Madonna is on track to score her 12th UK Number 1 studio album this week with Rebel Heart.
Following yesterday’s early sales flash, the pop superstar continues to lead the tally on the Official Chart Update, 12,700 combined chart sales ahead of her nearest competitor, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour.
Meanwhile, Last week’s Number 1 Chasing Yesterday by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ slips to Number 3, Ed Sheeran’s X is at 4, and George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage completes the Top 5.
Straight in at Number 6 is a new entry from Rebecca Ferguson. The Billie Holiday covers record, Lady Sings The Blues, could become her third Top 10 album this Sunday.
Man-band Blue are currently battling for a place in the Top 10 this Sunday with their fifth studio album Colours (Number 10), and Irish rockers The Answer could score the highest-charting album of their career this week with their fifth LP Raise A Little Hell, currently at 21.
US singer-songwriter and producer Matthew E White lands at Number 24 with Fresh Blood, synth-pop singer Marc Almond is new at 31 with The Velvet Trail, and Canadian punk band Cancer Bats start at 35 with their fifth album Searching For Zero.