Mabel is leading the race for the UK’s Number 1 album this week, as she eyes up her first-ever UK Number 1 album with pop-tastic record About Last Night…
Centred around a house party, the second studio album from the 26-year-old star follows on from two previous Top 40 collections; 2018 EP Ivy To Roses (28) and 2019 debut LP High Expectations (3). See Mabel’s full Official Chart history here.
But there’s still all to play for, as beabadoobee’s Beatopia tracks for a Number 2 debut this week, currently the biggest release of the week on physical formats. The Filipino-British singer-songwriter, born Beatrice Laus, could enjoy a career best with her second studio album. Debut record Fake It Flowers reached Number 8 in 2020.
The UK’s current Number 1 album, Harry’s House by Harry Styles is also in contention at Number 3 midweek.
American rockers Interpol could claim their fifth Top 10 album with The Other Side of Make-Believe, with the record currently tracking for Number 4. The group previously enjoyed Top 10 success with 2007’s Our Love to Admire (2), 2010 self-titled album Interpol (10), 2014 release El Pintor (9) and 2018 LP Marauder (6).
Elsewhere, Yorkshire synth-rock export Working Men’s Club could score their first-ever Top 10 album with Fear Fear. The band, comprising Sydney Minsky-Sargeant, Liam Ogburn, Hannah Cobb and Mairead O’Connor, eye a Number 6 debut.
US pop sensation Lizzo looks set to claim a career best on the Official Albums Chart on Friday as her fourth studio album Special sits at Number 7 midweek. The record could become her first-ever UK Top 10, after 2019’s Cuz I Love You peaked at Number 30. See Lizzo’s full Official Chart history so far here.
Other brand-new Top 10 entries this week could come courtesy of English rock group Black Midi, with Hellfire (8), and Deaf Havana, with their sixth studio record The Present Is A Foreign Land (9).
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp’s first collaborative album 18 is set to go Top 20 (11), while BTS member J-Hope could claim his first-ever Top 40 solo record with Jack in the Box (28). The South Korean star, born Jung Ho-seok, has already enjoyed 8 UK Top 40 albums with BTS. See the group’s full Official Charts history here.
London-based indie group Superorganism could score their second Top 40 album to date with World Wide Pop (31), while Becky Hill’s 2019 compilation Get To Know looks set to vault 19 places following her appearance on ITV2 reality show Love Island last week (37).
Slipknot’s 2004 album Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses is on track to return to the Top 40 this week following a vinyl reissue (39), the record having peaked at Number 5 upon its initial release.
And finally, a 40th anniversary edition of The Associates’ 1982 album Sulk could see the Scottish duo return to the Top 40 (40). Their second studio album, Sulk originally peaked at Number 10.
See the Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 below:
|NE||1||ABOUT LAST NIGHT||MABEL||POLYDOR|
|1||3||HARRY'S HOUSE||HARRY STYLES||COLUMBIA|
|NE||4||THE OTHER SIDE OF MAKE-BELIEVE||INTERPOL||MATADOR|
|NE||6||FEAR FEAR||WORKING MEN'S CLUB||HEAVENLY|
|NE||8||HELLFIRE||BLACK MIDI||ROUGH TRADE|
|NE||9||THE PRESENT IS A FOREIGN LAND||DEAF HAVANA||SO RECORDINGS|
|7||10||GOLD RUSH KID||GEORGE EZRA||COLUMBIA|
|NE||11||18||JEFF BECK & JOHNNY DEPP||RHINO|
|5||12||LAST NIGHT IN THE BITTERSWEET||PAOLO NUTINI||ATLANTIC|
|2||13||LOVE DAMINI||BURNA BOY||ATLANTIC|
|13||15||GOLD - GREATEST HITS||ABBA||POLYDOR|
|12||16||50 YEARS - DON'T STOP||FLEETWOOD MAC||RHINO|
|10||20||THE HIGHLIGHTS||WEEKND||REPUBLIC RECORDS/XO|
|17||21||ELV1S - 30 NUMBER 1 HITS||ELVIS PRESLEY||RCA|
|21||22||LEGEND||BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS||TUFF GONG|
|15||23||BETWEEN US||LITTLE MIX||RCA|
|19||24||TIME FLIES - 1994-2009||OASIS||BIG BROTHER|
|22||25||SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER||SAM FENDER||POLYDOR|
|9||26||HONESTLY NEVERMIND||DRAKE||OVO/REPUBLIC RECORDS|
|18||27||CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS||EMINEM||INTERSCOPE|
|NE||28||JACK IN THE BOX||J-HOPE||BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT|
|40||29||ONLY HONEST ON THE WEEKEND||BECKY HILL||POLYDOR|
|20||30||FINE LINE||HARRY STYLES||COLUMBIA|
|NE||31||WORLD WIDE POP||SUPERORGANISM||DOMINO RECORDINGS|
|28||32||RUMOURS||FLEETWOOD MAC||RHINO/WARNER RECORDS|
|26||33||WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY||OASIS||BIG BROTHER|
|36||34||STAYING AT TAMARA'S||GEORGE EZRA||COLUMBIA|
|29||36||NUMBER ONES||MICHAEL JACKSON||EPIC|
|56||37||GET TO KNOW||BECKY HILL||POLYDOR|
|25||38||DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT||LEWIS CAPALDI||EMI|
|NE||39||VOL 3 (THE SUBLIMINAL VERSES)||SLIPKNOT||ROADRUNNER|
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