Caro Emerald on course for first ever Number 1 album!

Caro Emerald looks set to knock Rudimental’s Home off Number 1 on Sunday with her second album, The Shocking Miss Emerald.

Caro Emerald looks set to knock Rudimental’s Home off Number 1 on Sunday with her second album, The Shocking Miss Emerald.

Caro Emerald could be on course for her first ever Number 1 album this weekend. The Dutch jazz singer’s second studio release, The Shocking Miss Emerald, is narrowly ahead of reigning chart toppers Rudimental’s Home (Number 2) by just over 3,000 copies at this midway stage.

If Caro can maintain her lead going into the weekend, it will be her highest charting album to date; her 2010 debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, peaked at Number 4 and has sold 408,000 copies in the UK to date.

Meanwhile, Alison Moyet returns to the Official Albums Chart after a six year absence. The British singer is new in at Number 3 today with her eighth album, The Minutes. Hugh Laurie looks set to follow up the success of his 2011 debut album, Let Them Talk, with his latest blues collection, Didn’t It Rain (4), while US country pop outfit Lady Antebellum arrive at Number 5 midweek with their fourth album, Golden.

New Entries

In addition to Caro Emerald (1), Alison Moyet (3), Hugh Laurie (4) and Lady Antebellum (5), there are seven other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Noah And The Whale are heading for their third Top 10 album on Sunday, the Twickenham-based indie rockers are at Number 8 today with their latest effort, Heart Of Nowhere.

Post-punk quartet Savages, who were tipped for big things this year in the BBC’s Sound Of 2013 Poll, are new in at Number 17 with Silence Yourself, while fellow London duo Public Service Broadcasting, whose concept it is to take samples from public information films, archive news footage and war time propaganda and set them to music, are looking to make their Official Albums Chart debut on Sunday with debut album Inform, Educate, Entertain (19).

This week’s new entries are completed by Thea Gilmore’s Regardless (23), Little BootsNocturnes (29), Joe Satriani’s Unstoppable Momentum (30) and Armin Van Buuren’s Intense (38).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD CARO EMERALD
2 HOME RUDIMENTAL
3 THE MINUTES ALISON MOYET
4 DIDN'T IT RAIN HUGH LAURIE
5 GOLDEN LADY ANTEBELLUM
6 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
7 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
8 HEART OF NOWHERE NOAH & THE WHALE
9 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
10 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
11 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
12 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
13 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPHONICS
14 WILLPOWER WILL I AM
15 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
16 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
17 SILENCE YOURSELF SAVAGES
18 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
19 INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
20 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
21 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
22 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
23 REGARDLESS THEA GILMORE
24 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
25 HUBCAP MUSIC SEASICK STEVE
26 SAVE ROCK AND ROLL FALL OUT BOY
27 BEFORE I SLEEP BO BRUCE
28 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
29 NOCTURNES LITTLE BOOTS
30 UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM JOE SATRIANI
31 4 BEYONCE
32 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
33 PARAMORE PARAMORE
34 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
35 THE LUMINEERS LUMINEERS
36 THE HEIST MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
37 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
38 INTENSE ARMIN VAN BUUREN
39 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
40 NUMBER 3 SCRIPT

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