Adele's '25' Aiming For Return to No. 1 in U.K.
Adele’s 25 (XL) is climbing back to the chart summit in the U.K.
The singing superstar’s third album is on track for its 10th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart following her golden night at the Brit Awards and the recent launch of her world tour in the British Isles.
25 is currently No. 1 on the Official Chart Update, and its expected to remain there when the chart proper is published late Friday, local time. At the mid-week stage, it’s nearly 27,000 combined sales ahead of Jess Glynne’s No. 2 ranked I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic).
Adele’s latest album has yet to leave the Top 5 since it arrived at No. 1 last December. According to Music Week, her three career albums thus far have now sold a combined 10 million units in the market, where 300,000 sales of a title is good enough for platinum certification.
The Top 5 at the halfway point of the chart week is rounded out by Justin Bieber’s Purpose (Def Jam) at No. 3, David Bowie’s Best Of Bowie (Rhino) at No. 4, and Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone) at No. 5.
Kendrick Lamar’s surprise release Untitled Unmastered (Aftermath/Interscope) is poised to become the rapper’s second Top 10 following his chart-topping 2015 set To Pimp A Butterfly. Untitled Unmastered is currently placed at No. 6.
Meanwhile, Lukas Graham’s "7 Years" (Warner Bros) is cruising towards a fifth week at the top of the Official Singles Chart. If the Danish band manages to stay at the chart summit this Friday, it’ll be the longest reigning consecutive chart topper since Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars bagged six-straight weeks with the smash "Uptown Funk," which helmed the singles chart in December 2014 and January 2015.