Drake is set for Official Chart domination this week with his new album Scorpion.
The rapper and singer’s fifth record leads the way in today’s Official Chart Update as streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music report that he’s smashed one-day streaming records worldwide.
Scorpion is edging out fierce competition from Florence + The Machine’s new album, High As Hope, which is currently close behind Drake at Number 2. All three of the London singer-songwriter’s previous three albums have reached Number 1.
Over on this week’s Official Singles Chart, three Scorpion tracks are on course to debut inside the Top 5. The most popular is Nonstop at Number 2, followed by Michael Jackson collaboration Don’t Matter To Me at 3 and Emotionless at 5. Look at Drake's full Official UK Chart history here.
Elsewhere on the Official Albums Chart Update, Gorillaz start at Number 4 with their new record The Now Now, and Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 album Appetite For Destruction is at 6 following a special boxset release, while Bullet For My Valentine’s sixth album Gravity (7) and John Coltraine’s Both Directions at Once – The Lost Album (8) are heading for Top 10 debuts.
A new David Bowie live album, Welcome To The Blackout (Live In London ‘78), starts at 11, and four more albums could be entering the Top 20: Graham Nash retrospective Over The Years (16), Paul Rodgers’ Free Spirit (17), Military Wives Choirs’ Remember and Let’s Eat Grandma’s second record I’m All Ears (20).
Further down, Ray Davies’ sixth solo album Our Country – Americana Act 2 is new at 26, Pendulum’s remix collection The Reworks starts at 34, and UK rapper K-Trap is at 36 with his new mixtape The Re-Up.
Current reigning Number 1 Shotgun by George Ezra looks set to keep the top spot for a second week, while Jonas Blue’s Rise ft. Jack & Jack could become the producer/DJ’s fourth Top 10, currently up two spots to Number 10.
Meanwhile, Tiesto & Dzeko’s Jackie Chan ft. Preme & Post Malone continues to climb up the Top 40, up three to 17, and Florence + The Machine’s Hunger is on course to enter the Top 40 for the first time this week, so far up 38 places to Number 33 following the release of her new album High As Hope.
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