Michael Buble faces tough competition from Frank Turner and Will.I.Am if he wants to hold on to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
Michael Buble has a fight on his hands if he wants to spend a second week at Number 1. The Canadian crooner, whose latest full length, To Be Loved, became the fastest selling artist release of 2013 last week, is ahead of his closest rivals Frank Turner and Will.I.Am by a tight margin of less than 12,000 copies at this midway stage.
London-based singer-songwriter Frank Turner, who performed during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, is currently Number 2 with fourth album Tape Deck Heart. Turner’s previous highest charting album was 2011’s England Keep My Bones which peaked at Number 12.
Meanwhile Black Eyed Peas main man and The Voice coach Will.I.Am’s fourth solo album, #Willpower, debuts at Number 3 on today’s Official Albums Chart Update. #Willpower has already spawned four Official Singles Chart Top 40 hits (including the Number 1s This Is Love FT Eva Simons and Scream And Shout FT Britney Spears).
Find out who comes out on top this Sunday on the Official Chart show with Jameela Jamil on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm, and see the full Official Albums Chart Top 100 on www.officialcharts.com from 7pm.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 is rounded off with Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 4) and Pink’s The Truth About Love dropping to 5.
New entries and high climbers
In addition to Frank Turner’s Tape Deck Heart (Number 2) and Will.I.Am’s #Willpower (3), there are three new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update.
French band Phoenix, whose fifth album Bankrupt! is currently at Number 8, and looks set to give the band their first Top 40 album. Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Chamber currently stands at Number 22. The artist formally known as Snoop Dogg, sees his reggae rebirth as Snoop Lion enter at 26 with Reincarnation, and veteran rockers Whitesnake’s CD/DVD package Live In Japan is new in at 33.
Also set to return to the Official Albums Chart Top 40 on Sunday is Daft Punk’s 2001 album Discovery (27), and after their appearance on Graham Norton’s show at the weekend, Hurts’ Exile climbs 27 places to 34.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|2||TAPE DECK HEART||FRANK TURNER|
|3||WILLPOWER||WILL I AM|
|4||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|5||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||PINK|
|6||THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE||JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE|
|8||SAVE ROCK AND ROLL||FALL OUT BOY|
|10||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|11||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|12||NIGHT VISIONS||IMAGINE DRAGONS|
|14||GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN||STEREOPHONICS|
|15||BAT OUT OF HELL||MEAT LOAF|
|17||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|19||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|20||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|22||VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR||ROB ZOMBIE|
|23||THE NEXT DAY||DAVID BOWIE|
|24||LES MISERABLES||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING|
|28||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|30||DELETED SCENES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM||CARO EMERALD|
|31||THE HEIST||MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS|
|32||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|33||MADE IN JAPAN||WHITESNAKE|
|35||MOSQUITO||YEAH YEAH YEAHS|
|36||SING TO THE MOON||LAURA MVULA|
|37||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|39||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
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