Paramore on course to claim first Number 1 album in a decade with This Is Why

A good reason for Hayley, Taylor and Zac to leave the house.

A very big reason for Paramore to leave the house – their sixth studio album This Is Why is on course to claim the band their third UK Number 1 album, and first in nearly a decade.  

The pop-punk innovators – Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York – are surging ahead at the midweek stage, currently out-selling their closest competition You Me At Six more than 2:1. 

Originally formed in 2004, Paramore previously hit Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Brand New Eyes (2009) and Paramore (2013). 

Discover Paramore’s Official Charts history in full here

Coming in at Number 2 midweek, You Me At Six’s Truth Decay could net the Surrey rockers their seventh overall entry inside the Top 10. The rock takeover of the Official Albums Chart this week continues with The Rolling Stones’ live greatest hits collection GRRR! Live, currently aiming for a Number 6 debut.  

Following last Saturday’s BRIT Awards, the ceremony’s two big winners see similar success climbing back up the charts today. Harry Styles’ Harry’s House – which picked up the night’s big award, Album of the Year, surges up three (3), while British Group and Best New Artist winners Wet Leg’s eponymous debut could re-enter the Top 40 (33). Both Harry’s House and Wet Leg originally debuted at Number 1. See the BRIT Awards 2023 winners in full here

Outside the Top 10, Scottish rock band Mogwai have recently re-issued their first two albums on vinyl, with both LPs looking to claim their highest-ever chart positions. Leading the charge is 1997 debut Mogwai Young Team (12), with their sophomore record Come On Die Young also tracking for the Top 40 (24). 

Gary Numan’s new wave outfit Tubeway Army look set to score a new peak with their 1978 self-titled debut, which is heading for a Number 13 re-entry having originally peaked at Number 14 in 1979. 

San Diego rockers Pierce the Veil are heading for a second Top 20 UK album with The Jaws of Life (20), and finally, Swedish heavy metal band In Flames could claim their first-ever Top 40 entry with fourteenth studio album Foregone (36). 

See this week's Official Albums Chart update in full from 5:45pm

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