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!"

Despite the rare honor, Rod Stewart is still not the oldest person to top the UK charts. In 2014, 97-year-old Dame Vera Lynn snagged a Number One album with her compilation, Vera Lynn: National Treasure.

Rod Stewart told us that during his early days, he never looked beyond getting onto the radio for the first time: "I would've just been pleased with one hit. Y'know, that's what most of the bands are striving for now -- just to get one hit, get on the radio -- but in those days it was totally different, y'know? There wasn't so many bands about. It was a, more of a novelty than it is now."

Rod Stewart's next U.S. show is set for February 23rd at Hollywood, Florida's Hard Rock Live.

AUDIO: ROD STEWART COMPARES THE MUSIC BUSINESS TODAY WITH BACK WHEN HE STARTED OUT