Adele's '25' Set for Post-Valentine's Day Return to U.K. No. 1

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Adele performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Adele’s 25 (XL) felt the love on Valentine’s Day love and is charging back to No. 1 in the U.K.

The British artist’s multi-platinum third album is out in front on the new albums chart update, five weeks after it last appeared at No. 1. 25 had a seven-week stretch at the top following its release last November.

Also on the midweek singles chart, Danish band Lukas Graham is set to continue their run at No. 1 for a second week with "7 Years" (Warner Bros) while Viola Beach is on course to crack the Top 40 just days after the up-and-coming British group was killed in a car accident.

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Adele’s latest album benefited from romantic gestures across the country on Sunday (Feb. 14) and is 4,000 combined sales ahead of the current second-place-getter, Ronan Keating’s 10th solo album Time Of My Life (Decca), which starts at No. 2 on the midweek chart. 

David Bowie’s Best Of Bowie (Rhino) retains the No. 3 slot on the Official Top 100 Albums Chart Update, Justin Bieber’s Purpose (Def Jam) is at No. 4, and Bowie’s Blackstar (Columbia/ISO) is at No. 5.

The top debuts at the halfway point of the chart week belong to singer-songwriter Lissie's My Wild West (Cooking Vinyl), which is at No. 12; and Kula Shaker’s comeback album K 2.0 (Strange Folk), at 26.

On the U.K. singles chart update, Danish band Lukas Graham is on course for a second week at No. 1 with "7 Years", while Zayn Malik’s "Pillowtalk" (RCA) holds at 2.

Swedish artist Zara Larsson is heading for a Top 10 with "Lush Life" (Epic/Record Company Ten), which rises 18-9, while Sia’s new release "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, is on target for a Top 40 bow. "Cheap Thrills" (Monkey Puzzle/RCA) is at No. 35.

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The Official Top 100 Singles Chart Update has been impacted by Viola Beach, who were killed along with their manager Craig Tarry in a car crash in Stockholm on Sunday morning. The band’s debut single "Swings & Waterslides" (Communion) is at No. 39 at the halfway point of the chart cycle and is expected to climb before the week is out. 

The U.K.’s singles and albums charts will be published late Friday local time. 


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