Olly Murs‘ Marry Me (by way of EMI) is strolling up the aisle for a U.Okay. No. 1.
The English pop singer’s seventh studio LP leads the midweek chart, and is heading for a fifth U.Okay. No. 1 following In Case You Didn’t Know (from 2011), Proper Place Proper Time (2012), By no means Been Higher (2014) and 24 HRS (2016).
The X Issue alum has dismissed controversy surrounding the lyrics to Marry Me tune “I Hate You When You’re Drunk,” to take pole place on the Official Chart Replace, forward of Taylor Swift’s Midnights (EMI) and Cliff Richard’s Christmas With Cliff (EastWest/Rhino), respectively.
In the meantime, Atlanta hip-hop producer Metro Boomin may rating a career-best with Heroes & Villains (Republic Information), his sophomore solo studio album. It’s new at No. 4 on the Official Chart Replace.
Metro Boomin (actual identify Leland Tyler Wayne) beforehand impacted the chart with 2018’s Not All Heroes Put on Capes (No. 16) and 2020’s Savage Mode II with 21 Savage (No. 10).
Veteran British digital music duo Leftfield may snag a fourth high 10 with This Is What We Do (Virgin Music), their first new studio file in seven years. It’s new at No. 8 on the chart blast. The duo of Neil Barnes and Adam Wren hit No. 3 with their traditional debut from 1995, Leftism; No. 1 with 1999’s Rhythm And Stealth; and No. 6 with 2015’s Different Gentle Supply.
BTS star RM’s solo debut Indigo (BigHit Leisure) may enter the highest 40 on the first try. It’s new at No. 27 on the chart blast. As a member of BTS, the South Korean rapper has loved U.Okay. No. 1s with Map Of The Soul – Persona in 2019, and Map Of The Soul – 7 in 2020.
Christmas has already arrived on the U.Okay. charts, with a number of titles making an impression on the midweek albums survey.
Behind Cliff Richard’s first yuletide providing in nearly 20 years is Michael Bublé’s Christmas (Reprise), which is on observe for its annual return to the highest 5, up 11-5; Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli’s A Household Christmas (Decca) dips 6-5; Andre Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra’s Silver Bells (Decca) is up 10-7; Aled Jones & Russell Watson’s Christmas With Aled & Russell (BMG) lifts 37-29; and the Corrs’ lead vocalist Andrea Corr may seize a solo career-best with The Christmas Album (Atlantic), new at No. 32 on the midweek chart.
Lastly, Fleetwood Mac is staging a return to the highest ten, following Christine McVie’s loss of life Nov. 30, aged 79. The Rock Corridor inductees’ 1977 LP Rumours (Rhino/Warner Bros) experiences a 200% week-on-week achieve, and is on observe for a high 10 return, up 28-9; whereas 50 Years – Don’t Cease (Rhino) may raise 29-14.
All can be revealed when the Official U.Okay. Albums Chart is revealed Friday.