KSI is on target for his first U.K. No. 1 with All Over The Place (BMG).
The English rapper and YouTuber’s sophomore album leads the Official Chart Update, and it’ll be difficult to catch.
All Over The Place is outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined, the OCC reports, and it’s the market leader on physical and digital sales.
KSI will hope to go one better than the performance of his debut album Dissimulation, which peaked at No. 2 in 2020.
Also new to the chart blast is John Mayer with Sob Rock (Columbia), his eighth studio album. It’s at No. 3 on the midweek chart, and should give Mayer his third U.K. Top 10.
Just one place behind is Pop Smoke’s second posthumous LP, Faith (Republic Records), new at No. 4 midweek.
Meanwhile, Hail Satin (Columbia), the Record Store Day release from Foo Fighters, as the disco alter-ego Dee Gees, is tracking for a No. 7 bow. If it holds it momentum, it’ll mark the Foos’ 12th Top 10 album.
Over on the Official Singles Chart Update, Ed Sheeran stays on track for a fourth week at No. 1 with “Bad Habits” (Asylum), ahead of the fast-rising “Heartbreak Anthem” by Galantis, David Guetta and Little Mix (up 5-2 via Atlantic/RCA) and Jonasu’s “Black Magic” (up 15-3 via 3 Beat).
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday, local time.