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Green Day Cruising to No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart

Green Day
Pamela Littky

Green Day

Green Day are heading for a big week in the U.K., where their new album is well-placed to snare the chart crown. 

The alternative rock trio amass a strong lead on the midweek chart with Father Of All… (Reprise), their thirteen studio album. 

The Hall of Famers take top spot on the Official Chart Update, with Father Of All… racing ahead of its nearest rival by 14,000 chart sales, according to the OCC. Green Day previously ruled the Official U.K. Albums Chart with American Idiot (2004), 21st Century Breakdown (2009) and Revolution Radio (2016).

At the midweek stage, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (EMI) is a distant No. 2.

Also eying a top five debut is London alt-pop duo Oh Wonder (Island), whose third studio album No One Else Can Wear Your Crown arrives at No. 4 on the Chart Update, while Welsh rock outfit Those Damn Crows enter at No. 6 with their sophomore set Point Of No Return (Earache). 

Another Hall of Famer vying for a top-tier berth is Bryan Ferry, the Roxy Music frontman whose Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1974 (BMG) is at No. 7. If it holds firm when the weekly chart is published Friday, Ferry would earned his first top 10 album in 13 years. 

Electro pop artist La Roux is chasing a third-straight top 10 berth with Supervision (Supercolour), new at No. 8 on the midweek chart.

Over on the singles chart, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Republic Records) holds the edge over Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” (Atlantic) and Capaldi’s “Before You Go”.

The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday, local time.