Robbie Williams set to score his first UK Number One single in eight years

Meanwhile Calvin Harris battles it out with Kylie Minogue for UK Number One Album

Robbie Williams set to score his first UK Number One single in eight years

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Robbie Williams is set to score his first UK Number single in eight years with 'Candy'.

The Take That singer, who co-wrote the song with his bandmate and X Factor mentor Gary Barlow, is currently leading the race for Number One in the midweek Official Singles Chart and has so far sold 73,000 copies, according to the Official Charts Company.

Williams told BBC Radio 1's Official Chart Update host, Greg James, that if the track doesn't claim the top spot come Sunday then he's "going to stay in, look for UFOs and get fat and beardy again".

Meanwhile, the current UK Number One Single, Labrinth's 'Beneath Your Beautiful' featuring Emeli Sandi, is down one place to Number Two, while Wiley's 'Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya) looks set to debut in at Number Three. Swedish House Mafia are at Number Four with 'Don't You Worry Child' and Adele completes the Top 5 with 'Skyfall'.

In the midweek Official Album Chart, Calvin Harris is currently battling it out for Number One with Kylie Minogue. The Scottish DJ/producer is winning the fight at the moment, with his third album, '18 Months', outselling the Aussie pop star's 'The Abbey Road Sessions', which is sitting at Number Two, by 5,000 copies to debut in at the top.

Emeli Sande's 'Our Version Of Events' is down one spot to Number Three, while FUN have climbed a massive 29 places in the chart following last weekend's X Factor appearance to land at Number Four, and reigning chart queen Taylor Swift is at Number Five with 'Red'.

Elsewhere, Madness look likely to score a Number Ten album, as their 10th studio album 'Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da' is currently sitting at Number Six, while Neil Young's 'Psychedelic Pill' is at Number Eight.

Check back on NME.com at 7pm (GMT) on Sunday for more news of the Official UK Album and Singles chart.

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