The 1975 look set to claim the top spot on this week’s Official Albums Chart with their latest collection, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’.
According to the Official Charts Company, the Matthew Healy-fronted band is currently outselling the rest of the Top Three combined, putting it in a strong position to keep the top spot until Friday’s Official Chart reveal.
If they secure it, it’ll be their second Number One album, following their self-titled debut in 2013.
Meanwhile, last week’s Number One Adele slips to 2 with ’25’ and David Bowie’s ‘Best of Bowie’ collection completes the Top Three.
Rounding out this week’s Top Five are Justin Bieber ’s ‘Purpose’ at Number Four and former chart toppers Coldplay , whose album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ holds at Five.
Meanwhile, over on the Official Singles Chart, Rihanna’s ‘Work’ is just 8,000 combined sales behind current chart-toppers Lukas Graham’s ‘7 Years’, which has been Number One for three weeks.
Rihanna’s sales surge has been boosted by her raunchy performance of ‘Work’ alongside Drake at The Brit Awards last Wednesday (February 24).
Another act also enjoying a post-Brits uplift are Coldplay; their Beyonce collaboration ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ is up another seven places to Number Three.
Completing today’s Update Top Five are Jonas Blue & Dakota’s ‘Fast Car’ at Number Four and Mike Posner’s ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’, which looks set to enter this week’s Top Ten after jumping six places to Number Five.