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One Direction’s Midnight Memories set to become the fastest selling album of 2013!

27/11/2013

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One Direction’s Midnight Memories set to become the fastest selling album of 2013

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One Direction look set to knock Robbie William’s Swing Both Ways from the top of the Official Albums Chart this weekend with Midnight Memories.

After performing at the American Music Awards and Children In Need, the boys’ third album in as many years is set to become their second Number 1, and the fastest selling album of the year to boot, already having shifted an astonishing 145,000 in its first three days of sale.

According to the Official Chart Company’s latest sales data, Midnight Memories is currently outselling Gary Barlow’s Since I Saw You Last (Number 2) by almost three copies to one. Midnight Memories is also outselling every other artist in the Top 5 combined.

If One Direction’s sales continue at this pace, come Sunday it will make Midnight Memories the fastest selling album of the year; the current title holder is Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (165,000 copies first week).

Robbie WilliamsSwings Both Ways, which was the UK’s 1,000th Official Number 1 album last week, is down two places to Number 3, while Olly MursRight Place Right Time has shot up a staggering 92 places to Number 4, following the album’s re-release to coincide with his new single Hand On My Heart.

Boyzone’s BZ20, celebrating twenty years since the band formed, is currently sitting at Number 5, completing today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5.

New Entries

Susan Boyle’s Home For Christmas has debuted midweek at Number 7 and is on course to be the Britain’s Got Talent star’s fifth Top 10 album.

Mary J Blige’s festive album A Mary Christmas has entered at 22, putting it on track as her 9th album to chart in the UK Top 40, while Dido’s Greatest Hits is riding at Number 28, following on from her Top 5 album Girl Who Got Away in March this year.

A Day To Remember’s Common Courtesy debuts at 34, while Wet Wet Wet are back with Step By Step – The Greatest Hits (36). And finally, Poppy GirlsNo Need To Say Goodbye is at Number 38.

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.

1 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
2 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
3 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
4 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
5 BZ 20 BOYZONE
6 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
7 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS SUSAN BOYLE
8 LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE CELINE DION
9 THE NATION'S FAVOURITE ELVIS SONGS ELVIS PRESLEY
10 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
11 SALUTE LITTLE MIX
12 MUSIC OF THE NIGHT ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR
13 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
14 GOODBYE - THE GREATEST HITS JLS
15 CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE
16 PRISM KATY PERRY
17 TRUST ALFIE BOE
18 JAMES ARTHUR JAMES ARTHUR
19 THE FABULOUS ROCK 'N' ROLL SONGBOOK CLIFF RICHARD
20 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
21 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
22 A MARY CHRISTMAS MARY J BLIGE
23 THE BEST OF KEANE
24 ARTPOP LADY GAGA
25 MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY ROD STEWART
26 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
27 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
28 GREATEST HITS DIDO
29 DIRECT HITS KILLERS
30 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
31 BANGERZ MILEY CYRUS
32 SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES OVERTONES
33 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
34 COMMON COURTESY A DAY TO REMEMBER
35 ALIVE JESSIE J
36 STEP BY STEP - THE GREATEST HITS WET WET WET
37 THE VERY BEST OF BOB DYLAN
38 NO NEED TO SAY GOODBYE POPPY GIRLS
39 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
40 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION

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