Barbra Streisand is on course for her seventh UK Number 1 with Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Plus there are nine new albums heading for this week's Top 40, including Britney and De La Soul.

Barbra Streisand is on course to land her seventh Number 1 on this week's Official Albums Chart. 

The icon's 35th studio album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway leads the way on today's Official Chart Update (August 30), 6,000 combined sales ahead of closest competitor. 

Encore includes renditions of songs from major Broadway shows performed with a range of A-list stars, including Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy and Jamie Foxx. Tracks on the collection include The Sound Of Music's Climb Ev'ry Mountain and Pure Imagination from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - which coincides with the sad death of the original film's star Gene Wilder yesterday (August 29).

Elsewhere, Britney Spears is currently at Number 2 with her ninth album Glory. If she maintains her position until Friday's Official Chart (September 2), it'll be her fourth collection to just miss out on the top spot. Look back at Britney's Official UK Chart history here

Last week's Number 1 Blonde by Frank Ocean slips to 3, Dolly Parton's Pure & Simple is at 4, and Rick Astley could find himself back in the Top 5 this week with 50, currently up seven spots to Number 5. 

New entries and high climbers 

US hip hop trio De La Soul could earn their first Top 10 album in 25 years this week (since 1991's Number 7-peaking De La Soul Is Dead) with And The Anonymous Nobody (8), and the debut album from British indie rock band The Hunna, called 100, is currently just outside the Top 10 at 13. 

Further down, Bradford band New Model Army are likely to secure their sixth Top 40 album with Winter (16), Oxford rockers Glass Animals start at 19 with How To Be A Human Being, and Chip (formerly Chipmunk)'s Power Up is at 26. 

Finally, Delain's Moonbathers (28), Bars & Melody's Teen Spirit (29) and Lauren Aquilina's Isn't It Strange (34) are all set to earn a place in this week's Official Albums Top 40.