By Dan Lane
According to today’s Official Chart Update, The Killers’ Battle Born looks set to debut at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this coming Sunday.
The Las Vegas band’s latest album, which was released on Monday, has shot ahead of P!nk’s The Truth About Love (Number 2), and currently leads the Blow Me (One Last Kiss) singer’s long awaited sixth studio album by 9,000 copies.
If The Killers can maintain their momentum through to Sunday’s final whistle, it will give frontman Brandon Flowers and co their fourth Number 1 on UK shores.
The Script, who topped the Official Singles Chart last weekend with Hall Of Fame FT Will.I.Am, fall one place to Number 3 in today’s Official Albums Chart Update with their latest full-length, #3, while current reigning album kings and queens The XX slide three places to Number 4 with Coexist. Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events holds firm at Number 5.
In addition to The Killers’ Battle Born (Number 1) and P!nk’s The Truth About Love (2), there are 12 other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update.
The 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s seminal 1987 album, Bad, is on course to debut at Number 6 on this week’s chart. The album, which spawned nine Top 40 hits (including the Number 1 I Just Can't Stop Loving You) between ’87 and ’89, is the UK’s ninth biggest selling album of all time.
Call Me Maybe star Carly Rae Jepsen is currently at Number 8 with new offering Kiss, while US indie rockers Grizzly Bear and Band Of Horses look set to score their highest charting UK albums to date with Shields and Mirage Rock at numbers 11 and 13, respectively.
US blues quartet Rival Sons are at 19 with Head Down, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora’s Aftermath Of The Lowdown is at 25, while Skink Anansie’s Black Traffic (27) also looks set to give the Brit rockers their highest charting album since reforming in 2009.
This week’s new entries are completed by Marillion’s seventeenth studio album, Sounds That Can’t Be Made, at Number 27, Ben Folds Five’s The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (31), Nelly Furtado’s The Spirit Indestructible (34), We Are The Ocean’s Maybe Today Maybe Tomorrow (38) and Down’s Episode 1 Of 4 (39).
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||BATTLE BORN||THE KILLERS|
|02||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||PINK|
|03||NUMBER 3||THE SCRIPT|
|05||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|08||KISS||CARLY RAE JEPSEN|
|10||ILL MANORS - OST||PLAN B|
|12||COME OF AGE||THE VACCINES|
|13||MIRAGE ROCK||BAND OF HORSES|
|15||BEACON||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|16||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|19||HEAD DOWN||RIVAL SONS|
|21||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT 2.0||DAVID GUETTA|
|22||AN AWESOME WAVE||ALT-J|
|23||MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|24||HERE'S WHAT I BELIEVE||JOE MCELDERRY|
|25||AFTERMATH OF THE LOWDOWN||RICHIE SAMBORA|
|26||BLACK TRAFFIC||SKUNK ANANSIE|
|27||SOUNDS THAT CANT BE MADE||MARILLION|
|28||EL CAMINO||BLACK KEYS|
|29||SIGH NO MORE||MUMFORD & SONS|
|30||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|31||THE SOUND OF THE LIFE OF THE MIND||BEN FOLDS FIVE|
|34||THE SPIRIT INDESTRUCTIBLE||NELLY FURTADO|
|35||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|36||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|37||ELYSIUM||PET SHOP BOYS|
|38||MAYBE TODAY MAYBE TOMORROW||WE ARE THE OCEAN|
|39||EPISODE 1 OF 4||DOWN|
|40||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
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