The Weeknd is racing to the summit of the U.K. albums chart with After Hours (Republic Records/XO).
The Canadian R&B singer leads the midweek survey along with his new set, which earns extra downloads and streaming equal gross sales than some other title.
After Hours leads the Official U.K. Chart Update, with a lead of virtually 6,000 chart gross sales forward of the second-placed set, Morrissey’s newest I Am Not A Dog On a Chain (BMG).
Featuring the U.K. chart-topping single “Blinding Lights,” After Hours is on monitor to develop into The Weeknd’s (actual identify Abel Tesfaye) second chart chief in the U.K. following 2015’s Beauty Behind The Madness, and his fourth consecutive prime 5.
After Hours ought to get a lift with the launch this week of a “deluxe” version, that includes 4 new remixes and a dwell model of “Scared to Live,” captured throughout his stint on Saturday Night Live, and the launch of a gory new video for “In Your Eyes.”
Also, a brand new assortment of David Bowie rarities Is It Any Wonder? (Parlophone) begins at No. Four on the midweek chart, only one place forward of Slow Readers Club’s The Joy of the Return (Modern Sky), new at No. 5.
As followers keep in mind the late Kenny Rogers, the nation legend is on monitor for a return to the albums chart. Rogers’ 1999 launch All The Hits & All New Love Songs (EMI) is at No. 6 on the midweek chart and will develop into Rogers’ first Top 10 report since August 1985. Rogers handed away final Friday (March 20), aged 81.
Meanwhile, the race to the Official U.K. Singles Chart crown is led as soon as extra by Saint Jhn’s “Roses” (B1/HitCo/Ministry Of Sound), the present title holder. “Roses” is No. 1 on the midweek chart, with a lead of almost 4,000 chart gross sales over The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are revealed late Friday, native time.