Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Midweek No 1 Album

Pop looks set to vanquish indie once more at the top of the albums charts, with Girls Aloud’s Out Of Control (Fascination) taking a commanding lead ahead of Razorlight’s new album Slipway Fires (Vertigo).
The girl band’s new studio set has shifted almost 26,000 copies in its first day of release, while Slipway Fires sold nearer 17,000, putting it behind both Girls Aloud and Pink, whose Funhouse (LaFace) last Sunday topped the charts ahead of Snow Patrol’s A Hundred Million Suns (Fiction).
Greatest hits sets from Enrique Iglesias, Cliff Richard and Status Quo are also set for new entries within the top twenty, while Grace Jones’ comeback album Hurricane (Wall of Sound) should make the top forty.
On the singles chart, Hero by X Factor Finalists (Syco) is off to another very strong start, selling almost 73,000 copies yesterday, while new singles from Beyoncé (If I Were A Boy [RCA]) and Britney Spears (Womanizer [Jive]) are challenging for top five places, despite only being available digitally.
The full midweek charts are available from Musicweek.com.

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