The 1975 are on course for their first Official Number 1 album! Plus: See this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 in full!
It’s going to be all change at the top of the Official Albums Chart this weekend as The 1975 are poised to knock Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King off Number 1.
The Manchester-based band, who are fronted by Matthew Healy (son of Benidorm’s Timothy Healy and Loose Women’s Denise Welch) are currently in pole position on today’s midweek rundown with their eponymous debut album, which is outselling its closest competitors – Nine Inch Nail’s Hesitation Marks (Number 2) by more than two copies to one. The 1975 includes the band’s three Top 40 singles - Chocolate (19), The City (30) and Sex (34).
Avenged Sevenfold, who scored their first ever UK Number 1 album last Sunday with Hail To The King, fall eight places to Number 9 on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.
Meanwhile, Jordan and Harley, AKA Rizzle Kicks, are new in today at Number 3 with their second album, Roaring 20s, while Naughty Boy’s Hotel Cabana (down two to Number 4) and Richard And Adam’s The Impossible Dream (5) complete the Top 5.
20 year old Ariana Grande, AKA Cat Valentine from Nickelodeon's Victorious and the spin-off show Sam & Cat, looks set to make her UK chart debut this weekend with Yours Truly (Number 6 today), while Peter Doherty’s Babyshambles are heading for their second Top 10 album with Sequel To The Prequel (8). South London duo Krept & Konan are also Top 10-bound with Young Kingz (10).
UB40 make a welcome return to the Official Albums Chart today with Getting Over The Storm (19), which is the Birmingham band’s first new album in nearly three years. John Legend, who has also just released his first new album in almost three years, is at Number 23 with Love In The Future.
Luciano Pavarotti’s new Best Of collection, The 50 Greatest Tracks debuts at 25 today, while Glasvegas’ Later... When The TV Turns To Static and Black Spiders’ This Savage Land are at 28 and 33, respectively.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.
|1||THE 1975||THE 1975|
|2||HESITATION MARKS||NINE INCH NAILS|
|3||ROARING 20S||RIZZLE KICKS|
|4||HOTEL CABANA||NAUGHTY BOY|
|5||THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM||RICHARD & ADAM|
|6||YOURS TRULY||ARIANA GRANDE|
|8||SEQUEL TO THE PREQUEL||BABYSHAMBLES|
|9||HAIL TO THE KING||AVENGED SEVENFOLD|
|10||YOUNG KINGZ||KREPT & KONAN|
|11||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|13||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
|14||IN A PERFECT WORLD||KODALINE|
|15||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|16||GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN||STEREOPHONICS|
|17||LONG WAY DOWN||TOM ODELL|
|18||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|19||GETTING OVER THE STORM||UB40|
|21||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|22||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|23||LOVE IN THE FUTURE||JOHN LEGEND|
|24||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|25||THE 50 GREATEST TRACKS||LUCIANO PAVAROTTI|
|27||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|28||LATER WHEN THE TV TURNS TO STATIC||GLASVEGAS|
|29||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|30||NIGHT VISIONS||IMAGINE DRAGONS|
|31||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|33||THIS SAVAGE LAND||BLACK SPIDERS|
|34||STUDIO ZOO||NEWTON FAULKNER|
|35||RIGHT THOUGHTS RIGHT WORDS RIGHT ACTION||FRANZ FERDINAND|
|36||THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|37||ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT - 1969-1971||BOB DYLAN|
|38||MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL||JAY-Z|
|39||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|40||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
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