Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position

Oasis and Prince also set for new entries in the Top Ten this week

Jamie T is on course to reach Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart this week with his new album ‘Carry On The Grudge’.

The long-awaited third album from the London singer-songwriter is currently Number One at today’s midweek stage (October 1). Should he stay at Number One, it would mark his highest ever chart position in the UK.

Additionally, his Mercury Prize nominated 2007 debut, ‘Panic Prevention’, has also re-entered the Top 40 in today’s midweek chart at Number 37. The final chart placings will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday (October 5).

Elsewhere in the Official Albums Chart there are 12 new entries including Oasis, who are Number Six with the reissued version of 1996 album ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’. Other Top Ten entries are due from Prince’s two new album releases, ‘Art Official Age’ (7) and collaboration with 3rdEyeGirl, PlectrumElectrum (9)

The next eight new entries at today’s midweek stage come from Gerard Way (11), SBTRKT (12), Marmozets (14), Lucy Kay (15), Genesis (16), Lucinda Williams (18), Abba’s Live At Wembley Arena (20) and The Levellers’ Greatest Hits (21)

Elsewhere, the Number One spot on the Official Singles Chart could go to Meghan Trainor and her single ‘All About That Bass’. Last week the track became the first single to ever enter the Official Singles Chart top 40 on streams alone.

The other new entries on this week’s Official Singles Chart at the midweek stage come from Labrinth (8), Ella Eyre (10), Gorgon City (15) and Jessie Ware (17).