Queens of the Stone Age lead all-American rock band race for this week's Official UK Number 1 album

Plus there are new albums from Shane Filan, Fifth Harmony and Lil Uzi Vert heading for this week's Official Albums Chart.

Queens of the Stone Age are on course to claim their first Number 1 record and lead an all-American rock band race for the top spot on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

The band’s seventh studio album Villains - produced by Mark Ronson - is leading the charge on the albums chart, currently outselling its closest rival by 3:1. Four of the band’s previous six records have landed inside the Top 10, with 2013’s Like Clockwork peaking at Number 2. Check out their full Official UK Chart history here.

Fellow American rockers War On Drugs are currently in second place with their fourth collection A Deeper Understanding - all but certain to earn the band their first Top 10.

Also on track for a personal best are Massachusetts trio PVRIS, their second album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell starts at 3.   

New entries and high climbers

Meanwhile, former Westlife singer Shane Filan could be claiming his second Top 10 album as a soloist this week – his third collection Love Always is at Number 5, and Fifth Harmony’s new, self-titled album is on course to become their second Top 10, currently at 7.

US southern rockers The Cadillac Three open at Number 10 with their third album Legacy, US rapper XXXTentacion opens at 13 with his debut record 17, and hip-hop star Lil Uzi Vert is at 15 with his new album Luv Is Rage 2.

Further down, Iron & Wine’s Beast Epic (34) and Nadine Shah’s Holiday Destination (37) could be landing in this week’s Top 40, and a number of albums are tracking massive climbs: Haim’s Something To Remember is up 27 places to 19, Paramore’s After Laughter so far re-enters at 30, and Kasabian’s latest record For Crying Out Loud is up 48 spots to 38. 

This week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart Update

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 VILLAINS QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
2 A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING WAR ON DRUGS
3 ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN ALL WE NEED OF PVRIS
4 DIVIDE ED SHEERAN
5 LOVE ALWAYS SHANE FILAN
6 THE 50 GREATEST HITS ELVIS PRESLEY
7 FIFTH HARMONY FIFTH HARMONY
8 HUMAN RAG'N'BONE MAN
9 ADIOS GLEN CAMPBELL
10 LEGACY CADILLAC THREE
11 DUA LIPA DUA LIPA
12 MOANA MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
13 17 XXXTENTACION
14 GLORY DAYS LITTLE MIX
15 LUV IS RAGE 2 LIL UZI VERT
16 TO THE BONE STEVEN WILSON
17 X ED SHEERAN
18 LUST FOR LIFE LANA DEL REY
19 SOMETHING TO TELL YOU HAIM
20 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION JOHN DENVER
21 CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS EMINEM
22 MORE LIFE DRAKE
23 EVERYTHING NOW ARCADE FIRE
24 HYBRID THEORY LINKIN PARK
25 GREATEST HITS FOO FIGHTERS
26 TRIBE CHASE & STATUS
27 COMMON SENSE J HUS
28 TRUTH IS A BEAUTIFUL THING LONDON GRAMMAR
29 EVOLVE IMAGINE DRAGONS
30 AFTER LAUGHTER PARAMORE
31 HOW DID WE GET SO DARK ROYAL BLOOD
32 DAMN. KENDRICK LAMAR
33 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
34 BEAST EPIC IRON & WINE
35 DIRECT HITS KILLERS
36 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
37 HOLIDAY DESTINATION NADINE SHAH
38 FOR CRYING OUT LOUD KASABIAN
39 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS
40 THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC
41 TROLLS MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
42 FUNK WAV BOUNCES - VOL 1 CALVIN HARRIS
43 A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS COLDPLAY
44 THE PEACE AND THE PANIC NECK DEEP
45 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT
46 25 ADELE
47 COZY TAPES - VOL 2 - TOO COZY ASAP MOB
48 MY EVERYTHING ARIANA GRANDE
49 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS
50 + ED SHEERAN
51 STARBOY WEEKND
52 GANG SIGNS & PRAYER STORMZY
53 24K MAGIC BRUNO MARS
54 GREATEST HITS QUEEN
55 LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE MCVIE BUCKINGHAM/MCVIE
56 TIMELESS - THE ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS BEE GEES
57 04:44 JAY-Z
58 SCARECROW CATS IN SPACE
59 GREATEST HITS - SO FAR PINK
60 NUMBER ONES MICHAEL JACKSON
61 RAINBOW KESHA
62 ONE MORE LIGHT LINKIN PARK
63 I CRY WHEN I LAUGH JESS GLYNNE
64 WITNESS KATY PERRY
65 UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK NIRVANA
66 HARRY STYLES HARRY STYLES
67 DANGEROUS WOMAN ARIANA GRANDE
68 PURPOSE JUSTIN BIEBER
69 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
70 MELODRAMA LORDE
71 A FEVER DREAM EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
72 LIVE FOR THE MOMENT SHERLOCKS
73 SO GOOD ZARA LARSSON
74 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION DONNA SUMMER
75 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA
76 CROOKED CALYPSO PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT
77 LEGACY DAVID BOWIE
78 ILLUMINATE SHAWN MENDES
79 THE VERY BEST OF DOLLY PARTON
80 ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF ELO
81 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD
82 GREATEST HITS GUNS N' ROSES
83 STONEY POST MALONE
84 METEORA LINKIN PARK
85 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
86 BLURRYFACE TWENTY ONE PILOTS
87 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION WHITNEY HOUSTON
88 VIEWS DRAKE
89 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
90 NEVERMIND NIRVANA
91 DEFINITELY MAYBE OASIS
92 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
93 BEST OF - DECADE IN THE SUN STEREOPHONICS
94 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP EMINEM
95 GREATEST HITS RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
96 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
97 RENAISSANCE IN EXTREMIS AKERCOCKE
98 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES
99 LEAGUE OF MY OWN II CHIP
100 THE EMINEM SHOW EMINEM

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