Midweek Chart Update: Sam Smith set to knock Coldplay off Number One spot

Solo singer's debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' ahead of 'Ghost Stories' by British band

Sam Smith is on course for to have the Number One album in the UK with his debut, ‘In The Lonely Hour’ topping the chart at the midweek point today (May 28).

Official Chart Company data reveals that ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is ahead of the current Number One, Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories.’ The final chart will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (June 1).

There are seven other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update with Mariah Carey‘s ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’ new at Number Six. Elsewhere, Neil Young is also new at Number 10 with covers album ‘A Letter Home’.


Other new entries are due from Röyksöpp and Robyn (12), Peter Andre (20), Sharon Van Etten (21), Echo & The Bunnymen (23) and Bury Tomorrow (24).

In the Official Singles Chart, UK/Chicago-based producer and DJ, SecondCity, is at Number One with new single ‘I Wanna Feel’.

Other new entries in this week’s Singles Chart at the midweek point come from Klingande (3), Ellie Goulding (9), Twin Atlantic (10), Lana Del Rey (14) and MAD (30).