Beyonce sets sight on fourth UK Number 1 album with RENAISSANCE currently outselling the Top 5

With BREAK MY SOUL also flying up the Official Singles Chart - can Bey secure an Official Charts Double this week?

Beyoncé’s chart RENAISSANCE continues in abundance today – as her seventh solo record sets its sights on becoming her fourth UK Number 1 album. 

RENAISSANCE is currently out-selling the rest of the Top 5 combined, with its lead single BREAK MY SOUL also currently challenging for the UK’s Number 1 single. Could Bey claim the Official Chart Double this week? 

The US superstar has previously topped the Official Albums Chart on three occasions as a solo artist; with debut LP Dangerously in Love (2003), 4 (2011) and magnum opus Lemonade (2016). As a member of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé also counts Survivor (2001) as a chart-topping album. Discover Beyoncé’s Official Charts history in full here

Maggie Rogers’ expectation-defying second album Surrender is on track to become her first-ever Top 10 record in the UK this week (3), while electronic duo Orbital could net their fourth Top 10 album with 30 Something (5). 

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Wakefield indie-rock outfit The Cribs’ re-release of their first three albums might see them net a hat-trick of Top 10 entries this week; Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever (4) has the potential to become their highest-charting album ever, followed-up by The New Fellas (7) and The Cribs (8).  

Elsewhere, Kate Bush’s greatest hits collection The Whole Story could re-enter the Top 40 (23), as could The Chemical Brothers’ special 25th anniversary re-issue of their second LP Dig Your Own Hole (26). Both albums peaked at Number 1 upon their original releases in 1986 and 1997 respectively. 

And finally, US country-rock outfit Whiskey Myers’ sixth album Tornillo could become their first-ever entry in the UK Official Chart Top 40 (36).  

See the full Official Albums Update Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

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