Pharrell Williams set for first solo UK Number One album with ‘G I R L’

US singer's second solo effort on course for top spot in Official Albums Chart

Pharrell Williams is heading for his first ever Number One on the Official Albums Chart with new LP ‘G I R L’.

Official Chart Company data reveals that the US singer-songwriter’s latest album is currently ahead of Ellie Goulding‘s ‘Halcyon’ at Number Two. Pharrell has never managed to score a Number One album in the UK before. The final chart will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (March 9).

There are eight other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update with Rick Ross new at Number Six today (March 5) with his new album ‘Mastermind’. Mike Oldfield is new at Number Seven with his new album ‘Man On The Rocks’ while New York duo A Great Big World are new at Number 10.

Meanwhile, Drive-By Truckers’ ‘English Oceans’ and We Are Scientists’ ‘TV En Francais’ are at 21 and 22, respectively and Blood Red Shoes’ self-titled fourth album (30) is followed by Rufus Wainright’s ‘Vibrate’ (31), and Real Estate’s ‘Atlas’ (35)

Elsewhere, in the Official Singles Chart, Route 94 looks set for their first Number One with new single ‘My Love’, featuring Jess Lynne, who appeared on Clean Bandit’s Number One single ‘Rather Be’ earlier this year.

Other new entries in this week’s Singles Chart at the midweek point come from Lily Allen with ‘Air Balloon’ (7), Coldplay’s new song ‘Magic’ (11) and Nick Mulvey (25).