Alabama Shakes set to debut at Number One this weekend

Justin Bieber is also lagging behind in the singles race

Alabama Shakes are set to debut at Number One this weekend with their album ‘Boys And Girls’.

The Georgia band, who released their debut album on Monday (April 9), are currently outselling Adele‘s ’21’ by 300 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.

The band, who made their live UK debut earlier this year in front of an audience that included Russell Crowe, have previously told NME that they’re finding their new popularity a little overwhelming, with singer Brittany Howard saying: “I’ve never done much at all before this, I was a postwoman. It’s something that’ll probably never happen in my life again. You gotta cherish this kind of stuff right?”.

Nicki Minaj, who debuted at Number One last week with her second album ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, is set to fall to Number Three, with Jessie J at Number Four and Emeli Sande at Number Five. David Guetta, Lana Del Rey, Moshi Monsters, Labrinth and Ed Sheeran are set to make up the rest of the Top 10.

Florence And The Machine are set to enter at Number 17 with their ‘MTV Unplugged’ album, while Counting Crows are presently on to be Number 11 with their new record ‘Underwater Sunshine’.

In the Official Singles Chart, Carly Rae Jensen looks set to hold on to the Number One spot with her single ‘Call Me Maybe’, which is currently keeping Justin Bieber’s new track ‘Boyfriend’ down in the Number Two spot.

Usher is set to new at Number Three with ‘Climax, with Sway’s ‘Level Up’ likely to be the only other new entry in the Top 10 at Number Seven.

Check back to NME.COM this Sunday (April 15) at 7pm (GMT) for the latest chart news.