Thursday 8 December 2016

Glastonbury gives Adele's 25 a boost up the albums chart

Published 27/06/2016 | 18:06

Adele's Glastonbury performance has boosted her album sales
Adele's Glastonbury performance has boosted her album sales

Adele is heading back to number one on the Official Albums Chart following her triumphant performance at Glastonbury Festival.

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All three of the London-born singer's albums have seen a huge boost in sales since her headlining set on Saturday.

Record-breaking album 25 is up 13 places to number one on the Official Chart Update, with sales increasing 176% compared with the same period last week.

The record is also enjoying an uplift after it was released on streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music, on June 24.

If 25 holds on to its current position, it will log its 13th week at the summit this Friday.

Adele's second album 21 has climbed 58 places to number nine, and her debut collection 19 is currently at number 13.

Glastonbury Festival performances have paid dividends for a number of acts who, like Adele, are enjoying a surge in sales.

Drones, the latest album from Friday headliner's Muse and Foals' What Went Down are all heading into the top 20.

The 1975's I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It is also moving upwards.

Glasto's Saturday performers Tame Impala and The Last Of The Shadow Puppets make the top 40 with Currents and Everything You've Come To Expect, respectively.

Coldplay are currently at number six with their latest album A Head Full Of Dreams.

The band, fronted by Chris Martin, headlined on Sunday and as sales and streams for the Official Chart Update are counted up to midnight on Sundays, it is expected to climb higher.

On the Official Singles Chart, Kungs vs Cookin' On 3 Burners are still battling Drake for the number one spot.

The French DJ and Australian funk trio's collaboration This Girl is 3,500 combined sales ahead of the Canadian rapper, according to the Official Charts Company.

The rest of the top five remains unchanged from last week's Official Singles Chart.

Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling sits at number three.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For is at number four, while Drake and Rihanna collaboration Too Good rounds out the top five.

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