The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome is on course for Number 1 on this week's Official Albums Chart

The iconic rock band's first studio album in a decade takes an early lead on the chart.

The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome is on course for Number 1 on this week's Official Albums Chart

The Rolling Stones have taken an early lead on this week's Official Albums Chart with their new album Blue & Lonesome, OfficialCharts.com can reveal. 

After its first day on sale, the iconic rock band's first studio album in over a decade is leading the way, ahead of the likes of Little Mix and Olly Murs.

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The band last reached the Official Chart summit 22 years ago, with 1994's Voodoo Lounge. If they hold on to their position until Friday's Official Albums Chart reveal (December 9), it'll be their 12th chart-topping record overall (when including 2010's Exile On Main St re-release). Click here to look back at The Rolling Stones' complete Official UK Chart history

Blue & Lonesome, produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins, is an album of covers, tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band. Tracks by Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf all feature on the album.

Meanwhile, other new albums hoping to impact on this week's Official Albums Chart include The Last Shadow Puppets' The Dream Synopsis, Childish Gambino's Awaken My Love and John Legend's fifth collection Darkness And Light.

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Find out how the chart stands in full tomorrow (December 5) on the Official Chart Update, which airs on BBC Radio 1 at 5.30pm, with the full Top 100 revealed here on OfficialCharts.com at 5.45pm. Click here to see the latest Top 100