Can Plan B take back Number 1 album from Conor Maynard?

According to today’s Official Chart Update, Plan B’s Ill Manors could return to the top of the Official Albums Chart this weekend. Plus: See the Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 revealed!

According to today’s Official Chart Update, Plan B’s Ill Manors could return to the top of the Official Albums Chart this weekend.

The London-born rapper / singer songwriter’s third album, and soundtrack to his crime drama film of the same name, was knocked off the top spot on Sunday by 19 year old Conor Maynard’s debut album Contrast. Today Contrast slips into fifth place, behind Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 2), Maroon 5’s Overexposed (3) and Rihanna’s Talk That Talk (4).

However, with less than 600 copies separating the Number 5 and the Number 1 album at the mid-way stage, there’s still everything to play for.

New Releases and High Climbers

There is just one new entry in today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40, courtesy of Antony And The Johnsons. The band’s new live album, Cut The World, which was recorded in Copenhagen last September accompanied by the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, looks set to debut at Number 27 on Sunday.

This week’s highest climber is Paloma Faith’s Fall To Grace, up ten places from Number 16 to Number 6, while signature Olympics soundtrack Chariots Of Fire helps composer Vangelis’ Greatest Hits album, The Collection, climb eight places to re-enter the Top 40 at Number 38.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
02 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
03 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
04 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
05 CONTRAST CONOR MAYNARD
06 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
07 + ED SHEERAN
08 CALIFORNIA 37 TRAIN
09 21 ADELE
10 TWO SIDES - THE VERY BEST OF MIKE OLDFIELD
11 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
12 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
13 PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED NICKI MINAJ
14 STRANGELAND KEANE
15 FROM THE ROOTS UP DELILAH
16 HANDWRITTEN GASLIGHT ANTHEM
17 BELIEVE JUSTIN BIEBER
18 LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT AMY MACDONALD
19 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
20 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
21 CHANNEL ORANGE FRANK OCEAN
22 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
23 DANCE AGAIN - THE HITS JENNIFER LOPEZ
24 NEED YOU NOW LADY ANTEBELLUM
25 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
26 TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY
27 CUT THE WORLD ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS
28 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
29 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
30 NUMBER ONES BEE GEES
31 FORTUNE CHRIS BROWN
32 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING LMFAO
33 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS
34 WATCH THE THRONE JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
35 LIVING THINGS LINKIN PARK
36 GOOD MORNING TO THE NIGHT ELTON JOHN VS PNAU
37 GOD FORGIVES - I DON'T RICK ROSS
38 THE COLLECTION VANGELIS
39 STRONGER KELLY CLARKSON
40 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS BRUNO MARS

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