The new girl on the block Katy B is challenging the popular Adele for the number one spot on the official albums chart.
At present Adele sits comfortably at number one and her recent new album has yet to be challenged properly, despite recent album releases from very popular artists. The new album, ‘Twenty One” was released at the start of 2011 and shot straight to the top of the charts throughout the world.
Past challenges against the new album released by Adele include Beady Eye and The Strokes. Furthermore, the smash hit album by Adele has broken numerous records including one which was held by Madonna for twenty years, the longest running time for a female performer to be at the top of the British charts.
Adele his hoping to smash other records including one which is presently held by Bob Marley, to beat this Adele will require her album to meet at umber one for eleven consecutive weeks. If this does happen, which is very likely, the record will equal one held by Sir Elton John for his Greatest Hits collection released in 1974.
In order to gain this record Adele will have stay at number one this week, at present her biggest rival appears to be Katy B. The midweek charts have placed Katy B at number 2. The album released by Katy B, ‘On A Mission’ has proven to be very popular and has numerous big selling singles on it already. This album is thought to bring something different to the UK music charts and intends to provide a pop edged take on the underground dance music industry. There are numerous different tracks which range from dubstep to funky.
The up and coming weekend sales will be vital for Katy B if she wishes to knock Adele off of the top spot. A strong sales weekend may see Adele losing the chance to gain yet another record and see Katy B get her first ever number one album.
Also in the charts, Glasvegas have arrived at number seven with their second album, ‘Euphoric///heartbreak’. The release of this album was held in the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and a free show was provided to fans. The band plans to launch a huge UK tour later this year that is likely to be highly popular with their fans.