Bruce Springsteen set to show Ellie and Beyonce who’s The Boss in albu

Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes, is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes, is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen is looking set to knock Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon off the top of the Official Albums Chart on Sunday with new album High Hopes.

Following hot on the heels of last March’s Wrecking Ball, The Boss’s latest album is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined on today’s Official Chart Update.

High Hopes, which sees Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello join his regular backing group the E Street Band, is on track to become Springsteen’s tenth UK chart-topper come Sunday’s final bell.

Reigning chart queen Ellie Goulding falls one place to Number 2 today, while Beyonce’s self-titled album is at Number 3. This week’s Top 5 is completed by Bastille’s Bad Blood (up one place to Number 4), and John Newman’s Tribute (5).

New Entries

James Vincent McMorrow is on course for his highest charting UK album to date this weekend. The Irish singer/songwriter’s second full-length, Post Tropical, is new in at Number 15 midweek.

Surrey rockers Canterbury are currently hovering just outside of the Top 40. The band’s third album, Dark Days, is at Number 41 on today’s Update.

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 HIGH HOPES BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
2 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
3 BEYONCE BEYONCE
4 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
5 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
6 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
7 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
8 TRUE AVICII
9 HOME RUDIMENTAL
10 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
11 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
12 LONG WAY DOWN TOM ODELL
13 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
14 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
15 POST TROPICAL JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW
16 THE 1975 1975
17 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
18 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
19 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
20 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
21 IN A PERFECT WORLD KODALINE
22 PURE HEROINE LORDE
23 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
24 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
25 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
26 DIRECT HITS KILLERS
27 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
28 THE LUMINEERS LUMINEERS
29 MECHANICAL BULL KINGS OF LEON
30 PRISM KATY PERRY
31 SALUTE LITTLE MIX
32 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
33 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
34 TIME ROD STEWART
35 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
36 MY OWN LANE KID INK
37 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
38 JAMES ARTHUR JAMES ARTHUR
39 ARTPOP LADY GAGA
40 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE

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