By Daniel Lane
Love Me Again singer John Newman is heading for his first Number 1 album this weekend, while Cher returns to the Top 10 with new music for the first time in 15 years.
John Newman topped the Official Singles Chart last summer providing the vocals for East London collective’s Rudimental’s breakthrough hit, Feel The Love, before topping the chart again with Love Me Again earlier this year. Now he looks set to add a Number 1 album to his growing list of accolades.
The 23-year-old singer / songwriter from Settle, Yorkshire leads the charge on today’s Official Albums Chart Update with his debut full-length, Tribute. John is currently outselling his closest competitors, US band Pearl Jam’s Lighting Bolt (Number 2), by more than 3,000 copies.
Meanwhile, Cher is on track for a return to the Top 10 for the first time since 1998’s Number 7 hit Believe, with her latest offering, Closer To The Truth (Number 3). If it maintains its momentum, Closer To the Truth will be Cher’s highest charting studio album since Love Hurts some 22 years ago.
Sir Paul McCartney is all set to debut one place behind her with his sixteenth solo album, New (4), while Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jonathan and Charlotte, complete today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 with their second album, Perhaps Love (5). Their 2012 debut, Together, also peaked at Number 5.
In addition to releases from John Newman (Number 1), Pearl Jam (2), Cher (3), Paul McCartney (4) and Jonathan and Charlotte (5), there are nine other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
The Saturdays are heading for their fourth Top 10 album this weekend with Living For The Weekend. The album - which features their recent hits 30 Days, Gentleman, Disco Love and their first ever Number 1 single, What About Us - is at Number 6 today.
Industrial pioneer Gary Numan is at Number 10 with his 20th studio album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), while rising US folk rock star Lissie is heading for the Top 20 with Back To Forever (11).
Florida rockers Trivium are at 14 with Vengeance Falls, UK rapper Giggs is eyeing up a personal best with When Will It Stop? (15), while Will Young’s new greatest hits collection, The Essential Will Young, enters at 19 midweek.
And finally former Bros vocalist Matt Goss’ Life You Imagine (20), Eliza Doolittle’s In Your Hands (23) and Jonathan Wilson’s Fanfare (34) complete this week’s new entries.
You can watch an interview with Matt Goss talking about his new album below:
|2||LIGHTNING BOLT||PEARL JAM|
|3||CLOSER TO THE TRUTH||CHER|
|5||PERHAPS LOVE||JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE|
|6||LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND||SATURDAYS|
|9||BRAND NEW MACHINE||CHASE & STATUS|
|10||SPLINTER (SONGS FROM A BROKEN MIND)||GARY NUMAN|
|11||BACK TO FOREVER||LISSIE|
|12||MECHANICAL BULL||KINGS OF LEON|
|13||IF YOU WAIT||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|15||WHEN WILL IT STOP||GIGGS|
|17||NOTHING WAS THE SAME||DRAKE|
|18||DAYS ARE GONE||HAIM|
|19||THE ESSENTIAL||WILL YOUNG|
|20||LIFE YOU IMAGINE||MATT GOSS|
|21||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
|23||IN YOUR HANDS||ELIZA DOOLITTLE|
|25||THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE - 2 OF 2||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|26||JOIN THE CLUB||LUCY SPRAGGAN|
|27||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|29||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|30||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|32||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|36||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|40||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
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