Make a comment

Arcade Fire lead albums race with Reflektor

30/10/2013

Advertisement
Arcade Fire lead Official Albums race with Reflektor

By

Arcade Fire are on course to knock Katy Perry off the top of the Official Albums Chart this weekend, while Union J and Lorde are headed for the Top 5!

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.

New Entries

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.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 REFLEKTOR ARCADE FIRE
2 PRISM KATY PERRY
3 UNION J UNION J
4 PURE HEROINE LORDE
5 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
6 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
7 PORCELAIN MATT CARDLE
8 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
9 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
10 RECHARGED LINKIN PARK
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
16 BANGERZ MILEY CYRUS
17 THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS CHAS & DAVE
18 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
19 NOTHING WAS THE SAME DRAKE
20 ALIVE JESSIE J
21 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
22 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
23 THE MESSAGE ANDREA BEGLEY
24 TRANSFORMER LOU REED
25 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
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
30 HOME RUDIMENTAL
31 NOW THEN & FOREVER EARTH WIND & FIRE
32 TIME ROD STEWART
33 LAZERS NOT INCLUDED WILKINSON
34 THE 1975 1975
35 NEW PAUL MCCARTNEY
36 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
37 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
38 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
39 THE ESSENTIAL WILL YOUNG
40 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE

© 2013 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

Back