Katy Perry and Eminem on course for UK Number Ones

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US stars score high in the midweeks

Katy Perry and Eminem are set to top the UK charts this weekend, according to official midweek figures.

Perry‘s comeback track ‘California Gurls’, a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, looks set to take the Number One single position, currently knocking Dizzee Rascal and James Corden‘s World Cup effort ‘Shout’ down to three.

Eminem‘s new album ‘Recovery’ is the Number One album in the midweek figures, knocking Oasis down to Number Two in a good week for the returning rapper. His single ‘Not Afraid’ is at Number Five in the midweeks, while his track ‘Love The Way You Lie’, featuring vocals from Rihanna, looks set to enter the top ten off the back of the album.

This week’s midweek top five singles are:

1. ‘California Gurls’ – Katy Perry
2. ‘Wavin’ Flag’ – K’Naan
3. ‘Shout’ – Shout ft Dizzee and James Corden
4. ‘Kickstarts’ – Example
5. ‘Not Afraid’ – Eminem

While the top five albums look like:

1. ‘Recovery’ – Eminem
2. ‘Time Flies: 1994-2009’ – Oasis
3. ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ – Example
4. ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ – Miley Cyrus
5. ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’ – Plan B