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Les Mis set for a second week at Number 1

23/01/2013

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Les Mis set for a second week at Number 1

By Dan Lane

The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables looks set to spend a second week at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

After becoming the first cast recording to top the Official Albums Chart in almost 16 years, Les Miserables looks set to spend a second week at Number 1 according to today’s Official Chart Update.

The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of the hit musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel has a clear lead on its closest competitor, Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 2), at this midway stage.

Jake Bugg’s self-titled debut album and Calvin Harris18 Months remain static at Number 3 and 4, respectively, while I Am Kloot are on course for this week’s highest new entry with Let It All In (Number 5). The Manchester-based indie rockers’ sixth studio album looks set to give them their highest chart placing to date; the band’s 2010 album, Sky At Night, which was produced by Elbow’s Guy Garvey and Craig Potter peaked at Number 24.

New Entries

In addition to I Am Kloot’s Let It All In, there are five new entries on today's Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

Adam Ant makes a welcome return to the Official Albums Chart with his first new solo studio album in almost 18 years. Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter is new in at Number 8 today.

Welsh rockers The Blackout look set to enter at Number 12 on Sunday with Start The Party, while Cambridge-based post-hardcore outfit Mallory Knox are at Number 15 with their debut album, Signals.

This week’s new entries are completed by The Joy Formidable’s Wolf’s Law (16) and  Ludovico Einaudi’s In A Time Lapse (18).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
2 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
3 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
4 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
5 LET IT ALL IN I AM KLOOT
6 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
7 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
8 IS THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR IN MARRYING THE ADAM ANT
9 + ED SHEERAN
10 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
11 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
12 START THE PARTY BLACKOUT
13 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
14 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
15 SIGNALS MALLORY KNOX
16 WOLF'S LAW THE JOY FORMIDABLE
17 ARC EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
18 IN A TIME LAPSE LUDOVICO EINAUDI
19 THE LUMINEERS THE LUMINEERS
20 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
21 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
22 OUI OUI SI SI JA JA DA DA MADNESS
23 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
24 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SONG JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS R&B ORCHESTRA
25 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
26 LONG LIVE ASAP A$AP ROCKY
27 CHAPMAN SQUARE LAWSON
28 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
29 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
30 GREATEST HITS - SO FAR P!NK
31 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
32 THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND
33 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON
34 GRRR THE ROLLING STONES
35 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS
36 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
37 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
38 SIGH NO MORE MUMFORD & SONS
39 GREATEST HITS SIMON & GARFUNKEL
40 LES MISERABLES ORIGINAL LONDON CAST RECORDING

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