Kanye West battling Kodaline for Number One spot in UK Album Chart

It's 'Yeezus' versus the Irish band for the top spot this week

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Kanye West and Kodaline are battling it out for the Number One spot on this week's Official UK Album Chart with Kodaline's 'In A Perfect World' narrowly ahead at the midweek stage.

Despite only releasing new album 'Yeezus' officially on Tuesday (June 18) Kanye West is just 1,800 sales behind Irish band Kodaline at the time of writing. Information from the Official Charts Company shows that 'Yeezus' is currently Number Three in the chart, narrowly behind Kodaline at Number One and Black Sabbath's '13', which is Number Two.

Elsewhere on the album chart, Sigur Rós are new at Number Five with their latest album 'Kveikur' with rapper J. Cole joining the Icelandic band in the top ten with his new album 'Born Sinner' currently inside the Top Ten at Number 6.

Other new entries this week include Hans Zimmer's soundstrack to the new Superman film, Man Of Steel (9), while New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra's 'Hushabye' (25), The View’s new Best Of album, 'Seven Year Setlist' (35), and US rapper Mac Miller’s second album, 'Watching Movies With The Sound Off' (39).

Meanwhile, the current singles chart Number One, 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke is just 7,000 sales ahead of Jason Derulo's 'The Other Side' this week. Should Derulo catch-up with Thicke it would mark the end of his three-week reign at the op of the Official Single Chart.

Elsewhere on the singles countdown, Dizzee Rascal looks set to score this week’s second highest new entry with his track 'Goin' Crazy' feat. Robbie Williams and hotly tipped trio London Grammar are on course to make their Top 40 debut with 'Wasting My Years' (19).

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