You Me At Six heading for first ever Number 1 album

You Me At Six are on course to knock Ellie Goulding off the top of the Official Albums Chart and claim their first ever Number 1!

You Me At Six are on course to knock Ellie Goulding off the top of the Official Albums Chart and claim their first ever Number 1!

You Me At Six look set to score their first ever Number 1 album this weekend with Cavalier Youth.

According to today’s Official Albums Chart Update, the Surrey rockers’ fourth full-length is currently outselling reigning chart queen Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon (Number 2 today) by three copies to one at this midway stage.

You Me At Six, who hail from Weighbridge in Surrey, already have two Top 5 albums to their name; 2010’s Hold Me Down peaked at Number 5, while 2011’s Sinners Never Sleep peaked at Number 3.

Beyonce holds steady at Number 3 with her self-titled album, while Avicii and Sophie Ellis-Bextor trade places: the Swedish DJ’s True is up one to Number 4, and Wanderlust falls one place to Number 5.

New Entries and High Climbers

In addition to You Me At Six’s Cavalier Youth (Number 1) there are eight other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

US metalcore band Of Mice & Men are on course to debut in the Top 10 with their third studio album, Restoring Force (Number 6). The Rifles are heading for their highest charting album to date with None The Wiser (12), while Skindred are also set to go Top 20 this weekend with their fifth album, Kill The Power (15).

Sheryl Crow is new in at Number 25 today Feels Like Home – her first new album in almost four years and ninth UK Top 40 – and Icelandic singer Asgeir looks set to make his UK chart debut at 26 with his second full-length, In The Silence.

Transatlantic, the prog-rock supergroup featuring members of Marillion, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings and Edison's Children, as well as ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, are new in at 28 with their fourth album, Kaleidoscope. David Crosby, of Crosby Stills And Nash fame, enters at 30 with Croz, while Free, Bad Company and Queen collaborator Paul Rodgers is at 32 today with The Royal Sessions.

And finally, following their wins at The Grammys over the weekend, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories climbs 43 places to Number 23, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s The Heist is up 21 places to 38.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 CAVALIER YOUTH YOU ME AT SIX
2 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
3 BEYONCE BEYONCE
4 TRUE AVICII
5 WANDERLUST SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR
6 RESTORING FORCE OF MICE & MEN
7 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
8 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
9 HIGH HOPES BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
10 PURE HEROINE LORDE
11 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
12 NONE THE WISER RIFLES
13 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
14 HOME RUDIMENTAL
15 KILL THE POWER SKINDRED
16 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
17 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
18 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
19 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
20 IN A PERFECT WORLD KODALINE
21 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
22 DEMONSTRATION TINIE TEMPAH
23 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
24 THE 1975 1975
25 FEELS LIKE HOME SHERYL CROW
26 IN THE SILENCE ASGEIR
27 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
28 KALEIDOSCOPE TRANSATLANTIC
29 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
30 CROZ DAVID CROSBY
31 LONG WAY DOWN TOM ODELL
32 THE ROYAL SESSIONS PAUL RODGERS
33 MECHANICAL BULL KINGS OF LEON
34 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
35 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
36 PRISM KATY PERRY
37 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
38 THE HEIST MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
39 THE BEST OF KEANE
40 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG

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