Taylor Swift takes on Harry Styles for Number 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart

Evermore and Fine Line emerge as the front-runners for this Friday's Number 1 album.

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have emerged as the front runners for this week’s UK Number 1 album with their respective collections Evermore and Fine Line.

With the Christmas spirit departing the Official Albums Chart, some of the most popular albums to soundtrack 2020 are being revisited, with a flurry of high climbers and re-entries populating the Top 40.

Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album Evermore leads the race for Number 1 on Friday and looks set to secure a second non-consecutive week at the top spot. Evermore became Taylor’s sixth Number 1 album in December, helping her surpass Madonna as the female artist to rack up six chart-topping albums in the quickest time.

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Harry Styles’ second album Fine Line is on course for a new peak position of Number 2. The collection has garnered renewed attention following the release of new single Treat People With Kindness, the video for which stars Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia holds at Number 3, Little Mix are standing firm at Number 4 with Confetti, and the best-selling album of all-time Queen’s Greatest Hits lifts three to Number 5, potentially its highest chart position since January 1982.

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Fresh from his appearance on Jools Holland’s annual Hootenanny, Michael Kiwanuka’s Mercury Prize-winning album KIWANUKA is on track to re-enter at 16. There’s also a New Year’s Eve uplift for Sophie Ellis-Bextor following her Graham Norton Show performance; Songs From The Kitchen Disco is the most downloaded album of the week so far and sits at 19.

Finally following the death of hip-hop star MF Doom, his 2004 album Madvillainy with Madlib under their moniker Madvillain could enter the Top 40 for the first time, currently at Number 30.

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Mark Willmott


I think Harry Styles will make it but looking at the midweek sales figures, it could be one of the lowest weekly sales ever. (Swifts is 2,380, Styles 1,741)


thierry henon


Will love to see Harry Styles at number 1..Furthermore his great album would then reached a new peak so a DOUBLE celebration for him!! Go Harry!!




Wait what, Fine Line might finally make it to Number 1? About time as well, some really good songs.

Definitely great to see Madvilliany in the charts, even though I don’t like the reason why. Definitely a Top 10 album ever made regardless.