2 albums are neck-and- neck in the race for this week’s Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, with less than 300 chart sales currently separating the Leading 2.
In today’s Official Chart Update (June 8) indie-pop band Sports Team are blazing a trail with their debut album Deep Down Pleased, acquiring the most vinyl sales over the weekend.
Commemorating their midweek success, Sports Team informed OfficialCharts.com:
“This whole thing has been about the fans. Number 1 in the charts shows how much community still counts for, and that’s all we really want. It’s their album.”
Close behind at Number 2 midweek are All Time Low with their 8th studio album Awaken, Sunlight. Launched digitally back in April, where it reached Number 28, the record is on course to end up being the band’s 4th Leading 10 this Friday (June 12) and has actually acquired the most CD sales considering that Friday. ATL frontman Alex Gaskarth will be going over the album and answering fans’ concerns on our Facebook Live series The Record Club this Wednesday.
Girl Gaga is not out of the going to keep the leading area either; last week’s Number 1 Chromatica is one of the most downloaded and streamed album of the week up until now and currently sits at Number 3.
Synth-pop legends The Human League might declare their first Leading 10 album in 25 years with The Vital (7) and Australian indie band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are heading for their first UK chart entry with Sideways To New Italy (9 ).
Rock & & Roll Hall of Famer Dion might protect his first UK Leading 40 album with Blues with Good Friends at 13, while the Kidz Bop Children might net themselves a 6th Leading 40 record with Kidz Bop Party Playlist at15 Hip-hop duo Run The Jewels are at 17 with their 4th album RTJ4, and Spanish indie rock group Hinds might get in at 24 with The Most Beautiful Curse.
Lastly, vinyl re-releases of High, the 2004 Leading 10 album by Scottish rock group The Blue Nile, and Britpop group Sleeper’s 1995 debut Smart might affect this week’s Leading 40, currently at Numbers 19 and 25 respectively.