Green Day’s Revolution Radio (Reprise) is tuning into top spot on the U.K. albums chart.
The Hall of Fame punk rockers’ 12th studio LP is leading an all-new top five with 24,000 combined sales tallied at the midweek stage, according to the Official U.K. Charts Company. Revolution Radio is out-stripping Alter Bridge’s second-placed The Last Hero (Napalm) by 13,000 combined sales, a ratio better than 2:1.
Green Day has already topped the U.K. Albums Chart on two occasions, with 2004's American Idiot and 2009's 21st Century Breakdown.
Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb, who this week announced a world tour starting next April in Australia, is poised to bow at No. 3 with his solo set In The Now (Columbia), while Kaiser Chiefs’ sixth studio LP Stay Together (Caroline) opens at No. 4 and OneRepublic’s Oh My My (Interscope) drops in at No. 5 on the latest Chart Update. Craig David's return to the top of the chart looks likely to be short-lived with Following My Intuition (Speakerbox) tracking down to No. 6 at the midweek point.
It’s a massive week for new releases as fresh recordings by Feeder, White Lies, Norah Jones and Seasick Steve are set for top 10 berths, while fresh albums from Sum 41, Placebo, Meshuggah and Kate Tempest are impacting inside the top 20.
Meanwhile, James Arthur looks likely to extend his stint atop the singles chart into a third week.
The U.K. X Factor winner's “Say You Won't Let Go” (Columbia) is well up on its closest rival, Chainsmokers feat. Halsey’s “Closer” (Disruptor), at the halfway point of the chart cycle. The top five on the latest Chart Update is rounded out by the Weeknd ft Daft Punk’s “Starboy” (Republic Records/XO) at No. 3; Ariana Grande's “Side To Side” (Republic), feat Nicki Minaj, at No. 4 and Calvin Harris’ “My Way” (Columbia) at No. 5.
Bruno Mars should have the week’s highest new entry with his comeback track “24K Magic” (Atlantic), his first new solo release in nearly four years. “24K Magic” is the title track from his upcoming album, due Nov. 18, and it’s new at No. 7 on the midweek chart.
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday local time.