Nick Cave on course for first UK Number One album with 'Push The Sky Away'

Band's latest album is ahead of Emeli Sande and Les Misérables in the Midweek charts

Nick Cave on course for first UK Number One album with 'Push The Sky Away'

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are on course to have a Number One album with 'Push The Sky Away' currently outselling its nearest competition.

The album is Cave and his band's 15th effort and features the single 'We No Who U R'. According to the Official Midweek Update, the album is currently outselling the Les Misérables soundtrack by 6,500 copies and is also in front of the albums by Jake Bugg, Emeli Sande and 'Holy Fire' by Foals.

However, as The Courteeners and Foals have learned in recent weeks, being number one in the Midweek Update does not guarantee a chart topper come the weekend. With Emeli Sande likely to gain yet more exposure at the Brit Awards this evening (February 20) it is not unfeasible to imagine her album 'Our Version Of Events' being at Number One by the weekend.

The only other new albums this week included in the updated Top 40 comes from Joe Cocker with his album 'Fire It Up'.

Meanwhile, it looks like Avicii's reign at the top of the Singles Chart is set come to an end after just one week with his track 'I Could Be The One' being outsold by One Direction's Comic Relief single 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)', a mash up of the Blondie and Undertones tracks.

Other new entries in Top 40 this week according to the midweek update come from Olly Murs and Tyler James. Canadian producer Baauer, meanwhile, is still feeling the benefit of his 'Harlem Shake' track being at the centre of a new online meme involving fans dancing to the high energy song and posting the videos on YouTube with 'Harlem Shake' sitting firm at Number Three for a second week.

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