Adele's new album 30 continues to power towards the Number 1 spot on this week's Official UK Albums Chart, and already claims the UK's biggest opening week of 2021 so far.
In today's sales flash (November 24), 30 logs 219,000 chart sales so far this week, overtaking ABBA's comeback album Voyage, which opened with 204,000 chart sales earlier this month.
It's also the highest opening week for a female artist album since Adele's last album 25 in November 2015.
It looks like Adele could land the Official Chart double this week as popular album album track Oh My God is competing with her current Number 1 Easy On Me on the Official Singles Chart. Another song, I Drink Wine, is inside the Top 5.
While 30 is all but certain to net Adele her fourth consecutive on the Official Albums Chart, lots more new releases are eyeing up Top 10 debuts this week, including Oasis' Knebworth 1996, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss' Raise The Roof, Elbow's Flying Dream 1, and James Blunt's The Starts Beneath My Feet (2004 - 2021).
This week's Number 1 album will be revealed on Friday, November 26 on BBC Radio 1's Official Chart show with Scott Mills from 4pm. A deep dive into Adele's first week numbers, plus the full Top 100, will be revealed on OfficialCharts.com at 5.45pm.