Monday 5 December 2016

Olly Murs on course for fourth chart-topping album in a row

Published 14/11/2016 | 18:06

Olly Murs is set to top the album charts with 24 Hrs
Olly Murs is set to top the album charts with 24 Hrs

Olly Murs's 24 Hrs album its on its way to making this week's number one spot in the official album charts.

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If it's successful, his fifth studio album, released on Monday, will be his fourth chart-topper in a row.

But Emeli Sande's second album, Long Live The Angels, currently at number two, could still take the lead before the official results are revealed on Friday.

Her debut album, Our Version of Events, in 2012 broke records when it spent 67 weeks in the top 10 - the longest reign for any female artist, according to the Official Charts Company.

Vying for third place is Cliff Richard's Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll, which would be his 44th top 10 album, followed by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Together and Elvis Presley's The Wonder Of You.

Days after his death, Leonard Cohen's final studio album You Want It Darker shot up 23 places to number six, while his 2002 greatest hits album The Essential Leonard Cohen has re-entered the charts at 19.

David Bowie's latest Legacy compilation is currently at number 13, followed by Nathan Sykes' debut solo album Unfinished Business.

Clean Bandit's Rockabye looks set for a second week at the top of the singles chart, with Little Mix's Shout Out To My Ex currently at number two.

Say You Won't Let Me Go by James Arthur looks likely to claim third position, followed by 24K Magic by Bruno Mars and Sexual by Swedish producer Neiked.

Randy Crawford's One Day I'll Fly Away has made a comeback 36 years after its released, coming in at number 24 in the top 40, after it was used in this year's John Lewis television Christmas advert.

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