By Daniel Lane
Arcade Fire could be headed for their second Number 1 UK album this weekend, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
The Canadian indie rockers’ fourth album Reflektor is set to knock Katy Perry’s Prism off the top spot after just one week. Reflektor is currently outselling Prism (Number 2) by nearly three copies to one as of today’s midway point.
Meanwhile, Josh, JJ, Jaymi and George, AKA Union J are ready to follow up the success of their Top 10 singles Carry You and Beautiful Life with a Top 10 album. Their self-titled debut is at Number 3 today, and a mere 600 copies behind Katy Perry.
16-year-old New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde, who topped the Official Singles Chart on Sunday with Royals, is at Number 4 with her debut album Pure Heroine, while James Blunt’s Moon Landing slides three places to Number 5.
Matt Cardle is on course for this third Top 10 this weekend. The 2010 X Factor winner’s latest album, Porcelain, is at Number 7 on today’s Official Albums Chart Update. Linkin Park also look set to debut in the Top 10 with new remix collection, Recharged (10). Featuring the likes of Steve Aoki, Paul Van Dyk and Tom Swoon, Recharged is the US metal band’s third such project, and follows 2004’s Collision Course with Jay Z (which peaked at Number 15).
After a near 18 year absence from the Official Albums Chart, legendary rockney duo Chas & Dave are at Number 17 today with That’s What Happens. Lou Reed’s David Bowie and Mick Ronson-produced 1973 breakthrough album, Transformer, re-enters the Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 at Number 24 today following his death at the weekend.
Boy George is on track for his first Top 40 album in nearly a decade with This Is What I Do (26), while former Britain’s Got Talent star Paul Potts new Greatest Hits collection enters at 29 off the back of One Chance, the film based on his life which stars James Corden. And finally, London-based producer Wilkinson is new in at 33 with his debut full-length, Lazers Not Included.
|3||UNION J||UNION J|
|5||MOON LANDING||JAMES BLUNT|
|8||IF YOU WAIT||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|11||CLOSER TO THE TRUTH||CHER|
|12||PERHAPS LOVE||JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE|
|13||MECHANICAL BULL||KINGS OF LEON|
|14||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
|15||LOVE IN PORTOFINO||ANDREA BOCELLI|
|17||THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS||CHAS & DAVE|
|19||NOTHING WAS THE SAME||DRAKE|
|21||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|22||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|23||THE MESSAGE||ANDREA BEGLEY|
|26||THIS IS WHAT I DO||BOY GEORGE|
|27||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|28||BRAND NEW MACHINE||CHASE & STATUS|
|29||THE GREATEST HITS||PAUL POTTS|
|31||NOW THEN & FOREVER||EARTH WIND & FIRE|
|33||LAZERS NOT INCLUDED||WILKINSON|
|36||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|37||DAYS ARE GONE||HAIM|
|38||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|39||THE ESSENTIAL||WILL YOUNG|
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