SIR Rod Stewart has become the oldest male solo artist to have a number one album in the UK.
The album, You’re In My Heart, is the British singer’s 10th chart topper and was was released on 22 November.
Sir Rod, who is 74 years old, has taken the accolade from American singer Paul Simon.
He beat Simon by three months, the Official Charts Company said.
Sir 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!”
His latest release is an orchestral album which features new versions of some of his classic tracks, including Sailing and I Don’t Want to Talk About It.
Produced with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the re-imagining of his greatest hits knocked Williams’s The Christmas Present out of the top spot to number two.