There’s a huge battle for Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this week, as three acts with a combined 24 chart-topping albums between them all release new LPs this week.
The legendary Madonna is back with her 14th studio album Madame X, a Portuguese-influenced collection available across a variety of formats including rainbow vinyl and glitter cassette. The Queen of Pop will be aiming for her 13th UK Number 1 to match Elvis Presley’s record for the most chart toppers by a solo artist.
Bruce Springsteen is not far behind Madonna on 10 Number 1s, and he’s in a pursuit of an 11th with Western Stars. The collection could be Bruce’s fifth consecutive studio album to reach the peak of the Official Albums Chart.
Bastille are also on a roll also following their first two albums debuting at Number 1. Third LP Doom Days was preceded by the singles Quarter Past Midnight and Joy, and is available on a multitude of physical formats including red splatter vinyl.
On the singles front, Little Mix release Bounce Back, which marks the group’s first era of music with their new label RCA Records. Marshmello teams up with rock band A Day To Remember for new track Rescue Me, Celine Dion puts out a new live single called Flying On My Own, plus Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds share the Black Star Dancing EP.
Also be on the look out for new material from Bat For Lashes, Dermot Kennedy, Flume ft. London Grammar, Miles Kane and Shura.