Charlie Simpson's Long Road Home set to claim highest new albums entry

Charlie Simpson is on course to be this week’s highest new entry on the Official Albums Chart with Long Road Home.

Long Road Home - currently at Number 4 - marks the singer/songwriter’s second solo LP after 2011’s Young Pilgrim, which peaked at Number 6. Charlie has previously released scored two Top 10 albums with Busted in 2002 and 2003, as well as three Top 40 records with Fightstar between 2006 and 2009.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran is heading for an impressive seventh week at Number 1 with X, and Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke holds firm at Number 2.

Canadian band Magic! debut at Number 9 on today’s Update with their debut album Don’t Kill The Magic, which includes their Official Singles Chart Number 1 Rude, and Paloma Faith completes the Top 10 with A Perfect Contradiction.

New Entries

Further down the chart, Pixie Lott’s self-titled third studio album – which includes the Top 10 single Nasty - lands at Number 11, and CJ Wildheart’s Mable is new at 23.

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 ED SHEERAN X
2 DOLLY PARTON BLUE SMOKE - THE BEST OF
3 SAM SMITH IN THE LONELY HOUR
4 CHARLIE SIMPSON LONG ROAD HOME
5 GEORGE EZRA WANTED ON VOYAGE
6 COLDPLAY GHOST STORIES
7 PAOLO NUTINI CAUSTIC LOVE
8 ERIC CLAPTON ERIC CLAPTON & FRIENDS - THE BREEZE
9 MAGIC DON'T KILL THE MAGIC
10 PALOMA FAITH A PERFECT CONTRADICTION
11 PIXIE LOTT PIXIE LOTT
12 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
13 1975 THE 1975
14 ELLIE GOULDING HALCYON
15 VAMPS MEET THE VAMPS
16 ARCTIC MONKEYS AM
17 KASABIAN 48:13:00
18 DAVID GUETTA NOTHING BUT THE BEAT
19 LONDON GRAMMAR IF YOU WAIT
20 LANA DEL REY BORN TO DIE
21 TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS HYPNOTIC EYE
22 LANA DEL REY ULTRAVIOLENCE
23 CJ WILDHEART MABLE
24 NEON JUNGLE WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
25 ELBOW THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING
26 PASSENGER WHISPERS
27 CALVIN HARRIS 18 MONTHS
28 WHITNEY HOUSTON THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
29 EMINEM THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2
30 IMAGINE DRAGONS NIGHT VISIONS
31 BASTILLE BAD BLOOD
32 WILKO JOHNSON/ROGER DALTREY GOING BACK HOME
33 DISCLOSURE SETTLE
34 ALICIA KEYS THE DIARY OF
35 BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS LEGEND
36 KATY PERRY PRISM
37 CLEAN BANDIT NEW EYES
38 JOHN LEGEND LOVE IN THE FUTURE
39 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
40 GREGORY PORTER LIQUID SPIRIT

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