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.
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:
|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|
|8||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|9||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|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|
|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|
|23||GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN||STEREOPHONICS|
|24||NUMBER 3||THE SCRIPT|
|25||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|27||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|28||AN AWESOME WAVE||ALT-J|
|29||THE BLUE ROOM||MADELEINE PEYROUX|
|30||DELTA MACHINE||DEPECHE MODE|
|32||WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE||KURT VILE|
|33||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|35||OLD SOCK||ERIC CLAPTON|
|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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