Sir Rod Stewart and Jools Holland’s collaborative album Swing Fever has debuted at number one in the UK charts.

The record is comprised of covers from the big band era, featuring tracks including Lullaby Of Broadway, Good Rockin’ Tonight and Pennies From Heaven.

Speaking to the Official Charts Company after the record was confirmed at number one in the album chart, Sir Rod, 79, said: “Are we happy about this, Jools? Totally unexpected.”

Holland, 66, added: “I’m so happy, (this has) never happened to me before. So I’m delighted, thank-you so much.”

Holland is best known for fronting BBC Two show Later… With Jools Holland on which he brings together artists for live performances and this is Holland’s first UK number one album.

Sir Rod, the former frontman of rock band Faces, last had a number one album more than four years ago with You’re In My Heart which featured some of his classic vocal tracks accompanied by new arrangements from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

With the new number one album included, he now has 11 chart-topping albums to his name, meaning he draws level with David Bowie, Taylor Swift and U2, according to the Official Charts Company.

Sir Rod and Holland have been promoting their album on TV shows including Dancing On Ice, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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Swing Fever is described by Sir Rod as “a celebration of the joy and spirit of swing music”.

Elsewhere in the album chart, Millennials by Scottish indie outfit The Snuts debuted at number two while Stick Season by American singer-songwriter Noah Kahan remained at number three.

In fourth spot is The Weeknd’s 2021 album The Highlights while Thanks For Hating by rapper Potter Payper has debuted at number five.

For the second week in a row, Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em tops the UK singles chart.

In second spot is Lose Control by Teddy Swims with Beautiful Things by Benson Boone at number three.

Stick Season by Kahan is at number four while End Of Beginning by indie outfit Djo has moved up six places to number five.