Blink-182 speeding towards first UK Number 1 album with California

The All The Small Things band's seventh studio album will make a BIG debut.

Blink-182 are on course to hit Number 1 in the Official Albums Chart for the very first time.

The Rock trio's seventh studio album California - the first to feature vocalist Matt Skiba replacing Tom Delonge - has amassed 17,000 combined chart sales at the midweek stage, outselling the rest of the Top 3 combined.

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Blink's previous peak position was Number 4 when Take Off Your Pants and Jacket was released in 2001. Should California hold on and achieve a Top 10 placing, it'll be the band's fourth following the aforementioned new album, 2005's Greatest Hits and 2011's Neighborhoods.

The Californian rockers are the only new entry in this week's Top 5, which is made up of acts who have experienced live show uplifts. Coldplay, Adele and ELO are at 2, 3 and 4 respectively as they continue to ride Glastonbury's wave of momentum, and Beyoncé stays static at 5 with Lemonade as her Formation World Tour continues in the UK.

MORE: See this week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update in full

New entries and high climbers

Bat For Lashes' third Top 10 album could soon be in the bag - The Bride is new at 6. Further down the chart, Area 11 look to make their Top 40 debut at 13 with Modern Synthesis, Metronomy's Summer 08 is sure to be their third Top 40 entry (15) and Billy Ocean's Here You Are - The Best Of returns to the Top 40, up 30 spots to 17.

Grace's debut album FMA is a new entry at 25, as is Eric Clapton's new live album Crossroads Revisited - Selections From (33). Finally, Maxwell's Black Summers' Night 2 is a newbie at 37 and Prince's The Very Best Of returns to the Top 40 (40).

Check out this week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update in full

Look back through every Official Number 1 album of 2016 so far below: 

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Adele – 25