Wednesday 18 October 2017

Richie may say Hello to number one

Lionel Richie's Glastonbury set has led to a jump in sales of one of his albums
Lionel Richie's Glastonbury set has led to a jump in sales of one of his albums

Lionel Richie looks set to storm the UK album charts after his performance at Glastonbury.

Richie took to the acclaimed Pyramid stage at the festival last weekend and performed hits including Dancing On The Ceiling and Hello.

His set seems to have hit the right note as Lionel Richie & The Commodores Definitive Collection is heading for the number one album spot.

The album last featured in the charts in 2003, when it reached number 10.

According to the Official Charts Company, it had climbed 103 places by mid-week.

If Richie gains the top spot it will be his first number one album in 23 years.

Taylor Swift's 1989 and Ed Sheeran's X are also expected to be among the top five albums.

On the singles chart, newly-crowned X Factor judge Rita Ora is on track to be the highest new entry with her single Poison.

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