Bob Dylan could be heading for his eighth chart-topping album this Sunday.
The legendary US singer-songwriter is currently in pole position on today’s Official Chart Update with his 36th studio album Shadows In The Night; a record of classic pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra.
The LP marks his first newly-recorded collection since 2012’s Tempest, which peaked at Number 3 on the chart. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s X holds firm at Number 2, and last week’s Number 1 Title by Meghan Trainor is at 3.
This week’s second-highest new entry goes to Dire Straits, who re-enter at Number 4 with their 1985 chart-topping LP Brothers In Arms, and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour rounds out the Top 5.
New entries and high climbers
US hip hop star Kid Ink enters at Number 6 with his third studio album Full Speed, and newcomer Indiana currently sits at 12 with her debut LP No Romeo.
Further down the chart, Canadian jazz singer-songwriter Diana Krall is new at Number 16 with her 12th album Wallflower, Joey Badass vaults from 99 to 21 with B4.DA.$$, and German metal band Blind Guardian are on course for their first UK Top 40 album with their tenth album Beyond The Red Mirror.
Finally, American composer John Carpenter is at 32 with Lost Themes, and Katy Perry’s Prism re-enters the Top 40 at 36 following her spectacular Super Bowl Halftime Show last Sunday.
|1||SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT||BOB DYLAN|
|4||BROTHERS IN ARMS||DIRE STRAITS|
|5||IN THE LONELY HOUR||SAM SMITH|
|6||FULL SPEED||KID INK|
|7||WANTED ON VOYAGE||GEORGE EZRA|
|10||UPTOWN SPECIAL||MARK RONSON|
|11||STAY GOLD||FIRST AID KIT|
|13||AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO||FALL OUT BOY|
|15||1000 FORMS OF FEAR||SIA|
|17||ROYAL BLOOD||ROYAL BLOOD|
|18||A PERFECT CONTRADICTION||PALOMA FAITH|
|19||NEVER BEEN BETTER||OLLY MURS|
|20||CAUSTIC LOVE||PAOLO NUTINI|
|26||CHAPTER ONE||ELLA HENDERSON|
|27||THE ENDLESS RIVER||PINK FLOYD|
|28||THE BALCONY||CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN|
|29||LIQUID SPIRIT||GREGORY PORTER|
|30||BEYOND THE RED MIRROR||BLIND GUARDIAN|
|31||LOVE IN THE FUTURE||JOHN LEGEND|
|32||LOST THEMES||JOHN CARPENTER|
|37||ROCK OR BUST||AC/DC|
|39||NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE||SCRIPT|
|40||SONIC HIGHWAYS||FOO FIGHTERS|
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