Dr Dre looks set to make a glorious return to the Official Albums Chart as his Compton soundtrack takes an early lead on this week’s Top 40.
The rapper and producer’s first record in 16 years – since 1999’s 2001 - is at Number 1 on today’s Official Chart Update and is currently outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined.
Compton marks the superstar’s third album and if he holds on to his current position, will be his first UK chart-topper (click here to see his full Official Chart history). The record also serves as the soundtrack to new movie Straight Outta Compton, which hits cinemas on August 14.
Meanwhile, folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner starts at Number 2 with his sixth album Positive Songs For Negative People, and British rock band Don Broco debut at 3 with their second record Automatic. Their debut, 2012’s Priorities, peaked at Number 25.
Rounding out today’s Update Top 5 are Years and Years’ Communion (4) and Ed Sheeran’s X (5).
New entries and high climbers
Italian-English folk singer Jack Savoretti vaults 55 places to Number 12 with Written In Scars, and house producer Julio Bashmore could enter this week’s Top 20 with his debut album Knockin’ Boots, currently at 17.
Canadian singer-songwriter Mac Demarco looks likely to land his first UK Top 40 album this week with his fifth LP Another One (18), and US heavy metal band Fear Factory enter at 19 with their ninth album Genexus.
Finally, Annie Lennox’s 1992 debut album Diva (25) and Kill The Lights (31) by US country singer Luke Bryan could earn a place in Friday’s Official Chart Top 40.
See this week's Official Top 100 Albums Chart Update (from 5.45pm)