Adele’s 25 (XL) continues to do impressive business in the U.K. where it’s a near-certainty to reign on the albums chart for another week.
The British singer’s third album has rung in another 158,000 sales (platinum certification in the U.K. is 300,000 units) at the halfway point of the chart cycle, more than double her nearest competitor, Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream, the Official Charts Company reports.
Meanwhile, Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams drops a place to No. 3 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart Update, while Justin Bieber’s Purpose (Def Jam) stays at No. 4, and Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic) rounds out the top 5.
Bieber is currently holding on to the top spot on the Official Singles Chart Update with “Love Yourself.” The Canadian pop singer is expected to face tough opposition this week from X Factor U.K. winner Louisa Johnson and her cover of Bob Dylan’s “Love Yourself.”
The top 5 singles on the midweek chart are completed by Bieber’s “Sorry” at 2, Grace ft. G-Eazy’s “You Don’t Own Me” (RCA) at No. 3, Adele’s “Hello” at No. 4, and Sigala’s “Sweet Lovin”’ (Ministry of Sound) at No. 5.
The Official U.K. Charts are published late Friday local time.