By Daniel Lane
Michael Buble is heading towards his third UK Number 1 album in a row this weekend, the Official Charts Company can reveal. The Canadian crooner’s latest full-length, To Be Loved, is currently in pole position on today’s Official Albums Chart Update after clocking up sales of over 64,000 since it went on sale on Monday.
Featuring the Official Top 10 hit It’s A Beautiful Day, as well as collaborations with Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon, Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and Anglo-Italian vocal group The Puppini Sisters, To Be Loved is the follow-up to Buble’s mega-selling festive album, Christmas, which has sold a staggering 1.8 million copies in the UK since its release in October 2011.
Recently reunited rockers Fall Out Boy look set to debut one place behind him with their fifth album, Save Rock And Roll (2). Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (3), P!nk’s The Truth About Love (4) and Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (5) complete this week’s midweek Top 5.
New York rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs are on track for their third consecutive Top 10 album on Sunday with Mosquito (6), while US singer/songwriter Steve Earle enters just outside the Top 10 with The Low Highway (13).
British singer/songwriter and producer Angel is new in today at 25 with his debut album, About Time, followed by Kid Cudi’s Indicud (29) and Major Lazer’s Free The Universe (30). This week’s new entries are completed by Iron And Wine’s Ghost On Ghost (32), Ghost BC’s Infestissumam (35), and the 40th anniversary edition of David Bowie’s iconic 1973 album, Aladdin Sane, at Number 39.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|2||SAVE ROCK AND ROLL||FALL OUT BOY|
|3||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|4||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||P!NK|
|5||THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|6||MOSQUITO||YEAH YEAH YEAHS|
|9||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|10||NIGHT VISIONS||IMAGINE DRAGONS|
|11||DELETED SCENES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM||CARO EMERALD|
|12||BAT OUT OF HELL||MEAT LOAF|
|13||THE LOW HIGHWAY||STEVE EARLE/DUKES & DUCHESSES|
|14||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|15||THE NEXT DAY||DAVID BOWIE|
|16||THE LUMINEERS||THE LUMINEERS|
|17||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|18||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|19||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|22||SING TO THE MOON||LAURA MVULA|
|24||NUMBER 3||THE SCRIPT|
|26||GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN||STEREOPHONICS|
|27||LES MISERABLES||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING|
|28||DELTA MACHINE||DEPECHE MODE|
|30||FREE THE UNIVERSE||MAJOR LAZER|
|31||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|32||GHOST ON GHOST||IRON & WINE|
|34||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|36||CRAZY LOVE||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|38||SEMPITERNAL||BRING ME THE HORIZON|
|39||ALADDIN SANE||DAVID BOWIE|
|40||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
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