Marina & The Diamonds electrify the Official Albums Update

Marina Diamandis, AKA Marina And The Diamonds, looks set to score her first Number 1 album on Sunday according to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data. Plus: See the Official Album Chart Update Top 40 in full!

Marina Diamandis, AKA Marina And The Diamonds, looks set to score her first Number 1 album on Sunday according to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data.

The half Welsh / half Greek singer’s second album, Electra Heart,  has a comfortable lead on its closest competitor – Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die (Number 2) - and looks set to topple Jack White from the summit of the Official Albums Chart.

The news will certainly cheer-up Diamandis who was forced to postpone her upcoming UK tourearlier this week after being advised by doctors to rest her voice or risk permanently damaging her vocal chords. Marina And The Diamonds’ debut album, The Family Jewels, peaked at Number 5 when it was released in 2010.

Jack White’s Blunderbuss slips into third place, while US singer songwriter Norah Jones looks set to notch up her fifth Top 40 album with her latest release, Little Broken Hearts, is on course to debut at Number 4. Adele’s mega-selling second album, 21, completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5.

New Entries

Marilyn Manson could be headed towards his highest UK albums chart position in nearly eight years this Sunday with his eighth studio album, Born Villain. The record, which is the US shock rockers first release since parting ways with major label Interscope, features a guest appearance by Johnny Depp; the Pirates Of The Caribbean star plays guitar on a cover of Carly Simon’s Number 3 1972 hit, You’re So Vain.

Elsewhere, Mystery Jets look set to score their highest ever chart position with fourth album Radlands (Number 25). Scottish band Kassidy – whose frontman Barrie-James O'Neill is rumoured to be dating Lana Del Rey – look set to enter the Official Albums Chart at Number 30 with their debut album, One Man Army, while Swedish rockers Europe’s Bag Of Bones is new in at Number 37.

The full Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 ELECTRA HEART MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
2 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
3 BLUNDERBUSS JACK WHITE
4 LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS NORAH JONES
5 21 ADELE
6 BOYS & GIRLS ALABAMA SHAKES
7 BORN VILLAIN MARILYN MANSON
8 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
9 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS
10 PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED NICKI MINAJ
11 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
12 + ED SHEERAN
13 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
14 THE SCRIPT SCRIPT
15 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON
16 THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR ALEX CLARE
17 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE MAVERICK SABRE
18 LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD JASON MRAZ
19 OUT OF THE GAME RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
20 MAKING MIRRORS GOTYE
21 SCIENCE & FAITH SCRIPT
22 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION STEPS
23 WRECKING BALL BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
24 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
25 RADLANDS MYSTERY JETS
26 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
27 STEREO TYPICAL RIZZLE KICKS
28 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
29 19 ADELE
30 ONE MAN ARMY KASSIDY
31 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
32 EL CAMINO BLACK KEYS
33 VOICE OF AGES CHIEFTAINS
34 MUSIC ROX MOSHI MONSTERS
35 CALIFORNIA 37 TRAIN
36 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING LMFAO
37 BAG OF BONES EUROPE
38 BEST OF - DECADE IN THE SUN STEREOPHONICS
39 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS BRUNO MARS
40 TAKE CARE DRAKE


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