Michael Jackson and La Roux vying for Number One in UK charts

Early figures suggest this week's countdown will be tight

Early reports suggest that La Roux and Michael Jackson are vying to top both the UK single and album charts this Sunday (July 5).

The duo are currently neck and neck in the single chart, with La Roux‘s ‘Bulletproof’ – last week’s Number One – battling against Jackson‘s ‘Man In The Mirror’.

Reports from the Official Charts Company today suggest Jackson has a marginal lead over La Roux (the duo’s singer Elly incidentally shares the same surname as the late star).

In the album chart, La Roux‘s self-titled debut is currently outselling several of Jackson‘s albums including ‘Number Ones’, ‘The Essential’ and ‘King Of Pop’, all of which are in contention for the top spot.

In the two days since Michael Jackson’s death last Thursday (June 25), the singer sold 200,000 singles and 100,000 albums.

He also dominated the UK charts last Sunday, with 43 of the Top 200 singles featuring him.

Check NME.COM at 7pm (BST) this Sunday to find out who has topped the single and album charts.

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