Justin Timberlake is on course for his third Official Number 1 album in a row with The 20/20 Experience.
Justin Timberlake eyes up his third UK Number 1 album in a row as The 20/20 Experience looks set to zoom straight in at the top this weekend.
Having already spawned two Top 5 singles prior to its release (Suit & Tie FT Jay-Z and Mirrors), The 20/20 Experience - the hotly anticipated new release from the ex-*NSync-er – has notched up sales of 57,000 copies putting it way out in front in the race for the Official Albums Chart Number 1 crown.
If JT can maintain his lead through to Sunday, it will be Timberlake’s third UK chart topper in a row; his debut, Justified, and the follow-up, FutureSex/LoveSounds, reached the top spot in 2002 and 2006.
Reigning albums king, David Bowie, slides one place to Number 2 with The Next Day, while Les Miserables shoots up seven places to Number 3 following the release of a new Deluxe Edition earlier this week.
Today’s Top 5 is completed by Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 4) and Bastille’s Bad Blood (5).
In addition to Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (Number 1), there are 11 new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
Recently reunited indie rockers Suede look set to debut at Number 7 with their first new album in 11 years, Bloodsports, while folk-rock hero Billy Bragg also looks set to go Top 10 this weekend with his thirteenth solo album, Tooth & Nail (Number 9).
London-based trio Daughter are new in at Number 13 with debut album, If You Leave, with Hadouken! on track to enter at 16 with Every Weekend.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are back with new offering Specter At The Feast (25), and French artist Yoann Lemoine (AKA Woodkid), who has previously directed music videos for Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey and Katy Perry, among others, is at 27 today with his debut album, The Golden Age.
This week’s midweek new entries are completed by Steve Mason’s Monkey Minds In The Devils Time (28), YouTube blogger Alex Day’s Epigrams And Interludes (29), Low’s The Invisible Way (34), Clutch’s Earth Rocker (35), and Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow’s Hope (40).
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|2||THE NEXT DAY||DAVID BOWIE|
|3||LES MISERABLES||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING|
|4||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|6||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|8||GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN||STEREOPHONICS|
|9||TOOTH & NAIL||BILLY BRAGG|
|10||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||P!NK|
|11||WHAT ABOUT NOW||BON JOVI|
|12||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|13||IF YOU LEAVE||DAUGHTER|
|14||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|15||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|17||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|19||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|20||GIRL WHO GOT AWAY||DIDO|
|21||ALL THAT ECHOES||JOSH GROBAN|
|22||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|23||THE LUMINEERS||THE LUMINEERS|
|25||SPECTER AT THE FEAST||BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB|
|26||SING TO THE MOON||LAURA MVULA|
|27||THE GOLDEN AGE||WOODKID|
|28||MONKEY MINDS IN THE DEVILS TIME||STEVE MASON|
|29||EPIGRAMS AND INTERLUDES||ALEX DAY|
|30||NUMBER 3||THE SCRIPT|
|34||THE INVISIBLE WAY||LOW|
|37||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|38||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|39||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
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