Katy B heading for Number 1 album with Little Red

Katy B looks set to top the Official Albums Chart this weekend, while Lisa Stansfield is headed for the Top 10 after nearly a decade away from music.

Katy B looks set to top the Official Albums Chart this weekend, while Lisa Stansfield is headed for the Top 10 after nearly a decade away from music.

She might not have a date for Valentine’s Day, but Katy B shouldn’t let that trouble her because she’s set to score her first ever Number 1 album this weekend!

The 24-year-old from Peckham, South East London is currently in pole position on today’s Official Albums Chart Update with her second full-length, Little Red, which features the singles 5AM (which peaked at Number 14 in November) and Crying For No Reason (which entered at Number 5 two weeks ago).
Katy confessed to Jameela Jamil on last week’s Official Chart Show on BBC Radio 1 that, sadly, she’s going to be home alone this Friday night. It’s okay Katy, we’d take a Number 1 album over flowers and chocolates, any day!

Meanwhile, London Grammar climb two places to Number 2 today with their debut album If You Wait. Ellie Goulding’s former chart topping album, Halcyon, remains static at Number 3, and Avicii slides two places to Number 4 with True. Psychedelic rockers Temples are new in at Number 5 with their debut album, Sun Structures.

New Entries

25 years after topping the charts globally with single All Around The World, and 10 years after the release of her last album, Rochdale’s finest Lisa Stansfield is poised to return to the Official Albums Chart Top 10 this weekend with her seventh studio album, Seven (8).

The multi-BRIT Award, Ivor Novello and Silver Clef Award winner says she felt she didn’t “fit in anywhere” after her 2004 predecessor, The Moment, failed to make the Top 40. “I didn’t want to alter what I do to fit in to a current trend, but things run in cycles and now it feels as though the time is right to get my foot in the door again,” she explains, and with singers like Adele bringing the big-voiced soul singer back into fashion, Lisa felt able to start writing and recording again.

Neil Finn is also on course for his first UK Top 10 album in some considerable time with Dizzy Heights (9).  The Crowded House frontman’s last hit album in the UK was 2001’s One Nil, which peaked at Number 14.

This week’s new entries are completed by Rosanne Cash with The River & The Thread. Rosanne, who is the eldest daughter of late country music legend Johnny Cash, enters at Number 16 today.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 LITTLE RED KATY B
2 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
3 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
4 TRUE AVICII
5 SUN STRUCTURES TEMPLES
6 BEYONCE BEYONCE
7 SO LONG SEE YOU TOMORROW BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
8 SEVEN LISA STANSFIELD
9 DIZZY HEIGHTS NEIL FINN
10 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
11 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
12 PURE HEROINE LORDE
13 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
14 WANDERLUST SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR
15 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
16 THE RIVER & THE THREAD ROSANNE CASH
17 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
18 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
19 THE 1975 1975
20 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
21 THE HEIST MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
22 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
23 HIGH HOPES BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
24 CAVALIER YOUTH YOU ME AT SIX
25 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
26 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
27 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
28 IN A PERFECT WORLD KODALINE
29 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
30 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
31 HOME RUDIMENTAL
32 ULTIMATE PRINCE
33 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
34 PRISM KATY PERRY
35 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
36 LOVE SONGS TINA TURNER
37 LONG WAY DOWN TOM ODELL
38 LOVE LETTERS ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
39 LOVE IN THE FUTURE JOHN LEGEND
40 DEMONSTRATION TINIE TEMPAH

© 2014 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.