Adele set to surpass David Bowie’s UK Album Chart-topping total this weekend

Gotye is also holding off Brian May and Dappy in the singles race

Adele is set to break David Bowie terms of number of weeks spent at Number One in the UK’s Official Albums Chart this weekend.

The singer’s monstrously successful second album ’21’ is set to achieve its 22nd non-consecutive week on top of the Official UK Album Chart this Sunday (March 5). Taking into account the week her 2008 debut ’19’ spent at the top, she would then pass David Bowie and Dire Straits’s total of 22 weeks. The record is held by The Beatles at 174, while Madonna is the top lady, and the only one now ahead of Adele, with 29.

Emeli Sande is set to be Number Two with her debut ‘Our Version Of Events’, with Ed Sheeran at Number Three and Lana Del Rey at Number Four. Meat Loaf is set to be new at Number Five with ‘Hell In A Handbasket’, reports the Official Charts Company.

Whitney Houston’s compilation ‘The Essential’ is set to be Number Eight, with Coldplay at Number Seven and Adele’s ’19’ at Number Nine. The Ting Tings are set to enter at Number 13 with their long-awaited second album ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’, while The Cranberries are set to be new at 27 with ‘Roses’.

In the Official UK Singles Chart, Gotye is set to stay at the top with his track ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

The Australian is narrowly ahead of Dappy and Queen’s Brian May’s hook-up ‘Rockstar’, with Emeli Sande likely to be Number Three with ‘Next To Me’.

Flo Rida is set to remain at Number Four, with DJ Fresh at Number Five. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, Matt Redman & LZ7 and David Guetta are set to make up the rest of the Top 10.

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