'Parachutes' is seeing off competition from Eminem and David Gray...

Coldplay look set to eclipse the top five chart success of their current single ‘YELLOW’ as debut album ‘PARACHUTES’ is on course to top the UK chart.

Early indications, slightly ahead of the official midweek charts, place the four-piece at number one this coming Sunday (July 16).

The news follows a HMV spokesperson’s telling nme.com earlier this week that he expects ‘Parachutes’ to sell at least 60,000 in the first week. To attain the top spot Coldplay must see off stiff competition from the still well-selling David Gray with ‘White Ladder’ and Eminem’s ‘Marshall Mathers LP’.

In the single charts, ex-Boyzone leader Ronan Keating seems sure to cruise into the top spot as ‘Life Is a Rollercoaster’ looks like replacing compatriots The Corrs’ ‘Breathless’ on the top, as previously reported on nme.com.