Ellie Goulding on course for second Number 1 album

In today’s Official Albums Chart Update, Ellie Goulding looks like she is on course to score her second Number 1 album this Sunday with Halcyon. Plus: See this week's Official Albums Chart Update Top 40!

In today’s Official Albums Chart Update, Ellie Goulding looks like she is on course to score her second Number 1 album this Sunday with Halcyon.

The Herefordshire born singer / songwriter shot to fame two years ago after topping the BBC’s Sound Of 2010 Poll and she also won the BRITs Awards Critics’ Choice Award that same year. Her debut album, Lights, shot straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart upon its release.

According to Goulding, Halcyon is reportedly more of a pop album than her debut.

"I've moved on quite a bit since the first album,” she told MTV. “I've discovered so much; I've learned a lot more and I've grown up a lot more. Halcyon is a bit more tribal and anthemic; a bit more piano and vocal than anything. The last album was very electronic, but it was tied in with my voice. This one, to me, is way more of a pop record."

Mumford And SonsBabel, which currently holds the title of fastest selling album of 2012, is riding at Number 2, while current chart topper, Muse’s The 2nd Law, slides two places to Number 3. US pop punks All Time Low are on track to debut at Number 4 with their fifth full-length, Don’t Panic, while ELO mainman / Traveling Wilburys co-founder Jeff Lynne is new in at Number 5 with his second solo album, Long Wave.

New Entries

In addition to Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon (Number 1), All Time Low’s Don’t Panic (4) and Jeff Lynne’s Long Wave (5), there are eight other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

ELO’s latest best of collection, Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, is on course to debut at Number 9 on Sunday’s Official Albums Chart, while Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala are at Number 11 with their second album, Lonerism.

Veteran US shock rockers Kiss are at Number 12 with their 20th studio album Monster, Mika’s long-awaited third album, The Origin Of Love, is new in at Number 15, and Barbra Streisand’s unreleased tracks collection, Release Me, is at Number 18.

This week’s new entries are completed by Coheed And Cambria’s The Afterman – Ascension (29), Dog Is Dead’s All Our Favourite Stories (34) and Lemar’s fifth studio album, Invincible (39).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
02 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
03 THE 2ND LAW MUSE
04 DON'T PANIC ALL TIME LOW
05 LONG WAVE JEFF LYNNE
06 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
07 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
08 BATTLE BORN THE KILLERS
09 MR BLUE SKY - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
10 ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
11 LONERISM TAME IMPALA
12 MONSTER KISS
13 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
14 NUMBER 3 THE SCRIPT
15 THE ORIGIN OF LOVE MIKA
16 SIGH NO MORE MUMFORD & SONS
17 HIGHER THE OVERTONES
18 RELEASE ME BARBRA STREISAND
19 TOGETHER JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE
20 COEXIST THE XX
21 21 ADELE
22 UNO GREEN DAY
23 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT 2.0 DAVID GUETTA
24 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
25 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
26 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
27 NEXTLEVELISM DJ FRESH
28 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
29 THE AFTERMAN - ASCENSION COHEED & CAMBRIA
30 FIRES RONAN KEATING
31 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
32 + ED SHEERAN
33 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
34 ALL OUR FAVOURITE STORIES DOG IS DEAD
35 ANTHEMS RUSSELL WATSON
36 CONTRAST CONOR MAYNARD
37 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
38 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
39 INVINCIBLE LEMAR
40 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE

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