Bastille on course for Number One album in UK

The 'Bad Blood' band are battling Stereophonics for top spot

Bastille have the UK’s biggest selling album of the week so far with their debut album ‘Bad Blood’.

The album, which features the hit single ‘Pompeii’, is narrowly ahead of its nearest rival, the latest Stereophonics album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ in the midweek update. According to Official Chart Company data, Bastille are currently 6,500 sales ahead of Stereophonics, with four days until the official announcement is made.

Elsewhere in the album chart there are new entries from Dido, with her new album ‘Girl Who Got Away’ in at Number Three, and hotly tipped singer Laura Mvula, who is marginally outside the
Top 5 with ‘Sing To The Moon’ at Number Six on the midweek update. Other new entries in the Top 40 look set to come from US country stars Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell (22) and Jimi Hendrix, whose posthumous album, ‘People, Hell And Angels’ is currently at Number 28.

Finally, former Westlife member Brian McFadden’s fourth solo album, ‘The Irish Connection’, is at Number 33.

In the singles chart there is little movement with Justin Timberlake on course to stay at Number One for a second week with his single ‘Mirrors’. Bruno Mars, meanwhile, climbs Five from Seven to Two with his track ‘When I Was Your Man’.

New entries on the top 40 come from Bridgit Mendler, Stereophonics, Fleetwood Mac and Sarah McLachlan. Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ is also set to drop out of the Top 40 after a 25-week stay. The meme-driven YouTube hit is currently at Number 41.