There’s an almighty battle for this week’s Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart, with three artists fighting it out for the top spot.
Leading the way in today’s Official Chart Update is Elvis Presley’s The Wonder Of You. The second collection of orchestral re-workings of Elvis’ hits with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (following last year’s chart-topping, million selling If I Can Dream) leads the way by 3,500 combined sales at the mid-week stage.
If it holds its position, it’ll be a record-breaking week for Elvis, giving him the most UK Number 1 albums of any solo artist ever, ahead of Madonna (12). Click here to see Elvis’s full Official UK Chart history. The Beatles hold the record for the most chart-topping albums on the Official Chart, with 15 to their name.
Listen to Suspicious Minds from the collection below:
The King has stiff competition by way of Michael Bublé, whose ninth studio album Nobody But Me is close behind at Number 2. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s latest effort Joanne currently sits at 3.
New entries and high climbers
Four more new albums are on course to enter this week’s Top 10: Leonard Cohen’s 14th LP You Want It Darker (4), Status Quo’s Aquostic (7), the cast recording of the new David Bowie musical Lazarus (8) and Korn’s 12th record The Serenity Of Suffering (9). Sia’s This Is Acting album could also be back in the Top 10 this week following the release of its deluxe edition, currently up 33 spots to 10.
Five albums are on course to land inside this week’s Top 20: Hacienda Classical – an album of orchestral re-workings of club classics – is at 11, The Pretty Reckless’ third album Who You Selling For opens at 12, Jimmy Eat World’s Integrity Blues is at 13, Melanie C’s seventh album Version Of Me starts at 14, and Danish singer Agnes Obel is at 15 with Citizen Of Glass.
Further down, Michael Buble’s Christmas album starts to make its annual ascent up the Official Chart, currently at 21, the Trolls soundtrack looks set to hit the Top 40 this week, up 32 places to 25, and The Pretenders’ first album in eight years Alone lands at 26.