Could Paolo Nutini be on track for the fastest-selling album of 2014?

Caustic Love clocks up stellar sales to debut at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart midweeks.

Caustic Love clocks up stellar sales to debut at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart midweeks.

Paolo Nutini looks set to end Kaiser Chiefs’ two-week stand at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this weekend with his third full-length, Caustic Love. And, not only that, the 27-year-old Scottish singer/songwriter is also on track to bag himself the fastest selling artist album of 2014 so far.

According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, the follow-up to Paolo‘s2009 album, Sunny Side Up, has sold more than 59,000 already this week. Caustic Love is currently just 10,000 copies behind the entire first week tally of current record holder, The Power Of Love by Sam Bailey, which topped the Chart last month.

The Vamps look set to score this week’s second highest new entry with Meet The Vamps. The boy band’s debut album, which features Top 5 singles Can We Dance, Wild Heart and Last Night, is at Number 2 today.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction and John Legend’s Love In The Future both slide one place to Number 3 and 4, respectively, while reigning chart-toppers the Kaiser ChiefsEducation, Education, Education And War is down four places to Number 5.

New Entries

In addition to Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love (Number 1) and The VampsMeet The Vamps (2), there are eight other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is just outside the Top 5 today with his new concept album, Homo Erraticus (6), while former X Factor runner-up Rhydian is new in at 15 today with his fifth album, One Day Like This.

The 25th anniversary edition of the Stone Roses’ 1989 self-titled debut has propelled the album back into the mid-week Top 40 at 23, while Do To The Beast by Afghan Whigs is at 24.

Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour - A Live Soundtrack, is new in at 29 midweek, the album was recorded last April during the Los Angeles show of their final world tour, and also serves as the soundtrack to the Swedish DJ collective’s documentary Leave The World Behind.

This week’s new entries are completed by Ben Watt from Everything But The Girl’s new studio album, Hendra (30), former A-ha frontman Morten Harket’s Brother (32), and Billy Bragg’s Live At The Union Chapel London (36).

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 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI
2 MEET THE VAMPS VAMPS
3 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
4 LOVE IN THE FUTURE JOHN LEGEND
5 EDUCATION EDUCATION EDUCATION & WAR KAISER CHIEFS
6 HOMO ERRATICUS IAN ANDERSON
7 SYMPHONICA GEORGE MICHAEL
8 OUT AMONG THE STARS JOHNNY CASH
9 GIRL PHARRELL WILLIAMS
10 THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING ELBOW
11 THE POWER OF LOVE SAM BAILEY
12 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
13 LIFT YOUR SPIRIT ALOE BLACC
14 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
15 ONE DAY LIKE THIS RHYDIAN
16 GOING BACK HOME WILKO JOHNSON/ROGER DALTREY
17 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
18 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
19 PURE HEROINE LORDE
20 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
21 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
22 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
23 THE STONE ROSES STONE ROSES
24 DO TO THE BEAST AFGHAN WHIGS
25 HEAD OR HEART CHRISTINA PERRI
26 TRUE AVICII
27 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
28 BEYONCE BEYONCE
29 ONE LAST TOUR - A LIVE SOUNDTRACK SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
30 HENDRA BEN WATT
31 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
32 BROTHER MORTEN HARKET
33 SUNNY SIDE UP PAOLO NUTINI
34 PRISM KATY PERRY
35 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS
36 LIVE AT THE UNION CHAPEL LONDON BILLY BRAGG
37 THE 1975 1975
38 LIQUID SPIRIT GREGORY PORTER
39 SHAKIRA SHAKIRA
40 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING

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