Avenged Sevenfold set to knock Richard And Adam off Number 1

Avenged Sevenfold are heading for their highest charting UK album to date with Hail To The King, while Naughty Boy, Franz Ferdinand and Bob Dylan score big new entries on today's Official Albums Chart Update.

Avenged Sevenfold are heading for their highest charting UK album to date with Hail To The King, while Naughty Boy, Franz Ferdinand and Bob Dylan score big new entries on today's Official Albums Chart Update.

Avenged Sevenfold could be on course for their first ever Number 1 UK album this weekend with Hail To The King.

The US rockers, who released their sixth studio album on Monday (August 26) look set to end Britain’s Got Talent stars Richard And Adam’s four-week-stand at the top of the Official Albums Chart with their debut full-length, The Impossible Dream (down five places to Number 6 today). If Hail To The King can maintain its lead going into the weekend, it will be Avenged’s highest charting UK album to date; its predecessor, 2010’s Nightmare, peaked at Number 5.

Rising UK producer Shahid Khan, AKA Naughty Boy, is one place behind Avenged Sevenfold today with his debut album, Hotel Cabana (Number 2). The 28 year old co-write and produced Emeli Sande’s breakthrough album, Our Version Of Events, which went on to become the biggest selling album of 2012. Naughty Boy has recently been working with 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur, Lily Allen, and with William Orbit on Britney Spears’ as-yet-untitled comeback album. More recently, Naughty Boy scored a Number 1 single in his own right with La La La FT Sam Smith, which is arguably the tune of summer 2013, and the fourth biggest selling track of the year.

The deluxe edition of Ellie Goulding’s second album Halcyon – retitled Halcyon Days – is at Number 3, while Bob Dylan’s new rarities collection, Another Self Portrait (1969–1971), debuts at Number 4 today.

The Top 5 is completed by Franz Ferdinand’s long-awaited fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (5).

New Entries

There are four other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update: Newton Faulkner is heading for his fourth Top 10 album with Studio Zoo (Number 7). The album was recorded over a five week period earlier this summer in Faulkner’s home studio in East London. The whole process was streamed live online, Big Brother-style for fans to watch.

Fisherman's Friends are on course for their second Top 40 album this weekend with their latest collection of sea shanties, One And All (14), while Glasgow collective Belle & Sebastian are set for their ninth Top 40 album to date with The Third Eye Centre (25). Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros complete today’s new entries with their new self-titled album (34).

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 HAIL TO THE KING AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2 HOTEL CABANA NAUGHTY BOY
3 HALCYON DAYS ELLIE GOULDING
4 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - 1969-1971 BOB DYLAN
5 RIGHT THOUGHTS RIGHT WORDS RIGHT ACTION FRANZ FERDINAND
6 THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM RICHARD & ADAM
7 STUDIO ZOO NEWTON FAULKNER
8 HOME RUDIMENTAL
9 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
10 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPHONICS
11 IN A PERFECT WORLD KODALINE
12 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
13 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
14 ONE AND ALL FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS
15 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
16 OPPOSITES BIFFY CLYRO
17 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
18 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
19 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
20 LONG WAY DOWN TOM ODELL
21 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
22 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
23 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
24 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
25 THE THIRD EYE CENTRE BELLE & SEBASTIAN
26 TIME ROD STEWART
27 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
28 WHERE YOU STAND TRAVIS
29 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
30 NO MORE IDOLS CHASE & STATUS
31 MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL JAY-Z
32 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
33 THE LUMINEERS LUMINEERS
34 EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS EDWARD SHARPE & MAGNETIC ZEROS
35 SAVE ROCK AND ROLL FALL OUT BOY
36 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
37 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
38 TAPE DECK HEART FRANK TURNER
39 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM
40 THE GHOST OF THE MOUNTAIN TIRED PONY

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