Singer-songwriter Geordie currently has a solid 20,000 chart sales lead over closest rival Drake in today’s official chart update, and currently outperforms the rest of the Top 10 combined. .
Sam’s debut album, Hypersonic Missiles of 2019 – which rose to number 38 midweek – debuted at No. 1 after winning the BRITs Critics Choice Award the same year. Check out Sam Fender’s official UK chart history here.
Meanwhile, American heavy metal band Trivium is aiming for their highest ever record in the official album charts as their tenth album In The Court of the Dragon starts at number 3 – on course to be their second UK album in the Top 10. Electronic artist James Blake could also set a career record with Friends That Break Your Heart at number 5.
Outside of the Top 10, Johnny Flynn’s fifth album Lost In Cedar Wood debuts at number 11, while in the run-up to its return this Friday, Adele 25 is so far up 15 spots at number. 12, while 21 jumped 23 places to number 25.
New York rock band We Are Scientists Huffy’s seventh album looks set for a new debut at number 15, while The Charlatan’s eponymous album opens at number 17 thanks to its first vinyl pressing in 20 years. At number 20, the mysterious musical collective Sault’s fifth album, Rise, could re-enter the charts and surpass its debut at number 99. Only available for 99 days, the album disappeared from sales on October 2.
Alt-pop duo Oh Wonder could get a third Top 40 outing with 22 Break at No. 22, Wayward Sons’ Even Up The Score is considering a new entry at No. 23, and Justin Bieber’s Justice soars at No. 24 in the middle week thanks to a new ‘complete edition with three additional tracks.
Simon & Garfunkel’s biggest hits could return to the Top 40 at number 29, and finally, the collection of the greatest hits of the English rock band T’Pau, the essential pieces for a first number 32.