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Katy Perry’s Prism leads Official Albums Chart race

23/10/2013

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The Roar singer is currently ahead of James Blunt in the battle for Number 1 album, while The Voice winner Andrea Begley’s debut album looks set to go Top 10.

She spent two weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart with the massive hit Roar, and now Katy Perry looks set to score her second chart-topping album, with Prism leading the race to be Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

Katy Perry is ahead of her nearest rival, James Blunt’s Moon Landing at Number 2, by over 7,000 copies, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

If Katy does make it to the top when the Official Albums Chart is announced on Sunday, she will deny Wiltshire-born James Blunt a third Number 1 album.

We caught up with James earlier this week for a chat about how Moon Landing was put together in LA:

At Number 3, last week’s chart-topper, Tribute by John Newman, falls two places, while Passenger’s All The Little Lights climbs five places to Number 4, to spend its 21st non-consecutive week in the Top 10.

Rounding off the Top 5 is Arctic MonkeysAM, which climbs one place to spend its seventh consecutive week in the Top 10.

New Entries

In addition to new entries from Katy Perry (1) and James Blunt (2), there are six other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Opera star Andrea Bocelli looks set to score his second Top 10 album, with Love In Portofino new at Number 6.

It’s good news for The Voice UK winner Andrea Begley, whose debut album The Message sits at Number 10. Can it hold on to its Top 10 placing when the Official Albums Chart is announced on Sunday?

Watch our interview with Andrea:

Funk and soul legends Earth Wind & Fire return to the Official Albums Chart with their first album of new material for eight years. Now Then & Forever is new at Number 21.

Experimental indie-pop rockers Poliça looks set to score their first charting album in the UK, with Shulamith new at Number 24. The band supported Paramore at the iTunes Festival in London’s Roundhouse in September.

Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson’s solo album Drive Home is new at Number 35, while California rockers AFI complete this week’s new entries – Burials is new at Number 39.

Highest climber this week is Lawson, who zoom 164 places with Chapman Square.

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.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 PRISM KATY PERRY
2 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
3 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
4 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
5 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
6 LOVE IN PORTOFINO ANDREA BOCELLI
7 CHAPMAN SQUARE LAWSON
8 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
9 PERHAPS LOVE JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE
10 THE MESSAGE ANDREA BEGLEY
11 NEW PAUL MCCARTNEY
12 BANGERZ MILEY CYRUS
13 CLOSER TO THE TRUTH CHER
14 MECHANICAL BULL KINGS OF LEON
15 LIGHTNING BOLT PEARL JAM
16 NOTHING WAS THE SAME DRAKE
17 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
18 ALIVE JESSIE J
19 BRAND NEW MACHINE CHASE & STATUS
20 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
21 NOW THEN & FOREVER EARTH WIND & FIRE
22 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE
23 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
24 SHULAMITH POLICA
25 HOME RUDIMENTAL
26 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
27 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
28 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
29 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
30 THE ESSENTIAL WILL YOUNG
31 TRUE AVICII
32 TIME ROD STEWART
33 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
34 LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND SATURDAYS
35 DRIVE HOME STEVEN WILSON
36 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
37 TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY
38 BACK TO FOREVER LISSIE
39 BURIALS AFI
40 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE

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