Solo sensation Adele is expected to return to the top of the UK albums chart this weekend with her second album ‘21’. It was only last week that she was knocked from the top spot by The Foo Fighters.
Adele was knocked from the top spot after an 11 week run on Sunday, The Foo Fighters newly released album Wasting Light went straight to the top in its first week.
Adele is expected to remain at number three with her debut album ‘19’, this places her ahead of the Gorillaz and the debut album of Jamie Woon, Mirrorwriting. A new release by Chipmunk is also expected to enter the top ten albums chart with Transition.
Eight new albums are expected to feature in the Top 40 this week, these include The Frontiers, Guillemots, Transimissions King Blues, Mike & The Mechanics, James Last and Snoop Dog.
The singles chart is also expected to be a tight race this week, with less than 2,500 sales separating the top two. The current top two include the single from LMFAO with Lauren Bennett and Goon Rock and also Unorthodox which is produced by Wretch 32 and Example.
Just like X Factor usually does, the TV show Britain’s Got Talent is having an influence on the sales of singles this week. The song, Fast Car, from Tray Chapman in 1988 is excepted to gain fourth place in the charts. The original of the song re-entered the charts at number 58 last week.
Last week Lady Gaga only had a few days sales with her new single Judas, it held a debut place of 14th in the charts. This weeks sales are likely to move this further up the charts, with a position of 6th being predicted by the music industry.
Last week Artic Monkeys new single, Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair entered the charts at just number 28th. Sales are already proving to be slowing down on this single, this will greatly disappoint the band as this single is the first to be released in a while within the UK.
Numerous other new releases are expected to feature within the Top 40 this weekend, mid week sales are presenting very high record sales and therefore changes could still occur to the final places. The biggest news is likely to be whether Adele manages to reclaim the top spot.