Image: Twitter/@MariahCarey
Her single, All I Need For Christmas Is You, has been a staple of the festive interval since its 1994 launch, however missed out on that yr’s Christmas high spot to East 17’s Keep One other Day.
Happily for Mariah, Keep One other Day didn’t hold round one other yr, and the singer has been in a position to lastly declare her crown a long time later, after spending 70 weeks within the high 40.
The late Dame Vera Lynn additionally re-entered the charts together with her biggest hits in Could when she was 103, making her the oldest artist to ever have a high 40 album.
Plus, iconic rockers the Rolling Stones took high spot with a reissue of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup in September, changing into the primary band to achieve primary on the Official Albums Chart in six totally different a long time.
Oh, and Bruce Springsteen scored a primary album in October with Letter To You. That made The Boss the primary credited solo artist to have a primary album in 5 consecutive a long time.
Sheesh, what a yr.