Madonna’s Rebel Heart takes early lead in albums chart race

Rebel Heart is on track to top the Official Albums Chart this weekend.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart has taken an early lead in the race for this week’s Number 1 album. The LP is outselling its nearest competitor - current Official Albums Chart Number 1 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday – by nearly 3:1 after just 24 hours on sale. 

Other new entries set to score Top 10 placings this weekend include Rebecca Ferguson’s Lady Sings The Blues and Blue’s Colours. Click here to see all of this week’s new releases.

If its momentum continues, Rebel Heart will be Madonna’s 12 UK Number 1 album following Like A Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), Like A Prayer (1989), The Immaculate Collection (1990), Ray Of Light (1998), Music (2000), American Life (2003), Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005), Hard Candy (2008), Celebration (2009) and MDNA (2012).

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