By Dan Lane
Chris Brown looks set to score his highest-charting UK album to date on Sunday. According to today’s Official Chart Update, the US singer’s fifth full-length release, Fortune, is on course to knock Linkin Park’s Living Things off the top of the Official Albums Chart.
Fortune, which features the Official Number 1 smash Turn Up The Music and its Number 3 follow-up single, Don’t Wake Me Up, has nearly sold twice as many copies as its closest competitor - Maroon 5’s Overexposed (Number 2) - so far this week. Brown’s previous highest charting albums, 2007’s Exclusive and 2011’s F.A.M.E, reached Number 3 and 10, respectively.
Linkin Park’s Living Things slides two places to Number 3, while Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events, which is the second biggest selling album of 2012 so far, is at Number 4. Ed Sheeran’s + completes this week’s Official Update Top 5.
In addition to Chris Brown’s Fortune (Number 1) there are two other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update. US country star Mary Chapin Carpenter could be on track for her first UK Top 20 album on Sunday. Her eleventh studio album, Ashes And Roses, is this week’s second highest new entry at Number 19. UK folk punks The King Blues’ fourth and final album, Long Live The Struggle, is at Number 29.
Following their triumphant sold-out reunion shows at Manchester’s Heaton Park over the weekend, Madchester indie gods the Stone Roses’ are tracking as the week’s highest climbers so far. The band’s 1989 self-titled debut album is up 20 places to Number 32, while their Very Best Of collection climbs 13 places to Number 8. US band Fun. also ascend 13 places with Some Nights to Number 15.
The full Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|03||LIVING THINGS||LINKIN PARK|
|04||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|06||WATCH THE THRONE||JAY-Z & KANYE WEST|
|07||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|08||THE VERY BEST OF||STONE ROSES|
|09||A MILLION LIGHTS||CHERYL|
|10||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|14||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|16||LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT||AMY MACDONALD|
|17||NUMBER ONES||BEE GEES|
|18||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|19||ASHES AND ROSES||MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER|
|20||WILD ONES||FLO RIDA|
|21||WHO YOU ARE||JESSIE J|
|24||PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED||NICKI MINAJ|
|25||LOOKING 4 MYSELF||USHER|
|26||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|27||SING||GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND|
|28||TEENAGE DREAM||KATY PERRY|
|29||LONG LIVE THE STRUGGLE||KING BLUES|
|30||IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW||OLLY MURS|
|31||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING|
|32||THE STONE ROSES||STONE ROSES|
|34||LONELY ARE THE BRAVE||MAVERICK SABRE|
|35||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|36||25 YEARS - THE CHAIN||FLEETWOOD MAC|
|38||STEREO TYPICAL||RIZZLE KICKS|
|39||BOYS DON'T CRY||RUMER|
|40||CEREMONIALS||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
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