Welsh singer is currently ahead of his closest rival by 500 sales

Tom Jones is continuing to outsell Eminem this week, according to today’s (July 28) official midweek chart update.

The rapper’s latest album ‘Recovery’ is currently 500 sales behind the 70-year-old’s new LP ‘Praise & Blame’.

If Jones‘ release continues to outsell Eminem he will, at 70, become the oldest male musician to have a UK Number One album. The current holder is Bob Dylan, who hit the top spot last year aged 67 with ‘Together Through Life’.

Tom Jones said yesterday (July 27) that he would like to collaborate with Eminem at some point in the future.

Elsewhere in the countdown, Avenged Sevenfold are on course to enter the Top Five with their new LP, while Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP‘s ‘We No Speak Americano’ looks set to be toppled by new boy band Wanted‘s single ‘All Time Low’ in the UK singles chart. ‘Billionaire’ by Travis McCoy Ft Bruno Mars is currently lying in second place.

Check NME.COM from 7pm (BST) on Sunday (August 1) to see who takes the top spot.