Arcade Fire on track to score third straight number one album
Canadian rockers Arcade Fire are on course to score their third consecutive number one album with latest record, Everything Now.
The band’s fifth release leads the Official Albums Charts at the halfway point, ahead of Ed Sheeran’s Divide.
Veteran rocker Alice Cooper’s Paranormal – his first album in almost a decade – is at third and would mark his sixth top 10 if sales and streams continue at the current rate.
Last week’s number one, Lana Del Rey’s Lust For Life, has dropped to fifth while Rag’N’Bone Man’s Human is at four.
Pet Shop Boys reissue of Nightlife, Release and Fundamental are at 10, 11 and 12 respectively while soul stalwart Bill Withers’ career retrospective starts at 21.
In the Officials Singles Chart, Calvin Harris’s Feels – which features Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – leaps to number two as it becomes the latest track to challenge chartopper Despacito.
X Factor winner Matt Terry is on course to score a top five spot with his feature on Enrique Iglesias’ Subeme La Radio remix. The track is currently fourth behind DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and ahead of French Montana’s Unforgettable.
Rudimental’s Sun Comes Up featuring James Arthur continues to rise as it jumps three spots to seven, while Charli XCX’s brand new single Boys opens at 38.