Midweek chart update: Madonna new at Number One with ‘Rebel Heart’

New entries also come from Rebecca Ferguson, Blue and Matthew E Wright

Madonna is Number One in the Official Album Chart at today’s midweek stage with her new album ‘Rebel Heart’.

The album was released on Monday (March 9). Official Chart Company data reveals that the album is Number One at today’s midweek stage, 12,700 combined chart sales ahead of her nearest competitor, Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’.

This week’s highest new entry so far comes from Rebecca Clarkson who enters the chart at Number Six with her Billie Holiday covers record, ‘Lady Sings The Blues’. Other new entries in this week’s Official Album Chart at today’s midweek stage include Blue (10), The Answer (21), Matthew E Wright (24), Marc Almond (31) and Cancer Bats (35).

Meanwhile, in the Official UK Singles Chart, Years And Years‘ position at Number One is being challenged by Flo Rida and his single ‘GDFR’, which is new at Number One and currently 8,000 sales ahead of Years And Years.

Mumford and Sons are set to score their first Top 40 single in nearly three years with ‘Believe’ (27).

The full chart rundown is announced on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (March 15).