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Biffy Clyro on course for first ever Number 1 album with Opposites

30/01/2013

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Biffy Clyro on course for first ever Number 1 album with Opposites

By Dan Lane

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are on course for their first ever Number 1 album this Sunday with Opposites, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Biffy Clyro look set to score their first ever Number 1 album this weekend with Opposites.

The Kilmarnock trio - frontman Simon Neil and twin brothers James and Ben Johnston (bass and drums, respectively) – currently have a seemingly uncatchable lead of nearly 30,000 copies on reigning chart topper, the Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Les Miserables (Number 2).

If Biffy can maintain their lead through to Sunday’s final whistle, Opposites will become their highest charting album since 2007’s Puzzle, which peaked at Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart.

An acoustic reworking of Justin Bieber’s latest album, Believe, is new in at Number 3, while Fleetwood Mac’s iconic 1977 album, Rumours, celebrates its 35th anniversary of going to Number 1 by re-entering the Official Albums Chart at Number 4. Finally Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events notches up its 51st week in the Top 10, and is at Number 5 on today’s Update.

New Entries

In addition to Biffy Clyro’s Opposites (Number 1) Justin Bieber’s Believe Acoustic (Number 3), and the 35th anniversary edition of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (Number 4), there are three other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Passione, the 14th studio album and twenty-third solo album by Andrea Bocelli, looks set to give the Italian tenor his highest charting album in almost five years. It is Number 8 on today’s Update.

Meanwhile Welsh post-hardcore outfit Funeral For A Friend are on course for their highest charting album in nearly six years with their sixth studio album, Conduit (Number 16). Local Natives complete this week’s Official Album Chart Update’s new entries with their second full-length, Hummingbird, at Number 38.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 OPPOSITES BIFFY CLYRO
2 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
3 BELIEVE - ACOUSTIC JUSTIN BIEBER
4 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
5 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
6 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
7 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
8 PASSIONE ANDREA BOCELLI
9 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SONG JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS R&B ORCHESTRA
10 GIRL ON FIRE ALICIA KEYS
11 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
12 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
13 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
14 + ED SHEERAN
15 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
16 CONDUIT FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
17 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
18 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
19 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
20 THE LUMINEERS THE LUMINEERS
21 THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND
22 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
23 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
24 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
25 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
26 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
27 GREATEST HITS BON JOVI
28 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
29 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON
30 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
31 GREATEST HITS - SO FAR P!NK
32 GRRR THE ROLLING STONES
33 CHAPMAN SQUARE LAWSON
34 IN A TIME LAPSE LUDOVICO EINAUDI
35 OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA MADNESS
36 GREATEST HITS FOO FIGHTERS
37 AMERICAN SOUL MICK HUCKNALL
38 HUMMINGBIRD LOCAL NATIVES
39 21 ADELE
40 DNA LITTLE MIX

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