Saturday 24 August 2019

The King v pop princesses: Elvis and Little Mix vie for album chart top spot

Little Mix have cancelled their Belfast shows
Little Mix have cancelled their Belfast shows

The King takes on pop's princesses as Elvis and Little Mix go head-to-head for the number one album spot this week.

Only 566 chart sales separate the Love Me Like You quartet, currently in first place, from Elvis's If I Can Dream.

If Little Mix hold on to the top spot with Get Weird, which features their hit single Black magic, it will be the band's first chart-topping album.

Ellie Goulding's third album, Delirium, aptly holds court at third place, while a re-issue of 1, a compilation of The Beatles hits, looks set for fourth place.

Rod Stewart's Another Country rounds off the top five.

With his debut album making a splash at sixth place in the top 10, Alexander Armstrong will be hoping his effort is memorable enough to avoid being a Pointless answer on his television quiz.

In the singles chart, Adele is a non-mover at number one with Hello, almost 21,000 sales ahead of Justin Bieber's Sorry at number two.

WSTRN bag the highest new entry with their debut hit In2 at number three, while X Factor runner-up Fleur East also looks set to make her chart debut with Sax at number four.

The top five is completed by Sam Smith's Bond theme Writing's On The Wall which is heading for a seventh week in the top 20.

But with Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora on course to make her UK top 40 debut at number six this week with her cover of Oasis's Half The World Away, which is used in the John Lewis Christmas advert, Smith could find himself pushed out the top five come Friday.

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