Kings of Leon, Drake and Jessie J battle for the top spot in the albums chart

by Martin

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Arctic Monkeys reign at the top of the Official Albums Chart looks set to be over this Sunday as Kings of Leon, Jessie J and Drake battle it out to get their albums to the top of the chart.

According to the Official Charts Company there are thirteen new entries into this weeks Official Albums Chart with three being in the Top 5.

Sales information from the Official Charts Company say that sales between Kings of Leon, Drake and Jessie J are incredibly close as they all do what they can to take the crown from Arctic Monkeys with ‘AM’.

While sales are close at this stage Kings of Leon are taking the early lead with ‘Mechanical Bull’ – their sixth studio album which is currently at Number (1).

If Kings of Leon continue in the race ‘Mechanical Bull’ will be their fourth UK Number 1 album.

‘Nothing Was The Same’ by Drake is on course for his highest charting album which currently sits at Number (2) while Jessie J debuts at Number (3) with her second album ‘Alive’ which features the hits ‘It’s My Party’ and ‘Wild’.

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys

Elsewhere in the Top 5 this week in the Official Albums Chart the Arctic Monkeys fall three places into the Number (4) spot while ‘Tattoos’ by Jason Derulo rounds off the Top 5.

Looking at new entries this week other than Kings of Leon, Drake, Jessie J and Jason Derulo there are ten more new entries on the Official Albums Chart mid week update.

Scottish band Chvrches are new in at Number (6) this week with their debut album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ and are followed by ‘Birdy’ with her second album ‘Fire Within’ at Number (7).

Dream Theater look set to score their highest charting UK album with their twelfth self titled studio album which is in at Number (9) this week.


Sting looks set to fall a few places behind them this week with his first solo release in almost a decade ‘The Last Ship’ which is at Number (11).

‘Seasons Of Your Day’ by Mazzy Stars is new in at Number (17) while ‘Between Dog And Wolf’ by New Model Army is at Number (19).

The 20th anniversary edition of ‘In Utero’ by iconic band Nirvana enters at Number (20).

This week’s new entries in the Official Albums Chart mid week update are completed by Roy Harper’s ‘Man & Myth’ is at Number (24), Anathema’s ‘Universal’ is in at Number (37) and Thunder’s ‘Live At Donington 1990 & 1992’ is at Number (38).