Take That set for record-breaking album sales with ‘Progress’

New album on course to be Number One

Take That look set to have one of the biggest first-week sales in UK album chart history with their new album ‘Progress’, according to official midweek figures released today (November 17).

The album has already notched up the biggest first-day sales of the decade, selling 235,000 copies on Monday (November 15).

It has now sold over 300,000 copies and is set to challenge for the biggest-selling debut week of the century so far. Take That‘s last album ‘The Circus’ sold 432,000 copies in its week of release in 2008, but Coldplay‘s ‘X&Y’, which sold 465,000 copies in a week in 2005, is the century’s fastest-selling album so far.

Meanwhile, in the UK singles chart, JLS look almost certain to be Number One on Sunday (November 21) with this year’s Children In Need single ‘Love You More’ comfortably ahead of Take That‘s ‘The Flood’ in the midweeks.

The Beatles haven’t made any major impact on the new charts yet, despite their music becoming available on iTunes for the first time yesterday.

Check NME.COM this Sunday from 7pm (GMT) for the official chart results.