Kylie Minogue and George Michael vying for Number One spot in Official Album Chart

Australian pop star currently 8,500 sales behind Michael with her latest album 'Kiss Me Once'

Kylie Minogue is battling George Michael for the Number One spot on the Official Albums Chart this week with the former Wham! singer currently in the lead.

Official Chart Company data reveals that Michael’s new album ‘Symphonica’ is currently ahead of ‘Kiss Me Once’ by Minogue, which is at Number Two. Elsewhere in the Top Five, last week’s Number One, Elbow, slip to Number Four while Pharrell Williams stalls at Number Three with ‘G I R L’. The final chart will be revealed on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday (March 23).

There are 12 other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update with The Pretty Reckless’ ‘Going To Hell’ new at Number Six, while X Factor runner-up Nicholas McDonald’s debut album, ‘In The Arms Of An Angel’, is new at Number Seven.

Elsewhere, Glee actress Lea Michele’s solo album ‘Louder’ is at Number Eight and former Westlife member Kian Egan is currently at Number Nine with ‘Home’. Skrillex (11), Enrique Iglesias (12), American Authors (14), The War On Drugs (15) Rend Collective (20), Belinda Carlisle (23), Engelbert Humperdinck (28) and Taking Back Sunday’s Happiness Is (38) are currently in the Top 40.

Meanwhile, in the Official Singles Chart, Duke Dumont looks set to reach Number One for the second time with his single ‘I Got U’ likely to knock Dvbbs and Borgeous and their collaboration ‘Tsunami (Jump)’ off the top spot after just one week. Duke Dumont previously topped the charts in 2013 with his single ‘Need U (100%)’.

Other new entries in this week’s Singles Chart at the midweek point come from Example (10), Trey Songz (17), London Grammar (35) and Paolo Nutini (38).