Les Miserables dream of topping Official Albums Chart

The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Les Miserables climbs to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart Update.

The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Les Miserables climbs to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart Update.

In addition to topping the UK’s box office chart, Les Miserables also looks set to top the Official Albums Chart this Sunday.

The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of the hit musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel is up four places today, knocking Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events down to Number 2.

Meanwhile, Manchester-based indie rockers Everything Everything are on their way  to their highest charting album to date with new offering, Arc, entering at Number 3 on today’s Official Chart Update.

This week’s Top 5 is completed by Jake Bugg’s debut self-titled album (4) and Calvin Harris’ 18 Months (5).

New Entries

Rising Harlem MC A$AP Rocky will make his Official Albums Chart debut on Sunday with the hotly anticipated Long Live A$AP (6), while Irish folk rockers Villagers are on course for their first Top 20 album with Awayland (Number 12).

The midweek new entries are completed by New Order’s Lost Sirens (14). The album is made up of tracks recorded during sessions for their 2005 album Waiting For  The Sirens' Call.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
2 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
3 ARC EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
4 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
5 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
6 LONG LIVE ASAP A$AP ROCKY
7 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
8 + ED SHEERAN
9 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
10 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
11 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
12 AWAYLAND VILLAGERS
13 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
14 LOST SIRENS NEW ORDER
15 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
16 SOME NIGHTS FUN.
17 THE LUMINEERS THE LUMINEERS
18 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
19 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
20 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
21 TAKE THE CROWN ROBBIE WILLIAMS
22 CHANNEL ORANGE FRANK OCEAN
23 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
24 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SONG JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS R&B ORCHESTRA
25 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
26 COEXIST THE XX
27 ORA RITA ORA
28 GREATEST HITS - SO FAR P!NK
29 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
30 21 ADELE
31 GRRR THE ROLLING STONES
32 THE VERY BEST OF NEIL DIAMOND
33 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
34 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
35 MEMORY LANE - THE BEST OF MCFLY
36 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON
37 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
38 CHAPMAN SQUARE LAWSON
39 BEST OF BOWIE DAVID BOWIE
40 GIRL ON FIRE ALICIA KEYS

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