Post Malone eyes highest new Official Albums Chart entry with Twelve Carat Toothache

As Harry Styles could be first act of 2022 to return for second week at Number 1 on Official Albums Chart

Harry Styles’ Harry’s House is currently on track to return to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart for a second non-consecutive week.  

This would make Harry the first artist this year to achieve a second week at Number 1 on the Albums Chart. Two weeks ago, Harry’s House became the fastest-selling album of 2022 so far, earning the prestigious Official Chart Double in the process. See Harry’s Official Charts history in full here.

Eyeing up this week’s highest new entry its Post Malone with his fourth studio album Twelve Carat Toothache. With collaborations from the likes of Doja Cat, The Weeknd and The Kid LAROI¸ Twelve Carat’s possible Number 2 debut would be Posty’s fourth consecutive UK Top 10 LP.  

On track for a Number 4 debut this week, it's Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band's new record Dear Scott. It would be the first record by the Liverpudlian singer-songwriter to reach the UK Top 10, he was previously a member of band Shacked.

There could be more Top 10 debuts from Prince & The Revolution with a re-issue of their 1985 Prince & The Revolution – Live album (6), You Me At Six return to the Top 10 with Sinners Never Sleep (7) and US singer-songwriter Angel Olsen is heading for her first ever UK Top 10 record with Big Time (10). 

Elsewhere, Scottish punk rockers Skids reissue of their debut album Scared To Dance could become their highest-peaking release since 1980 (26), the record originally peaked at Number 19 in 1979. Alt-rock band Horse Girl are also on track for their first-ever charting album in the UK with Versions Of A Modern Performance (30). 

Following their performance at this weekend’s Platinum Party at the Palace, Queen’s Greatest Hits could jump seven spots (11) after breaking a UK chart record last week, while fellow Platinum performer George Ezra’s second album Staying At Tamara’s could be this week’s big climber, currently up thirty-four spots to re-enter the Top 40 (31).  

George Michael’s hits collection Twenty Five rises 31 spots midweek (37) following news of a special Spatial Audio reissues of his back catalogue, including Older, next month. These will coincide with his upcoming Freedom Uncut documentary release, worked on by the late pop icon himself back in 2016.

And finally, Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers are looking to secure their third UK Top 40 album with Welcome 2 Club XIII currently on track for a Number 38 debut. 

Official Albums Chart Update - 6 June 2022

POS LW TITLE ARTIST
1 2 HARRY'S HOUSE HARRY STYLES
2 NE TWELVE CARAT TOOTHACHE POST MALONE
3 3 = ED SHEERAN
4 NE DEAR SCOTT MICHAEL HEAD/RED ELASTIC BAND
5 1 C'MON YOU KNOW LIAM GALLAGHER
6 NE PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION - LIVE PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION
7 NE SINNERS NEVER SLEEP YOU ME AT SIX
8 8 MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR
9 9 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA
10 NE BIG TIME ANGEL OLSEN
11 18 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
12 11 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN
13 13 50 YEARS - DON'T STOP FLEETWOOD MAC
14 10 BETWEEN US LITTLE MIX
15 20 DIAMONDS ELTON JOHN
16 21 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS
17 12 SOUR OLIVIA RODRIGO
18 14 FINE LINE HARRY STYLES
19 15 THE HIGHLIGHTS WEEKND
20 16 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM
21 4 DOWN BY THE RIVER THAMES LIAM GALLAGHER
22 24 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
23 23 DIRECT HITS KILLERS
24 5 DIAMOND STAR HALOS DEF LEPPARD
25 35 1 BEATLES
26 NE SCARED TO DANCE SKIDS
27 41 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
28 25 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
29 42 ELV1S - 30 NUMBER 1 HITS ELVIS PRESLEY
30 NE VERSIONS OF MODERN PERFORMANCE HORSEGIRL
31 65 STAYING AT TAMARA'S GEORGE EZRA
32 29 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON
33 76 THE WHOLE STORY KATE BUSH
34 28 SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER SAM FENDER
35 45 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
36 17 PLANET HER DOJA CAT
37 68 TWENTY FIVE GEORGE MICHAEL
38 NE WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
39 27 FUTURE NOSTALGIA DUA LIPA
40 26 PIER PRESSURE ARRDEE

(c) Official Charts Company 2022