Can 18 year old Jake Bugg keep Leona Lewis off Number 1?

18 year old British newcomer Jake Bugg could deny global superstar Leona Lewis her third Number 1 album this Sunday, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update. Plus: See the Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 in full!

18 year old British newcomer Jake Bugg could deny global superstar Leona Lewis her third Number 1 album this Sunday, according to today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

'I drink to remember, I smoke to forget', the much hyped Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Bugg, who has drawn comparisons with a young Noel Gallagher, has been hijacking radio in recent weeks with the swaggering anthem Two Fingers, picking up a host of celebrity fans including Lily Allen, Chris Martin, Elton John and Noel himself, to name but a few.

The latest Official Charts Company sales data shows that Bugg’s self-titled debut album has made a promising start to the week, leading by more than 4,000 copies over Leona Lewis’s new album, Glassheart (2) at this midway stage.

Glassheart, Leona’s third studio album featuring lead single Trouble, sees Leona working with an executive producer for the first time, Fraser T Smith, who collaborated on Adele’s huge selling 21. The pair first met over ten years ago when Leona was unknown and recording demos, working hard for that first big break.

Leona said: “Glassheart is an album I’ve poured my heart and soul into. It’s raw, emotional and progressive. I’m so proud of this record”.

Mumford And Sons’ Babel slides two places to Number 3, while Natasha Khan AKA Bat For Lashes is on course for her second Top 5 album with The Haunted Man (4). This week’s Top 5 is completed by former chart topper Muse’s The 2nd Law (5).

New Entries

In addition to Jake Bugg (Number 1), Leona Lewis (2) and Bat For Lashes (4), there are seven other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

The deluxe edition of Rebecca Ferguson’s Heaven, which features new single Backtrack, as performed on Sunday night’s X Factor results show, should re-enter the Top 10 on Sunday at Number 7. Watch our video interview with Rebecca here. Meanwhile English folk band Bellowhead are on course for their highest charting album to date with new release, Broadside, due to debut at Number 10.

Glad Rag Doll (13), Diana Krall’s tenth studio album, is on track to give the Canadian jazz singer and pianist her sixth Top 40 album, while Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen is heading for his fourth solo Top 40 with Sunken Condos (22).

This week’s new entries are completed by Art Garfunkel’s new compilation, The Singer (23), Franciscan monk Friar Alessandro’s Voice From Assisi (25), and Placebo’s mini album, B3 (38).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
02 GLASSHEART LEONA LEWIS
03 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
04 THE HAUNTED MAN BAT FOR LASHES
05 THE 2ND LAW MUSE
06 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
07 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON
08 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
09 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
10 BROADSIDE BELLOWHEAD
11 + ED SHEERAN
12 BATTLE BORN THE KILLERS
13 GLAD RAG DOLL DIANA KRALL
14 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
15 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
16 SIGH NO MORE MUMFORD & SONS
17 NUMBER 3 THE SCRIPT
18 ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
19 21 ADELE
20 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
21 LONG WAVE JEFF LYNNE
22 SUNKEN CONDOS DONALD FAGEN
23 THE SINGER ART GARFUNKEL
24 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
25 VOICE FROM ASSISI FRIAR ALESSANDRO
26 HIGHER THE OVERTONES
27 COEXIST THE XX
28 UNO GREEN DAY
29 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
30 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
31 MR BLUE SKY - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
32 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
33 TOGETHER JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE
34 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT 2.0 DAVID GUETTA
35 ORA RITA ORA
36 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
37 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
38 B3 PLACEBO
39 CONTRAST CONOR MAYNARD
40 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE

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