Take That’s This Life already claims biggest first-week sales for British act in 2023

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Take That already claim the biggest first-week sales for a British act in 2023 with their new album This Life

The start of a new era for Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, Take That’s Americana-inspired ninth studio album is blowing away the competition, already accumulating a total of 103,000 chart units at the midweek mark. 

This would mark Take That’s ninth UK Number 1 album, the group having previously reached the summit with Everything Changes (1993), Nobody Else (1995), Greatest Hits (1996), Beautiful World (2006), The Circus (2008), Progress (2010), III (2014) and Odyssey (2018). 

We should be so lucky! Celebrating 35 years since the start of her music career with a remastered edition of her first album, Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue is looking at a Number 3 re-entry for her 1987 debut Kylie. The album peaked at Number 1 for six non-consecutive weeks upon its original release. 

The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and as such Michael Bublé’s festive chart staple Christmas is expected to make a re-entry into the Top 10 this week (4).  

The 1975 are also looking for a Top 5 debut on their new live album At Their Very Best – Live from Madison Square Garden (5) taken from the tour of their most recent album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language, which became the fifth consecutive Number 1 studio LP for Matty Healy and co. 

Following her death earlier this year, the late, great Tina Turner could have a posthumous greatest hits collection, Queen of Rock’n’Roll (6) enter the Top 10. It would be the 10th career Top 10 album for the icon.  

Scottish indie band the Trashcan Sinatras are on their way to a landmark entry on the Official Albums Chart. Their 1990 debut album Cake has been remastered and reissued, and is currently expected to re-enter the chart at Number 10. It would mark the band’s first Top 40 entry ever. 

Taylor Swift’s 2017 album reputation is up two midweek (17), and finally, a special exclusive physical release for Record Store Day’s Black Friday, Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS - The Secret Sessions is looking to secure a Number 28 debut. The special vinyl release collects four ‘secret’ songs included on different physical variants of Olivia’s second album, GUTS, none of which have been released digitally yet. 

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