There’s a high chance much of the nation will be waking up to an Adele album in their festive stockings today, as her record-breaking album 25 is crowned the UK’s official biggest selling album of Christmas week 2015.
Having already made chart history with 25 – now the fastest 2 million-selling album in the UK ever – Adele holds the Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart for a fifth week running, with massive sales again in the final shopping week before Christmas of nearly 450,000 copies. See Adele's week by week chart run of all her singles and albums.
Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream (2) also emerges as a popular stocking filler this year with a further 173,000 copies snapped up this week, while Justin Bieber’s Purpose (3), Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams (4) and Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh (5) completing the albums Top 5 on Christmas Day.
New entries and high climbers
Outside the Top 10, Chris Brown’s new album Royalty debuts at Number 23 today. The singer’s seventh solo studio collection follows his collaborative Fan Of A Fan record with Tyga, which hit Number 7 back in March this year.
Following its record-breaking opening weekend at the box office, Star Wars’ The Force Awakens OST – helmed by legendary composer John Williams - goes straight in at Number 25.
And finally, two Christmas albums make gains today: Michael Buble’s Christmas jumps from 15 to 12, and Kylie Minogue’s Christmas leaps up two places from 22 to 20.
This year's Official Top 40 Christmas Albums Chart appears below. See the Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update in full from 5.45pm.
|2||IF I CAN DREAM||ELVIS PRESLEY|
|4||A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS||COLDPLAY|
|5||I CRY WHEN I LAUGH||JESS GLYNNE|
|6||GET WEIRD||LITTLE MIX|
|7||ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE||JEFF LYNNE'S ELO|
|8||MADE IN THE AM||ONE DIRECTION|
|9||ANOTHER COUNTRY||ROD STEWART|
|10||NEVER BEEN BETTER||OLLY MURS|
|13||DARK SKY ISLAND||ENYA|
|14||A YEAR OF SONGS||ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG|
|15||THE VERY BEST OF||CILLA BLACK|
|16||IN THE LONELY HOUR||SAM SMITH|
|17||CHAOS AND THE CALM||JAMES BAY|
|20||KYLIE CHRISTMAS||KYLIE MINOGUE|
|24||LOVE SAX AND FLASHBACKS||FLEUR EAST|
|25||STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST||JOHN WILLIAMS|
|26||ROMAN HOLIDAY||ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR|
|27||BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS||WEEKND|
|29||A GIFT OF LOVE||BETTE MIDLER|
|30||ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF||ELO|
|31||KEEP THE VILLAGE ALIVE||STEREOPHONICS|
|32||COMMUNION||YEARS & YEARS|
|34||AMOR & PASION||IL DIVO|
|36||HOW BIG HOW BLUE HOW BEAUTIFUL||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
|38||WILDER MIND||MUMFORD & SONS|
|40||GOOD OL' FASHIONED CHRISTMAS||OVERTONES|
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