Glastonbury effect sees bands dominate the Official Album Chart
John Newman is on course to have his first solo Number 1 this weekend with his track ‘Love Me Again’ outselling Icona Pop‘s ‘I Love It’.
According to Official Chart Company data, the debut solo single from the Rudimental collaborator is currently outselling Swedish duo Icona Pop’s hit single by almost two to one and, having sold 70,000 copies in its first few days on sale, is likely to pass 100,000 sales by Sunday (July 7). If this happens it will be the 12th successive week that the UK’s Number One has sold over 100,000 copies in under seven days.
Elsewhere on the Singles Chart, The Saturdays are on course for their 13th Top 10 hit with ‘Gentleman’ while Russ Chimes’ ‘Turn Me Out’ is new at 33.
As reported previously, in the Album Chart, Mumford and Sons are likely to return to Number One with their second album ‘Babel’, a beneficiary of the band’s televised headline set at Glastonbury. The headline band are currently ahead of current chart topper Tom Odell as well as albums by Michael Buble and Editors. The same Glastonbury effect has reaped similar benefits for Chase & Status, The xx and Of Monsters and Men. Fellow Glastonbury headliners Arctic Monkeys have three albums in the Top 40 after their own set on the Friday of the festival.
In a slow week for new album entries, only Deap Vally make their debut in the upper echelons of the Album Chart, with ‘Sistrionix’ new at 26.