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Emeli Sande set for Number 1 Christmas album

19/12/2012

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Emeli Sande set for Number 1 Christmas album

By Dan Lane

Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events looks set to return the top of the Official Albums Chart just in time for Christmas.

According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, Emeli Sande is on course to score the Official Christmas Number 1 Album.

Sande, who won the BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice Award earlier this year, entered the Official Albums Chart at Number 1 back in February with Our Version Of Events. Sande has since become one of 2012’s biggest breakthrough artists in what has been a huge year for the Scottish singer/songwriter, performing at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics. To date, Our Version Of Events has spent 45 weeks in the Top 10 (including five weeks at Number 1), and has sold over 1.1 million copies, making it the biggest selling album of 2012.

Former X Factor contestant turned Xtra Factor host Olly Murs holds firm at Number 2 with Right Place, Right Time, while Michael Buble’s Christmas album is also static at Number 3. The Top 5 is completed by reigning chart topper, Bruno MarsUnorthodox Jukebox (Number 4) and The Very Best Of Neil Diamond, which climbs three places from Number 8 to Number 5.

At this mid-way stage, the combined sales tally of the Top 5 albums exceeds a cool quarter of a million sales. The Official Charts Company expects that to increase further still as thousands of UK shoppers head out in force to choose music as their preferred gifts this Christmas week.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
2 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
3 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE
4 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
5 THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND
6 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
7 MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY ROD STEWART
8 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
9 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS
10 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
11 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
12 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
13 GRRR ROLLING STONES
14 STORYTELLER ALFIE BOE
15 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SONG JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS R&B OR
16 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR
17 DNA LITTLE MIX
18 NUMBER 3 SCRIPT
19 + ED SHEERAN
20 GREATEST HITS - CHAPTER ONE KELLY CLARKSON
21 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
22 TEN GIRLS ALOUD
23 CELEBRATION DAY LED ZEPPELIN
24 THE WAR OF THE WORLDS - NEW GENERATION JEFF WAYNE
25 THE BEST OF EVA CASSIDY
26 MYTHOLOGY BEE GEES
27 GIRL ON FIRE ALICIA KEYS
28 THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS KYLIE MINOGUE
29 SOME NIGHTS FUN
30 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
31 THE GREATEST HITS IL DIVO
32 THIS IS CHRISTMAS KATHERINE JENKINS
33 STORYTELLER - THE COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY ROD STEWART
34 STANDING OVATION - THE GREATEST SONGS SUSAN BOYLE
35 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
36 STRONGER TOGETHER MILITARY WIVES
37 THE LUMINEERS LUMINEERS
38 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
39 ORA RITA ORA
40 MEMORY LANE - THE BEST OF MCFLY

© 2012 The Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

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