André Rieu in chart battle with Robbie Williams

9 November 2012, 10:53 | Updated: 12 December 2012, 17:35

Waltzing violinist André Rieu is just behind Robbie Williams in the Official UK Album Charts, in second place.

André Rieu's new album 'Magic Of The Movies' is currently at no. 2 in the Official UK Album Charts, just behind the new album from Robbie Williams, which is currently occupying the top spot.

Rieu's album of film score classics has beaten competition from other new releases this week including veteran rockers Aerosmith. The album is just in front of boy-band JLS in the chart, with The Sun describing Rieu's performance as 'an unexpected fight before Sunday'.

The 63-year-old King Of The Waltz is also due to begin a 13-date arena tour of the UK next month, including a date in London's O2 arena. Rieu's Christmas concert will also be shown in cinemas across Europe on November 24th.