Paramore set to end Justin Timberlake’s albums reign

Hayley Williams and co. take on Justin Timberlake in this week’s Official Albums Chart race to Number 1.

Hayley Williams and co. take on Justin Timberlake in this week’s Official Albums Chart race to Number 1.

Paramore look set to end Justin Timberlake’s three week run at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart on Sunday.

The Tennessee rockers’ self-titled, fourth studio album, and first since the departure of guitarist and drummer Josh and Zac Farro in 2010, is currently in pole position on today’s Official Albums Chart Update, outselling Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (Number 2) by nearly three copies to one.

The album has spawned two singles so far – Now (39) and latest single Still Into You, as performed on last week’s Graham Norton Show is shooting into the Top 40, currently riding at Number 34 in today’s Update. Frontwoman Hayley Williams also enjoyed a chart topper in 2010, guesting on B.o.B’s Airplanes.

If Paramore can maintain its lead though to Sunday, it will be the band’s second UK Number 1 album; their first being 2009’s Brand New Eyes.

P!nk’s latest album, The Truth About Love, climbs two places to Number 3, while Imagine Dragons are down two to Number 4 with Night Visions. This week’s Top 5 is completed by Slipknot duo Corey Taylor and Jim Root’s side-project Stone Sour. The pair are new in at Number 5 with their fifth album, House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2.

New Entries

In addition to Paramore (1) and Stone Sour (5), there are seven other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

London-based singer/songwriter and producer James Blake is on course for his second Top 10 album this weekend. Overgrown, the follow-up to his eponymous 2011 debut (which peaked at Number 9) is at 6 today. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark enter one place behind him with their twelfth studio album, English Electric (7), while Swedish electro duo Knife are new in at Number 19 with Shaking The Habitual.

US jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux looks set to score her fourth Official Top 40 album with The Blue Room (29), and Kurt Vile is poised to make his UK chart debut with Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze (32).

This week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 new entries are completed by Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse (36) and Big Country’s The Journey (37).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

 

1 PARAMORE PARAMORE
2 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
3 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
4 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
5 HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES - PT 2 STONE SOUR
6 OVERGROWN JAMES BLAKE
7 ENGLISH ELECTRIC OMD
8 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
9 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
10 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
11 THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE
12 BAT OUT OF HELL MEAT LOAF
13 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
14 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
15 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
16 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
17 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
18 THE LUMINEERS THE LUMINEERS
19 SHAKING THE HABITUAL KNIFE
20 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
21 SEMPITERNAL BRING ME THE HORIZON
22 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
23 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPHONICS
24 NUMBER 3 THE SCRIPT
25 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
26 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
27 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
28 AN AWESOME WAVE ALT-J
29 THE BLUE ROOM MADELEINE PEYROUX
30 DELTA MACHINE DEPECHE MODE
31 OPPOSITES BIFFY CLYRO
32 WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE KURT VILE
33 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
34 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
35 OLD SOCK ERIC CLAPTON
36 WHEELHOUSE BRAD PAISLEY
37 THE JOURNEY BIG COUNTRY
38 THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC
39 BOTH SIDES NOW MICHAEL BALL
40 DELETED SCENES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM CARO EMERALD

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