Dua Lipa outselling Taylor 2:1 with Radical Optimism

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Training season is over! Dua Lipa is approaching her second UK Number 1 album this week with Radical Optimism

Currently outselling its nearest rival – Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department – 2:1, Dua’s third studio album is looking to be her first to debut at the top of the Official Albums Chart. 

Preceded by a run of three consecutive Top 10 hits – Houdini (2), Training Season (4) and Illusion (9) – Radical Optimism is the follow-up to Dua’s influential 2020 disco opus Future Nostalgia, which reached Number 1 on its second week on the chart, and her self-titled 2017 debut Dua Lipa, which peaked at Number 3 and has spent an enviable 354 weeks on the chart. 

Hampshire rocker Frank Turner eyes his sixth UK Top 10 LP with UNDEFEATED (3), the follow-up to 2022 chart-topper FTHC. Last weekend, Frank completed 15 gigs in 24 hours to raise money for the Music Venue Trust, a World Record! 

Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones’s second solo record Inevitable Incredible zooms in on a Top 5 debut (4), which would be his highest chart placement as a soloist yet, his debut solo outing Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day (2020) peaked at Number 8. As a member of the ‘Phonics, Kelly has claimed eight UK Number 1 albums. 

Scottish indie-pop outfit Camera Obscura are on the way to their first-ever UK Top 10 LP with Look To The East, Look To The West (10), their first studio album in over 10 years. 

Rising British indie darling Rachel Chinouriri’s debut album What A Devastating Turn of Events is on its way to a Top 20 debut, currently at Number 14. Read more in The Official Chat with Rachel Chinouriri here

Further down, Teddy SwimsI’ve Tried Everything But Therapy (Part 1) continues to rise back up the Top 40 thanks to a deluxe reissue (26). 

Birmingham MC KayMuni eyes a new entry with mixtape Signed To The T (31), while Australian pop vocalist Sia’s first studio album in eight years, Reasonable Woman, could become her fourth Top 40 album (32). 

Finally, US rock duo The Lemon Twigs could be celebrating their first-ever Top 40 collection in the UK this week on fifth record A Dream Is All We Know (36). 

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Hope so, but the public seems to love Karen and her terrible songs.