All eyes are on The xx this week as the group’s third studio album I See You heads for this week’s Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.
The London trio’s latest collection - their first in just over four years – takes an early lead on today’s Official Chart Update, currently almost 10,000 ahead of their closest competitor, Little Mix’s Glory Days (2).
I See You is on course to earn The xx their second Number 1 album after 2012’s Coexist. The record includes lead single On Hold, which is set to re-enter the Top 40 on this Friday’s Official Singles Chart following its release last November. Check out the band’s complete Official UK Chart history here.
New entries and high climbers
After La La Land opened in UK cinemas last Friday (Jan 13), the film’s accompanying soundtrack is set to enter this week’s Top 10, currently up a massive 96 places to 3, while Migration by Bonobo is on course to give the British-born producer a new personal best on the chart, starting at 4.
Two more new albums are on course to land in this week’s Top 10; Rick Wakeman’s Piano Portraits (6) and Wiley’s 11th and reportedly final album Godfather enters at 8, potentially earning him his highest charting record and first Top 10.
Elsewhere, Gregory Porter’s Take Me To The Alley is set to return to the Top 10 after his performance on last Friday’s Graham Norton Show, up 53 spots to Number 9 today, and further down, Flaming Lips’ 15th studio album Oczy Mlody opens at 27.